The ‘CCAFS Platform – Ghana’ is a not-for-profit organisation legally recognised and operating in Ghana. We are hosted at the CSIR-Animal Research Institute in Accra, Ghana.
A food-secure world driven by climate-smart agriculture.
To enhance knowledge-sharing and awareness creation on climate change, agriculture and food security matters that will raise the understanding and appreciation of climate-smart agriculture and contribute to building enabling environment for informed and timely policy decision-making.
The CSIR-Animal Research Institute is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The Institute was established as Biological Research Institute in January 1957 as an agency of Tsetse Control Department of the Gold Coast Administration. It was associated with the University College and housed in Achimota. It was re-designated Entomological and Parasitological Research Institute, under the newly promulgated National Research Council, later re-named the Ghana Academy of Sciences, in 1959.In 1964 the name of the Unit was changed to ANIMAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, when the research programme was widened from strictly animal health to include other areas of animal agriculture. The Institute was given an expanded national mandate to undertake research and development in all aspects of poultry and livestock production in Ghana.
Our activities are supported by the vision statement which states our commitment to be a Centre of Excellence and preview reference point in Ghana for all matters pertaining to scientific and technological development and utilization of domestic animals and wild life resources.
CSIR-ARI is a research facility whose mission is to Develop and transfer technology; promote sustainable agriculture; improve livestock production and productivity to reduce poverty and enhance commercial productivity; enhance Natural Resource Management; offer advisory service to medium, small and large scale farmers; commercialize research technology development; and offer advice to Government on policies in the animal industry.
To produce technologies for good quality feeds and improved forages and develop strategies for the sustainable management of natural resources and rangelands for farm animals. To genetically improve farm animals as a source of animal protein Control and management of animal diseases and disease vectors; To develop appropriate models for the transfer of technologies for improved animal production; To address socio-cultural and economic factors affecting animal production; To build the capacity to promote commercialization of livestock technologies.
Collaboration and partnership is a critical factor in the work of ARI. At the farmer level, ARI is committed to responding to the livestock needs of the farmers with dedicated research. In order for positive research results to be supported by other development partners, ARI must work in collaboration with its partners during on-farm trials. In addition, ARI must ensure that its results are documented and disseminated. Furthermore, ARI will recognize the need to follow uptake efforts to respond to both emerging issues and to validate their research activities.
CSIR-Animal Research Institute is acknowledged not only locally but also internationally. Indeed, funding of programmes undertaken come from international organisations and agencies.