CIMO in collaboration with local, regional and national institutions and enterprises will organize, from the 13th to the 15th of July, a large event dedicated to hops and its market as essential promoters in agriculture and agroindustry in the region. The event will include a seminar on beer making technology (13th), a conference on business opportunities related to hops production and transformation (14th), and a workshop on craft beer (15th). Register and check all the information at the official website of the event.
CIMO and the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) have just published a book on the Life Cycle Assessment of the Olive Oil Sector in Portugal. The "Eco-Efficiency and Eco-Management in the Olive Oil Sector: A Life Cycle Assessment" aims at providing useful information to all stakeholders of the olive oil sector (olive growers, entrepreneurs, associations, etc.), supporting and encouraging them in achieving a better environmental performance of the sector and a greater valorization of the product.
Amílcar Teixeira has been recently appointed Associate Editor of the journal "Ciência Rural". Previously known as "Revista do Centro de Ciências Rurais", "Ciência Rural" is published by the "Universidade Federal de Santa Maria" in Brazil, since 1971. Amílcar Teixeira, a former PI of the CIMO Marginal Land Ecosystem Services research group, is a leading freshwater ecologist whose research has focused on freshwater ecosystem conservation and management, in particular the impacts of invasive species on Portuguese river ecosystems. For more information visit the webpage of Ciência Rural.
The Handbook of the "A New CAP - Mountains of Opportunities" project is now available in Portuguese. This handbook comprises a series of factsheets on good initiatives on innovation – territorial approach – socio–economic impact – environment and heritage – marketing approaches and tools for quality and traceability and on collaborative sessions. It includes also action plans to prepare local development strategies for mountain products developement (LEADER), to develope better synergies between mountain value chains and tourism and to improve the networking and cooperation among mountain supply chain actors. Read more...
Mountains 2016 was officially and publicly launched today in Bragança, Portugal. The launching session had the participation of Juan Gutierrez, President of Euromontanta, Hernâni Dias, President of the Municipality of Bragança, and Orland Rodrigues, Vice-President of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, and the remote participation, by video-conference, of Maria Elizabeth Fernandes Correia, Head of Research and Development of Embrapa Agrobiology, Brasil.
The program of the Mountains 2016 launching session on april 29 at 15:00h has been released:
15:00 Opening and presentation of Mountains 2016 by the organizing committee, CIMO
15:15 Address from the President of Euromontana (European Mountain Association), Juan Gutierrez
15:30 Address from the President of the Municipality of Bragança, Hernâni Dias
15:45 Address from the President of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, João Teixeira
16:00 Questions and answers
The Workshop “Using R for predictive microbiology modelling”, proposed by CIMO researchers Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Vasco Cadavez, has been selected as one of the seven pre-conference workshops to take place within the 9th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods (ICPMF9, 8th – 12th September 2015) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is a one-day workshop aiming to provide participants with an excellent opportunity to learn the statistical approaches to fit predictive microbiology models using the R software. The objective of the workshop is to provide a hands-on training on how to obtain accurate estimates of bacterial kinetics parameters and how to validate models. Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Vasco Cadavez will lecture both theory and practice.
MOUNTAINS 2016 aims to bring together scientists, farmers, decision-makers, NGOs, and other mountain stakeholders from different regions of the world to present and discuss major topics in sustainable development in mountains and other subjects related to the role of knowledge and innovation in promoting development in these special areas. The launching session of Mountains 2016 will take place on April 29 at 15:00 at the Alcinio Miguel Auditorium, School of Technology and Management, Politechnic Institute of Bragança.