Welcome to NIFOR
Welcome to NIFOR
An International Center of Excellence in Palms and Shea Research and Development
Welcome to NIFOR
Oil Palm
Oil Palm
Tenera @ 3 years
Oil Palm
coconut
Coconut
Coconut Palm
date plantation
date plantation
Dates
Date Plantation
date plantation
Date fruits
Date Fruits
Freshly Harvested Date Fruits
date plantation
Central Laboratory
Laboratory
Central Laboratory
date plantation
Shea
Shea
Shea Tree Plantation
date plantation
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About Us

Welcome to NIFOR 

Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR) enjoys substantial international standing as a major world centre in oil palm research. The Institute’s achievements and reputation, derive from its highly trained scientific staff, a well established experimental station infrastructure with functional facilities, and a tradition of scholarship and relevant research.  

Dr CELESTINE E. IKUENOBE Executive Director/CEO, NIFOR.

Dr Celestine E. Ikuenobe is the Executive Director of Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR). He holds a Ph.D in Agronomy from the University of Ibadan. He is a seasoned Agronomist in Oil Palm, Coconut, Date, Raphia and Shea tree Plantation Agriculture. His research interest covers weed biology and management, Plant nutrient and Soil moisture management. Dr. Ikuenobe is a national expert on all mandate crops of NIFOR and widely published in International and Local scientific journal. He is editor to numerous international journals. His work forms the basis of many plantations’ Agronomic practices for plant growth and yield improvement.

About Research Products

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Oil Palm

Generic improvement demonstration of the value of the Dural X Pisifera cross.

COCONUT about

Coconut Palm

Generic improvement a development of varieties of coconut palm which yield 00-150 coconut per palm.

date about

Date Palm

Improved elite date palm varieties which comes into fruiting after three years of planting.

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Shea Tree

The Federal Government recently mandated the Institution to undertake research on shea

Raphia palm in the fieldGGG

Raphia Palm

Improved high wine yielding and long-fibre Raphia hookeri variety have been selected. This improved variety

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