The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) is a statutory body which has been mandated to conduct research in agriculture, food and agro-based industries. MARDI research endeavors for almost 40 years had fruitfully generated many new crop varieties and clones, animal breeds and its management practices. Cutting edge technologies in food processing and post-harvest handling are also developed for horticultural and livestock products. ICT technologies are being exploited in farm management and operations such as 'precision farming' technology for rice estate, and yield estimation, using the imaging technology. New techniques are being developed in environmental management and optimum utilization of agricultural resources particularly soil, water and genetic resources.