The vision of the ARC is to become a centre of excellence in agricultural research by developing skilled manpower and conducting quality research to generate and disseminate technologies that would ensure sustainable crop production.


The mission of the ARC is to plan, develop and implement research designed to produce technologies and systems that are required to ensure high and sustainable crop productivity and food security.


December 26, 2018A symposium to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Gezira Research Station ” Agricultural Research: Achievements, challenges and future prospects” 25-26 December, 2018 – ARC Headquarter – Wad Medani, Sudan This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Gezira Research Station (GRS), which was established in 1918 as a prerequisite for agricultural development to carry out intensive scientific research on the best methods for cultivation of cotton and other crops in the Gezira. In 1969, the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the GRS with and International Symposium on “the Cotton Growth in the Gezira Environment”, in which twenty six papers on various aspects of cotton research were  presented, including soils, rotations, nutrition, water relations, crop husbandry,  agricultural economics, mechanization, genetics  and crop protection. ARC has undergone fundamental changes commensurate with the development of agricultural sector in the Sudan. Over the past five decades, tremendous achievements have been realized, including the development of new varieties, improved agronomic practices and natural resources management practices. It’s very important to take time to look back at past and present successes, to celebrate our accomplishments and to look forward for the future. In celebration of that historical milestone, ARC has successfully organized a scientific symposium, an exhibition and field tours. The symposium gather ARC researchers from around the country with educators, extension personnel, policy makers, government officials and other  partners  to highlight current research results, identify key knowledge gaps and Stimulate strategic action plan for the future. This highly important event take place during the period of 25-26 December, 2018 at the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) Headquarter, Wad Medani, Sudan. Objective: To review the current situation of agricultural research, showcase its achievements, examine the challenges facing it and provide targeted guidance of research programs for the future Documenting for The Symposium to Mark the 100th Anniversary of the Gezira Research Station – Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC) – Sudan: Symposium Program: Click Here This Page will updated soon   [...]
April 20, 2017Dear ARC Leaders and Research Scientists, I am excited to announce The Agriculture Research Corporation (ARC) of the Sudan now has access to a range of CABI products. This access will expire of 17th June, so please use the links and access details below to begin your search. CAB Abstracts                                     www.cabdirect.org CAB Abstracts is the leading English-language bibliographic information service providing access to the world’s applied life sciences literature. It comes with CABI Full Text, giving users automatic access to over 350,000* journal articles, conference papers and reports (80% of which are not available electronically anywhere else). Global Health                                       www.cabdirect.org Global Health gives researchers and students unparalleled access to all the world’s relevant public health research and practice – providing knowledge without borders CAB eBooks                                        www.cabdirect.org The CAB eBooks Front File contains over 120 books (over 2,400 chapters), and is updated with new titles throughout the year. In addition, CAB eBooks operates alongside CAB Abstracts – CABI’s leading abstracts database – providing rich indexing and search tools. The Compendia Collection: Animal Health & Production            www.cabi.org/ahpc Aquaculture                                        www.cabi.org/ac Crop Protection                                  www.cabi.org/cpc Forestry                                             www.cabi.org/fc Since the launch of CABI’s first Compendia in 1994 our critically-acclaimed compendia products have been making a difference to people’s work across the world, by bringing together a vast selection of information into one place. The Compendia combine indexed information of all scientific research, detailed datasheets, images and much more. CABI offer a range of training and support materials as well: www.cabi.org/publishing-products/resources-for-database-users Should you need any details about accessibility to these invaluable resources, please contact: Mrs. Ahlam Ismail Musa Head Librarian, Central Library ARC AGRIS Resource Center of the Sudan Coordinator, Sudan National Agricultural Information Network (SNAIN) P. O. Box 126, Wad Medani, Sudan Tel.: +249-511-842226 Mob.: +249912411839 – +249123016738 Fax: +249-511-843213 E-mail: ahlamusa@yahoo.com URL: http://www.arcsudan.sd http://www.arc-library.gov.sd Skype: ahlam.musa [...]
