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C.R.I. is one of the oldest cotton research institutions in Egypt and worldwide. Its inception dates back to the first decade of the 20th century when it was established as a unit within a small research station at Giza little before the Ministry of Agriculture was created in 1913. In 1919, GOE established the “Cotton Research Council” to investigate ways and means of improving yield, enhance resistance to pests and diseases, design and implement soil research and plant physiology (fertilization and nutrition).
Plant Pathology Research Institute is one of the first institutions established for scientific research in Egypt (1919). The main objective of the institute is to protect Egyptian crops against different diseases caused by microorganisms (Fungi, Bacteria, Nematodes and Viruses), which cause great economic losses that adversely affect the national income. To achieve this objective, the institute is carrying out a number of research, extension and applied activities in the fields of survey, management and epidemics of plant diseases.
The Sugar Crops Research Institute began in 1913 as the sugar cane section in the Department of Agriculture. In 1971, it became the sugar crops division within the field crops research Institute, and then in 1983, the sugar crops research institute joined with the other research institutes in the agricultural Research center (ARC).
CIMMYT works throughout the developing world to improve livelihoods and foster more productive, sustainable maize and wheat farming. Our portfolio squarely targets critical challenges, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change and environmental degradation.
Indian Institute of Rice Research, formerly All India coordinated Rice Improvement Project (AICRIP), was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1965 with its national headquarters at Hyderabad to organize and coordinate multi-location testing of genetic lines and technologies for crop production and protection generated across the country. The Project was elevated to Directorate of Rice Research in 1975 with an added mandate of research in the thrust areas of irrigated rice.
The main activities of IIOR include: (a) Basic and strategic research to augment the productivity of castor, sunflower, safflower and sesame; (b) Networking of oilseed organisations on research, development and technology dissemination to develop national strategy for sustained vegetable oil production and (c) Planning, coordinating and monitoring of applied research on the issues related to national as well as regional importance through All India Coordinated Research Project on Oilseeds, Sesame & Niger and Linseed.
Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) is a premier agricultural research institute engaged in basic and strategic research on sorghum and other millets under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). IIMR coordinates and facilitates sorghum research at national level through All India Coordinated Research Projects on Sorghum, Pearl Millet and Small Millets and provides linkages with various national and international agencies. Sanctioned manpower - 48 scientists in 17 disciplines supported by 41 technical, 21 administrative and 27 supporting staff distributed in its main center
Central Institute for Cotton Research abbr. CICR is central research institute established (in 1976) by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to promote long term research efforts in cotton production and provide support and conduct applied research on cotton with the active involvement of State Universities. The research efforts of CICR fall under the All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project (AICCIP), initiated by the Council in 1967. Its headquarters are located in Nagpur and the other two regional units are located at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and Sirsa, Haryana.
The CRRI is one of the Institutes of the ICAR under the Division of Crop Sciences. The Institute has two research stations- Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station (CRURRS), Hazaribagh, in Jharkhand, and the Regional Rainfed Lowland Rice Research Station (RRLRRS), Gerua, in Assam.
The Indian Institute of Maize Research (IIMR) is a constituent of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)– an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The IIMR is the only institute of the country exclusively mandated for maize research and is entrusted with the overall responsibility of research, coordination and management of the multidisciplinary programmes on maize improvement at national level and maintaining linkages with international programmes.