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Directory: Agriculture

Information on appropriate agriculture: Weblinks to agriculture-related agencies and products/producers.

Regional Government Ministries  
Regional Universities & Research Institutes  
Regional NGOs  
Regional Information Sources, Networks  


Regional Government Ministries

Bangladesh: Ministry of Agriculture
Officila site with agricultural statistics and policy

Bhutan: Ministry of Agriculture
Official site concerned with agriculture & renewable resources

Maldives: Ministry of Fisheries, Agriculture & Marine resources
Official site concerned with sustainable management of agricultural & fisheries sectors

Nepal: Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives
Address only

Pakistan: Ministry of Environment, Local Government & Rural Development
Official site concerned with, among others, sustainable strategy

Sri Lanka: Ministry of Agriculture
Official site with links to official departments and research institutes

Sri Lanka: Department of Agriculture
Official site with technical information and links

Sri Lanka: Ministry of Irrigation & Water Management
Address and staff names only

Sri Lanka: Ministry of Land
Branch of government concerned with land reform & settlement

Sri Lanka: Ministry of Rural Economy
Branch of government concerned with sustainable development practices



Regional Universities & Research Institutes

Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)
Unofficial website of university engaged in all aspects of agricultural education and research. Conducts agricultural extension programmes and international graduate courses.

Bangladesh: Bangabandhu Agricultural University (BSMRAU)
Postgraduate institute to MS and PhD level. Education and research programs contain an outreach program designed to improve the economic wellbeing of farmers and to accelerate rural development.

Bangladesh: International University of Business Agriculture & Technology (IUBAT)
Offers BS in Agriculture (BSAG) and is recognized in North America and other countries. Transfer credits from IUBAT are accepted by foreign universities.

Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI)
Carries out research for development and optimum utilization of all living aquatic resources and coordinate fisheries research activities in Bangladesh. With links. Mymensingh.

Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)
Conducts research into the utilization, management and improvement of forests and forest products. Chittagong City.

Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI)
Organisation engaged in research to improve jute crops and products. Dhaka.

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI)
Conducts research on all aspects of rice, trains extenstion personnel on modern rice technology, and publishes booklets and leaflets for rapid transfer of technologies. Gazipur.

Bangladesh: SAARC Agricultural Information Center (SAIC)
Regional arm of SAARC sharing information on agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry and related field.

India: National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM)

Nepal: Fertilizer Unit, Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives
Official news, policy reports & addresses pertaining to the fertizer sector.

Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)
Autonomous organisation conducting agricultural research.

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)
Official site concerned with crops, animal sciences and natural resources

Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka
Official site with technical information and links to research institutes

Ministry of Irrigation & Water Management, Sri Lanka

Ministry of Land, Sri Lanka
Government branch concerned with land reform & settlement

Sri Lanka: National Science Foundation
Institution overseeing science research, funding & inter-regional cooperation.


Regional NGOs

Pakistan: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
Independent policy-oriented research institute, Islamabad



Regional Information Sources, Networks

Bangladesh: Sustainable Development Networking Programme, Agriculture
Informative site on Bangladeshi agriculture with links.

India: Agricultural Gateway to India
Information website managed by the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM).


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