Research Focus Area

Research is the mainstream of Yezin Agricultural University providing information for technical development and practical application. Students’ research, departmental research, collaborative research, and international research projects are being done with government budget, funding from international organizations as well as private companies, and individuals.
The research trend of Yezin Agricultural University has been agricultural production, agricultural environment, and social science and agricultural economics. Some of the research works are published biennial YAU journal while many are in the proceedings of domestic and international conferences. Research collaborations are encouraged both for individuals and departments.

Research Focus Area at Departments of Yezin Agricultural University
Sr. Department Research Focus Area
1. Agronomy  (1) Crop Agronomy
(2) Crop Nutrition
(3) Crop Management
(4) Planting Arrangement
(5) Crop Physiology
(6) Environment Friendly-management
(7) Postharvest Technology
(8) Crop Quality Management
2. Plant Breeding, Physiology and Ecology (1) Varietal evaluation for field crops: rice, maize and mungbean
(2) Breeding for recombinant inbred lines in rice
(3) Double haploid rice breeding
(4) Chromosome counting
(5) Molecular maker assistant selection in rice for biotic and abiotic stresses
(6) Physiological response of local rice
(7) Mutation breeding
3. Soil and Water Science (1) Soil Fertility Evaluation and Management
(2) Fertilizer and Manure
(3) Plant Nutrition
(4) Water Management
4. Plant Pathology (1) Identification of crop diseases
(2) Race detection of pathogens
(3) Screening of crop varieties resistance to some major diseases
(4) Chemical control of crop diseases
(5) Integrated disease management practices
5. Entomology and Zoology (1) Diversity and Distribution
(2) Species Exploration
(3) Conservation Biology
(4) Insect and Non-Insect Pests Control
(5) Host Plant Resistance
(6) Pesticide Residue
(7) Pesticide Resistance
6. Horticulture (1)Sustainable Horticultural Crops Production
(2) Drought Tolerant on Cabbage Production
(3) Plant Tissue Culture
(4)Postharvest Technology on Horticultural Crops
(5) Analysis on Home Garden
(6) GAP on Vegetable Growing
(7)Hormone Application on Mango for Growth and Development
(8) Stock Scion Relationship on Mango
Sr. Department Research Focus Area
7. Agricultural Economics (1) Value chain analysis
(2) Agribusiness management
(3) Rural livelihoods and development
(4) Agricultural policy analysis
(5) Natural resource management
8. Agricultural Microbiology (1) Soil Health and Plant Disease Management
(2) Recycling of Agricultural Wastes Using Microbial Consortia
(3) Beneficial Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture
(4) Cropping Pattern, Distribution of Plant Parasitic Nematodes on Rice, Pulses and Sesame and Management
(5) Identification, Characterization and Screening of Potential Biocontrol Agents
9. Agricultural Extension (1) Agricultural extension strategies and methodologies
(2) Communication strategies
(3) Gender and women empowerment
(4) Human ecology and community studies
(5) Rural livelihood and development
10. Agricultural Biotechnology (1) Marker Assisted Breeding
(2) Molecular identification of plant and insect species
(3)Drought Tolerance Associated
Gene Analysis in Rice

(4)Genetic diversity of Fruits
11. Food Science and Technology (1) Food Processing
(2) Food Preservation
(3) Natural Food Colourants
(4) Value Added Food Products
(5) Food Safety and Quality Management
(6) Food System and Nutrition
12. Animal Science (1)Feed and Feeding Practices (Dairy Cattle)
(2) Animal Nutrition (Goat)
(3) Edible Insects for Food and Feed
13. Agricultural Engineering (1) Rice Cultivation Method using Rice Trans planter
(2) Digitizing the Topography Map
Research Focus Area at Advanced Center of Agricultural Research and Education (ACARE)
Sr. Division Research Focus Area
1. New Genetics (1) Genetic Diversity of Crops
(2) QTL mapping
(3) Marker Assisted Breeding
(4) Association Mapping
2. Post-harvest Technology (1) Food extrusion technology
(2) Food preservation
(3) Milling and processing of cereals, pulses and oilseed crops
(4) Storage engineering
(5) Postharvest management of horticultural crops
3. Capacity Building (1) Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management
(2) Breeding of Self and Cross Pollinated Crops by Hybridization and Selection, Mutation Breeding  
4. Participatory Knowledge Management (1) Technology Adoption
(2) Value Chain Studies
(3) Resource Allocation and Efficiency
(4) E-extension and Extension Methods
(5) Food and Nutrition Security
(6) Rural Sociology and Behavior Science
(7) Climate Change Adaptation Strategies


Research Focus Area at Outreach Campuses
Sr. Campuses Research Focus Area
1. Aungban (1) Biological Control and Pest Management
(2) Soil Science
2. Hlegu (1) Agroecology of field crops
(2) Socioeconomics
(3) Plant Physiology
3. Hmawbi (1) Entomology, Applied Genetic and Pest Management
(2) Plant Breeding
4. Kyaukse (1) Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
(2) Sustainable Water Management in Arid Region
(3) Plant Physiology and Breeding
(4) Agricultural Economics and Extension
(5) Integrated Pest Management (Biological Control)
5. Magway (1) Hydroponics
(2) Agricultural Economics
(3) Agricultural Biotechnology
(4) Plant Breeding
6. Mawlamyine (1) Insect ecology and control measures
(2) Postharvest technology of horticultural crops
(3) Field crop research
7. Phyu (1) Soil Salinization
(2) Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
(3) Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS)
(4) Water Quality Monitoring
(5) Water Resource Management
(6) Environment Risk Assessment
Research Focus Area at JICA-TCP
Sr. Group Research Research Focus Area
1. RA Rice Varietal Selection for Climate Change with Farmer Participatory Approach
2. RB Spatial Analysis on Distribution of Crops, Pests, Diseases and Soil Fertility and Its Application to Crop Management
3. RC Postharvest and Supply Chain Management of Selected Major Crops
National Climate Smart Agricultural Center (NCSAC)
Sr. Center Research Focus Area
1. NCSA Agricultural Adaptation Strategies and practices
(i) Climate Variability Impacts, Vulnerability Assessment including Community and Household Level for Adaptive Capacity, Sensitivity and Exposure, Adaptation Practices including stakeholder’s perception and awareness
(ii) Mitigation strategies such as crop physiology and GHG emission
(iii) Crop breeding programs on stress resistant and tolerant varieties for the stress-prone environment

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