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Outreach Activities

Freshness Lab Extension and Outreach

In addition to communication at scientific meetings, the Freshness Lab is active in extension and outreach activities to the community of potential users of its knowledge. 

Oureach activities include:

  • Technical notes to decision makers;
  • Public addresses and interventions (for scientific communication see here);

  • Textbooks and outreach publications (for scientific publication see here);

  • Editorial activity of books, articles and trade magazines (in addition to scientific edition and refereeing).


Technical notes



Outreach seminars

Seminar on «Production Organization in the Ornamental Horticulture Industry», APPPFN

Lusoflora, Santarém, February 24, 2017

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2017. Quality of cu flowers and pot plants in the supply chain. «Production Organization in the Ornamental Horticulture Industry», Lusoflora, Santarém,  February 24. [in Portuguese].


One Day With...

Centro de Biotecnologia Agrícola e Agro-Alimentar do Alentejo, Beja, January 12, 2017

  • Domingos Almeida visits CEBAL and gives a talk on management the innovation cycle of fresh cut fruits and vegetables. See here.


Market presentation of GEOXE®, Syngenta

Turcifal, Torres Vedras, May 31, 2016

  • Talk on postharvest pathology of pome fruit by Domingos Almeida.


I National Meeting of Horticulture Students

Lisbon, April 8, 2016 (Portuguese Society for Horticultural Sciences)

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2016. Reflexões sobre a aquisição e utilização de competências agronómicas. I National Meeting of Horticulture Students [in Portuguese].


Week of Knowledges

Instituto Superior de Agronomia, March 14-16, 2016.

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2016. Pulses from farm to fork. Semana de Saberes, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, March, 16  [Invited address, in Portuguese].


Seminar on “Competitiveness Factors in the Food Industry”

Feira Internacional de Lisboa, 23 November 2015.

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2015. Referigeration in the food industry. Seminar on “Competitiveness Factors in the Food Industry”, Feira Internacional de Lisboa, 23 November. Invited address of the magazine TecnoAlimentar.


I Meeting of Growers of Blueberry and Other Small Fruit at the Douro Verde

Marco de Canaveses, Portugal, October 17, 2015

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2015. Blueberry postharvest handling and processing. I Meeting of Growers of Blueberry and Other Small Fruit at the Douro Verde. Marco de Canaveses, October 17 [in Portuguese, invited address].


IV Technical Potato Meeting

Montijo, Portugal, March 25, 2015

  • Almeida, D. 2015. Potato: product design and value creation. IV Technical Potato Meeting. Montijo, Portugal, March 25. Abstracts, pp. 9-10. [in Portuguese, invited address].


Textbooks and outreach publications (selected)

Books and chapters

  • Almeida, D. 2014. Manual de floricultura [Handbook of Floriculture]. Editorial Presença, Lisboa, 266 p.

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2013. Doenças de conservação das pomóideas [Postharvest diseases of pome fruit]. In: Manual Bayfruta: A Fitossanidade das Pomoideas [Bayfruta Handbook: Pome Fruit Protection], Bayer Crop Science, pp. 75-105.

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2009. Embalagens utilizadas em Portugal e na Europa [Packages in Portugal and Europe]. In Luengo, R.F.A. & Calbo, A.G. (Eds.). Embalagem para comercialização de hortaliças e frutas no Brasil [Packaging for marketing vegetables and fruits in Brazil]. Embrapa, Brasília, Brasil, pp. 55-68. [ISBN: 978-85-86413-18-6].

  • Almeida, D.P.F. & Gomes, M.H. 2007. Pós-colheita e comercialização [Postharvest and marketing]. In Mourão, I.M. (Ed.). Manual de Horticultura no Modo de Produção Biológico [Handbook of Organic Horticulture]. Escola Superior Agrária de Ponte de Lima, Refóios do Lima, pp. 165-191. [ISBN: 978-972-97872-2-5].

  • Almeida, D. 2006. Manual de culturas hortícolas [Handbook of Vegetable Crops]. Editorial Presença, Lisboa [2 volumes, 346 p. + 325 p.].

  • Almeida, D. 2005. Manuseamento de produtos hortofrutícolas [Handling of horticultural produce]. Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, Porto, 111 p.


Recent outreach articles

  • Almeida, D. 2015. Poinsettia, the Christmas star. Fugas. Jornal Público, 21 November [in Portuguese]. Read here.
  • Almeida, D. 2015. Living soil of your garden. Fugas. Jornal Público, 26 September (in celebration of the International Year of Soils). Read here [in Portuguese].

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2015. Shaping fruit: technologies and new product development. Frutas, Legumes e Flores 155: 54-57. [in Portuguese].

  • Costa, J.M., Reis, M., Passarinho, J.A., Palha, M.G., Carvalho, S.M.P., Almeida, D. & Ferreira, M.E. 2015. Environmental sustainability of protected horticulture. Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura 118: 42-45.​  [in Portuguese].

  • Gonçalves, R.C. & Rodrigo, I. 2015. Urban vegetable gardens: a solutions for urban regeneration combined with an healthy population development. Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura 117: 29-36.  [in Portuguese].

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2015. Aurélio da Paz dos Reis and horticulture in Oporto in the second half of the Nineteenth century. Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura 117: 18-23. [in Portuguese].

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2015. Postharvest technology and the competiveness of portuguese fruits and vegetables. Frutas, Legumes e Flores 150: 10-14. [in Portuguese].

  • Almeida, D. 2015. Rocha, the pear tree form Portugal. Fugas. Público, 20 February. [in Portuguese]. See here.

  • Almeida, D. 2014. Challenges to the competitiveness of portuguese fruit production. Frutas e Legumes 145: 8-9.


Editorial activity and revision of translations

  • Technical revision of the Portuguese translation of the book: Wagner, J., Wendland, A. & Leibreich, K. 2012. Mein Selbstversorger-Garten. Monat für Monat. Pflanzen, Ernten, Genieβen. BLV Buchverlag GmbH & Co. KG München. [ISBN: 978-3-8354-0938-5]. Portuguese translation: Wagner, J., Wendland, A. & Leibreich, K. 2015. Como cuidar da sua horta mês a mês. Editorial Presença, Lisboa. (Translation by Marta Dias).

  • Technical revision of the Portuguese translation of the book: Kreuter, M.-L. 2012. Der Biogarten für Eisteiger. BLV Buchverlag CmbH & Co. KG, München, Germany. Portuguese translation: Kreuter, M.-L. 2014. Horticultura biológica para principiantes. Conhecimentos básicos e prática. 1.ª Edição, Editorial Presença, Lisboa (Translation by Marta Dias).

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