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What We Do



Hindustan Agricultural Research Welfare Society, pronounced HARWS, builds public-private partnerships to support bold science. Our research, co-created with the agriculture community, fills critical research gaps. We also invest in the future scientific workforce.
Hindustan Agricultural Research Welfare Society works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.




We support pioneering science to provide everyone access to affordable, nutritious food grown on thriving farms.

We Found Pioneering Research


We Conduct Research in Key Challenge Areas

Food and agriculture systems are complex, requiring collaboration among many disciplines and experts. Our Challenge Area research targets urgent food and agriculture topics. These Challenge Areas form our strategic research framework.

Soil Health


Our Soil Health Challenge Area develops sustainable on-farm practices from the ground-up by creating innovative solutions to improve soil health from measurement to adoption.

Sustainable Water Management


Sustainable Water Management And Water Health Challenge Area develops sustainable on-farm practices from the ground-up by creating innovative solutions to improve soil health from measurement to adoption.

Advanced Animal Systems


The Advanced Animal Systems challange Area support research that improves animal health and welfare and pioneerspractices that sustain our food system.


Next Generation Crops


The Next Generation Crop Challenge Area funds research on new and conventional crops to increase crop diversity and farm profitability.

Urban Food Systems


The Urban Food System Challenge Area help scientists,farmers and policymakers design equitable urban food system that promote wellness and urban resilience

Health-Agriculture Nexus


The Health-Agriculture Nexus Challenge Area supports research to reduce food and nutrition insecurity, decrease food waste and loss and improve human health.





How We Work


Science and collaboration are at the heart of our work.
We convene stakeholders to identify urgent challenges and the research needed to develop solutions. With our unique connections to the private and public sectors and our dedication to innovation, we only fund research that meets our rigorous scientific-review standards. Our publicly available results are shared with the scientific and agriculture communities who can employ these solutions.