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About DCA

DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture is the framework for the collaboration between the research environments within the agricultural and food areas at Aarhus University. 


The primary purpose of DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture is to ensure the fulfillment of the contract with the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark on the provision of research-based policy support within the areas of plant production, livestock production and food quality and consumer behaviour. In addition, DCA serves as a unifying framework for cross-disciplinary activities in the field of agriculture and food.

DCA comprises the departments at Aarhus University that carry out research activities in food and agricultural science. The activities in DCA are supported by a centre unit, which is in charge of tasks relating to research-based policy support, sector and industry cooperation, international cooperation and communication.