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Vision & Mission of Bast Fibre


  • To become the top of the notch bast fibre research and development group in Africa.


  • To carry out cultivar development for fibre yield, fibre quality, seed yield, and seed quality in the bast fibre crops.
  • To develop starter cultures for efficient retting and enhancement in fibre quality
  • To train researchers and scientists in cultivar development.
  • To provide consultancy services in bast fibre business development and management


  • Cultivar development
  • Seed development and supply
  • Bast fibre production and supply
  • Retting biochemistry and microbiology for technology development
  • Technical assistance in raising kenaf and jute plantation
  • Development of outgrower scheme


  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Promptness
  • Excellence
  • Stewardship