Crop Research Institute (CRI) is an independent public research organization under the Ministry of Agriculture in the Czech Republic. CRI has a wide range of activities in frame crop production – “from the field to table”. Main tasks involves research concerning crop protection and plant health, research concerning plant nutrition and soil properties, research concerning plant breeding and preservation of genetic materials. CRI is the responsible state body for GMO. CRI has accredited laboratories for breeding laboratories and wild strains of pest rodents. CRI has GEP certification for testing pesticides. The CRI team has long been involved in testing the effectiveness of insecticide products and testing the resistance of pests to pesticides.
Their mission is to develop and disseminate demand-driven technologies and build capacity for sustainable food and industrial crops productivity to enhance livelihoods. Their vision is to become a Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Research, Innovation and Capacity Building for Development.