Cicytex, Extremadura Scientific and Technological Research Centre began in the Division 8 Regional Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CRIDA 08), created in 1972. In 1984, it came under regional government authority under the Department for Employment, Business and Innovation, which also includes the Agrifood Technological Institute (INTAEX) and the Cork, Wood and Charcoal Institute (Iprocor).
Currently, the Centre is running over 100 hundred research projects. Each project works on lines of research aimed at solving the problems of the Extremadura countryside, all with state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure available to the agricultural and livestock sector.
The Institute is dedicated to supporting farmers, cattle dealers and companies in the region who can turn to their researchers for assistance in the field of research and development.
Since its creation, the Institute has taken on a number of roles that could be summarized as:
On the other hand, CICYTEX is divided into five departments, which work on those issues of greatest interest to Extremadura agriculture and livestock, namely: