CREA, Council for Research in Agriculture and Analysis of Agricultural Economics, is the most important Italian agri-food research body dedicated to agri-food chains with legal personality under public law, supervised by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (Mipaaf). Our scientific expertise ranges from the agricultural, zootechnical, fisheries, forestry, agro-industrial and nutritional sectors to the socio-economic field, covering sectors ranging from genetics to physiology, mechanics and robotics, and the study of innovative technical means for the sustainable management of production, the management of soil fertility and functionality, silviculture, the ecology of natural and cultivated environments, livestock farming, the processes of the agri-food industry, the nutritional properties of food and its optimal consumption to maintain good health and reduce waste, with an eye to consumer protection. We have full scientific, statutory, organizational, administrative and financial autonomy.
Using a multidisciplinary approach, we face the great challenges of the 21st century related to the sustainability of agri-food production in the spirit of the principles of the circular economy, the bio-economy and the transfer of innovation.
In 2015, CREA reorganized itself by creating 12 research centres, 6 in the supply chain and 6 across the country, eliminating overlaps and rationalizing economic and personnel resources.