The AgriFood Institute of Aragon (IA2) is a university research structure with mixed funding (UNIZAR-CITA). It was launched after the official approval of the Government of Aragon, issued on 22 May 2015.

IA2 originated in response to the joint concerns of a large community of researchers from different areas of the agrofood sciences who wished to join forces in a university research structure that could create new synergies, optimize resources, associate their shared concerns and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. They desired to create a research environment with ideal conditions to carry out ambitious, highly competitive R&D&I activities of the highest caliber, with the best possible funding and a maximum potential impact on the agrofood sector in the region of Aragon.