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Aarhus university

The Department of Agroecology of Aarhus University carries out research in agroecology, that is to say the interaction between plants, animals, humans and the environment within agroecosystems for the production of food, feed, energy and biobased products. It contributes to sustainable production and growth via research, advice and teaching.

Agricultural Academy, Bulgaria

The Agricultural Academy is a unified scientific structure that implement elements of globally and nationally significant scientific projects. Its role as a national autonomous budget organization to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is for research, for application, servicing and auxiliary activities in the field of agriculture, livestock and food industry. It is carried out within the framework of the state agricultural policy and in compliance with the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union.

Ahtène university

Researches in Agricultural university of Athens aims at creating new and using existing knowledge in all sectors of agronutrition, environmental ecology and agricultural economics, with the view of contributing to sustainable development and meeting modern challenges.


Agroscope is the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research, affiliated with the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG). Agroscope makes an important contribution to a sustainable agriculture and food sector as well as to an intact environment, thereby contributing to an improved quality of life.

Alma Mater Studiorum

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna is one of the most active and innovative universities in European research and in the field of international university cooperation. Its research and innovation activities are contributing to new knowledge and innovation that can be used for economic, social and cultural development.


The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development is an organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions. Its work centres on several main topics: food security, climate change, natural resource management, reduction of inequalities and poverty alleviation. It puts its scientific and institutional expertise at the disposal of policymakers in those countries and global debates on the main issues concerning agriculture.

Consiglio nazionale

The National Research Council’s s mission is to perform research in its own Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advice Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources.


Hungarian Research Institute of Organic agriculture (OMKI) is an advancing Organic Agriculture Research in Hungary through new research initiatives, scholarship program and organizing events, conferences. It aims at enhancing research and development in Hungarian organic agriculture, increasing the number of organic farmers and the area cultivated by organic farming in Hungary and harnessing the landscape and nature protection opportunities of organic farming.


INRAE is the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment stemming. Its mission are to carry out excellent science in order to provide innovative solutions addressing global challenges, notably climate change, biodiversity and food security while at the same time enabling the much needed agroecological, nutritional and energy transitions. This research also serves policy making from regional to international levels, thereby contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Instytut biotechnologii

The Institute of Agriculture and Food Biotechnology – IBPRS was founded in Warsaw as the Main Institute of Agricultural and Food Industry. The main task of the Institute is to conduct basic and applied research in the field of agri-food biotechnology, safe food production and storage, supporting agri-food industry and carrying out activities aimed at improving the quality of people’s life


The Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) is the Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants in Germany and an autonomous superior federal authority in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture working on plant genetic diversity, protection of cultivated plant and agricultural ecosystems.

Latvia University

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies is one of the leading universities of science and technologies in the Baltic Sea region, specializing in the sustainable use of natural resources aimed at the enhancement of quality of life for society.


Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) aims at delivering solutions for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable agriculture by reshaping landscapes and rethinking agriculture.


The Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE) is the leading agricultural university in Hungary but offers a wide variety of subjects ranging from agricultural, environmental and food sciences, horticulture, viticulture, oenology, water and renewable energy management, landscape architecture and mechanical engineering to rural development, economics and social sciences.


The Natural Resources Institute Finland is a research and expert organization working on promoting the bioeconomy and the sustainable use of natural resources. Luke also carries out statutory government work. It monitors natural resources, certifies plant production, inspects control agents, stores genetic resources, produces data on greenhouse gases, support natural resource policies and produce Finland’s official food and natural resource statistics.


University of Rzeszów was established in 2001 through the merger of the Pedagogical University of Rzeszów, the Maria Curie Skłodowska University, Lublin, Rzeszów branch and the Economics Faculty of the Agricultural Academy of Cracow. It has its leading role in initiating and keeping great and wide scientific, social and cultural contacts with neighbouring countries and our partners from European Community.

Sant Anna school

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies is a public university institute working in the field of applied sciences: Economics and Management, Law, Political Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, Medicine, and Industrial and Information Engineering. The school aims at experimenting innovative paths in research and education.


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is an international university with research activities in the fields of life and environmental sciences. SLU develops the knowledge about how to use natural, biological land and water resources in a sustainable manner.


Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bioeconomy that will underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability.


University of agronomic sciences and veterinary medicine of Bucharest is an institution of higher agronomic education in Romania covering agronomic and veterinary scientific research within 13 multidisciplinary research laboratories

University Lubin

The University of Life Sciences in Lublin is a multi-profile higher education institution, which integrates a wide range of agricultural, biological, veterinary, technical and socioeconomic sciences.

