I.T.A is a Public Institution working in Food and Nutrition Research-development sector. Its mission is:
* to guide and coordinate research and studies concerning the treatment, the transformation, the conditioning, the conservation and the use of local foodstuffs, mainly with an aim of promoting the installation of corresponding industries.
* to develop new food resources derived from the local productions which have good food value and adapted to the consumer needs and purchasing power.
* to help control the quality of food at the stages of production, marketing, import and export.
* Participate at the training session of the Food Professionals. ... [according to site editor's information]