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Agricultural Research: Applications and Future Orientations

  • Naser Valizadeh
  • Masoud BijaniEmail author
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Agricultural research can be broadly defined as any research activity aimed at improving productivity and quality of crops by their genetic improvement, better plant protection, irrigation, storage methods, farm mechanization, efficient marketing, and a better management of resources (Loebenstein and Thottappilly 2007).


The objective of this document is to provide a tool to understand aspects and future orientations of agricultural research. It begins with an overview of the concept and/or definition of agricultural research. It then focuses on the role of agricultural research in achieving the goals of 2030 Agenda, different types of agricultural researched, systemic research methodology in agriculture, and finally different kinds of use for agricultural research.

The Concept and Definition of Agricultural Research

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, School of AgricultureShiraz UniversityShirazIran
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, College of AgricultureTarbiat Modares University (TMU)TehranIran

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ManagementRasht Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityRashtIran