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The National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) is an autonomous Public Research Organization belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Its objectivesare the programming, the coordination and the assignment of resources to scientific and technological activities, their monitoring and evaluation and the undertaking of research and technological development functions, including the technological transfer in Agriculture and Food sectors.

The INIA distributes its activity between three major areas:

-       As a public research organization.

-       As the sectorial coordinator of food and agricultural research with the autonomous regions.

-       As a manager body for international cooperation in matters of agricultural science and technology.

The INIA carries out its own research through three centres and six departments: The Forest Research Centre (CIFOR), the Centre for Animal Health Research (CISA), the Plant Genetic Resources  Centre (CRF) and the departments of Biotechnology, Environment, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Plant Protection, Animal Reproduction and Food Technology.

The INIA is a programme owner and responsible to make the public calls, defining, financing and managing research strategic research programmes at national level (in coordination with the regional authorities) such as the Agricultural Resources and Technologies Programme, the Conservation of Genetic Resources of Agro-food Interest Programme, the Interaction between Wild Fauna and Extensive Livestock Programme, and the Agro-forest Carbon Sinks of Greenhouse Effect Programme.

International cooperation

The INIA is the Spanish representative to the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), supporting it with annual funds. Moreover INIA supports a wide range of activities in Latin American countries through bilateral scientific cooperation agreements. It is also the Spanish representative to the Management Committees of the EU Framework Programme of R+D in the Agro-food ambit as well as being the Spanish representative in the SCAR Committee.

INIA also participates in these ERA-Nets: ANIHWA (in project call), EMIDA (participation in core group), WOOD WISDOM (project call), ARD and ARD II (WP 3, task 3.1 and 3.3), EUPHRESCO II (WP1, WP2 y WP4), CORE ORGANIC II (leader WP3 Task 3.2) , ARIMNET (WP2), SUSFOOD (project call), RURAGRI (Co-leader WP4). Initiatives of ERA-Nets: SUMFOREST (WP5), ERA-NET PLUS FACCE- JPI, CORE ORGANIC PLUS, IPM.

  

 

 

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Acknowledgements: ARIMNet (2008-2013) and ARIMNet2 (2014-2017) are ERA-NETs coordinated by INRA (France).
They have received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreements no. 219262 (ARIMNet) and no. 618127 (ARIMNet2)
 

 
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