Competence Centers with MED Representation

Competence Center for Organic Farming and Products in Organic Production (CCBIO)

CCBIO mission is to promote sustainable and competitive development in the organic farming sector in Portugal, in particular in the technical-scientific, environmental, socio-economic and training fields.

Responsible Researchers at MED

Rui Machado; Fátima Duarte

Goat production Competence Center (CCC)

The CCC mission is to promote the development and sustainability of the goat industry in Portugal, through the reinforcement of research, the promotion of innovation and good practices in the goat production and the transfer and dissemination of knowledge.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Elvira Sales- Baptista

Competence Center in the Fight against Desertification (CCDesert)

CCDesert mission is to promote the development and sustainability for combating desertification by strengthening research, training, promotion, innovation and transfer and dissemination of knowledge.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Nuno Gracinhas Guiomar

Competence Center for the Mediterranean Diet (CCDM)

CCDM mission is to bring together the different stakeholders with responsibility on the research, preservation, protection, enhancement and dissemination of the Mediterranean diet in Portugal to implement a strategy of safeguarding, promoting and enhancing Mediterranean diet as a heritage of humanity, promoting a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable society model.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Elsa Lamy

Competence Center for the Study, Management and Sustainability of Hunted Species and Biodiversity (CCEGSECB)

The Competence Center for the Study, Management and Sustainability of Hunted Species and Biodiversity has the mission of promoting the development of hunting activity, motivating studies, intervention strategies and specific priority actions aimed at hunted species in the national venatory framework and migratory species, aiming at sustained exploitation of hunting resources, the (re) establishment of ecological balance in the national territory, the conservation of Nature and the encouragement of biodiversity protection, as well as rural development and the valorization of hunting products.

Responsible Researchers at MED

Pedro Santos; Elsa Duarte; António Mira

Competence Center for Aromatic, Medicinal and Spice Plants (CCPAM)

The main goal of CCPAM is to boost the aromatic, medicinal and seasoning plants chain in Portugal as an innovative and competitive sector with levels of excellence and a world reference.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Ana Cristina Agulheiro-Santos

Competence Center for Maritime Pine CCPB)

The CCPB mission is to promote the development and sustainability of pine chain in Portugal through the reinforcement of research, the promotion of innovation, good forestry practices and the transfer and dissemination of knowledge.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Ana Cristina Gonçalves

Competence Center for Umbrella Pine and Pine Nut (CCPMP)

The CCPMP mission is to promote the development and sustainability of the pine chain through the reinforcement of research, the promotion of innovation, good forestry practices and knowledge transfer and dissemination.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Ana Cristina Gonçalves

Competence Center for Alentejano Pig and the Montado

The CC of the Alentejano Pig and the Montado (Quercus forest) mission is to bring together the different players related to the Alentejano Pig chain, to stimulate applied research, experimentation and innovation in terms of pig production, and processing and marketing of products derived from Alentejano pig raised in the Montado. Safeguarding the Montado, as an essential element in the preservation of Nature, in the organization of the national territory and in rural sustainability and also connect economic agents and businesses to international entities that can leverage the national development of the sector in the strategic area.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Fátima Duarte

Competence Center for Wild Resources (CCRES)

The mission of CCRES is to implement activities that materialize, in a collaborative way, an interface for the collection, sharing and dissemination of systematized information, deepening the networking and collaborative initiatives between the various actors of the Wild Resources sector, namely, the sectors of arbutus, wild or production mushrooms and figs, dye plants, thistles and capers, fennel, among others.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Ana Cristina Agulheiro-Santos

Competence Center for Cork tree and Cork (CCSC)

The CCSC mission is to promote the development of the Portuguese cork chain by strengthening research, promotion, innovation and the transfer and dissemination of knowledge.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Ana Cristina Gonçalves

National Competence Center for Climate Change in the Agro-Forestry Sector (CNCACSA)

The National Competence Center for Climate Change in the Agroforestry Sector (CNCACSA) mission is Innovation, Development and Research to identify the description of climate scenarios in the country, assess the response capacity and vulnerability of Climate Change and develop and evaluate mitigation and adaptation measures, in way to guarantee the sustainability of Portuguese agriculture and forest, in the productive, environmental and social aspects.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Gottlieb Basch

Competence Center for national irrigation (COTR)

The Competence Center for national irrigation has the mission of promoting the sustainable and competitive development of the irrigation sector, in the technical, experimental, training, economic and environmental aspects, through institutional cooperation to strengthening research, innovation and promotion of good agricultural practices, knowledge transfer and dissemination.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Miguel Elias

National Competence Center for Maize and Sorghum Crops “InovMilho” (CCMS)

“InovMilho” mission is to promote the sustainable and competitive development of the corn and sorghum sector, in the socioeconomic, training, technical and environmental aspects through institutional cooperation having in mind strengthening research, innovation and the promotion of good agricultural practices and the transfer and dissemination of knowledge.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Gottlieb Basch

Competence Center for Wool (CCLã)

CCLã mission is to promote the sustainable and competitive development of the Wool industry, in the socioeconomic, training, technical and environmental aspects, through institutional cooperation and research strengthening, innovation and the promotion of good practices as well as the transfer and dissemination of knowledge.

Responsible Researcher at MED

Maria Conceição Fernandes