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Agricultural Research Institute

ARI is the Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, established in 1962 as the first Research Institute in Cyprus. ARI is the only institute in Cyprus that conducts innovative applied agricultural research aiming to create and transfer knowledge for the development of the primary sector and to solve problems at the farmer level. In 2000, ARI was designated as a new European Centre of Excellence in Agriculture and the Environment. It is a highly dynamic organisation, maintaining fruitful collaborations with national, regional and international organisations and research networks, as well as >30 academic and/or research institutions in Cyprus and abroad, having successfully implemented several research and innovation projects funded on a competitive basis by the National, the European Framework, and other Regional and International Funding Programmes. ARI scientists have been leading the research fields of animal and plant breeding in Cyprus and in the east Mediterranean region.