CRAUN was established on 22nd July 1993 by the Sarawak State Government. Upon the approval of the Sarawak State Government on 1st April 1997, CRAUN was corporatised and known as CRAUN Research Sdn Bhd. CRAUN began its operations at the Food Technology Research Laboratories of the Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Sarawak Branch on 15th February 1994.
On 1st July 1994, the Farm Management & By-Product Utilisation Section of CRAUN began its operation at the 1st and 2nd floor, Lot 500, Block 68, Mukah New Township, Mukah and on 17th September 1994 Sungai Talau Research Station of the Agriculture Department Sarawak, was taken over by CRAUN. However, the overall operation of CRAUN Mukah Office has been sited to Sungai Talau Research Station since August 2011. CRAUN’s headquarters at Lot 3147, Block 14, Jalan Sultan Tengah, Kuching, occupying approximately seven acres, commenced construction on 17th November 1994 and began its operations on 11th September, 1995.
By virtue of the Sarawak Gazette Part II dated 22nd May 2017, CRAUN Research Sdn Bhd is an agency placed under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research and Biotechnological Council.
Crop improvement for high yield, good quality starch and maturity palms.
Mass propagation for production of high quality planting materials.
Understanding peat characteristics, reclamation and management techniques for optimum sago growth.
Agronomic and cultural practices.
Field mechanisation and post-harvest handling.
Market studies, innovation and commercialisation.
Lot 3147, Block 14, Jalan Sultan Tengah, Kuching, 93055, Petra Jaya,
, Kuching Sarawak 93050