The National Institute for agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) is a Spanish public research institute of the State Secretariat of Research belonging to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MCIU)*. It's the only public research organisation of the National State Administration exclusively dedicated to agrifood and forestry research. INIA's mission, in coordination with the equivalent institutions of the Autonomous Regions, is to contribute to continuous and sustainable progress through development of environmentally friendly technologies. Its priority objectives are to satisfy the new research demands on agricultural, livestock and forestry production, mitigate the effects of global change and contribute to food safety and the fight against hunger.
On European level, INIA has been involved in most of the ERA-NETs in FP7 and H2020 related to agri-food. Besides, INIA holds the Spanish representation in the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) and represents Spain in the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE JPI) Governing Board (GB) and is also member of the Secretariat of this JPI.
INIA (WP1 and 4) is Co-Chair of the CWG-SAP and involved in several ERA-NETs and ERA-NETs Plus incl. ANIHWA, SUSFOOD, CORE Organic II & Plus, ERA-ARD II, EUPHRESCO I and II, RURAGRI, WOODWISDOM, ARIMNET I and II, SUMFOREST and FACCE ERA-NET PLUS and FACCE-SURPLUS. INIA manages the Call Secretariat in C-IPM.