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This Unit was organized with the objective of moving a step forward in the research and development of the agricultural sciences bringing innovation to the conventional production chains in the fields of agriculture and forestry and respective relations to environment. Thus, the first step, which we beleive is a novel approach, was to bring together a multidisciplinary team in which apart from the conventional researchers of the agriculture and forestry sciences we include ecologists, climatologists (actually physicians) and technological engineers. The integration of this knowledge is used to analyse and define the intervention in each step of the chains in order to answer the challenges of sustainability and competitiveness. Thus, we centered our objectives on a comprehensive knowledge of the production systems particularly on facing the climate changes, on innovation of processes, on technology development and environment sustainability.

The Unit has defined the policy of the 4 I's: Interdisciplinary activities, Internationalization, Innovative solutions and increase links to Industry.

Apart from this driving forces of the Unit we set other objectives which we call co-scientific and are typical benchmarking criteria that are clear part of our priorities:

  • Increase the funding;
  • Increase the scientific productivity;
  • Increase the cooperation and mobility of researchers;
  • Attract more scholarships.

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 [...]
Newsletter nº 9 – December 2016 already available!

Latest Publications

Aires, A. (2017). Phenolics in Foods: Extraction, Analysis and Measurements. In M. P. - T. and M. del R. G. - M. Dr. Marcos Soto-Hernandez (Ed.), Phenolic Compounds – Natural Sources, Importance and Applications (pp. 61–88). InTech.
Aires, A., & Carvalho, R. (2017). Rapid separation of indole glucosinolates in roots of Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis) by high-Performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection. International Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 7.
Aires, A., Dias, C., Carvalho, R., & Saavedra, M. J. (2017). Analysis of sakuratein and glycosylated flavonoids extracted from sweet-cherry stems, as antibacterial agents against pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates. Acta Biochim. Pol., 265–271.
Aires, A., Carvalho, R., Saavedra, M.J. (2017). Reuse potential of vegetable wastes (broccoli, green bean and tomato) for the recovery of antioxidant phenolic acids and flavonoids. Int J Food Sci Tech, 98–017.
Alice Vilela, T. P., Rosário Anjos, Fernanda Cosme. (2017). Chemical and Sensorial Characteristics of Red Fruits Imprinted by Organic Farming Production. In Agricultural Research Updates (Vol. 19).
Arteiro, A., Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J., Linded, P., & Camanho, P. P. (2017). Effect of tow thickness on the structural response of aerospace-grade spread-tow fabrics. Composite Structures, 208–223.
Barbosa S, P. J., Herman JS, Ferreira C, Pita R, Vale-Gonçalves H, Cabral JA, Garrido-García JA, Soriguer RC, Beja P, Mira A, Alves PC, Searle JB. (2017). Endemic species may have complex histories: within-refugium phylogeography of an endangered Iberian vole. MolEcol, 951–967.
Barbosa S., P. J., Herman J.S., Ferreira C.M., Pita R., Vale-Gonçalves H.M., Cabral J.A., Garrido-García J.A., Soriguer R.C., Beja P., Mira A., Alves P.C., Searle J.B. (2017). Endemic species may have complex histories: within-refugium phylogeography of an endangered Iberian vole. Mol. Ecol., 951–967.
Cajaiba, R. L., Périco, E., Dalzochio, M. S., da Silva, W. B., Bastos, R., Cabral, J. A., & Santos, M. (2017). . Does the composition of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) communities reflect the extent of land use changes in the Brazilian Amazon?. Ecological Indicators, 285–294.
CARVALHO, A., PAVIA, I., FERNANDES, C., PIRES J., CORREIA, C., BACELAR, E., et al. (2017). Differential physiological and genetic responses of five European Scots pine provenances to induced water stress. J. Plant Physiol., 100–109.