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National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
National Research Council of Italy (CNR)


The National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) is the largest public research institution in Italy, with 7 thematic departments that embrace wide fields of research. CNR’s mission is to perform research to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging needs, to advice public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources.

Competences & Capabilities

  • Main areas of specialization and technological expertise are:
  • Sustainable intensification of agriculture and forest production
  • Optimization of the use of natural resources by agriculture and forestry
  • Multifunctionality in Agriculture, Husbandry, Forestry and Wood production
  • Crop protection and food/feed safety
  • New frontiers in food and nutrition
  • Molecular and cellular basis of life of organisms
National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Via P. Gobetti 101 Bologna,, 40129 Italy


Francesco Loreto

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Minimally-modified AMino Microbiota heALth (MAMMAL)

Ensuring infant formula promotes healthy gut microbiome

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Towards net zero carbon livestock farming (C-NEUTRAL FARMING)

Reducing the environmental footprint of livestock farming

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Mapping of Soil Organic Matter (MOSOM)

Assessing and tracking changes in soil quality remotely