INIA Intihuasi - From the Arica and Parinacota Region to the Coquimbo Region.

He Intihuasi Regional Research Center (which in Quechua means "House of the Sun") with deployment in the North Macrozone; Arica and Parinacota Region, Tarapacá Region, Antofagasta Region, Atacama Region and Coquimbo Region. It has its origins in 1929, when the Ministry of Agriculture created the Elqui Fruit Experiment Station in Vicuña.

In 1991, the INIA Intihuasi Regional Research Center was officially born, located with its central office in the city of La Serena, in order to meet the technological demands of agriculture and livestock in the semi-arid Chilean north.

The work of the Regional Center is aimed at making agricultural production a sustainable activity, adapted to the socioeconomic conditions of its producers and the agro-ecological conditions of its environment. Work that is developed through Technical Offices located in; Ovalle, Arica and Experimental Centers in; Vicuña, Illapel and Vallenar in addition to the Base Seed Bank in the city of Vicuña, on the other hand in Coquimbo there is the Pan de Azúcar Experimental Plot, where trials are carried out on fruit trees and vegetables, for various projects carried out by researchers and the Regional Center It is located in the city of La Serena.

At the national level, INIA frames its Innovation and Development programs in various areas such as; Crops, Horticulture, Plant Health, Livestock Systems, Genetic Resources, Sustainability & Environment, Food, Technology Transfer and Extension. The work of INIA Intihuasi has as a transversal axis that of Water Management, in which the works and projects carried out are mainly framed.

  • Direction: Colina San Joaquín s / n, La Serena  See map
  • Telephone: (56-51) 222 3290
  • Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Regional Authorities

Regional Director
Edgardo Diaz Velasquez
(56-51) 222 3290

Regional Delegate
Francisco Meza Alvarez
(56-51) 222 3290

Technical Secretary of Regional Director
Mario Veliz Jorquera
(56-51) 222 3290

 Regional Head of Administration and Finance (JAF)
Paola Diaz Monrroy
(56-51) 222 3290

Regional Contacts

Regional Directorate Secretary
Ana Narbona Valdovino
(56-51) 222 3290

 Regional Head of People Management
Loreto Rojas Lazo
(56-51) 222 3290

 Regional Head of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit
Mario Veliz Jorquera
(56-51) 222 3290

Communications Manager
Karinna Maltese Ruiz
(56-51) 222 3290

 Library Manager
Erica Gonzalez Villalobos
(56-51) 222 3290

 Party Office Manager
Mario Barraza Vicencio
(56-51) 222 3290

Experimental Centers and / or Technical Offices

INIA Ururi Technical Office
Magallanes 1865, Arica
(56-58) 231 3676

 In charge
William Potter Pintanel                             

INIA Huasco Experimental Center
Plot 7 A, Hacienda la Compañía, Vallenar
(56-2) 2583 2640

 In charge
Lisette Bernier Sanhueza

Magdalena Lagues Barrera

 Pan de Azúcar Experimental Plot
Route 43 on the way to Ovalle, Hijuela N ° 2 Cerillos, Coquimbo.
Visiting hours: Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In charge
Cornelio Contreras Seguel

 INIA Vicuña Experimental Center
Camino Peralillo S / N, Vicuña
(56-51) 241 1231

In charge
Cristián González Palacios

 Head of the Base Seed Bank
Carolina Pañitrur De la Fuente

 CE Secretary INIA Vicuña and Base Seed Bank
Gloria Veliz Veliz

 INIA Choapa Experimental Center
Parcela San Rafael s / n, Cuz-Cuz, Illapel
(56-53) 252 1104

In charge
Giovanni Lobos Lobos

Abigail Lobos Rodriguez

INIA Limarí Technical Office

Avda. La Chimba N ° 661, Enclosure Cooperativa Control Pisquero, Ovalle
(56-53) 263 4251

 In charge
Luis Leris Garay

María Eloísa García García