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CISAS

Center for Research and Development in Agrifood Systems and Sustainability


Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
cisas@ipvc.pt

ABOUT

Center for Research and Development in Agrifood Systems and Sustainability

CISAS is a multidisciplinary unit of research and development (R&D), based at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, which is focused on agri-food systems in the Mediterranean and sustainability issues. With an interdisciplinary approach combining research, development and innovation (RDI) into an applied science strategy, CISAS is heavily involved in promoting a balanced approach between food science, landscape, agriculture and sustainability studies.

CISAS is organized in two main axes, namely Agri-Food Systems and Resource Management and Sustainability. Specifically, the main goals are to contribute, through a strong community involvement, to:

  • Protect and promote the certification of origin of food products through the development of methodologies to guarantee authenticity;
  • Develop products and processes in a perspective of health promotion, well-being and safety;
  • Contribute to the sustainable development of the industrial tissue through the adoption of innovative practices towards the creation of new products and processes together with the valorization of industrial co-products as potential functional ingredients;
  • Valorize endogenous resources and traditional food products aiming at the preservation of autochthonous species and the protection of biodiversity;
  • Improve sustainably agricultural productivity with technologies in precision agriculture and organic farming practices;
  • Promote innovation in agrarian systems, in a context of climate change adaptation, particularly in water use efficiency, soil and plant protection and agro-biodiversity.

ORGANIZATION
Directive Board
  • Maria Manuela de Lemos Vaz Velho - Diretora
  • Susana Miguel Afonso Mendes Moura - Subdiretora
  • Teresa Cristina Fernandes Ferreira Madureira - Subdiretora
External Scientific Advisory Board
  • Maria Manuela Estevez Pintado, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Portugal
  • Jean Louis Marty, Université de Perpignan Via Domitia - France
  • Vicente Sotés Ruiz, Universidad Politecnica Madrid/ Vice-Chairman OIV - Spain
  • Luisa Torry, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Bra, Italy
Comité de stakeholders
  • Docapesca – Portos e Lotas, S.A. - Representante: Helena Cardoso
  • Lacticínios das Marinhas Lda. - Representante: Berta Castilho
  • Aromáticas Vivas, Lda.- Representante: Daniel Campelo
  • PAM - Produção Distribuição Hortícola Litoral, Lda- Representante: Inocêncio Amorim
  • FRULACT (Grupo Ardian)- Representante: Stéphane Cantais
  • PRIMOR Charcutaria - Prima, S.A.- Representante: Amândio Santos
  • SONAE MC, SGPS, S.A.- Representante: Ondina Afonso
  • CIM Alto-Minho- Representante: Bruno Caldas
  • CVRVV - Comissão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes- Representante: Manuel Pinheiro
DOCUMENTS
Estatutos CISAS +
Regulamento Financeiro +
Plano de atividades 2021 +
Relatório atividades 2020 +
Relatório atividades 2019 +
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