Brief history


          The institute was established in 1970, under the name of the Research Institute for Animal Nutrition, by taking over the role of the Institute of Zootechnical Research (HCM 565/1970); in 1981 the object of activity was extended by introducing of the field of animal biology and renaming it as the Institute of Animal Biology and Nutrition (Decree 170/1981), and since 2005 it operates as a national institute (based on GD 1882/2005), under the name of National Institute Research and Development for Animal Biology and Nutrition (INCDBNA-IBNA). The status of national institute was reconfirmed following the evaluations of 2007-2008 and 2011-2012, when the institute obtained the highest scores in the agricultural research system.

          The organizational structure of the institute includes the the research department, with five laboratories (Animal Biology, Chemistry and Nutrition Physiology, Animal Nutrition, Biotechnology, Animal Genetic Resources Management), the department of development, with two compartments (Pilot station for zooforts and special compound feeds and the Biobase experimental agro-zootechnical - AnimBio) which provides the framework for research activities and technological transfer of their results, their operation being supported by auxiliary departments (Human Resources, Administrative, Financial - Accounting, etc.).


Object of activity