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History & Function

VISION & MISSION

VISION
The world's top R&D institution of horticultural and herbal science
MISSION
Promote the continuous development and competitiveness of the horticultural and herbal industries by sharing public value

National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science(NIHHS) Rural Development Administration(RDA) is committed to creating a future agriculture by developing horticultural and herbal varieties(vegetables, fruits, flowers, ginsengs, medicinal plants, and mushrooms), production technology, and value adding based on technological convergence in ICT and BT. By developing and commercializing world-class technology, it aims to increase farm household income and improve public health.

HISTORY

2016
MAY Established Postharvest Research Division in NIHHS
2015
MAY Established Urban Agricultural Research Division in NIHHS
2013
MAY Established Postharvest Research Team in NIHHS
2010
APR Reorganized as the Urban Agricultural Research Team
2008
OCT Reorganized as the National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science (NIHHS), RDA
2004
JAN Reorganized as the NHRI, RDA having 8 divisions, 3 local experiment stations, and 1 substation
1999
MAY Reorganized as the NHRI, RDA with 11 divisions, 2 local institutes, 2 research teams and 1 substation
1994
DEC Reorganized as the National Horticultural Research Institute(NHRI), RDA by merging the HES and FTRI
1991
NOV The Fruit Tree Research Institute (FTRI) was separated from the HES, RDA
1962
APR Renamed as the HES, Rural Development Administration (RDA)
1957
MAY Reorganized as the Horticultural Experiment Station (HES), Institute of Agriculture
1953
MAY Reorganized as the National Horticultural Technological Institute