More than 100 people participate in Agrotecnio’s first teambuilding activity

The Agrotechnology Research CERCA Centre, Agrotecnio, was created in 2012 and since then has maintained a steady growth trajectory. With more than 150 scientists organised into fifteen research groups and linked to two Catalan universities, Agrotecnio is today one of the most important agrotechnology research centres in Spain. However, it had never brought together all the staff to get to know each other across groups and areas, until today.

In 2016, Agrotecnio was recognized as a CERCA center. The result of our evaluation confirmed that our activities are at the forefront of agri-food science nationally and internationally

The recognition of our work inspires us to maintain the high level of scientific research at Agrotecnio, enhancing our translation activities with industry and the community in general through the development of joint R+D+i projects


Legumes to boost cropping systems in the Ebro Valley

Legumes to boost cropping systems in the Ebro Valley

Arable crop farms in the Ebro Valley are facing low yields due to high production costs and low cereal prices. To address this problem, research is being carried out on innovative production systems with grain legumes such as chickpeas, lentils and beans. On Thursday,...

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Genetics to identify more disease-resilient pigs

Genetics to identify more disease-resilient pigs

Researchers from the University of Lleida (UdL) and Agrotecnio have identified some genetic variants that could have a protective effect against porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC). These are the results of the national research project Resilmarker, led by...

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Plant & Environmental sciences

Animal Sciences

Food Sciences

Agrotecnio in figures

Research groups

in plant & environmental, animal and food sciences recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Active projects

National projects

International projects

1,817,023 € financial amount. (2019)

Joint Research Unit with the

Forest Science and

Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)

Doctoral Theses

in the University of Lleida (From 2014 to 2020)

Agrotecnio researchers

Senior researchers

Postdoctoral researchers

PhD students

ICREA Researchers

from 20 countries. 45% of whom are women.

ICREA Academia Researchers

Scientific publications

annual average. H-Index 55.


of our publications are within the 1% most cited papers:

among others in Nature, Nature Climate Change, Science, PNAS (Last CERCA Evaluation, 2018).

Agreements and special projects

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL

Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative

the International Wheat Yield Partnership


with companies in the agri-food sector.




(2020) 631,754 € Funds