Institute and History
Research on Oil Palm under irrigated conditions is practically a new start
and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research established the National
Research Centre for Oil Palm ( later renamed as Directorate of Oil Palm
Research) at Pedavegi in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on
February 19,1995. In November 2014, the institute was upgraded as
Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research (IIOPR) to cater to oil palm
research requirements across the country. IIOPR serves as a centre
for conducting and coordinating research on all aspects of oil
palm conservation, improvement, production, protection, post-harvest
technology and transfer of technology. This institute has a
research centre at Palode near Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
ICAR-Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research
Pedavegi, West Godavari Dt., Andhra Pradesh. 534 450.