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Organization Name CREA Center for Policies and Bioeconomy
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Description CREA is 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 and Tourism 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 established in 2015, from the merging of CRA (Council for Agricultural Research) and INEA (National Institute of Agricultural Economics), two country-wide institutions active since mid of last century”

The Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bioeconomy develops cognitive and interpretative analyses of economic and social dynamics related to the agri-food, forestry and fisheries sectors. The main institutional activity is the analysis on the trend of the agro-food system, the in-depth analysis of the sector and the analysis of the functioning of the supply chains.
It represents the liaison body between Italy and the EU for the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN), which is a collection of original and detailed socio-economic information on a sample of farms, classified on the basis of a common typology. Initially created for cognitive needs on the economic functioning of agricultural enterprises, over time, the FADN has become an indispensable support for the definition and management of agricultural policies.
It is the implementing body of the National Rural Network Programme (NRN) which accompanies the implementation of European rural development policy through systemic actions aimed at improving the capacity building of the administrations involved, animation and information activities aimed at achieving the informed participation of stakeholders on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) issues, through communication tools aimed at civil society and networking paths for the comparison between relevant actors at territorial and sectoral level.
The Centre participates in the Operational Plan for Agriculture (POA) with technical-scientific support activities for the programming of irrigation investments, the transposition of the EU legislation on the subject and the synergistic integration with environmental policies, national and regional policies.
The Research Centre provides technical and scientific support to public and private institutions and is engaged in various thematic areas of study, which are articulated in numerous research projects, many of which are conducted through collaborations with other institutional entities, universities, national and international research institutes, and also with private entities.
Country Italy
Region ITALY
City Rome
Zip 00198
Street Via Po 14
Disciplines Consumer Studies , Economics and Governance, Policy sciences, Socio-economy
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Food Chain Categories Farm economics, Social aspects of agriculture, Landscape and recreation, Resources’ efficiency, Agroecology, Community development, Circular economy, Bioeconomy, Local economy, Education, Extension activities
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