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Research Coordinations

Established in 1964, INIA is directed by 7 council members and chaired by the Ministry of Agriculture. It has a national coverage spanning its 10 regional research centers, experimental centers, technical offices, laboratories, libraries and gene banks. It employs qualified professionals and technical staff fully dedicated to research and technology transfer.


To be leaders in the generation and transferring of knowledge and sustainable technologies, supporting the innovation of Chile´s Agri-food sector.


Generate and transfer strategic knowledge and technologies at a global scale to produce innovation and improve the competitiveness of Chile´s Agri-food sector.

INIA Research & Development Programs

  • Crops
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Livestock Systems
  • Genetic Resources
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Food
  • Technology Transfer and Extension

INIA´s contribution to the national agricultural food development

Lead the development of knowledge and technologies and contribute to innovation and improvement of Chile´s national agricultural competitiveness.

  • 80% of oat acreage is based on INIA varieties.
  • More than 260  varieties of crops, vegetables and fruits
  • 19 crop and grass breeding programs
  • 60% of the national wheat production is based on INIA varieties
  • 100% of the rice produced in Chile is from INIA varieties
  • 60% + of the potatoes commercialized in Chile are INIA varieties

Leaders in the production of certified seeds in the country

  • INIA has contributed to the development of livestock production systems in Chile, with exports of dairy, beef and sheep products worldwide.
  • INIA is Latin America´s leader in greenhouse gas emissions and climate change research.
  • INIA introduced Chile´s successful methodology of Technology Transfer Groups (GTT).
  • More than 80 automatic weather stations along Chile providing useful information to the agricultural community.
  • INIA’s Integrated Pest Management program, where biological control is a key component.
  • Five decades of work: “From our fields and laboratories to your table”.