The Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (IAV) is a multidisciplinary polytechnic centre for biological and earth sciences and technologies based on an integrated system for high education, training and scientific research to serve agricultural and rural development. It has developed high agricultural research capacities covering all fields of agricultural research and natural resources including agronomy, horticulture, veterinary medicine, food industry and nutrition, topography, rural equipment, and environmental research.
IAV accounts 320 scientists and faculty members and 180 Technical staff - in 32 departments hosting different laboratories. IAV scientists are involved in multidisciplinary international networks and collaborative research programs. In addition a large number of research-development projects are implemented in partnerships with African, and Mediterranean countries. Participation to the FPs is a long tradition for the IAV. Currently, the number of projects involving IAV scientists is 51 from FP1 to FP6. Recently the IAV takes part in more than 10 projects in FP7 with 8 projects in FAB thematic (2011 EC statistics). The IAV is participating to the project feeding Knowledge which could be in synergy with the MED-SPRING INCONET.