Food and Fertilizer Technology Center - LINKS


The website of Bangladesh Agricultural University

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 Center is a member of the CGIAR group. The website has information about the programs and publications of ICRISAT, including recent articles from its Newsletter SATrends. The section about technologies gives a summary of recent technical advances, while Crops Gallery provides information, including photos, for common crops of the semi-arid tropics.

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.

Taoyuan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
139, Sec. 2, Dongfu Rd., Houzhuang, Sinwu Dist., Taoyuan City ,32745, Taiwan, R.O.C.
TEL:+886-3-4768216  FAX:+886-3-4768477  
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Miaoli District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
No.261,Guannan,Gongguan Township,Miaoli County 36346,Taiwan R. O. C.
Tel: +886-37-222111 Service Hours: AM8:00~ AM12:00 & PM1:00~PM5:00 . 

Taichung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
No.370, Songhuai Rd., Dacun Township, Changhua County 515, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886-4-8523101~7 Fax: +886-4-8525841 Hotline: +886-4-8532993 Mail:

Tainan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA  (Tainan-DARES)
70 Muchang Hsinhua District, 71246 Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
TEL:+886-6-5912901 FAX:+886-6-5912928 E-mail:
Service Hours: AM 8:00 to PM 17:00

Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
2-6 Dehe Rd., Dehe Village, Changjhih Township, Pingtung County 90846, Taiwan
Tel: +886-8-7389158; Fax: +886-8-7389181; Email :

Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
No.150, Sec. 2, Ji’an Rd., Ji’an Township, Hualien County 97365, Taiwan (R.O.C.); Tel: +886-3-852-1108~10
Service Hours: AM 8:30 to PM 17:30.

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.


Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, COA
No. 53, Nan-Hai Road, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.     Phone: 886-2-23039978   FAX: 886-2-23142234


Fisheries Research Institute, COA
199 Hou-Ih Road, Keelung 20246 , Taiwan     Tel:+886-2-24622101


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.

Livestock Research Institute, COA
No.112, Muchang, Xinhua Dist., Tainan City 71246, Taiwan (R.O.C.) 

Animal Health Research Institute, COA
No.376, Zhongzheng Rd., Danshui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Service Hours: AM 9:00 to PM 17:00     TEL: 886-2-2621-2111   

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

Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic Substances Research Institute, COA
No.11, Guangming Rd., Wufong Township, Taichung County 41358, Taiwan (R.O.C.)   Tel:(886)-4-2330-2101   Fax:(886)-4-2332-3073

Endemic Species Research Institute, COA
1, Ming-shen East Road,Chichi Township,Nantou County, Taiwan, 552, R.O.C.   TEL : +886-49-2761-331   FAX :+886-49-2761-801

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