Food and Fertilizer Technology Center - LINKS


The website of Bangladesh Agricultural University

This link is to the free publications of the College of Agriculture of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. There are dozens of free extension leaflets available for downloading (in PDF format) on Agribusiness, Animal waste management, Insect pests, Soil and Crop management, and other topics of agricultural interest.

CTCRI is based in Kerala, India.The All India Coordinated research project on Tuber crops operates from this institute. It is also one of the centres of All India Coordinated Research Project on Harvest and Post harvest technologies. The website gives details aboutt the Institute and its work, including training programs. It also provides a summary of recent research results, including useful technologies for crop protection and crop utilization.

This web site gives a description of Korean farming, and Government policies to promote agriculture. These include the promotion of high-quality rice and specialty crops, to help make Korean farmers more competitive after trade liberalization. It also presents highlights from recent research in Korea, including crop varietal improvements and new labor-saving technology.

MARDI is an organization of the Malaysian government which carries out research in livestock, food, and tropical crops (except for rubber, cocoa and oil palm, which have their own research institutes). This site gives a description of the work of MARDI, and the results of recent research.

AgResearch is an independent research and development company, owned by the New Zealand government. It replaces the former system of government agricultural research. The website presents details of recent research in the biological and life sciences, including biological pest control and a water quality test for algal toxins. On-line issues of the Annual Report and Science Quarterly are available free of charge. There is also free access to AgFacts, a series of fact sheets for farmers which can be searched by topic.

One of New Zealand's nine Government-owned research institutes operating as a company in the free market. Crop & Food covers the production and processing of most food crops; cereals, pulses, forages, vegetables, flowers, fungi, essential oils and herbs. It provides free on-line articles, and scientific papers published by the Institute staff.

The site describes the work of PARC. It features an on-line discussion group on agriculture, and links to other important agricultural sites. It has five large databases, including the Pakistan Agriculture Database, the National Agricultural Research Information System of Pakistan (NARISP) and the database of the Plant Genetic Resource Institute. This third database is a useful resource for scientists who wish to obtain plant genetic material from PARC.

Website of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Information resources include Rice Facts, with details about rice ecosystems, and statistics about rice consumption and production. The IRRI library database has a large number of references to published articles on rice in the IRRI library holdings (though not the articles themselves). It contains the full text of more than 20 scientific articles about rice, and the abstracts of a number of scientific articles presented at recent seminars and workshops.

The website describes the work of the Institute, including the genetic improvement of coarse grains, oil crops and legumes grown in Sri Lanka, and the development of improved cultural practices for Sri Lankan farmers. The institute also carries out socio-economic studies, and provides technical guidance and advice for farmers.

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment was founded as, and remains a land-grant institution, committed to improving the quality of life for Kentuckians. Our research, teaching, and extension programs are part of a national system that maintains a statewide presence and links local, state, and global issues. Agriculture, food, and environmental systems are key components of Kentucky's economic future, and the college is playing a prominent role in those areas with its programs.

This website provides resources for sustainable agriculture, including 10 "tip sheets" for farmers, available free of charge in HTML or PDF format. There are also full-text books and bulletins about sustainable agriculture. The site also provides a series of interviews with farmers who are practicing sustainable agriculture. Most of the information is from USA, but it is likely to be of interest to many Asian readers.

These guides were adapted by the Oregon State University Extension Service. The information was sourced from Oregon and PNW extension publications, published and unpublished research, and the professional experience of OSU faculty, farmers and other agricultural professionals.

This site has a searchable database of the IFA publications. Most of these are available in PDF format, and can be downloaded free of charge. There is also a section "School Room" which provides educational resources on fertilizers and farming at a primary and secondary level.

