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Field

Life Sciences

Keywords

Biotechnology, Food and agriculture, Genetics, Livestock

Structure

Public company

Partners

Government of Catalonia, Barcelona Provincial Council, Girona Provincial Council, Lleida Provincial Council

Founded

1985

Contact

www.irta.cat
Torre Marimon, 08140 Caldes de Montbui (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 934 674 040
irta@irta.cat

Research focused on the food and agriculture sector

Since its foundation in 1985, the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) has been developing a research model focusing on serving the food and agriculture sector and society as a whole.

The institute makes its human resources, its experience and infrastructures available to government bodies, businesses, cooperatives, etc., in order to contribute to the modernisation, competitiveness and sustainable development of the sector.

The Institute works with sectors as well as for them, establishing joint strategies and projects which contribute to the modernisation, competitiveness and sustainable development of the agricultural, food, aquiculture and fishing sectors, the supply of healthy, good-quality food to consumers and the general wellbeing of the population.