A research centre


The Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Salamanca (IRNASA) is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). We carry out multidisciplinary research in different fields related to agricultural crops and their products, environmental conservation and animal health.

Our goal is to integrate biology, pathology, soil chemistry and ecology to provide knowledge and scientific solutions for improving management of agricultural systems in semi-arid areas. By generating new knowledge, we aim to contribute to maintaining or increasing agricultural productivity in an environmentally friendly way, with economic and social benefits.

We seek to advance sustainability, food security and global health, to help formulate new policies and practices based on innovative molecular, ecological and environmental science, and to effectively transfer science into practice. To this end, we maintain collaborations with other national and international institutions as well as public and private organisations, that help us to achieve this goal for the benefit of our society.


Mission, vision and values