Agricultural research institute (ARI), along with the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, was established in 1980. This Institute is the only agricultural institute of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology that does researches in the field of practical and applied agricultural science. This institute does research in the fields of new technologies including medicinal plants, post harvest technology, animal science and poultry, agricultural engineering, plant production, organic agriculture, applied entomology and integrated pest management. The results of three decades of research activity are to develop agricultural technologies which are ready for commercialization and to contribute to food security, sustainable agriculture and increase productivity.
To achieve rightful place in the country, region and world as applied agricultural research center with development and commercialization of technologies in mission areas in agriculture.
• Helping to meet the needs of the agricultural sector due to the country's development programs, 20-Year Vision and Holistic Scientific Map.
• To play an effective role in agricultural technology transfer market

Conducting applied researches and technology development in order to solve agricultural problems
• Research on improving of agricultural practices, increasing durability and producing healthy food using new technologies and work toward commercialization and technology transfer in agriculture
• Increasing national, regional and international cooperation by signing contracts, and memorandum of understandings for joint projects and exchange of technology (including those related to the objectives of the Institute) with local, regional and international institutions
• Scientific evaluation of patents in agriculture
• Development of reference laboratories in various fields including animal stem cell, animal probiotics, testing of agricultural machinery, medicinal plants and food processing equipments
• Trying to increase the number of knowledge-based enterprise by directing of faculties and staffs in agricultural research institute
• Cooperation in the training of specialists, post graduate students, sabbatical and postdoctoral fellowship
• Conducting workshops in collaboration with international experts
• Contribute to development and domestication of technology and effectively transfer and commercialize of technology in agriculture
• Trying to play an effective role in interacting with industry sector
• Trying to develop technologies for producing healthy and organic products and active participation in mass production of beneficial insects and integrated pest management (IPM)
• Applying for new patents and publication of scientific journals

Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)