FAO South-South Cooperation Gateway

Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO)

Address
Yaman Street, Chamran Freeway, Tehran, Iran
Country
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Email
Phone number(s)
Tel:+98 21 22414413-17 / FAX:+98 21 22400083
Mandate, main activities of the institution and competencies

Mandate:

The Ministry of Jihad-e Agriculture is the government body by which state policy on the agricultural sector is enforced. Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (ARREO) is an umbrella organization under the Ministry which is responsible for Research, Education and Extension issues of agricultural sector in Iran.

Main Activities

Conducting applied research and providing agricultural education and extension services in order to meet the needs agriculture sector and the departments of the Ministry.

Competencies

AREEO is the largest professional agricultural network in the field of research, education and extension in Middle East and the world of Islam. Macro-policies of AREEO are as follow:

Summary of the activities during the last two years

 

1. Research projects: 6671 projects conducted under:

       - 24 nationwide research institutions

       - 33 provincial agricultural research and education centres

2. Training 216512 rural users (persons/days)

  1. TV programs, 185612 minutes
  2. Education centers in 224 locations
  3. Fairs, exhibitions, 888 events
  4. Service of rural extension, 23883 persons
  5. Women extension agents, 3509 persons
Legal status and Government arrangements of the institutions

 

  • Legal status, in particular with the Government:

The Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization established by the Act of Parliament on June 30, 1974. The establishment of the new organization was due to concentrate and develop research activities of Agriculture and Natural resources' Ministry and to coordinate such activities with the world's most modern research programs.

However, the Institutions such as Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institutes (1918), Iranian Plant Protection Research Institute (1923), Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute (1925), and Seed and Plant improvement institute (1930) had launched series of agricultural related research projects years earlier.

  • Government arrangements:

Iran's government or the executive branch of the Islamic republic of Iran is run by the Council of Ministers selected by the president with legislative approval. The Ministry of Jihad Agriculture (MJA) is one of the members of this council. ARREO is one of its departments and administrative authority responsible for Research, Education and Extension issues of agricultural sector in Iran.

Potential activities through SSC

 

  • Potential modalities: AREEO is ready to share agricultural research and educational knowledge through implementing joint venture researches and training courses between countries of the region which will remarkably enhance South-South Cooperation (SSC) for agricultural research and development.
  • Potential activities: Potential activities can be divided into two main groups:

Firstly, establishing International Training Courses (ITC) for developing countries based on South-South Cooperation (SSC). ITC attempts to provide an educational platform for transferring agricultural knowledge, science and technologies among diverse group of developing countries. Participants will be trained to increase their knowledge in solving agricultural problems in their countries and effectively share their knowledge with one another. A calendar of ITC program has been developed consisting of 25 course titles and their target group, instructors, cooperating institutes in Iran (Annex A).

Secondly: Cooperation in developing joint venture research projects to share experiences and achievements in solving agricultural problems for the sake of knowledge empowerment for sustainable agricultural development in developing countries. AREEO proposed titles and the detail of some research projects which can be operate as joint venture research projects as well as AREEO’s previous plan and projects which have already implemented for developing countries are demonstrated in Annex B.

Name and details of the head of the institution

 

DR. ESKANDAR ZAND, Deputy Minister of Jihad-e-Agriculture, and Head, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO)         

  • Tel:+98 21 22400080/ +98 21 22403085
  • Fax: +98 21 22400568
  • Email: e.zand@areeo.ac.ir
Focal points

 

Academic Relations and International Affairs (ARIA)

  • Address: Chamran Highway, Yaman Street. Agricultural Garden Tehran, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Iran, Tehran.

Dr. JAVAD MOZAFARI, Director General

List of experts

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. JAVAD MOZAFARI, Director General, Academic Relations and International Affairs (ARIA)

Email: J.mozafar@yahoo.com)

Phone: +98(21)22402013

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Plant Genetics

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 30 years

Short CV:

-Plant Genetics of Biotechnology

-Genetic Resources Management, Policy & Law

- DNA Barcoding of Plant

-Virus free Seed & Plant

-Seed systems development

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Abbas Ghamari Zare, Deputy Director, Academic Relations and International Affairs (ARIA)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Plant Genetics and Cryobiology

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 20 years

Short CV:

Associate professor at Biotechnology Research Department, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands.

Graduated from the Liverpool University, UK on 1996, in plant breeding (Tissue culture).

Implementing:

-       Tree breeding (mainly Populus sp.)

-       Cryopreservation of natural plant species.

