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 ARC and its mandate
 Mission
 Our people
 Geographical distribution
 Our institutions
 Plant production
 Technology transfer
 International co-operation
 Directory
 Back Cover






Title: ARC for the advancement of agriculture
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    ARC and its mandate
        Page 2
    Mission
        Page 2
    Our people
        Page 2
    Geographical distribution
        Page 2
    Our institutions
        Page 2
    Plant production
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Technology transfer
        Page 7
    International co-operation
        Page 7
    Directory
        Page 8
    Back Cover
        Page 9
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ARC AND ITS MANDATE

The Agri.:u.l'.Jro, Research Council (ARC) is a statutory body established in South Africa with
a mandate to conduct research, development and technology transfer. Our aim is to utilise
these tools to promote agriculture and agriculture-related productivity. Our ultimate goal
is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all our people.



MISSION

We are committed to conducting innovative and creative research directed towards problem-
solving and the unlocking of new, applicable knowledge to provide the technology required
to develop our agricultural production potential in harmony with South Africa's natural
resources. To extend ARC's research capacity we seek close collaboration with scientific insti-
tutions, including universities.



OUR PEOPLE

A president, together with his heads of divisions and the directors of the research institutions,
form the management team of ARC. With a staff of 4 700, ARC is South Africa's largest agricul-
tural research organisation.



GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION

See chart of ARC's institutions.



OUR INSTITUTIONS

Ten research institutes and two research centres, together with a network of experimental
farms, form the backbone of ARC's research structure. These institutes facilitate the channelling
of our research and development efforts to the core of virtually every agricultural commodity.








ARC AND ITS MANDATE

The Agri.:u.l'.Jro, Research Council (ARC) is a statutory body established in South Africa with
a mandate to conduct research, development and technology transfer. Our aim is to utilise
these tools to promote agriculture and agriculture-related productivity. Our ultimate goal
is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all our people.



MISSION

We are committed to conducting innovative and creative research directed towards problem-
solving and the unlocking of new, applicable knowledge to provide the technology required
to develop our agricultural production potential in harmony with South Africa's natural
resources. To extend ARC's research capacity we seek close collaboration with scientific insti-
tutions, including universities.



OUR PEOPLE

A president, together with his heads of divisions and the directors of the research institutions,
form the management team of ARC. With a staff of 4 700, ARC is South Africa's largest agricul-
tural research organisation.



GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION

See chart of ARC's institutions.



OUR INSTITUTIONS

Ten research institutes and two research centres, together with a network of experimental
farms, form the backbone of ARC's research structure. These institutes facilitate the channelling
of our research and development efforts to the core of virtually every agricultural commodity.








ARC AND ITS MANDATE

The Agri.:u.l'.Jro, Research Council (ARC) is a statutory body established in South Africa with
a mandate to conduct research, development and technology transfer. Our aim is to utilise
these tools to promote agriculture and agriculture-related productivity. Our ultimate goal
is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all our people.



MISSION

We are committed to conducting innovative and creative research directed towards problem-
solving and the unlocking of new, applicable knowledge to provide the technology required
to develop our agricultural production potential in harmony with South Africa's natural
resources. To extend ARC's research capacity we seek close collaboration with scientific insti-
tutions, including universities.



OUR PEOPLE

A president, together with his heads of divisions and the directors of the research institutions,
form the management team of ARC. With a staff of 4 700, ARC is South Africa's largest agricul-
tural research organisation.



GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION

See chart of ARC's institutions.



OUR INSTITUTIONS

Ten research institutes and two research centres, together with a network of experimental
farms, form the backbone of ARC's research structure. These institutes facilitate the channelling
of our research and development efforts to the core of virtually every agricultural commodity.








ARC AND ITS MANDATE

The Agri.:u.l'.Jro, Research Council (ARC) is a statutory body established in South Africa with
a mandate to conduct research, development and technology transfer. Our aim is to utilise
these tools to promote agriculture and agriculture-related productivity. Our ultimate goal
is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all our people.



MISSION

We are committed to conducting innovative and creative research directed towards problem-
solving and the unlocking of new, applicable knowledge to provide the technology required
to develop our agricultural production potential in harmony with South Africa's natural
resources. To extend ARC's research capacity we seek close collaboration with scientific insti-
tutions, including universities.



OUR PEOPLE

A president, together with his heads of divisions and the directors of the research institutions,
form the management team of ARC. With a staff of 4 700, ARC is South Africa's largest agricul-
tural research organisation.



GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION

See chart of ARC's institutions.



OUR INSTITUTIONS

Ten research institutes and two research centres, together with a network of experimental
farms, form the backbone of ARC's research structure. These institutes facilitate the channelling
of our research and development efforts to the core of virtually every agricultural commodity.








