The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

CSIR Research Institutes The CSIR currently operates under the CSIR Act 521 of 1996. It consists of a Head Office and Thirteen (13) Research Institutes spread nationwide. Each institute has a specific mandate to generate and apply innovative technologies, which efficiently and effectively exploit science and technology in its Research and Development (R&D) activities, which cover the broad areas of Agriculture, Industry, Agro-processing, Fisheries, Forestry, Water Resources, Building and Road Construction, Environment, Health, Natural and Social Sciences. The Head Office coordinates the research and development activities of all CSIR Institutes. The Head Office of the CSIR is located at the Airport Residential Area, Accra, off the Agostino Neto Road, Council close (opposite the Chinese Embassy). The thirteen (13) CSIR Research Institutes are headed by Directors and semi-autonomous Management Boards. The Institutes are: • Animal Research Institute, Accra • Building and Road Research Institute, Kumasi • Crops Research Institute, Kumasi • Food Research Institute, Accra • Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi • Institute of Industrial Research, Accra • Institute for Scientific and Technological Information, Accra • Oil Palm Research Institute, Kusi- Kade • Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute, Bunso • Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, Nyankpala, Tamale • Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Accra • Soil Research Institute, Kwadaso, Kumasi • Water Research Institute, Accra