Agricultural Research Center, Egypt
The Agricultural Research Center (ARC) is a governmental agency within the purview of the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation. The ARC serves as the research and development arm of the ministry and focuses on conducting applied research to produce technologies aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and reducing production costs. The ARC also facilitates technology dissemination and adoption, drawing on government extension services to get technology to farmers, monitoring adoption by end users and continuously developing human capital. Since the 1970s, the ARC has led the development of: new crop varieties, improved agronomic practices and better food processing techniques.