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Research institutes

 

Research institutes

 

The Mission promotes interaction between Italian research institutes and the Rome-based food agencies, in order to facilitate sharing and exchange of scientific information important for international organizations.
In June 2015 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the following Italian research institutes: the National Research Council (CNR), Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA), and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA).

- National Research Council – CNR
A public national research council with general scientific expertise. Its task is to promote, pursue and exploit research in all major fields of knowledge. The CNR’s mission is summarized in the axiom “creating value through knowledge generated by research”, driving through research the competitiveness of the national production system and the individual and collective needs of society.

- Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics – CREA
The CREA is a newly formed agency, born in 2015 from the merger of the CRA (Agricultural Research Counci) and the INEA (National Institute of Agricultural Economics). It is the main Italian research institution dedicated to agri-foodstuffs and its scientific expertise lies in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, nutrition, and socio-economic. It also enjoys total scientific, statutory, organizational, administrative and financial independence. It was conceived to give Italy an advanced research centre able of assisting and supporting farming areas and enterprise in the endeavour to preserve and promote of Made-in-Italy foodstuffs.

- ENEA – Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
The ENEA works in the field of new technologies for energy and the environment, supporting Italian competitiveness to foster sustainable development. The agency develops innovative solutions in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and nuclear safety, as well as health.


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