Research Institute of Crop Production
|Výzkumný ústav rostlinné výroby|
|Purpose||Crop production research in the Czech Republic|
The Research Institute of Crop Production (RICP) (Czech: Výzkumný ústav rostlinné výroby, VÚRV) was established in 1951. During its more than 50 years of existence, the RICP has been the leading crop-production research institution within the Czech Republic. After most specialised research institutes in the Czech Republic were privatised in 1993, RICP is the only state-independent institution pursuing both research and consulting activities focussed on problems associated with growing crop plants.
RICP is a subsidised organisation. Its basic purpose is the development of scientific knowledge in the field of integrated crop production, the production of wholesome foodstuffs, and the development of conditions for sustainable agriculture and conservation of the environment.
Although the main office of RICP is in Prague, various parts of the Institute (14 experimental or research stations and separate laboratories) are located in different areas in the territory of the Czech Republic.