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History

  • 02. 1962
    stablished the Institute of Plant Environment
  • 07. 1973
    Renamed to Agricultural Sciences Institute
  • 12. 1994
    Reorganized and expanded into the National Institute of Agricultural Science & Technology with 3 Departments and 16 Divisions
  • 08. 1998
    1998Consolidated the National Sericulture and Entomology Research Institute
  • 05. 1999
    Reorganized(4 Departments, 19 Divisions → 4 Departments, 14 Divisions Δ5 Divisions)
  • 03. 2002
    Reorganized(4 Departments 14 Divisions → 3 Departments, 1 Research Institute and 14 Divisions), and Incorporated with Rural Living Science Institute
  • 01. 2004
    Reorganized(3 Departments, 1 Research Institute and 14 Divisions → 3 Departments 1 Research Institute and 16 Divisions)
    - Established the Department of Agricultural Biology(Integrated the Crop Protection Department and Sericulture & Entomology Department), and the Department of Agro-food Safety
    - Established the Institute of Rural Resources Development : Reorganized the National Rural Living Science Institute
  • 10. 2008
    Reorganized into 5 Departments, 1 Corps, 1 Center and 23 Divisions
    - Incorporated with National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology
    - Renamed the Rural Resources Development Institute → Department of Korean Food Research for Globalization
    - Established the National Agrobiodiversity Center
  • 09. 2009
    Reorganized into 6 Departments, 1 Center and 23 Divisions
    - Renamed the Department of Korean Food Research for Globalization → Department of Agro-food Resources
    - Renamed the Hazardous Substances Division → Chemical Safety Division
  • 06. 2012
    Reorganized into 6 Departments, 1 Center, 23 Divisions, and 2 Teams

    Moved the Division :
    - Organic Agriculture Division: Dept. of Crop Life Safety → Dept. of Agricultural Environment
    - Crop Protection Division: Dept. of Agricultural Biology → Dept. of Crop Life Safety

    Renamed the Division or Team :
    - Agricultural Microbiology Team → Agricultural Microbiology Division
    - Microbial Safety Division → Microbial Safety Team
    - Microbial Safety Division → Microbial Safety Team
    - Post-Harvest & Food Engineering Division → Postharvest Engineering Division
    - Functional Bio-Material Division → Metabolic Engineering Division
    - Bio-crop Development Division →Molecular Breeding Division
    - Korean Food & Culture Division → Agro-food Utilization Division
    - Fermentation & Food Processing Division → Fermented Food Science Division

    Established the Technology Services Team