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National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA)

Address
Av. Rivadavia 1439 (C1033AAE), Ciudad de Buenos Aires- República Argentina
Country
Argentina
Phone number(s)
+54 11 4338 4600; 0800 222 INTA (4682)
Areas of expertise
Agricultural economies, Agricultural policy, Agricultural research and extension, Farm management/farming systems, Rural development and agrarian reform, Urban agriculture, Agricultural safety/phyto-sanitary and zoo-sanitary control, Agricultural support systems, Agricultural technology and mechanization, Food security policy/food aid, Animal health and veterinary services, Environmental sciences, Plant production/protection, Water resources and management, Family farming, Capacity development
Mandate, main activities of the institution and competencies

Mandate

The institute focuses on value chain research and technological innovation, in order to improve the country’s competitiveness and rural development. INTA focuses on innovation as it is key to development, and integrates capacities for promoting inter-institutional cooperation, knowledge and technology sharing through its systems of extension, information and communication.

Other than headquarters, INTA’s structure in Argentina is composed by 15 Regional Centres, six Research Centres (“Agro-industry”, “Natural Resources”, “Family Farming”, “Agricultural Research”, “Political, Economical and Social Sciences”, and “Veterinary and Agronomical Sciences”), 53 experimental stations, and more than 300 extension units. In addition, there are two private entities created by INTA in 1993: Intea S.A. and ArgenINTA Foundation.

Competencies

  • Plant Production: extensive farming, intensive agriculture, industrial crops, forestry, fruit, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants, organic production, fertilizers and agrochemicals, plant protection.
  • Animal Production: beekeeping, cattle, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, camels, pastures and natural vegetation, animal health.
  • Economic and Social Development: family farming, food production, rural development, and public policies.
  • Technological Development: biotechnology, bio-energy, innovation, agricultural machinery, value added.
  • Environment: climate and water, environmental management, soils.
Summary of the activities during the last two years

Main activities

  • Extension and rural development: information and knowledge exchange to develop innovation capacities of the rural, urban and peri-urban community members. 
  • Technological research and development: one of INTA’s main activities, channeled through a programmatic structure consisting in National Programmes and Networks, and including Regional Projects with Territorial Approach (PReT, as per its acronym in Spanish). 
  • Technological Linkage: for creating and strengthening links between the public and the private sector, as a strategy to develop technologies that need the private sector for their production and promotion throughout the markets.
  • Institutional Relations: for establishing, maintaining and consolidating the linkage at the local, regional, national and international level, both with public and private institutions. Through multiple cooperation modalities, the sectors involved are agriculture, food and agro-industry.
Legal status and Government arrangements of the institutions

INTA is a decentralized State organism created in 1956 under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, with operational and financial independence.

Potential activities through SSC

Modalities of Cooperation

  • Deployment of experts;
  • Study tours;
  • Internships;
  • Training courses;
  • Technology exchange;
  • Others.
Name and details of the head of the institution

 

[President]: Ing. Agr. Francisco Juan Oscar Anglesio.

Address: Av. Rivadavia 1439, 2° floor, (Zip Code 1033), C.A.B.A.

Telephone: (+54 11) 4338 4600

Email: anglesio.francisco@inta.gob.ar

 

[Vice Presidente] Ing. Agr. José Catalano.

Address: Rivadavia 1439, 1° floor (Zip Code 1033), C.A.B.A.

Telephone: (+54 11) 4338 4600

E-mail: catalano.jose@inta.gob.ar

 

Focal points

[Director-Internal Relations]: Ana Libertad Cipolla

Address: Rivadavia 1367 3° A (1033), C.A.B.A. 

Telephone: (+54 11) 4338 4530

Email: dri@inta.gob.ar