Initial foundation process of International Agricultural Research and Training Center (IARTC) began with the decision of Ministry Cabinet numbered 94/6291 and dated 22.11.1994 and published in Official Gazette numbered 22149 dated 22 December 1994. Our center was put into service on 9 September 1996 in Menemen with the name Agricultural Hydrology Research and Training Center.
Our center was turned into International Agricultural Research and Training Center with the decision of Ministry Cabinet numbered 2009/14606 and dated 21.01.2009 and published in Official Gazette numbered 27138 dated 11.02.2009 in order to increase productivity and quality in agricultural production, provide national and international education and training about preserving natural and genetic resources and their sustainable use and conduct researches about these trainings.
Directorate of Menemen Soil and Water Resources Research Institute, which was shut down with Legislative Decree numbered 639 and dated 03.06.2011, also conjoined to our institution.
Our center provides services under the General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policy of The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.