Registration to the Seminar on Family Farming and Sustainability of Rural Territories ("Agricultura Familiar e Sustentabilidade dos Territórios Rurais") to take place at UTAD, Vila Real, on May 30, 2014, is now open. CIMO and ESA are involved as collaborators in the organization of the event.
See program and registration at the website of the conference.
A Post-Doctoral grant is available at CIMO-Centro de Investigação de Montanha, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal, within the project “SIMWOOD – Sustainable Inovative Mobilization of Wood” funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 613762 (http://simwood.efi.int/). Application deadline is May 9, 2014.
More information available in the announcement of the grant.
This event gathers the most prestigious fire scientists, forest managers, and fire fighters in the country and it is an opportunity to learn about forest fires in Portugal and the complexity of the subject.
All information and registration at the webpage of the event.
The TRADEIT project is a multidisciplinary, multi-sectorial collaborative project supporting a Network of stakeholders in Traditional Food Production in the areas of Collaboration, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge and Technology to increase the competitiveness and inter-regional advantage of participating SMEs.
Find all information in the webpage of the project.
Today is the International Day of Forests. Join the celebrations attending the "Café de Ciência" conference by Ana Teresa Pinto at the "Centro de Ciência Viva de Bragança".
Ana Teresa is a former IPB forestry student, currently a researcher at CIBIO, University of Porto. She will address the topic Forests from the North of Portugal: History, ecology, and management challenges. More information at the Centro de Ciência Viva de Bragança website.
The European project SIMWOOD – Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood has officially launched its website. Visitors to www.simwood-project.eu will be able to read the latest information about the project’s activities, and its work to mobilise untapped reserves of timber in Europe. The project has also launched its social media presence on Twitter and LinkedIn.Read more...
The 2014 edition of the International Congress of Ethnobotany will take place in Cordoba, Spain, from November 17 to 21. ICEB 2014 will address in particular:
- Family farming, urban and suburban vegetable gardens, and agrobiodiversity exchange through farmers networks; and
- Cooking and traditional food habits as a source of knowledge for agricultural innovation and tool in the fight against hunger and health deficit in the world.
CIMO researcher, Dr. Ana Maria Carvalho, is a member of the International Scientific Committee of this conference. More information available from the conference site.
2014 is the International Year of Family Farming - IYFF 2014. Agriculture in mountain areas is based on family farming and smallholders. CIMO recognizes in the goals and objectives of the IYFF 2014 its own motivation for research and development. CIMO supports the IYFF 2014 and will contribute to help raise awareness of family farming and the IYFF in Portugal.
SUPER-B to boost conservation and sustainable management of ecosystem services mediated by pollinators
The COST Action SUPER-B (SUstainable Pollination in Europe: joint Research on Bees and other pollinators) has been selected for funding by the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Program (European Union) during the next four years.
CIMO/IPB is one of the two Portuguese participants in this Action involving 27 European countries plus Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Read more...