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Vision and Mission


To contribute to the sustainable development through the invention and transference of the knowledge and the technology in agro productive systems.


To be a leader agricultural research center recognized by its national and international level due to its quality, innovation, and impact of the researchers, products, and services, and due to its transference of technology and training of professionals.


  1. To participate actively in the national agricultural task to promote the sustainable development.
  2. To conduct a continuous, pertinent, systematic and interdisciplinary research.
  3. To labor on teaching Agri-food sciences in the University of Costa Rica.
  4. To make social action throughout the transference of technology, benefit of services and release of results of the activities by all possible technological means.
  5. To establish the collaboration relations with national and international entities of the academic, productive, and governmental sectors.
  6. To promote the continuous release of the research results mainly through the publication on the national and international indexed magazines.
  7. To maintain the system of quality management and to promote the continuous improvement in all the activities.
  8. To promote welfare, team work, and sense of belonging of the staff to the center.