Today, December 11, is the International Mountain Day. This year's theme for IMD is "Farming in mountains, farming for families".
CIMO wishes all the mountain communities in Portugal and abroad a happy IMD.
For more information on IMD visit the webpage of Mountain Partnership or spend one minute to watch this short FILM. Watch also the "We Love Mountains" film.
João Paulo Miranda de Castro, a CIMO researcher, is part of the team awarded with the Portucel Soporcel Best 2014 Study in Forest Protection during the “1º Simpósio da Sociedade de Ciências Agrárias de Portugal” and “7º Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitopatologia” that took place in Oeiras from November 20 to 21. The awarded study is titled "Monitorização da condição fitossanitária do castanheiro, por fotografia aérea obtida com aeronave não tripulada" and was conducted by a team including Luis Miguel Martins, Ricardo Bento and Joaquim Sousa, from UTAD, besides João Paulo Castro from IPB.
The COTHN 2014 International Cooperation Award on R&D and Innovation was given to IPB by outstanding research conducted on aromatic plants decontamination. The research awarded covers a group of projects and initiatives lead by Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, PI and researcher at the Food Safety and Technology research group of the Mountain Research Centre – CIMO, and Albino Bento, also a researcher at CIMO.
The Portuguese Association of Animal Traction (APTRAN) will organize with CIMO on December 6, 2014 the Second Scientific and Technical Seminar on Animal Traction under the title "Food, Animal, Traction - closing the cycle".
For registration and more information on this year's Seminar visit APTRAN's website.
Márcio Carocho has been awarded the “Scholar Award” at the Food Studies International Conference in Prato, Italy, at the end of October. The award rewards his Research in New foods: A case study of Portuguese “Serra da Estrela” cheese incorporated with chestnut flowers.
Marcio is a PhD student in the research team lead by Isabel Ferreira at the BioChemCore Laboratory (ESA-IPB) conducting research on the improvement of organoleptic, nutritional, and bioactive characteristics of the “Serra da Estrela” cheese, possibly the best-known Portuguese mountain product. This research has been supported by the Proder Program and has counted with the involvement of the industry through the "Queijos Matias" enterprise.
Read the full story in the "Ciência Hoje" online magazine and visit the website of the research group.
CIMO has recently become a member of Mountain Partnership. Mountain Partnership is a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain people and protecting mountain environments around the world. Mountain Partnership has more than 200 members among governements, intergovernmental organizations and major groups. CIMO is the only Portuguese member of Mountain Parnership.
For more information about Mountain Parnership visit the website of the organization.