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Agricultural Planning, Economic and Rural Development Research Institute (APERDRI)

No.5, Roudsar St., South Shahid Azodi(Aban Jonoubi) Ave., Karimkhan-e-Zand Blvd
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Phone number(s)
Tel: +98-21-42916000
Areas of expertise
AGRICULTURE, Agricultural economies, Agricultural finance, Agricultural trade and markets, Consumer protection, Decent rural employment, Development economics, Farm management/farming systems, Rural development and agrarian reform, Urban agriculture, Agricultural support systems, Food loss and food waste, Food safety/food quality and standards, Food security policy/food aid, Fisheries policy, Forestry economics, Forest policy, Natural resources management, Land resources and management, Water resources and management, Gender issues, Youth employment, Emergency operations and rehabilitation, Geographic Information Systems, Family farming, Social protection/Safety nets
Mandate, main activities of the institution and competencies



Mission Statement

APERDRI is an institution with fifty years of research and planning experience, which generates thought, knowledge and plans toward sustainable development of agriculture and natural resources. In this area, APERDRI possesses a unique status in the Ministry of Agriculture - Jahad.


- Main Activities:

APERDRI conducts applied development studies to understand the existing situation, identify the challenges ahead, and predict the future economic and social changes at the national and global levels. APERI formulates strategies, plans and policy recommendations to institutions with decision making and executive mandates.


- Competencies:

Our Values: APERDRI owes its growth and development to its human resources, who are characterized by expertise, creativity, critical spirit, and profound analytical mind. As such, continuous improvement of knowledge, skills and incentives of our colleagues is a prevailing institutional policy at Provision of expertise to other countries or institutions

Summary of the activities during the last two years



- Compiling, planning and approving the decisions and policies in agriculture sector and natural resources in long, medium and short terms in both national and regional levels are on the head of this institute. This has accounted for the richest and deepest researches fulfilled by this institute in Iranian agriculture sector.


- The second area of activities the institute is engaged in is doing researches in the field of Agricultural Planning, Economics and Rural Development in macro levels aiming at an autopsy of economic phenomena in the sector; i.e., fulfilling researches that enjoy their own complexities and make it possible to manage the strategies to optimize and make the best of the resources and production factors


- Collaboration with FAO and other institutions and organizations: Sustainable Development Strategy Framework Focal Point/ Country Programming Framework (CPF)/Iran GIAHS Secretariat/CFS Focal Point/FFKP Focal Point/ECO Focal Point/CIRDAP Focal Point/IDB Focal Point






Legal status and Government arrangements of the institutions

Name and details of the head of the institution


- Name: Dr. Seyyed Hassan Kazemi

- Position: Director General

- Tel: +98(21)88892408-10

- E-mail: [email protected]

Focal points


- Name: Dr. Ali KianiRad

- Position: Assistant Professor (Agricultural Economics), Research Deputy

- Tel: +98-21-88803676

- E-mail: [email protected]     Official E-mail: [email protected]