The Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), which is affiliated with Jihad-e-Agriculture Ministry, are the largest responsible body for agricultural research and education in Iran. AREEO leads and organizes 26 national agricultural research institute, 34 agricultural research center and provincial natural resources, and 32 agricultural education complexes. Some of them along with Rice Research Institute of Iran (RRII) are more and less contributed in different aspects of rice mainly associated with RRII such as Agriculture Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRI), Soil and Water Research Institute (SWRI), Iran Research Institute of Plant Protection (IRIPP), Seed and Plant Improvement Institute (SPII), Seed and Plant Certification and Registration Institute (SPCRI), Haraz Extension and Technology Development Center (HETDC), Guilan Agriculture Education Center (GAEC) and Planning Research Center, Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (PRCARD). AREEO has 2600 expert staff, researchers in M.A. and mostly in PhD.