The Animal Research Institute (ARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a public institution formed in 1964 when the mandate was expanded to include areas of Animal Science other than Animal Health... read more


Dr Ebenezer David Okwaning Ansa is the Director of CSIR-Animal Research Institute. He is a Principal Research Scientist and holds a PhD in Environmental Biotechnology from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and Wageningen University, The Netherlands... read more

Research Highlights

Vaccine Development Using Egg Technology

One of the lessons of Covid-19 is accelerating local capacity building in vaccine development and manufacturing. CSIR-ARI has had a vaccine development program for animals for many years but Covid-19 and the advent of the One-Health approach to health care... read more

CSIR-Animal Research Institute Reclaims Encroached Lands

The Animal Research Institute (CSIR-ARI), with the steadfast support of The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) embarked on the journey to reclaim nearly 200 acres of encroached land from unlawful occupants.... read more

CSIR-ARI 2022 Annual Report

In 2022, the research and development activities of scientists at CSIR-Animal Research Institute focused on three broad thematic areas of the Institute namely Food security and poverty reduction: livestock and poultry; Biomedical and public health; and Science and people: technology for livelihood and wealth creation as well as value chain promotion..... read more

Featured Article: Multi Drug Resistance in Pigs

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and multifaceted issue that is recognized as one of the most serious global threats to human health in the 21st century. There are several factors contributing to this menace which include use and misuse of antimicrobial agents in humans and animals.... read more

Preparing for, coping with and bouncing back after shocks.

Smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana regularly face shocks, challenging the sustainability of their farms and livelihoods. Different farm households and household members may be differently affected and respond with different coping strategies... read more