Agricultural Research and Education Organization (AREEO)

Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) was established by the Act of ‎Parliament on June 30, 1974. The main mandate of the Organization is to develop and manage all ‎research activities of agriculture and natural resources in the Ministry of Agriculture -Jahad. AREEO is ‎determined to facilitate an effective collaboration between Iranian Institutes and World’s well ‎recognized research programs in the field. It should be noted that some institutes under the umbrella ‎of AREEO had been established years earlier, such as: Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute in ‎‎1918, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection in 1923, Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute ‎in 1925, and Seed and Plant Improvement Institute in 1930.‎

AREEO with 19 nationwide research institutes including multidisciplinary and crop based research ‎centers, 34 provincial research and education centers; 360 research stations, farms and bases; 34 ‎agricultural extension directorates; 1213 district extension centers; 23 research incubation centers and ‎‎142 knowledge-based enterprises is considered as the largest national agricultural research system ‎‎(NARS) in the middle east. Over 10,000 employees including nearly 3000 scientists are working at ‎AREEO's research and education institutions in various programs.‎