ARC AND ITS MANDATE

The Agri.:u.l'.Jro, Research Council (ARC) is a statutory body established in South Africa with
a mandate to conduct research, development and technology transfer. Our aim is to utilise
these tools to promote agriculture and agriculture-related productivity. Our ultimate goal
is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all our people.



MISSION

We are committed to conducting innovative and creative research directed towards problem-
solving and the unlocking of new, applicable knowledge to provide the technology required
to develop our agricultural production potential in harmony with South Africa's natural
resources. To extend ARC's research capacity we seek close collaboration with scientific insti-
tutions, including universities.



OUR PEOPLE

A president, together with his heads of divisions and the directors of the research institutions,
form the management team of ARC. With a staff of 4 700, ARC is South Africa's largest agricul-
tural research organisation.



GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION

See chart of ARC's institutions.



OUR INSTITUTIONS

Ten research institutes and two research centres, together with a network of experimental
farms, form the backbone of ARC's research structure. These institutes facilitate the channelling
of our research and development efforts to the core of virtually every agricultural commodity.








PLANT PRODUCTION


Vegetable and Ornamental
Plant Research Institute is well
equipped to conduct practical and
fundamental research on vegetables,
potatoes, flowers and various other
horticultural crops, such as chicory.



Citrus and Subtropical Fruit Research Institute is responsible for research on citrus and
24 other .ubr.ropical crops, including bananas, avocados, mangoes, pineapples, litchis, coffee,
tea, macadamia and pecan nuts, etc. These crops can be cultivated in most countries of
Southern Africa.



Fruit and Fruit Technology Research Institute is responsible for all research concerning
the cultivation and post-harvest technology of deciduous fruit and other allotted crops such
as berry fruit, nut crops, rooibos tea, dates, olives, kiwifruit, figs and hop.



Viticultural and Oenological Research Institute is industry-orientated and conducts
research on all aspects of the cultivation of table, raisin and wine grapes, and on the production
of wine and brandy.



Plant Protection Research Institute is responsible for biosystematic, ecological and
epidemiological studies of invertebrate fauna, mycoflora, pathogenic and useful bacteria,
viruses and invasive weeds. Research on pesticide dynamics, application technology and
biocontrol measures is aimed at promoting environmentally acceptable pest control and
economical and sustainable farming systems.



Soil and Irrigation Research Institute promotes the optimal utilisation of the natural
agricultural resources by conducting surveys, making assessments and interpretations and
conducting research related to soil use and management. Agriculture-related environment
problems are also among the priorities of the Institute.
















































Grain Crops Research Institute
encompasses three research centres.
At the Summer Grain Centre the
research emphasis is on the develop-
ment of cost-effective techniques to
promote production .[cit.ilir,' and to
maintain grain quality. The Small Grain
Centre concentrates on breeding and
releasing improved wheat, barley
and oats cultivars as well as on culti-
vation research programmes. At the
Oil and Protein Seed Centre inter-


discpilinijry research is conducted on
grounrdnuts sunilower so beans dry
beans lJpins ond. c0. peos

Tobacco and Cotton Reseprch In-'
stitute develops s-und guidizlies for'
cultiva\'io rocricestich as irnrgaoan .'
plnting distances and [re control of
diseases and pests Moqor research
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ANIMAL PRODUCTION


Animal and Dairy Science
Research Institute is concerned
with improving the efficiency of
animal production and the quality of
animal products. Fields of endeavour
include Animal Genetics, Biotechnol-
ogy, Physiology, Nutrition, Meat and
Dairy Science and also the technical
aspects of the National Performance








and Progeny Testing Schemes applied
to all types of domestic livestock. The
research is undertaken at all levels,
varying from the molecular to the
applied.


Veterinary Research Institute
at Onderstepoort aims to promote op-
timum animal production by ensuring
that livestock remain healthy. It con-
ducts mission-orientated research on
the most important infectious and tick-
borne diseases and poisoning of animals. Molecular, biological, epidemiological and
immunological technologies feature strongly in these investigations, and in those on external
and internal parasitic infestations.


Grassland Research Centre's task is to conduct holistic and integrated research aimed
at optimising animal production in homogeneous farming areas in South Africa. This involves
studying the impact of both positive and negative environmental and managerial factors
on the functioning of pasture plants, in both natural vegetation and cultivated pastures. This
provides information for efficient utilisation practices without harming the resources.



TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER


ARC's research activities are aimed at national priorities. We regard transfer of this technology
as part of an effective service to agricultural industry and as an important feed-back
mechanism through which further research priorities are determined. In this sense, our
institutions are in an ideal position to translate this knowledge to end-users for implementation.



INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION


Scientists frequently visit institutions and colleagues abroad. Similarly, ARC hosts many scien-
tists from all over the world who participate in various research projects undertaken at our
institutions. Co-operation based on mutual involvement and reciprocal exchange of scien-
tists, expertise and experience, is also firmly established with several countries on the African
continent. This co-operation includes the successful execution of potentially valuable
development projects in plant and animal production.








and Progeny Testing Schemes applied
to all types of domestic livestock. The
research is undertaken at all levels,
varying from the molecular to the
applied.


Veterinary Research Institute
at Onderstepoort aims to promote op-
timum animal production by ensuring
that livestock remain healthy. It con-
ducts mission-orientated research on
the most important infectious and tick-
borne diseases and poisoning of animals. Molecular, biological, epidemiological and
immunological technologies feature strongly in these investigations, and in those on external
and internal parasitic infestations.


Grassland Research Centre's task is to conduct holistic and integrated research aimed
at optimising animal production in homogeneous farming areas in South Africa. This involves
studying the impact of both positive and negative environmental and managerial factors
on the functioning of pasture plants, in both natural vegetation and cultivated pastures. This
provides information for efficient utilisation practices without harming the resources.



TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER


ARC's research activities are aimed at national priorities. We regard transfer of this technology
as part of an effective service to agricultural industry and as an important feed-back
mechanism through which further research priorities are determined. In this sense, our
institutions are in an ideal position to translate this knowledge to end-users for implementation.



INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION


Scientists frequently visit institutions and colleagues abroad. Similarly, ARC hosts many scien-
tists from all over the world who participate in various research projects undertaken at our
institutions. Co-operation based on mutual involvement and reciprocal exchange of scien-
tists, expertise and experience, is also firmly established with several countries on the African
continent. This co-operation includes the successful execution of potentially valuable
development projects in plant and animal production.










DIRECTORY


Director
Animal and Dairy Science
Research Institute
Private Dog X2
IRENE 1675
Tel (012) 661 5110
Fax (012) 661 5120




Director
Grain Crops
Research Institute
Private Bag X1251
POTCHEFSTROOM 2520
Tel (0148) 27211
Fax (0148) 7146




Director
Tobacco and Cotton
Research Institute
Private Dog X82075
RUSTENDURG 0300
Tel (0142) 99 3150
Fax (0142) 993113




Director
Viticultural and Oenological
Research Institute
Private Bag X5206
STELLENBOSCH 7600
Tel (02231) 9 5500
Fox (02231) 9 5508


Director
Citrus and Subtropical Fruit
Research Institute
Private Bag X11208
NELSPRUIT 1200
Tel (01311) 5 2071
Fox (01311) 23854




Director
Plant Protection
Research Institute
Private Bag X134
PRETORIA 0001
Tel (012) 2069111
Fax (012) 323 5275




Director
Vegetable and Ornamental
Plant Research Institute
Private Dog X293
PRETORIA 0001
Tel (012) 808 0830
Fax (012) 808 0844




Head
Grassland Research Centre
Private Dog X07
LYNN EAST
PRETORIA 0039
Tel (012) 808 0805
Fax (012) 808 2155


Director
Fruit and Fruit Technology
Research Institute
Private Bag X5013
STELLENDOSCH 7600
Tel (02231) 99090
Fox (02231) 9 8669




Director
Soil and Irrigation
Research Institute
Private Dog X79
PRETORIA 0001
Tel (012) 2069111
Fax (012) 3231157




Director
Veterinary Research Institute
P.O. ONDERSTEPOORT 0110
Tel (012) 5299111
Fax (012) 55 6573






Head
Plant Biotechnology
Research Centre
Private Bag X293
PRETORIA 0001
Tel (012) 808 0830
Fax (012) 808 0844


President Tel (012) 436210
Agricultural Research Council Fax (012) 435814
Celtis Plaza North Building International tel no:
1085 Schoeman Street 00227 12436210
PO Box 8783
PRETORIA 0001








GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF ARC INSTITUTIONS


RESEARCH INSTITUTES
Pretoria and vicinity
Animal and Dairy Science
Plant Protection
Soil and Irrigation
Vegetable and Ornamental Plant
Veterinary Science

Nelspruit
Citrus and Subtropical Fruit

Potchefstroom
Grain Crops


Rustenburg
Tobacco and Cotton

Stellenbosch
Fruit and Fruit Technology
Viticulture and Oenology

D RESEARCH CENTRES
Grassland
Plant Biotechnology

0 EXPERIMENTAL FARMS


Published by the Department of Agricultural Development and obtainable from the Director,
Directorate of Agncultural Information, Private Dog X144, Pretoria 0001
Pnnted in the Republic of South Afnco by Gutenberg Book Pnnters, Pretoria
1991


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