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Maziar Amirhosseini, LIS Ph.D. & KTM Ph.D., Memeber of scientific mission in Academic Relations and International Affairs (ARIA)

Email: (mazi_lib@yahoo.com)

Phone: +98(21)22402013

Mobile Phone: +98-9122958784

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Agricultural Information Scientist & Agricultural Knowledge Management

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 25 years

Short CV:

 -Knowledge Management

-Ontology Engineering & Evaluation

- Information & Knowledge Organizing

-Agricultural Knowledge Management System

- Knowledge Management in Extension Services

- Knowledge Theory

- Agricultural Information Management

- Thesauri Construction & Evaluation

- Agricultural Library Management

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Dr. Arzhang Javadi email2arzhang@yahoo.com

Phones: +98(21)22402013 ; +98(21)9123206101

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Agricultural Machanization

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 25 years

Short CV:

-Agricultural Machanization

-Conservation Agriculture

-Agricultural Engineering

-Adaptation of Farm Machincy

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Mohammad Abdolahi-Ezzatabadi, Iranian Pistachio institute,

E-mail: abdolahi@pri.ir

Phone:  00989131917728

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: not specified

Short CV:

Agriculture research and extension

Type of expertise that could be provided (specific areas): Intermediate institutions in rural areas in order to expand extension activities and water users associations

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Reza Famil Momen - Member Scientific Board- Agricultural Engineering Research Institute

E.mail: rmomen@yahoo.com

Phone: 00989123721372

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not specified

Short CV:

Areas: Postharvest Technology- Handling and storage of Cereal, pulses, oilseeds, dried fruits and nuts.

Type of expertise that could be provided (specific areas): training and consultancy

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Tooraj Valinassab

E-mail: T_ Valinassab@yahoo.com

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not specified

Short CV: Course of "stock assessment of demersal resourcesby Swept Area Method", including trawl service at sea.

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Jafar Mohaghegh-Neushabouri

Phone: 0098-21-22403012

Email: mohaghegh@iripp.ir

Address: No. 1, 2 Yaman Avenue, Chamran Highway, P.O. Box: 19395-1454, Tehran, Iran

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Plant pests and diseases control

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Areas: Plant pests and diseases control

Type of expertise that could be provided: weeds, insect and plant taxonomy, biological control, pesticides, agricultural entomology, bacterial and fungal plant diseases, zoology.

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Dr. Rajab Chokan

E-mail: R_choukan@yahoo.com,

Phone: +98-26 36702052

Address: Seed and Plant Improvement research Institute (SPII), Shahid Fahmideh BLVD, Karaj, iran

PO box: 31585-4119

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Plant breeding for developing oil seed crops, pulses, corn, forage crop, potato, wheat and barley for optimum and suboptimum (occurrence of biotic and abiotic stresses)

Statistical methods in plant and animal breeding

Bioinformatics

Tissue culture

Biotechnology

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Dr. Ali Moghadam,

E-mail: moghaddam_ali@yahoo.com,

Phone: +98-26 36702052

Address: Seed and Plant Improvement research Institute (SPII), Shahid Fahmideh BLVD, Karaj, iran

PO box: 31585-4119

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

Short CV:

Plant breeding for developing oil seed crops, pulses, corn, forage crop, potato, wheat and barley for optimum and suboptimum (occurrence of biotic and abiotic stresses)

Statistical methods in plant and animal breeding

Bioinformatics

Tissue culture

Biotechnology

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Dr. Amir Yazdan Sepas,

E-mail: a.yazdansepas@yahoo.com,

Phone: +98-2636701107

Address: Seed and Plant Improvement research Institute (SPII), Shahid Fahmideh BLVD, Karaj, iran

PO box: 31585-4119

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Plant breeding for developing oil seed crops, pulses, corn, forage crop, potato, wheat and barley for optimum and suboptimum (occurrence of biotic and abiotic stresses)

Statistical methods in plant and animal breeding

Bioinformatics

Tissue culture

Biotechnology

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Dr. Habibillah Ghazvini,

E-mail: Habib_ghaz@yahoo.com,

Phone: +98-2636701107

Address: Seed and Plant Improvement research Institute (SPII), Shahid Fahmideh BLVD, Karaj, iran

PO box: 31585-4119

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Plant breeding for developing oil seed crops, pulses, corn, forage crop, potato, wheat and barley for optimum and suboptimum (occurrence of biotic and abiotic stresses)

Statistical methods in plant and animal breeding

Bioinformatics

Tissue culture

Biotechnology

  

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr.  Farzad Afshari

Fafshari2003@yahoo.com, , +98-2636701107

Address: Seed and Plant Improvement research Institute (SPII), Shahid Fahmideh BLVD, Karaj, iran

PO box: 31585-4119

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Plant breeding for developing oil seed crops, pulses, corn, forage crop, potato, wheat and barley for optimum and suboptimum (occurrence of biotic and abiotic stresses)

Statistical methods in plant and animal breeding

Bioinformatics

Tissue culture

Biotechnology

 

      

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Dr. Masood Soltani Najafabadi, masoodsoltani@yahoo.com, +98-2636703802

Address: Seed and Plant Improvement research Institute (SPII), Shahid Fahmideh BLVD, Karaj, iran

