The center



TREASURE-Horizon 2020 Grant


CREDA is a partner of the TREASURE project. The aim of the project is to improve knowledge, skills and competences necessary to develop existing and create

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CREDA is a partner of the REFRESH project in Spain. The aim of the project is to reduce food waste across Europe

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Nuevo Grupo de innovación para la digitalización de circuitos cortos de comercialización de frutas y hortalizas

Agroboca impulsa la creación de un Grupo Operativo supra autonómico

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Creación de Grupo Operativo de innovación


AGROBOCA, FRUTOS LOS PISAOS, COOPERATIVA AGRA y CREDA, crean el Grupo Operativo de innovación “Digitalización de circuitos cortos de comercialización agroalimentarios en frutas y

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Welcome to the Center for Agro-food Economy and Development

CREDA-UPC-IRTA emerges from the need to help structuring a public Catalan research and development system in the agro-food sector, promoted by two institutions: the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) - Catalonia Polytechnic University -, and the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA) - Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology -, which have traditionally maintained a close cooperation in developing research and teaching in different fields.

It is still a very young center but also very dynamic and with the purpose to turn, with its team's effort and dynamism, into a reference center for the agro-food economy and rural development in Catalonia, in Spain and internationally.

CREDA was born with the will to cooperate and collaborate in the public sector as well as in the private one, in order to contribute to the development and improvement of agriculture and livestock competitiveness, and to the modernisation of their structures, a more sustainable use of the natural resources, the empowerment of the rural environment and a better understanding of the existing relations between society and the territory. In addition, in an everyday more complex economical environment and with better uncertainties, we intend to constitute ourselves, with rigor and professionalism, in a center for the transfer of relevant scientific information, which may help the different agents participating in the food value chain in their decision making.

In the following pages, you will find detailed information about our research and technology transfer activities, as well as the obtained results. I invite you to take a virtual walk by our Center and I encourage you to send us any comment you may think could help us offer you a better service through this website.

José M. Gil