Vytautas Magnus

Vytautas Magnus university agricultural academy is a state institution of higher education and research, which is improving its activity and meeting the highest expectations of society needs. It has over 5000 students in a wide range of study programmes of biomedicine, technologies and social sciences

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The University of Zagreb - Faculty of Agriculture (FAZ) holds a leading position in the Croatian agricultural science by the number of scientists, scientific projects and publications. The scientific research activities carried out by their laboratories and experiment stations aims at enabling transfer of knowledge and scientific results to the business sector, and taking part in their implementation.


CREA (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics) is the leading Italian research organization dedicated to the agri-food supply chains. It operates as a legal entity under public law, and is supervised by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food, Forestry Policies (Mipaaft). Its scientific activity covers agricultural crops, livestock, fishery, forestry, agro-industry, food science – and socio-economics . It has full scientific, statutory, organizational, administrative and financial autonomy. CREA was deeply reorganized in 2015, from the merging of CRA (Council for Agricultural Research) and INEA (National Institute of Agricultural Economics) and INRAN (National Research Institute for Food and Nutrition), three country-wide institutions active since mid of last century

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The Crop Research Institute (CRI) with its 300 employees is the largest research institute devoted to crop production research under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. We are located in Prague-Ruzyně, having smaller research centres in Olomouc, Liberec, Jevíčko, Slaný, Chomutov and Karlštejn, along with further field stations around the country.


The Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute plays the significant role in the development of Polish agriculture. The Institute aims to conduct research providing the basis for plant protection and to develop better control means against pests and to promote environmentally-sympathetic agriculture in Poland.


Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice (INHORT), Poland is a governmental R&D organization supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. It was established on January 1st, 2011, by merging two research units with long tradition and great achievements in horticultural sciences: Research Institute of Pomology and Floriculture (established in 1951) and Institute of Vegetable Crops (established in 1964). The new Institute is a legal and organizational successor of its predecessors and inherited their staff and properties as well as rights and obligations

The mission of the Centre is to carry out high quality research on the biological diversity of forest, grassland, lake and river ecosystems, to learn about these systems, and to provide evidence of the importance of their conservation. The Centre is the home of researchers from various disciplines, including ecology, botany, hydrobiology, meteorology, agronomy, forestry, as well as interdisciplinary sciences.


A public institution like CRA-W must maintain and develop the scientific excellence and societal usefulnessthat legitimize it as a special contributor to the sustainable development of the agricultural industry in Wallonia in its economic, ecological and cultural dimension. CRA-W's scientific excellence, social usefulness, efficient organisation and good human relations will provide a strong framework for cohesion and converge towards universally enhancing global dynamics.

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As an interfaculty research facility, the Biocenter has a broad scientific basis. Multidisciplinary dialogue between scientists and common goals are essential elements of our research. The Biocenter is a joint facility of the Faculties of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, and the Faculty of Medicine. Its founding concept of bringing scientists from various faculties together under one roof, pioneering at that time, today benefits both students and science itself.

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The National Agricultural and Food Centre focuses on comprehensive research and gathering of knowledge in the sustainable use and protection of natural resources, especially soil and water resources for crop production and animal husbandry, quality and safety, innovation and competitiveness of food and non-food products of agricultural origin, productive and non-productive impact of agriculture on the environment and rural development and the transfer of knowledge from agricultural and food research to end users.


The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), School of Agriculture, is the largest and most qualified school of graduate and post-graduate degrees in the Agricultural Sciences, in Portugal, and its know-how is recognized nationally and internationally. ISA was integrated in the Technical University of Lisbon in 1930. Since 2013 it became part of the University of Lisbon, resulting from the merger of the Technical University of Lisbon and the former University of Lisbon. It has about 1500 students in graduate and undergraduate programmes, a faculty of 116 teachers and 47 Researchers.

University of Helsinki

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry is an expert in the responsible use of renewable natural resources both in Finland and worldwide. We focus on the agricultural and forest sciences, food and nutrition, microbiology, as well as on economics and management. The Faculty is located on the Viikki Campus. Some 250 Master’s degrees and 40 doctorates are completed at the Faculty every year. The mission of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry is to promote the sustainable use of renewable natural resources through scientific research and research-based teaching. We cover the full natural resource chain from farm to fork, the entire field of forest sciences from soil chemistry to marketing, as well as the environmental effects of related activities. Our research is based on the natural sciences, economics and technology.