  TARI was established in 1895 by the Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan at the time of Japanese rule, and was named “Agricultural Experiment Station of the Office of the Governor General of Taiwan.” After World War II in 1945, the institute was re-named as the “Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute” and came under the direct supervision of the Taiwan Provincial Administrative Executive Office. In 1949, its affiliation was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry of the Taiwan Provincial Government, and in 1999 to the Council of Agriculture (COA) of the Executive Yuan. The original site of TARI was at the end of Roosevelt Road in Taipei City. But due to limited land area for expansion to address the challenging issues that had emerged parallel to the growth of agricultural sector in the country then, the institute was moved to the current site in December of 1977. The institute is situated on an area of 145 hectares, including 128 hectares of irrigated research fields and 17 hectares for administration buildings, research facilities and boarding houses for trainees and visiting scientists. TARI is the most comprehensive agricultural research institute in Taiwan.

Miaoli District Agricultural Research and Extension Station was started on March 25, 1998 under the supervision of the Taiwan Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry. It was later placed under the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan of the Central Government, as a result of the simplification of Taiwan Provincial Administration on July 1, 1999.

The Station was previously called Sericulture Improvement Station which was originally established as Mulberry Propagation Unit at Gong-Guan, Taipei City, by Japanese Viceroy Administration in 1910. After Taiwan was restored from the Japanese occupation, this unit was merged into the Silkworm Rearing Unit of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and renamed are the Taiwan Provincial Sericulture Experiment Station in 1949. In 1977 as a result of city development, the Station was moved from Taipei City to Miaoli County. In 1992, the Station was renamed are Sericulture and Apiculture Experiment Station to cover the researches on silkworm and honeybee. In 1997, this Station was further reorganized are Miaoli District Agricultural Research and Extension Station so that to expand the scope of research activities to include food and horticultural crops while retaining the unique fields of silkworm and honeybee which are not included in other six Agricultural Research and Extension Stations in Taiwan. History of this Station is summarized as follows:

The climate in the coastal plain area and its neighboring terrain area belong to tropical weather with annual average temperature of 20-22 ℃ . The annual rainfall in terrain areas is about 2,000 mm which is higher than that in low plains. Agricultural population is about 203,600 from about 43,000 household families that comprises 36% of the population in Miaoli County. Toufen Township has the highest population followed by Yuanli and Houlong Townships. The economic activities of the county are primarily based on agriculture production and livestock rising. Major crops and fruit trees cultured are rice, sweet potato, vegetables, bamboo shoot, watermelon, citrus, grape, pear, plum, persimmon, Chinese jujube, strawberry, and indigenous orchid flower Pleione formosana, etc.

Taitung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
No. 675, Chunghua Rd., Sec. 1, Taitung City.  +886-89-325110 
Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tea Research and Extension Station, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.(Taiwan)
324 Chung-Hsing RD., Yangmei, Taoyuan, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Tel:+886-3-4822059
Service Hours: AM 8:30 to PM 17:30. 

Taiwan Seed Improvement and Propagation Station is a public institute for research and production on seeds / seedlings of plant. In order to fulfill the government’s policies for propagation and providing seeds / seedlings, to assist the development of seeds / seedlings industry and to elevate the competitive capacity of seeds / seedlings industry, the station is responsible for studying on related seeds / seedlings technologies.


This virtual Livestock Library is a rich site, with links to a number of on-line livestock magazines, discussion groups, newsletters, and numerous articles about livestock.

Soils, fertilizers and Water

Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (SFRI) was established on 6th March 1969 by the Decision No. 13/NN-QD of the Ministry of Agriculture and rearranged the organization by the Decision No. 220/2005/QD-TTg on 9th September 2005 of the Prime Minister.

SFRI is a public science unit belonging to Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS), and has functions on scientific researching, technology transferring, producing and trading in the areas of soil, fertilizer and microbiology on the whole Vietnam.


The National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) was established in 1978 as the sole institute for research into the entire environment. Since then, NIER has put every effort into creating a better environment for the public through a wide range of research from environmental health, climate&air, water, resources to energy. There is also a list of links to other important Korean agricultural websites.

This site presents data compiled by the Global Assessment of Human Induced Soil Degradation (GLASOD) of the extent, cause and rate of soil degradation worldwide. GLASOD was carried out by the International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC) at Wageningen University, The Netherlands

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