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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. The group benefits from the input of other scientific experts in the fields of mathematics, physics, technological engineering and engineers.
The novelty of CITAB relies exactly on the inclusion of these other expertise in our centre, bringing new solutions and maximization of the resources and a higher added value in the development and upgrading of the agriculture and forestry production chains.

To cover vertical studies in all the systems the foci for the new centre were divided into three areas: Ecointegrity, Sustainable Agro-food Chains and Biosystems Engineering.

With this structure we envisaged a more homogeneity and interaction, when approaching the production chain concept in which the climate effects right through the quality of the final plant products and the inputs from engineering, modelling and remote sensing technologies have a relevant and innovative role.

Networking News

PhD AgriChains Spring Conferences 1st & 2nd June 017
On the 1st & 2nd June 2017, Agrichains students and teachers from Wagening University (WUR), University of Minho and UTAD organize another cycle of conferences, aiming to present the progress of their research and to learn about cut-of-the-edge investigations performed at WUR .
Election of CITAB’s Director: Polling stations location
The election of the new CITAB’s Director will take place on the 11th May 2017, from 14h00 to 17h00, at the following polling sations: UTAD’s polling station: CITAB’s Secretariat – room C1.10 Laboratorial building, Vila Real. UMinho’s polling station: Library of the Biology Department – Campus Gualtar, Braga. UPorto’s polling station: Departamento de Geociências, Ambiente e Ordenamento do [...]
Provisional list of candidates for the election of CITAB´s Director
For the election of CITAB´s Director, the Electoral Commission received and validated one candidacy: Prof. Doutora Ana Isabel Ramos Novo Amorim de Barros.
CITAB´s Director election May 2017
Following CITAB´s Electoral Regulation, it becomes public that the Electoral Comission for the election of the Director of this research unit is composed by the following CITAB members: Chair: Prof. Doutor José Manuel Moutinho Pereira. Members: Prof. Doutor Alberto Carlos Pires Dias Prof. Doutor Mário Gabriel Santiago dos Santos Prof. Doutor Hernâni Varanda Gerós Prof. Doutora Paula Alexandra Martins de [...]
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