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CULTIVAR
Network for sustainable development and innovation in the Agrofood sector

Challenge

The Integrated Program of IC&DT CULTIVAR aims to respond to the challenges faced by the sectors of the Agro-food sector in the Centre Region, namely to characterize, conserve and enhance endogenous regional genetic resources in low-density areas, through a strategy of territorial development, promoting and consolidating collaboration between science, technology and higher education institutions and the Agro-food cluster.

Solution

Global Goals:
• To enhance and provide the Centre Region's existing centers of competence with knowledge in strategic areas, with the consequent establishment of highly specialized human resources;

• To promote and consolidate collaboration between science, technology and higher education institutions and the Agrifood Cluster, from a perspective based on the inter- and transdisciplinary nature of knowledge and innovation, aimed at creating environmental, economic and social value;

• To implement a methodological strategy for research and innovative development based on a holistic vision of agroecosystems as a support tool for decision-making processes;

• To conserve and enhance the endogenous genetic resources of the Central Region, promoting the sustainability and resilience of agroecosystems in a context of global change;

• To identify new applications and contexts of use of plant species and varieties, enhancing and valorizing the associated value chains.

Specific Goals:
• Biophysical characterization of the territory and its socio-economic and demographic dynamics;

• Evaluation and monitoring of ecosystem services relevant to selected endogenous natural genetic resources;

• Characterization of the innovative potential of endogenous natural genetic resources;

• Characterization of endogenous natural genetic resources in landscape windows;

• Sustainable valorization of selected endogenous natural genetic resources;

• Dissemination of Knowledge and Dissemination of Results.

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

Expect Results:
RESEARCH LINE 1
Biophysical characterization of the territory and its socio-economic and demographic dynamics.

RESEARCH LINE 2
Characterization of endogenous natural genetic resources in landscape windows.

RESEARCH LINE 3
Evaluation and monitoring of ecosystem services relevant to selected endogenous natural genetic resources.

RESEARCH LINE 4
Sustainable valorization of selected endogenous natural genetic resources.

RESEARCH LINE 5
Characterization of the innovation potential of endogenous natural genetic resources.

Project Reference

CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000020

Funding


Intervention Region

Centro (100%) of Portugal

Total Investment

2.351.188,44

IPN Investment

298.848,35

Total Eligible

2.334.922,70

IPN Eligible

297.057,35

EC Funding – Total

1.984.684,30

EC Funding – IPN

252.498,75

Duration

36 Months

Start Date

2019-12-16

End Date

2022-12-15

Approval Date

2019-10-29

Consortium

Universidade de Coimbra;
CATAA - Associação Centro de Apoio Tecnológico Agro-Alimentar de Castelo Branco;
Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco;
Instituto Pedro Nunes.

Website

https://icultivar.pt/

Keywords

Agro-food cluster;
Endogenous regional genetic resources.