History of Agriculture – Jahad Organization
In 17 June 1987 (Persian date: 27 Khordad 1358) After the Islamic Revolution in order to perform fast and comprehensive actions to remove deprivation economic and cultural development of rural areas of the Iran , according to command of great leader of Islamic Revolution ,Imam Khomeini , an organization called Jihad was formed.
While , Ministry of Agriculture , worked out , in the framework of their duties and missions, including agronomy and animal husbandry.
After starting the Iraqi imposed war against the newly established Islamic Republic of Iran , Jihad Sazandegi , in addition to its original mission , the care of the development and promotion of people living in deprived rural areas , with its own employees and mobilize popular forces , the high risk and important task , doing support the war (making trenches , roads , canals , waterways and ....) armed forces including the army, sepah and the basij.
In this way, Isfahan Jihad Sazandegi more than 630 people , has been dedicated to the Islamic Revolution. Thus, Imam Khomeini, the expeditionary forces of Jihad Sazandegi , called sangr-sazan-bi-sangr (no stronghold trench makers).
Jihad Sazandegi valuable services in the field of cultural activities , health , construction , agriculture and animal husbandry , and construction in general , rural areas far away, In 1362 was led , Islamic parliament , approves the Jihad Sazandegi Ministry. Then the duties and missions of Jihad was added or removed.
In year 1369 , the respected Islamic parliament approved the law of separation duties of the ministries of Agriculture and Jihad Sazandegi.
Under these laws , duties relating to livestock and poultry , fishery , Tribes Affairs , Rural Development (State roads , water and sewage , electricity and rural industries) , Watershed and Natural Resources Ministry of Construction Jihad and all tasks related to agriculture , including farm , gardening , maintaining plants, soil and water , agricultural mechanization Enquiry was assigned to the Department of Agriculture.
In 1379 , plan on merging the two departments in the Assembly the Islamic Revolution , introduced with the aim of aggregate functions and reforming the administrative structure , organizational and other affairs related to two other relevant ministries , approved and established Agricultural Jihad Ministry and all services and promotion of agronomy and animal husbandry and agricultural research and so on , was brought together , In this ministry.
In provincial centers , Agricultural Jihad Organization , in the counties the Management of Agricultural Jihad and other sectors and vill the centers promote the services of Agriculture , established.
The ministry, the great objectives of the Great Leader , placed always on top of programs and their functions , and in trying to cut the country's dependence on other countries in the field of agricultural products and livestock products and other protein and promoting agriculture , and use improved water and soil and mechanization efforts and to work.