The main objective of AERI is to conduct research in th fields of agricultural economics and statistics for the pu pose of developing production and income within t framework of the national agricultural policy. Specific goals include:
Performing and publishing research.
Economic analysis of different Egyptian agricultural commodities.
Improving statistical data collection and analysis, and establishing accurate agricultural databases.
Preparing the economic and statistical information needed by decision makers.
Finance & Agricultural Cooperation
Rural Community Development
Agricultural Policy and Project Evaluation
Research and Regional Studies
The Agricultural Economics Research Institute (AERI) was established in 1943 as the Agricultural Economics Department. In 1949, it became the Agricultural Economics and Legislation Department and consisted of agricultural foreign relations, statistics, agricultural economics, and legislation divisions. In 1958, it became a research department for agricultural economics and statistics. With the increasing demand for the Ministry of Agriculture′s services during the 1960s, the department was organized into eight divisions. When the ARC was established in 1971, AERI became one of its first institutes responsible, together with other institutes, to improve the technologies and services available to Egyptian agriculture through research and ex- tension.
(last updated: 14-November-2002)
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