The Details of the Analysis of Seed Released and / or Registered in Nigeria from 1937-2013: The Success and the Gaps

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The Details of the Analysis of Seed Released and / or Registered in Nigeria from 1937-2013: The Success and the Gaps

September 19, 2020 Agricultural Sciences 0

The National Crops Varieties and Livestock Breeds Registration and Release Committee in Nigeria is
domiciled in the National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Moor –
Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria. The Director/Chief Executive Officer of NACGRAB doubles as the
Registrar of National Crops Varieties and Livestock Breeds Registration and Release Committee.
Before the Promulgation of Decree 33 of 1987, there was no national institutional mechanism for the
validation of claims by individual or institutions on the development of new crop varieties or institutions
on the development of new crop varieties or livestock breeds. However from 1937 to 2013, thirty-six
(36) different crops were released and / or registered in Nigeria. The ones previously released before
Decree 33 of 1987 were retroactively registered in 1991. If the thirty-six (36) crops are grouped into
nine (9) sub-divisions, we have root and tuber crops (72), legumes (82), cereals (248), vegetable
crops (33), fruits, beverages and tree Crops (37), oil crops (7), spices crops (5), Latex crops (17) and
fibre crops (15). The total number of released materials, as of 2013 were 516 crop varieties, however,
there exists some gaps to be addressed.

Author (s) Details

Dr. Timothy Oluwafemi Ajiboye
National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, P.M.B. 5382, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Dr. Sunday E. Aladele
National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, P.M.B.5382, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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