• Organization TypeIndependent/None
  • Founded1981

Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (Center for Research in Food and Development - CIAD)

The CIAD was created by presidential decree published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on Tuesday, September 22, 1981, and was constituted as a company with a majority state participation through a constitutive act dated March 16, 1982. On March 31, 2000 The Assembly of Associates authorized the constitution of CIAD as a Public Research Center with new statutes, under the Law, for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research. Background of Foundation The CIAD, AC is created thanks to the joint efforts of the Secretariat of Public Education, the National Council of Science and Technology, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the National Polytechnic Institute and the Government of the State of Sonora. In 1993 the Secretary of Fisheries, now the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, the Government of the State of Sinaloa and in 1997 the Government of the State of Chihuahua joined. From its beginnings, CIAD responded to the problems of the food sector in Mexico by carrying out studies, consultancies, consultancies and services in the agri-food, fishing, industrial and commercial sectors, considering its impact in three basic areas; 1) the production, conservation, quality and commercialization of food, 2) the health and biological development of the human being and, 3) the social and economic repercussion of the processes of economic development and international integration. From a geographical perspective, the area of ​​influence of the CIAD was initially oriented to the state of Sonora, rapidly extending to the entire northwest region of the country, and more recently to the rest of the national territory as a result of multiple academic recognitions and its growing capacity of response to provide effective solutions to the diverse and complex problems posed by the institutions of the public, social and private sectors. Another crucial factor in this recognition has been the contribution to the formation of high quality human resources at the graduate level in the area of ​​nutrition and food, having become the institution with the largest number of master's degree graduates in the fields of nutrition and food technology nationwide in just 10 years of work. The vitality of the CIAD is based on the recognition of its raison d'être and is established in the sense of an organization that seeks to expand the frontier of knowledge, as well as contribute to raising social welfare through proposals to abate the problems of marginalization, malnutrition and deformation in the competitive structure in the Mexican food system, to provide the knowledge and the appropriate technology to a) improve the conditions of food and food in all its stages, b) select those projects that have a greater benefit: cost, particularly for marginalized groups; and c) contribute to quality assurance and food security. Mission They contribute to the sustainable development and welfare of society in the areas of food, nutrition, health, regional development and natural resources through the generation, application and dissemination of scientific-technological knowledge, innovation and training of high-level human resources. View To be a public research center with international recognition for its scientific quality, its postgraduate programs, its contributions to technological and social innovation, its contribution to the transition towards the knowledge society and for being highly linked to the needs of society and society. To be a point of reference in the design and evaluation of public policies in the areas of food, nutrition, health, regional development and natural resources. Research Objectives Increase productivity and quality in the generation of scientific knowledge through transdisciplinary research in groups and networks. Teaching and training of human resources Position internationally postgraduate programs and improve the quality and efficiency of their processes. Technological development Increase the participation of CIAD in transdisciplinary projects of technological development for the benefit of society. Bonding Connect the scientific and technological work with the demands and opportunities to achieve a high impact in the private, social, governmental and educational sectors. Innovation Achieve that the results of the investigations are transferred and generate value for the private, social and governmental sectors. Diffusion Consolidate the dissemination of achievements and institutional work to project the image of CIAD and strengthen its social recognition. Organizational culture Promote values, traditions and concepts that strengthen the institutional identity to provide efficient results to society.
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Company Offices

  • Mexico (headquarters)
  • Road to La Victoria KM 0.6 CP. 83304, Hermosillo,
  • Sonora