Programs - AZRI

Crop Sciences and Outreach Program (CSOP)

  • To conduct research on introduction, selection, evaluation and genetic improvement of oilseeds, cereals, pulses, fodder and horticultural crops in general and for resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses in particular.
  • To identify and introduce suitable Integrated Pest Management Techniques.
  • To develop and disseminate advanced crop production technology packages among the farmers, NGOs, provincial and national line departments.

Natural Resources management program (NRMP)

  • To conduct research for improved range management, agro-forestry and biodiversity conservation.
  • To monitor and evaluate climate change impacts on agricultural productivity and suggest appropriate adaptation measures.
  • Biodiversity conservation and desertification control by promotion of native species.

Alternate Energy Resource Program (AERP)

  • To undertake research and disseminate appropriate technologies on use of renewable energy in agriculture.
  • Rehabilitation and utilization of marginal lands for production of bio-fuel plants.
  • Establishment of nurseries for production of saplings of biofuel plants.

Land & Water Resources Research Program (Newly Proposed)

  • Use of saline and brackish water for saline aquaculture, agriculture and range agroforestry.
  • Development and dissemination of water saving and high efficiency irrigation technologies.
  • Restoration and re-habilitation of degraded arid rangelands.
  • Reclamation of salt affected soils and brackish water.