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  • Agriculture Research Institute(ARI) was initially established at Gyogon, Insein township, Yangon in 1954.
  • ARI was the shifted to Yezin, Pyinmana township, Mandalay Division in 1971.
  • DAR became as a sparate Department on 27 January 2004.


  • With the impact of advanced agricultural research, it’s aimed at improving Agricultural Sector through increase in Farmers’ income and upgrade of national economy.


  • Department of Agricultural Research is to systematically conduct research activities that would suit to the needs of all stakeholders which include producers, distributors and consumers in developing and dissemination of regionally adapted crop varieties and crop production technologies.


  • To develop high yielding improved varieties and hybrids with good quality and good regional adaption.
  • To generate profitable cropping system and production technology.
  • To develop crop varieties and production technologies resilience to climate change and global warming.
  • To develop Agricultural technologies and biotechnologies.
  • To disseminate research finding through Farmer Channel.


DAR is situated at 10 miles north of Pyinmana on 19˚ 91′ N and 96˚ 0′ 7” It is 254 miles north of Yangon and 176 miles south of Mandalay on Yangon-Mandalay highway.


Annual average rainfall is 46.46 inches (1180 mm). Monsoon usually begins during second week of May and terminates by end October. The mean maximum and minimum temperatures are 37.75˚C and 13.19˚C during April and January.


The DAR occupies a total area of 1028.8 acres of which 574.51 acres are under cultivation and the remaining 454.29 acres under roads and buildings.

Disciplinary Divisions/Sections

Rice Section
Other Cereal Crops Sections

Oilseed Crops Section
Food Legumes Section

Industrial Crops Section
Horticulture Section

Soil Section
Water Utilization Section
Agricultural Engineering Section

Agronomy Section
Agricultural Economics Section
Statistics Section

Biotechnology Section
Seed Bank Section
Entomology Section
Plant Pathology Section

Satellite Farms Under DAR & Their Mandate Crops

No.Satellite FarmsCrops
2PangonWheat, Chickpea
3ZalokeWheat, Chickpea
7TatkoneMaize, Sunflower
8AungbanMaize, Wheat, Soybean, Rice
9KyaukmeMaize, Rice
13NaungmonMaize, Wheat, Buckwheat
15SebinRice, Sunflower, Maize, Pigeonpea
16Dawae (7) MilesHorticulture
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