Knowledge for life
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NIBIO is to contribute to food security and safety, sustainable resource management, innovation and value creation through research and knowledge production within food, forestry and other biobased industries. NIBIO is to become the leading national center for the development of knowledge within the field of bioeconomy. This includes food and plant production, environment and climate, mapping, land use, genetic resources, forestry and industrial and social economy. The Institute will deliver research, governmental support and knowledge for use in national preparedness, as well as for businesses and the society at large. NIBIO - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research was established July 1 2015 as a merger between the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute and the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute. NIBIO is owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food as an administrative agency with special authorization and its own board. The main office is located at Ås. The Institute has several regional divisions throughout Norway and a branch office in Oslo.