April 1, 2017The Executive Committee of the AAIS, The Sudanese Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC), University of Gezira cordially invite you to the 22nd AAIS Meeting and Scientific Conference, which will be held in Wad Medani, Sudan. The conference will provide a forum for effective communication and exchange of information and ideas between participants on various aspects of insect science, and promote advancement and dissemination of knowledge relevant to the needs of Africa. Date: 23-26 October 2017 Venue: ARC, Wad Medani, Sudan For more information please read the second announcement of the conference (English): Click Here Second announcement – French: Click Here Main conference website: http://www.arcsudan.sd/sudan-AAIS-meeting-22/AAIS.html Follow AAIS at:   : AAIS_2015  : @AAIS_2017 [...]
February 6, 2017Background AGORA, HINARI and OARE are three major Internet-based portals that provide low-income countries throughout the world, though primarily Africa, free or low lost access to the world’s journal literature in agriculture, health and the environment. The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. The collective name for the four programmes – HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI – Research4Life provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Eligible libraries and their users benefit from: Online access to over 44,000  peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases Full-text articles which can be downloaded for saving, printing or reading on screen Searching by keyword, subject, author or language Resources available in several languages Training in information literacy and promotional support Research4Life is a public-private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, Cornell and Yale Universities and the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers. Working together with technology partner Microsoft, the partnership’s goal is to help attain six of the UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015, reducing the scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing world. E-Resources Training Workshop – Khartoum (Sudan): Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) of South Africa is contrasting with the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC), Khartoum, Sudan to provide logistical support to organize and carry out of four-day workshop to train DAAD scholars, library staff, researchers and decision makers in the use of electronic scientific journal delivery programmes, principally Research4life and TEEAL, and information literacy components. The workshop has been organized at the Information Technology and Linguistics Centre (ITLC), AlzaiemAlazhari University (AAU), Khartoum North during the period 23rd – 26th January, 2017. The training workshop was attended by 30 participants from DAAD Scholars, well professional of different background disciplines related to agriculture, health, environment and related sciences. The workshop objective and structure: The training workshop seeks to increase the quality and effectiveness of research and education in health, agriculture, environment and related biological and social sciences, which would contribute toward improving food security in Sudan and encourage cross disciplinary collaboration between agriculture, health and environment. The outcome of the workshop is to enable researchers, policy-makers, educators, librarians and extension specialists have access to high quality, relevant and timely information on agriculture, health and environment via the internet, CD-ROM and external hard disk. The workshop has Training of Trainer approach (ToT) and comprises lectures delivered in classroom setting, hands-on exercises and group work. Some exercises are involved accessing relevant live websites and portals on the internet and other are conducted offline. Each participant accessed to computer or participants laptop and internet and WIFI accessed during training sessions. Methodology:- The training sessions were composed of different packages such as theoretical and practical methods as well as participatory approach which were used as training methodology to ensure the quality of training are there and to ensure there is no gap of understanding among the different levels of participants. In addition, translation to Arabic was used for the same purposes. The training sessions were divided into 11 Modules and each module has sub-sessions and activities. The practical package was composed of hand out for the exercises, home work, and application of the knowledge that was gained. DAAD-Sudan e-resources Training workshop:- The training was implemented jointly between The Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) and Agricultural Research Corporation Sudan (ARC) and funded and sponsored by DAAD and attended by 30 participants from DAAD Sudan Scholars and the training Venue was the Information Technology and Linguistics Centre at AlzaimAlazhari University (AAU) Khartoum North, Sudan. The source persons and facilitators was Dr. Pamela AyieraMarindafrom ITOCA and the national co-facilitators were Prof. RaffaAshmalla from National Center for Research (NCR), Mrs. AhlamIsmail Musa (ARC), Mr. ElkhidirElyass (ARC) as well as Eng. IhabShoully from Sudanese Knowledge Society (SKS). [...]