Agricultural Research Council (ARC)
|Postal||PO Box 8783, Pretoria, 0001|
|Physical||1134 Park Street, Hatfield, Pretoria|
|Tel||012 427 9700 / 012 340 5814|
|Fax||012 342 2231 / 012 342 3948 / 012 340 5814|
The mission of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is to be a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and fosters innovation to support and develop the agricultural sector.
The ARC's main functions are to: undertake and promote research, technology development and technology transfer; utilise the technological expertise in its possession and make it generally available; publish information concerning its objectives and functions, and establish facilities for the collection and dissemination of information in connection with research and development; publish the results of research; establish and control facilities in the fields of research, technology development and technology transfer that the Council may determine from time to time; cooperate with departments of state, institutions, persons and other authorities for the promotion and conduct of research, technology development and technology transfer; promote the training of research workers by means of bursaries or grants-in-aid for research, technology development and technology transfer, and contribute financially; offer research, development and technology transfer programmes; hire or let facilities; and cooperate with persons and authorities in other countries conducting or promoting research, technology development and technology transfer in agriculture.