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Indeed it is a great honor and privileged for me to share few words. Agriculture employing above 40 percent of the labour force and contributing more than 20 percent to provincial GDP, is one of the key drivers of growth and an excellent opportunity to practic...

Indeed it is a great honor and privileged for me to share few words. Agriculture employing above 40 percent of the labour force and contributing more than 20 percent to provincial GDP, is one of the key drivers of growth and an excellent opportunity to practice the diversification into areas with comparative advantages of climate. The role of Agriculture Department is to ensure food security, poverty alleviation and to generate employment opportunities through achieving higher growth rate in this vital sector of the economy. The Department is striving for achieving the future vision i.e. to meet the challenges of 21st century and to develop a vibrant agriculture sector that promotes value addition and helps taps international market for agriculture produce. The line departments of Agriculture include Agriculture Extension, Agriculture Research System, Livestock and Dairy Development, Livestock Research and Development Department, Veterinary Research Institute, On-Farm Water Management, Soil Conservation, Agricultural Engineering, Cooperatives, Crop Reporting Services and Fisheries Department. The line departments are all mandated for ensuring effective service delivery at the farmers doorsteps and provide all out support for the promotion of agriculture sector in the province.

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Dr M. Abdul Rauf  Agricultural research is a continuous process of developing new ideas and then prove it scientifically in the field and laboratories and bring it into the use for betterment in the life of farmers. Sustainability in increasing agricultur...

Dr M. Abdul Rauf 

Agricultural research is a continuous process of developing new ideas and then prove it scientifically in the field and laboratories and bring it into the use for betterment in the life of farmers. Sustainability in increasing agricultural yield and productivity which takes into account economical, social and environmental aspects, adapting and building resilience to the changing climate. Improvement of food, industrial and horticultural crops by evolving high yielding varieties, development of improved packages of production and protection technologies for realizing potential of these varieties and contributing to rejuvenate green revolution are the main objectives of Agricultural Research System, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Agricultural Research has completed successfully over 100 years of services of the farming community of this region by evolving various varieties in field and horticultural crops. Our scientists are engaging always to develop farmers-oriented problems research projects. 

 


Welcome to Agri Research Department
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Agricultural Research started in 1908 at Tarnab, Peshawar by the British Government which was further strengthened and expanded to the entire Province over the years by formatio....
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Agricultural Research started in 1908 at Tarnab, Peshawar by the British Government which was further strengthened and expanded to the entire Province over the years by formation and establishment of new research stations and institutes. Now a network of 15 Agriculture Research Institutes/Stations with a couple of sub-stations is functioning in the Province under the supervision of Director General Agriculture Research. The Outreach Directorate, led by Senior Director Outreach promote and transfer improved technology to the end users. Research institutes/stations were split into two categories, one with the mandate of research on multiple disciplines i.e., Agricultural Research Institutes like Tarnab, Dera Ismail Khan; Research station Mingora and Agricultural Research Station Baffa, Mansehra falls under this category. The other category is of commodity institutes/stations like Cereal Crops Research Institute, Pirsabak, Sugar Crops Research Institute, Mardan. In 1986, Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa according to an agreement signed with US-AID under the Project Transformation and Integration of Provincial Agricultural Network (TIPAN), merged the Agricultural Research Wing of Agriculture Department with the University of Agriculture, Peshawar, which was later called as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural Research System. This arrangement was made with the aim to enhance quality of agriculture education and research according to the need of the farming community. This system worked under the administration of KP Agricultural University, Peshawar and financed by the Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In 2005, the Provincial Assembly at that time passed a resolution and repeal the act and brought back the Agricultural Research System to the status of an attached department of the Government. Meanwhile, The Directorate General Agricultural Research Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was established in 1986.

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Director General Agriculture Research (BPS-20) 091-9221271 dgragriresearch@gmail.com
Director Planning (Agri. Research) 091-9216781 dgragriresearch@gmail.com
Administrative Officer (Estt:) 091-9221020 dgragriresearch@gmail.com