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The Agricultural Research Centre (ARC) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR) is the major engine of agricultural development in Egypt. Since its inception in 1971, it has been mandated to design and implement agricultural research programs within the framework of Egypt's strategy for economic and social development.

The ARC is a semi-autonomous, state-owned research institution governed by a Board of Directors and chaired by the MALR. It embodies 16 services of the Central Administration, 16 research institutes, 8 central laboratories, 10 regional stations, 46 specific research stations, and 23 research administrations throughout Egypt’s governorates and employs more than 9,000 researchers and scientists.

The type of research conducted in ARC is mainly applied research to serve the Egyptian Economy, society welfare and prosperity of the Egyptian people.

Within the national agricultural strategies ARC assumes the following major functions:Developing appropriate agriculture technology needed to ensure the continuous development of agricultural production; Producing new varieties of various field and horticultural crops besides new breeds of livestock, affects agricultural production positively; Planning and implementing research, extension and training programs based on the principle of integrated research, extension teams in all aspects of agricultural activities to effect sustainable upgrading of Egyptian agriculture; Optimizing use of agricultural natural resources, reducing production cost, increasing competitiveness of Egyptian agricultural productions, finding practical solutions to agricultural production constraints, pressuring environment and achieving sustainability of Egyptian agricultural development; Transfer of new technologies to the farming community through extension service, and monitoring their adoption by the end users.

ARC has recently oriented its research programs more towards achieving productivity gains in view of the already limited land and water resource base. New varieties, including shorter-duration ones, have been developed and released; new animal breeds were produced to maximize productivity. Soil amelioration and rationalized use of agro-chemicals is a major focus area of the ARC. Our scientists also participate in product standard-setting to enhance Egypt's competitiveness in the world markets.

  

 

 

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