Agricultural Research Institute

Nicosia, CY

The Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) is a Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, of the Republic of Cyprus. The ARI was founded in 1962, after the independence of Cyprus, in cooperation with the Special Development Fund of the United Nations and the Food and Agriculture and became the property of the Government of Cyprus in 1967. The Institute conducts research directly applicable to the broad area of ​​agriculture and livestock in order to solve problems faced by Cypriot farmers. It evaluates new scientific and technological methods and suggests new procedures aimed at utilization of natural resources and improvement of animal and plant production. The main sectors and specialization in agriculture and livestock coexist under one roof, ensuring close cooperation between scientists and the rational use of equipment and other means.