NIFOR Oil Palm Seedlings Price, Branches, Contact Number & More

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NIFOR Oil Palm Seedlings Price

Are you in need of information on NIFOR oil? Do you wish to go into oil business? then you have come to the right platform for this information. In this article, i am going to take you through everything you need to know about NIFOR and even more.  First, it would be good if we look at what NIFOR stands for and what they really do. Let’s get started.

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An Overview Of NIFOR

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

The executive director of the Nigerian Institute for Oil & Palm Research is Dr Celestine E. Ikuenobe. Dr Celestine holds a Ph. D in Agronomy from the University of Ibadan. He remains a seasoned Agronomist in Oil Palm, Coconut, Date, Raphia and Shea tree Plantation Agriculture. Dr Celestine E. Ikuenobe research interest covers weed, biology and management, also plant nutrient and soil moisture management, he is a national expert on all mandate crops of NIFOR and widely published in International and local scientific journal. He also is an editor to numerous international journals.


The Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR) was established in 1939, after series of West African Agricultural conferences by then Colonial Department of Agriculture, 1927, 1930 and 1938. There was an agreed resolution to the effect that research on crops should be regionalized and be carried out in it’s appropriate region.

In 1964, the Nigeria component was renamed Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research and in the same year, the institute mandate was increased and widened to include coconut, raphia, date palm and some skeletal works on mostly coconut to understand the coconut pest and diseases, coconut nutrition.

In 1967 the problems associated with date palm led to the inclusion of research on date palm in her mandate and by 1970 full operation fully started and in 1962, the control of the institute was moved to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

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Most people are always confused on the actual price of a good quality oil palm seedling and in this article, we should be erasing those confused thoughts in your head. The fact remains that a good quality seedling can be sold between the price range of #800 to #1000 but the thing is most small scale farmers wait for NIFOR’s seedling , which is offered just at #150- #200. Regardless of this, the price of sprouted nuts (an oil palm seed) has remained constant in the last five years.


Oil palm cultivation generally is originated from Western Africa which is located in a tropical area but currently grown throughout Africa, Asia, North America, and South America, but now currently, Nigeria palm oil production accounts for 7% of total global output.

You should know that in Nigeria, the major oil palm producing states include Enugu, Imo, Ondo, Edo, Cross River, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti, Bayelsa, Rivers, Anambra, Oyo, Abia and Ogun State.
The only branch of the Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research is in Benin City, Edo State.

Head Office:
KM 7, Benin-Akure Road, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.


206, Ugbowo Lagos Road, Benin city.
Postal Address:
P.M.B. 1030, Benin City, Edo State.
Contact Number: 0803 552 2177, 0803 552 1517

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Are The NIFOR Products?

NIFOR since its establishment in1939 has contributed immensely to the research and development of the country’s palm industry. NIFOR’s major research mandate crops are the oil palm, coconut, date palm, raffia palm and the shea butter.

2. What Is The Full Meaning of NIFOR?

Nigerian Institute for Oil-Palm Research.

3. What Are The Two Varieties of Oil Palm?

There are three major varieties of oil palm: dura, pisifera, and tenera. The dura palms have kernels with a thick shell, while the pisifera palms have kernels with no shell. The tenera palm is the cross between the two palm varieties (dura and pisifera )

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4. How Many Times Can You Harvest Palm Oil?

Once every 7 – 10 days.

5. Which Type Of Fruit Is Oil Palm?

Elaeis guineensis.

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