ABOUT ARARI

  • OUR MISSION

To contribute to the advancement of people’s welfare by generating appropriate and cost-effective technologies in the fields of crops, livestock, fishery, soil and water, forestry, agro-forestry, pre- and post harvest agricultural implements and food sciences.
Goal: In pursuit of its vision and mission, ARARI strives to generate appropriate agricultural knowledge, technologies and information that contribute to the enhanced and sustainable agricultural productivity, competitiveness, economic growth, food security and poverty reduction. It also endeavors to enhance technology uptake through its outreach program and starter technologies supply.
Organization
Its Head quarter located in Bahir Dar city, ARARI is led by a Director General, Deputy Director General and six Research Directorates; viz., Crop, Livestock, Soil & Water, Forestry, Agricultural Mechanization & Food Science, and Agricultural-economic-Extension & Gender Research Directorates. It also receives assistance from its six support & a Public Relations Core divisions:
: Procurement, Finance & Material management, Manpower Management, Information Communication Technology, Planning Monitoring & Evaluation, Customer service & Complaint hearing, and Internal Audit.
Research Centers and Sub-centers
The Institute oversees 8 research centers, 5 sub-centers and more than 41 trial sites located in different agro-ecological zones of the region. Some of these research centers are older than ARARI itself and have been established in the 1980s.
 
  • OUR vISSION

Vision: ARARI envisions excelling in and spearheading on agricultural and natural resources research and generating appropriate knowledge, technology and information that best serves the causes of science and society and aspires to see a poverty-extricated Ethiopia and prosperous people.

Background of ARARI

  • Establishment
Following the decentralization of the Ethiopian Agricultural Research System, Amhara Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI) was established on 5th August 2000 by the Council of the Amhara National Regional State (proclamation number 48 / 2000) as an apex body to undertake, guide and consolidate agricultural research in Amhara region. ARARI is a member of the National Agricultural Research System and technically collaborates both with federal and other regions research institutions. Administratively it is accountable to Amhara Bureau of Agriculture with enormous institutional freedom and Autonomy.
Vision, Mission and Goal
Vision: ARARI envisions excelling in and spearheading on agricultural and natural resources research and generating appropriate knowledge, technology and information that best serves the causes of science and society and aspires to see a poverty-extricated Ethiopia and prosperous people.
 
 
The research centers are:
• Agricultural Mechanization & Food Science Research Center
• Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Center
• Andassa Livestock Research Center
• Adet Agricultural Research Center
• Gonder Agricultural Research Center
• Sekota dryland Agricultural Research Center
• Sirinka Agricultural Research Center
• Debre Birhan Agricultural Research Center
The sub-centers are administered under Adet (Debre Tabor & Finoteselam), Sirinka (Kobo & Jari) and ) and Debre Birhan (Alem Ketema) Research Centers.
Research Focus
Crop research
Crop research is undertaken in five research centers (Adet, Gonder, Debre Birhan, Sirinka and Sekota) on more than 50 crop species. Cereals, pulses, oil, fiber and industrial crops, fruits and vegetables, spices are all addressed. The research focuses is on varietal adaptation, improvement & maintenance, agro-techniques, post-harvest, insect pest, weed and disease management.
Livestock Research
Sheep, goat, cattle, chicken, fish and bee are researched in six research centers (Fishery, Debre Birhan, Andassa, Sirinka, Gonder and Sekota). The research focuses on animal breeding, husbandry, fattening, animal health, feeds and nutrition, hides and skins.
Soil & Water Research
Five research centers (Adet, Gonder, Debre Birhan, Sirinka and Sekota) undertake soil and water research. The research focuses on soil fertility, soil & water conservation, agricultural water management and watershed management.
Forestry Research
Adet, Gonder, Debre Birhan, Sirinka and Sekota research centers carry out forestry research. It focuses on agro-forestry, natural & plantation forests, bio-fuel species and non-timber forest products.
 
 

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