Rice Research Institute of Iran was visited by Dr. Mohajer, Deputy of the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture at Agronomy
Rice Research Institute of Iran was visited by Dr. Mohajer, Deputy of the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture at Agronomy, Dr. Saleh Mohammadi, Director General of the Jihad Agricultural Organization of Guilan Province, Dr. Samizadeh, Head of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Guilan University, Eng. Adibi, Executor of the Project of Rice Production, Eng. Asghari, General Manager of Forage and Weaving Products of the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture, Eng. Soheili, CEO of Speed Rood Company, Eng. Mousavi, Deputy Director of Crop Production Improvement of the Jihad Agricultural Organization and Vice Chancellor for Research of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Guilan University on May 19, 2022. Dr. Hosseini, Director General of Rice Research Institute of Iran, and his colleagues in the research departments hosted the visitors.
Dr. Hossieni, director-general of Rice Research Institute of Iran reported on the last research activities of RRII such as breeding programs, agronomy packages, second crop in the rice-based cropping system, rice production promotion plan, and food security in rice.
Dr. Mohajer, Deputy of the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture in Agronomy called for a closer, greater, and operational cooperation between research centers and universities to address production challenges. He pointed to the successful experience of China and some of the leading countries in the field of agriculture, as modern science entered the field and production per unit level increased. He also added that the production of fodder and vegetables in paddy lands was emphasized as a second crop. Improving rice yield per unit area through the cultivation of potential cultivars, especially hybrids, was also mentioned as one of the ministry’s goals to increase domestic production, and asked the Rice Research Institute and the University of Guilan to cooperate in producing new potential cultivars, especially hybrids and seeds.
At the end of the meeting, it was decided that after coordinating and holding the institute’s meetings with the University of Guilan, a meeting would be held at the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture in order to summarize and present the operational findings on the farm.