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LINKING LANDSCAPE, ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURE AND FOOD - LEAF

LEAF is a new research centre resulting from the merging of four research units from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, the oldest and more prestigious school of Agriculture and Food Science of Portugal and one of the Schools of the University of Lisbon. We are uniquely positioned to conduct studies on the whole agro-food chain, dealing with main issues on a variety of scales, from cells and microorganisms to landscape design.

LEAF is committed to innovation, particularly for obtaining new economic, ecological and safe products and technologies that can be incorporated into the food supply chain, benefiting partners and society in general.

We support young talented scientists wishing to develop a career in research, to place the technology transfer in the agenda as a priority, to strength advantageous relationships with stakeholders, including industry, business, local, regional and governmental authorities. Our research addresses not only the immediate competitiveness of the economy but also the long-term sustainability of production in global markets together with the maintenance and improvement of natural resources.

Research Groups and Thematic Lines


Sustainable Grape and Wine Production
Olive and Olive Oil Chain
Agro-Food Innovation
Green and Blue Infrastructures
Coping with Climate Change and Resource Scarcity
Group I - Landscape Architecture, Biodiversity and Conservation
Group II - Soil, Water and Waste Nexus
Group III - Plant Science and Crop Production
Group IV - Eco-Novel Food and Feed