The Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali (CRPA) (Research Centre for Animal Production) in Reggio Emilia (Italy) is a centre for applied research in livestock sector with a staff of 50 employees. CRPA mission’s is to promote technical, economic and social progress in livestock sector and to disseminate the most advanced forms of eco-sustainable agricultural production. This is achieved through executing research programmes and projects, and implementing and managing services for farmers, the agro-food industry and public bodies involved in policy in relation to agriculture. CRPA is a public-private research organisation, with the national farmers unions and several producer associations as shareholders. CRPA economic department collaborates in EU, National and regional projects and is involved in international networks such as the H2020 Thematic Network EU PIG Innovation Group.CRPA is coordinating or partner several Operational Groups for innovation founded by the Italian Rural Developments Plans 2014-2020.
Alberto Menghi (Leader)