Rice Research Station (RRS) /
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Horticulture Research International
Private Mail Bag, 736
The Rice Research Station (RRS) was established in 1934 as Rice Experimental Station administered by the Sierra Leone Department of Agriculture. In 1953 the station's responsibility was extended to include the other English speaking West African territories. It became the West African Rice Research Station (WARRS). Between 1964 and 1971 the station was attached to the faculty of Agriculture, Njala University College and renamed Rokupr Rice Research Station. In 1971 it assumed its present status as a semi-autonomous institution with a Board of Management and Director.
The present mandate of RRS is to conduct research into the constraints affecting rice production in all ecologies as well as sorghum, millet, yam, potato and vegetables and to conduct investigations into Farming Systems Research in the North-western, North-central, Northern and Western Area Agricultural regions.
It is located in the Rokupr, Northern province and is funded by the Government of Sierra Leone. It conducts both on-station and on-farm research and demonstration and also multiplies improved seeds for farmers.
Number of Qualified Staff
below 100 m
breeding, genetics, physiology, culture (crop production, seed technology, resource management), cultivar testing, crop protection, mechanisation technology, post-harvest technology, extension