The Agriaquaculture Nutritional Genomic Center (CGNA), created in 2005, is a leading scientific research center in generating knowledge and competencies of excellence for the strategic development and commercial use of technological and differentiated plant products for animal nutrition (feed for salmon, pigs, poultry and cattle) in the Araucanian Region of Chile.
The center serves as a national resource on nutritional genomics of conventional cultivars like lupine, rapeseed canola and flax.
Supported by INIA and the Universidad de La Frontera, CGNA is funded by the Araucanian Regional Government and Regional Program of CONICYT. In 2010 CGNA was legally incorporated as a private non-profit corporation.
Our mission is to develop basic and strategic research in order to add value to raw vegetal resources, applying biotechnology with the aim of generating products and processes with high economic potential for human food and animal feed. This will contribute to the development of the food production chain and of each of its components.
As a research platform, CGNA also develops businesses and technological transfers that contribute to the development of the country.
We have objectives in different areas:
- Scientific technological: generate know-how through research and development for the innovations required in the food production sector.
- Regional development: to consolidate CGNA as a center of excellence for the generation of knowledge, competencies and the commercialization of technological plant products from the Araucanian Region.
- Productive technological management: to link productive sectors with the food production industry.
We work to...
- Generate raw vegetal materials of the premium category of elevated nutritional and industrial quality, responding to the current needs of the agroindustrial, food production and pharmaceutical sectors.
- Give greater value to products and promote the development of the food production chain thus improving the competitiveness of agriculture in the Araucanian Region and the country as a whole.
We have scientists of the highest level
CGNA is composed of professionals trained in distinguished universities in the first world, PhDs and postdocs, supported by modern second-generation equipment and infrastructure which makes it possible to conduct scientific work with rapid analysis, with quality data, minimal residues and the transfer of results to agriculturalist s and the agro-industrial sector.
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