Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA) was founded by the former king Mohammad Zahir Shah in 1959. ARIA was established with clear purpose and mandate to fulfill the economic and social aspirations of the farming communities of this country. The focused strategies were placed on the development of diversified agricultural production technologies for the sustainable agriculture production system at village levels in Afghanistan. Keeping in view, the urban and rural socio-economic situations diversified agricultural research programs were
identified, established, promoted and implemented by ARIA to sustain the economy, food security and livelihood at district and village levels. Thus, a comprehensive infrastructure was started / developed at national and regional levels with the establishment of 17 regional.

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News and Highlights

Afghanistan Western-Region Companies Produce Certified Seeds
Publish Date: Aug 11, 2017 Category: General
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Charter Of ANSCU Finalized
Publish Date: August 11, 2017 Category: General
Afghanistan National Seed Companies Union (ANSCU) was established when seeds private enterprises decided to change legal statute of Afghanistan National Seed Organization – ANSOR in June 2016. The newly established organization is bound to…

AAIP conducts 3-day training workshop in Bamyan province
Publish Date: August 11, 2017 Category: General
This three-day training workshop is focusing on ‘Importance of wheat crop breeding and adoption of experimental design’. It started on 17th of July and will last for three days at Mula Ghulam Farm in Bayman province. AAIP is conducting…

MAIL to conduct nationwide insect pests and plant diseases survey
Publish Date: August 11, 2017 Category: General
Afghanistan is highly dependent on agriculture and this sector has been suffering from multiple diseases and insect pests. Having this harsh reality in mind, MAIL has prioritized to identify all existing plant pests and diseases, and later on how…

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ARIA Upcoming Events

National Wheat and barely research conference,  Date 10-13 September 2017
Soybean Researcher Conference, Date 4-8 November 2017
Closing Ceremony of wheat improvement project which was implemented by CIMMYT and funded by Australian Government, Date 28 August 2017