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Introduction and objective

The Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) is a research center of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) that was created in 1966.

Introduction and objective

With more than 50 years of history, IATA is an institute of the CSIC with the character of an 'extended faculty center', which means integrating researchers from the University of Valencia into its scientific faculty.

Its main objective is excellence research on the sustainable production of quality food, its safety, the impact on health and acceptance by the consumer.

Main research programs

Its scientific-technical objective is to carry out research of excellence on sustainable quality food production, safety, health impact and consumer acceptance. IATA's research can be grouped into the following lines of research:


  • logoFood and process innovation
  • logoFood safety and preservation
  • logoDiet, microbiota and health
  • logoFood biotechnology

Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technologies (CSIC) news

Three members of IATA obtain two awards in the I edition of the CSIC Transfer and Entrepreneurship awards
IATA-CSIC participates in the CLIMABIO project, which establishes a food, biodiversity and health transfer network between Spain, Ecuador and Argentina
IATA-CSIC and UJI develop a biodegradable film that will reduce the use of pesticides and plagicides in the field
Amparo López Rubio, new director of the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC)
IATA-CSIC collaborates in the expansion of the collection of the tool that turns the genetic edition of filamentous fungi into a set of a 'cut-and-paste' game
Five projects of IATA-CSIC researchers approved by the AVI for innovation grants

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