CICYTEX (Government of Extremadura) is a public institution that focuses its research and development activities on issues related to agriculture, food and forestry sectors. It renders high level technological services to SME´s in particular, developing research and technology transfer projects, realizing analysis and laboratory tests, offering specialized training. The main research areas are the following:
Food: New methods to increase products' life cycle, transformation processes, minimally processed products, post-harvest technologies, enology processes and viticultural techniques, product quality, new products, use of by-products and industrial processes, Hydrostatic High Pressures for food treatment.
Agriculture and forestry: Forestry production, Extensive land use, Extensive production, Extensive husbandry, Extensive farming, Animal production, Biodiversity, Germplasm, Phytopathology, Pastures, Irrigation, Fruit growing, Cork ,Wood, Charcoal, Agricultural research, Animal production, Biodiversity conservation and use, Bioenergy, Precision Agriculture, Wood Products, Forest products and services