PO box: 31585-4119

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Plant breeding for developing oil seed crops, pulses, corn, forage crop, potato, wheat and barley for optimum and suboptimum (occurrence of biotic and abiotic stresses)

Statistical methods in plant and animal breeding

Bioinformatics

Tissue culture

Biotechnology

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Dr. Behzad Sorkhi allah lou,

E-mail: bsorkhi@yahoo.com

Phone:  +89-2632701260

Address: Seed and Plant Improvement research Institute (SPII), Shahid Fahmideh BLVD, Karaj, iran

PO box: 31585-4119

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Plant breeding for developing oil seed crops, pulses, corn, forage crop, potato, wheat and barley for optimum and suboptimum (occurrence of biotic and abiotic stresses)

Statistical methods in plant and animal breeding

Bioinformatics

Tissue culture

Biotechnology

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Tehrani

Ph.D., Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry,

Head, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Research Department,

Mobile Phone: +98 9123702849

E.Mail: mtehrani2000@yahoo.com

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Areas: Plant nutrition, Soil Science, Fertilizers:

Conducting or teaching in workshops regarding soil fertility practices, best plant nutrition managements, Environmental aspects of soil fertility managements, fertilizers, pilots and field trials

Type of expertise that could be provided (specific areas): Ph.D. researchers, extension, technicians, farmers

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Ghorban Ali Roshani, Cotton Research Institute of Iran,

E-mail: ghroshani69@gmail.com,

Phone:+98-9113754277

Address: Cotton Research Institute of Iran, Dr. Beheshti Street, Postal Code: 49166-85915, Gorgan, Iran

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Areas: Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry

Type of expertise that could be provided (specific areas): Modeling, Soil Conservation, Plant Nutrition, Integrated Nutrient Management, Using GIS to produce Digital Fertility Maps

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Ghorban Ghorbani Nasrabad, Cotton Research Institute of Iran,

E-mail:ghorbang@yahoo.com,

Phone: +98 09111705391

Address: Cotton research institute of Iran, Beheshti St. ., Postal Code: 49156-85915, Gorgan, Iran

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Areas: Irrigation

Type of expertise that could be provided (specific areas): Modeling, Soil Conservation, Plant Nutrition, Integrated Nutrient Management, Using GIS to produce Digital Fertility Maps

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Omran Alishah, Cotton Research Institute of Iran,

E-mail: omran_alishah@yahoo.com,

Phone: +98 09111776853

Address: Cotton research institute of Iran, Beheshti St. ., Postal Code: 49156-85915, Gorgan, Iran

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: cotton improvement techniques, Genetic breeding, hybrid seed production, Cotton seed production systems

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Areas: Genetic and Breeding of cotton

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Z. Shoaeei

Dr. Kolahchi

E-mail: (kolahchi@yahoo.com, nabi.kolahchi@gmail.com)

SCWMRI, Tehran, Iran,

Phone: (98) 9124069211

Address: Pajoheshkadeh Abkhizdari; Km 10 Makhsous Karaj Road, Asheri St. at Shafei St. (Jalal St.)Tehran, Iran

Phone: (98)21 44901214 – 18

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

Soil Conservation and Watershed Management including:

Hydrology and Water Resources, Soil Erosion and sediment, Flood, River Hydraulics, Climate changes, Drought and dust storm monitoring

Following Workshop and Training Courses:

  1. Soil conservation and Soil Erosion Control
  2. The Impact of Land use changes on Erosion and Sedimentation
  3. Desertification (Salt and land degradation)
  4. Rainwater Harvesting,
  5. Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Agriculture and Natural Resources
  6. Identification, Monitoring and predication soil salinity
  7. Rainwater Harvesting for Dry land Agriculture
  8. Land Suitability/Capability for Rainfed Crops Using GIS / RS
  9. Soil and Water Assessment Tools (SWAT) Modeling
  10. Hydrological and Groundwater Modeling
  11. Hydraulics and River Engineering
  12. Landslide Recognition, Stabilization and Hazard Zonation
  13. Extreme Weather and climate Events
  14. Dust Storm monitoring, simulation and prediction
  15. Estimation and predication of soil moisture content
  16. Water resource management and flash Flood prediction
  17. Agricultural and Natural Resources Drought
  18. Hydrological Drought and its prediction
  19. Climate change and food security
  20. The Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural and Natural Resources

 

 

TITLE & FULL NAME: Dr. Abazar Rajabi

Address: Mahdasht Avenue, P.O.Box 31585-4114, Karaj, Iran

E-mail: rajabi@sbsi.ir

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Not Specified

No. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Not Specified

Short CV:

1-Plant breeding in general, sugar beet breeding in particular

2-Integrated pest management (IPM) for sugar beet

Type of expertise that could be provided (specific areas):

1-Drought tolerance, water use efficiency, and disease resistance

2-Plant pathology (management of viral and fungal diseases of sugar beet)