Welcome to CITAB

The scope of CITAB is focused on the agro-food and forestry systems using the production-chain approach as a whole. It is composed of a multidisciplinary team with expertise ranging from fundamental sciences such as biology and chemistry to agronomists, forestry engineers and ecologists.

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Smart and Circular Agriculture towards Sustainability Congress

GreenUp (FCUP) will organize, together with CITAB, the “Smart and Circular Agriculture towards Sustainability” Congress.

Building International Networking

On the 18th and 19th of May, UTAD will host an international event attended by the General Director of the European Research Infrastructure AnaEE - Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems.

1º International Webinar on Trends in Food Science, Technology & Health

Co-organized by CITAB and the University of Limerick, this webinar will discuss the topic "Circular Solutions in Food Systems".

LIFE FAGESOS project was approved

The project LIFE FAGESOS - Phytophthora-induced decline of fagaceae ecosystems in Southern Europe exacerbated by climate change: preserving ecosystem services through improved integrated pest management was approved and will be coordinated by José Gomes Laranjo, researcher at CITAB.

CITAB researchers in Research.com ranking

Three CITAB researchers appear in the Research.com ranking, a portal that identifies, worldwide, some top scientists, by scientific area.

Stem4Health project promoted in IAPMEI's video

IAPMEI highlighted the Stem4Health project as an example against food waste.

CITAB in Nature journal

Researcher José Luís Louzada published as a co-author.

Sara Bernardo’s PhD thesis was awarded

Sara Bernardo’s PhD thesis was awarded by the Agronomy Journal for the “Agronomy 2021 Best PhD Thesis Awards"

FCT selected Luis Félix as Junior Investigator

CITAB researcher obtained the best score in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Agro-Food Biotechnology evaluation panel

CITAB researcher is one of the experts of the European Commission

João Fidalgo Carvalho is the only portuguese to be part of this elite group in the area of ​​forestry and forestry development.

CITAB has been merited with the Associate Laboratory status for 10 years!

CITAB & GreenUPorto were recognised by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) as hosts to an Associate Laboratory, the Inov4Agro!

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LIFE FAGESOS project was approved

The project LIFE FAGESOS - Phytophthora-induced decline of fagaceae ecosystems in Southern Europe exacerbated by climate change: preserving ecosystem services through improved integrated pest management was approved and will be coordinated by José Gomes Laranjo, researcher at CITAB.

CITAB researchers in Research.com ranking

Three CITAB researchers appear in the Research.com ranking, a portal that identifies, worldwide, some top scientists, by scientific area.

Stem4Health project promoted in IAPMEI's video

IAPMEI highlighted the Stem4Health project as an example against food waste.

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Thematic Strand 1

Sustainability of Agri-food and Forestry Ecosystems in a changing environment

MÁRIO SANTOS

Aims to deliver integrated analytical and modelling frameworks to detect agricultural, forestry and ecological changes in rural landscapes. It will integrate natural and social sciences concepts to develop and integrate novel analytical frameworks and tools that contribute to progress in fundamental and applied fields of environmental research (Task 1.1) and ecological sustainability in agri-food and forestry ecosystems (Task 1.2).

Task 1.1

Integrated monitoring of climate and environmental impacts

Task 1.1 aims to (i) develop and apply new analytical technologies to (ii) understand climatic and environmental forcing on target ecosystems under current conditions; (iii) assess future scenarios of climate and environmental change to develop, test and implement suitable mitigation and adaptation measures, such as riparian restoration (e.g. to assess ecosystem service provisioning of green infrastructures) or bioclimatic cultivar adaptation (e.g. crop zonation).

Task 1.2

Sustainability in agri-food and forestry ecosystems

Task 1.2 researchers are experts in multivariate analysis and modelling of impacts of habitat and land use change on terrestrial and aquatic environments, ecosystem services and characterization of agri-food and forestry systems.

Thematic Strand 2

Technology & innovation in Agri-food and Forestry chains for a more competitive bioeconomy

Paula Oliveira

Aligned with RIS3 policy, Thematic Strand 2 explores innovative approaches to develop and update processes and technologies to crop and food products, biological materials and agri-food residues. TS2 gives added-value to agri-forestry ecosystems, agri-food and forestry products and co-products, boosting regional and national economic growth.

Task 2.1

Innovative technologies and processes

Task 2.1 focuses on a major unit objective - optimization and development of innovative technology for more competitive agri-food and forestry production chains. TS2 optimizes solutions for current and future stakeholders, boosting competitiveness and income by improving food and forestry crop productivity, reducing management costs and increasing profit.

Task 2.2

Valorisation of bio-based products and and co-products

Task 2.2 studies the potential of agri-food and forestry residues, native flora and aromatic and medicinal plants to develop new high bio-based value products.

Highlighted Project

BRESOV - Breeding for Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Organic Vegetable production [GA 774244]

Start Date: 2018/05
Duration: 48 months

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The recently started European project BRESOV (“Breeding for Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Organic Vegetable Production“) has set out to improve the competitiveness of three important vegetable crops (broccoli, snap bean and tomato) in an organic and sustainable environment. With a strong participation of stakeholders from the breeding and farming sector, the project aims to create a pipeline for crop improvement that will accelerate the production of high-quality organic seeds for breeders and farmers around the world.