At the headquarters of the
Agricultural Research and Natural Resources Center the conditions of the human
resources description is follows as:
Research service: PhD=78, MSC=109, BSC=
57 and 283, employees in the headquarters as service support.
B) Research projects
Preparation and implementation of
research projects in agriculture and natural resources for removing agriculture
problems, the main task of Khorasan Razavi province is, 668 research projects have been already
conducted so far, and the results have been used in the different areas of the executive
sections. Current projects in hand are about 321.
Since beginning of the center
establishment, there have been 447 projects/year, and the results have been
used by other sectors.
C) Publishing activities
The publication activities from 2001
Final research reports: 936 articles
Scientific-research articles and cited
in indexed journals inside Iran are 245 and for international journals are 49
Paper in Conference & seminar or
workshop: inside are 1316, and 136 articles are international.
(D) Information and public relations
The task of this unit is to transfer
the information at the level of users and researchers inside and outside the center.
This unit consists of the library, information technology and support services.
Listening and Visual. The central library has 9750 Persian books, 2420 Latin
books and the number of document as final reports and extension services
booklets are 5500. This center has also 60 periodic persian journals titled subscriptions.
Parts of their activity in
information technology for local networks for about 200 nodes are created and
the center has designed a website. The main task of this network maintenance in
this section is the creation and maintenance of virtual spaces, and the
electronic information center creation, automation and publication of that for
The public relations department
activities are as follows; Provide reports, articles and research activities for
publication in national and local journals; to transfer research activities, specialized
and disseminative interviews, and other public relation activities which are
the other responsibilities that can be considered.
(E) Technical and Research Environment Services Division
This section is referred to as the research center with the
aim of supporting the environment, assistance in establishing a platform for
the implementation of research projects and products in the research stations
and their coordination with a subset of the aquifer units, which shall be active.
1- The machinery section and the
2- Completion of the infrastructure and
equipping the units
Agricultural production units
unit and the office of public sector
The main activity of this sector is planning,
coordination for the preparation and supply of necessary inputs, supervising
the provision of the infrastructure and machinery equipments,
and the water wells, design and planning contracts.
F) Laboratory Service Department: This center has 17 laboratories, which should be as
follows: Soil and Water, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Seed Technology,
Biological Pest Control, Plant &
Pest Diagnostic Clinic, Birds and Rodents,
Evaluation of diseases in the Field Crops and Fruit Trees, Investigation
of Weeds, The preparation of Dough, and Sugar beet Samplings, Recognition of Sugar Beet
Diseases, Qualitative Analysis of Sugar Beet, Physiology of Sugar Beet,
Watershed Management, Livestock and Natural Resources Sciences. There is also a
Center for the Greenhouse Experiments that are Carried
out in Five Controlled Environments.
Research Activities Acceptance Orders from the Public and Private Sectors:
KANRRC is a center with high
capabilities, which has (more than 200 academic researchers and scientific
research members, equipped laboratories, and experimental farms). It is a
suitable platform for evaluation of agricultural department problems under the
executive departments and the private sector organizations, respectively.
Therefore, this center as a recipient, has the total responsibility for giving
solution orders and to provide appropriate planning orders to solve the most
difficult problems of public and private sectors, in the framework of the
organizational tasks of the bureau. This is an important role in the form of a
contract in between the partner and the organization, which is executable.
H) Research Stations: There are 13 research stations in different regions of the
Research affiliated departments:
Pistachio Research Group
Dry Land Agricultural Research Group