National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center, NARIC was founded by the governmental act 1476 (VII.24.), on January 1, 2014. An integrated, single legal entity was established from the fragmented and ill-proportioned sectoral governmental RDI capacities (13 research institutes in the field of agriculture and food science), where the institutes keep their professional autonomy as separate organizational units and their financial management is carried out on a high level of independence.
The institutes integrated by NARIC conduct high-quality basic and applied research and development activities related to plant and animal biotechnology/genetics, animal breeding, reproduction and nutrition, aquaculture and fisheries, food and meat science, plant and vegetable production, viticulture and enology, forest research and management, climate change and biodiversity, agroenvironmental research and technologies, and agricultural engineering.
The organisation, by employing nearly 200 researchers, is of significant size even at international level. It is able to join the world’s scientific circulation and increase the recognition of Hungarian agricultural research.