The National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center (NARIC)
of Hungary www.naik.hu/en
was founded in 2014 as an integrated entity established from sectoral governmental RDI capacities (13 research institutes in the field of agriculture and food science). The institutes integrated by NARIC conduct high-quality basic and applied research and development activities related to plant and animal biotechnology/genetics, animal breeding, reproduction and nutrition, aquaculture and fisheries, food and meat science, plant and vegetable production, viticulture and enology, forest research and management, climate change and biodiversity, agro-environmental research and technologies, and agricultural engineering. The NARIC Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture (HAKI) www.naik.hu/en/#haki
is one of the separate organizational unit of NARIC with professional autonomy. Its main task is to implement a multidisciplinary research work to provide scientific basis for the development of sustainable aquaculture and agriculture systems, and for the responsible use and protection of aquatic resources. HAKI has carried out many international and national projects where the sustainability of the aquaculture sector was measured and developed based on stakeholder consultation. This project would be implemented jointly with the NARIC Research Department of Irrigation and Water management that carries out complex research on excess water management and has expertise on assessment of excess water hazard (GIS-based), land use development possibilities.