To be the best and foremost research center of excellence with respect to knowledge-based forestry activities as measured by the acquired scientific Breakthroughs in the areas of forest resources, conservation, management and utilization; forestry manpower development and general sustainable environmental Protection


To ensure sustainable forest resource management and production, food production/security,forest-based industrial raw material provision, utilization, Bio-diversity conservation, self-employment opportunities and poverty alleviation through scientific

Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) was established as Federal Department of Forestry Research in 1954. The Institute�s Decree 35 of 1973 and order establishing Research Institute of 1977 changed the status of the Department to an institute being supervised by the Federal Ministry of Environment,but the only Research Institute of the Ministry. Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria has 7 specialized research departments (each having various specialized sections),three support departments, eleven outstations spread across all ecologicalzones of the country, three Centers and four ND/HND awarding colleges.CHIEF OF SECTION MAN AND BIOSPHERE UNESCO VISITS OMO BIOSPHERE FOREST RESERVE

In a bid to promote sustainable forest management, through agro-forestry,United Nations Educational ,Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in conjunction with Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) under the Man and Biosphere programme paid an on-sight assessment visit to the Omo Biosphere Forest Reserve to see and measure the effects of the Agro-Forestry programmes sponsored by the UNESCO. Man and the Biosphere programme Chief of Section from Paris ,Noëline Raondry Rakotoarisoa in company of the ED/CEO of FRIN Dr. A. O.Adepoju, the National Chairman of Man and the Biosphere programme, Nigeria, Prof. Ola-Adams,the national programme officer (science) ,Dr. Osu I. Otu, the national secretary Man and the Biosphere programme Nigeria , Mr. O. D. Akinyemi and the desk officer Man and the Biosphere programme, Nigeria Dr. Tayo Oyelowo, all made the assessment visit to the Biosphere Reserve.