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The Cyprus agricultural research system (public sector)

The national agricultural research system is mainly under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment. One of its departments, namely the Agricultural Research Institute (ARI), is the only Cyprus institution engaged exclusively in agricultural research, covering the wider domain of crop and animal production. Other departments of the Ministry of Agriculture Natural Resources and Environment are also engaged to some extent in research in their respective domains.


These include:

- Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment: http://www.moa.gov.cy
- Agricultural Research Institute: http://www.ari.gov.cy
- The Geological Survey Department: http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/gsd/gsd.nsf/
- The Department of Fisheries and Marine Research: http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/dfmr/dfmr.nsf/
- The Department of Forests: http://www.moa.gov.cy/forest
- The Department of Veterinary Services: http://www.moa.gov.cy/vs
- The Department of Environment: http://www.moa.gov.cy
- The Water Development Department: http://www.moa.gov.cy/wdd
- The Meteorological Service: http://www.moa.gov.cy/ms

Funding Agencies

- Planning Bureau: http://www.planning.gov.cy/
- Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment: http://www.moa.gov.cy
- Agricultural Research Institute: http://www.ari.gov.cy
- Research Promotion Foundation: http://www.research.org.cy

Institutes devoted to agricultural research

The only institution devoted to agricultural research is the Agricultural Research Institute: http://www.ari.gov.cy.
Its activities cover all areas of plant and animal production, agricultural economics and environmental aspects related to agriculture.

Other research Institutions

- The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics: http://www.cing.ac.cy/
- The Cyprus Institute of Energy: http://www.cie.org.cy/
- The State General Laboratory: http://www.moh.gov.cy/sgl
- The Cyprus International Institute for the Environment and Public Health: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/cyprus/
- The Cyprus Institute: www.cyi.ac.cy

Academic institutions

- The University of Cyprus: http://www.ucy.ac.cy
- The Cyprus University of Technology: http:/www.cut.ac.cy
- The Open University of Cyprus: http://www.ouc.ac.cy
- The Cyprus Forestry College: http://www.moa.gov.cy/fc

Applied research and extension

- The Agricultural Research Institute: http://www.ari.gov.cy
- The Department of Agriculture: http://www.moa.gov.cy/da

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