The Agro-Economic Research Centre was established on November 16, 1963, in the University of Allahabad by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Government of India. The Centre was started to fulfill the following objectives:
However the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Govt. of India has changed the Center’s coverage of area from East U.P. to all of erstwhile Uttar Pradesh now the two States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttranchal and also modified, as given below, the previous objectives with effect from 21.5.1990:
Thus since its inception the AERC has been discharging twin functions:
To undertake Government Sponsored Research Projects either individually or in collaboration with other Centres to study the impact of an existing policy or to formulate new policy in the field of Agro-Economic Problems of the country.
To undertake such primary and field based Research Projects on agro-economic and allied problems of the country as are fully sponsored and funded by Semi-Government and Non-Government Agencies, Bodies and Organizations.