121 Nguyen Binh Khiem street, District 1, HoChi Minh City, Vietnam.
Tel: 8230950, 8291746, 8197889
Fax: 84.8.8297650
Government institution of Agricultural research, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Director: Prof. Dr. Pham Van Bien.


The Institute of Agricultural Science of South Viet nam was established on the basic of the " Institute des Recherches Agronomiqes de I'Indochine" (1925), Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Research for the South of Indochina (1937), the directorate of Agriculture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry Research 91956), Institute of Agricultural Research (1968).

After the reunification of the country (1975), the Institute was renamed the Institute of Agricultural Technology of the South Vietnam (1977).

In 1981, the Institute was merged with the Sub-Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology of Vietnam in HoChi Minh City and was called Instate of Agricultural Technology of South Vietnam.

Since 1990, the Institute has been called " Institute of Agricultural Science of South Vietnam", (AS).


The IAS is a multi-disciplinary research organization responsible for the following activities:
Research on the breeding and screening of plant varieties and animal breeds, and on technical aspects of crop and livestock production.
Research on the improvement of existing farming systems and on the transfer of technology. Scientific services in Agriculture.

10 research departments carry out research activities and the transfer of technology:

  1. deartment of Food Crop research.
  2. Department of Maize research
  3. Department of Vegetable research
  4. Department of Legumes research
  5. Department of Soil Science and Fertilizers research.
  6. Department of Plant Protection research
  7. Department of Farming Systems research
  8. Department of Pig and Poultry research
  9. Department of Ruminants research
  10. Department of Foodstuffs and Animal Nutrition research.

And 5 affiliated centers:

  1. Hung Loc Agricultural Research Center (in Dong Nai province. 50km from Ho Chi Minh City, devoting mainly to upland crops and fruit trees.
  2. Binh Thang Animal Husbandry Research and Development Center (in Binh Phuoc province), 18 km from HCMC. Focusing mainly on pig and poultry.
  3. Ben Cat Ruminant research and Development Center (in Binh Phuoc province), 67km from HCMC, concentrating on cattle, buffalo, goat and pasture.
  4. Dong Thap Muoi Agricultural Research Center, (in Long An province), 170km from HCMC, devoting mainly to lowland rice and rice-based farming systems.
  5. Agricultural Training and Technology Transfer Center (at IAS head office).