Golden Jubilee 50 years (1963-2013) of NIA
&
Farmers' Day, March 10, 2015

The institute made a modest beginning in the year 1963 as 'Atomic Energy Agricultural Research Center (AEARC)' under Pakistan atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and it grew overtime and re-designated as 'Nuclear Institute of Agriculture (NIA)' in 1998. NIA is a premiere institute of agriculture in PAEC established at Tandojam, Sindh. The institute has made many important and original research based contributions in the disciplines of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Protection, Plant Physiology and Soil Science.

The present report highlights some of the glimpses of the research achievements made, new methodologies developed, significant advisory and consultancy services provided, dissemination of knowledge acquired and human resource development, linkages with various research institutes, universities and private sector in Sindh particularly and in country generally. The scientists, technical personnel, administrative, finance and other staff of the institute have put in their best efforts in fulfilling the mandate of the institute and also in achieving the targets set during the period.

To fulfill objectives and mandate of the institute, scientists focused on devising methods and evolving crop varieties for increasing agricultural productivity of the country. The institute has evolved 29 improved varieties of different crops. The institute has been acquired 77 national / international projects.

50 YEARS REPORT