Projects

+ PINHÃO

Gestão integrada de agentes bióticos associados à perda de produção do pinhão
PDR2020

Principal Investigator at CEF: Manuela Branco

Duration: 2018-2022

CEF Budget: 92.828 ‚ā¨

ForEco

Acacia4FirePrev

Explorar a biomassa de Acacias: Uma forma de reduzir o risco de incêndios
FCT

Principal Investigator at CEF: Jorge Gominho

Duration: 2020-2023

CEF Budget: 298.000 ‚ā¨

ForTec

ACORNDEW

Boosting the sustainability of the Montesinho Natural Park oak forest through innovation: valorization of acorn and honeydew
FCT

Sustainable forest management and the development of innovative and differentiated regional products are key points for the MNP and surrounding regions. The ACORNDEW project aims at contributing to these goals, by boosting the sustainability of the MNP oak forest through innovation. In order to accomplish its goals, the project will focus its research on the valorization of acorn and honeydew from Quercus pyrenaica. The project specific objectives are: i) collecting data on acorn and honeydew production at the tree level ii) researching on the variables (climatic and others) influencing acorn and sweet sap production iii) the development of yield models for the estimation of acorn and sweet sap production at tree level iv) the development of a forest simulator allowing the integration of honeydew honey and wood production v) the chemical characterization of Quercus pyrenaica sweet saps and honeydew honey as a tool for the botanical origin authentication vi) the establishment of the Quercus pyrenaica acorn as a rich nutritional source to use in the development of innovative derived food products vii) guaranteeing an effective and enduring communication of the project results to stakeholders.

Principal Investigator at CEF: Joana Amaral Paulo

Duration: 2021-2025

CEF Budget: 249.976,88 ‚ā¨

ForChange

AFINET

Agroforestry Innovation Networks
Horizon 2020

Agroforestry (AF) is a type of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practice of deliberately integrating woody vegetation (trees or shrubs) with crop and/or animal systems to benefit from the resulting ecological and economic interactions. Based on the economic and environmental relevance of this activity, a consortium of 13 partners from 9 European countries, launch AFINET (AgroForestry Innovation NETworks), a thematic network aimed to foster the exchange and the knowledge transfer between scientists and practitioners in the agroforestry. AFINET will act at EU level in order to take up research results into practice and to promote innovative ideas to face challenges and resolve problems of practitioners. To achieve this objective AFINET proposes an innovative methodology based on: (i) The creation of a European Interregional network, composed of ‚ÄúRegional Agroforestry Innovation Networks (RAINs)‚ÄĚ, working groups created in 9 strategic regions of Europe (Spain, UK, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Poland, France and Finland), interconnected and articulated through the figure of the ‚ÄúInnovation Broker‚ÄĚ. ¬†RAINs represent different climatic, geographical, social and cultural conditions and they include a balanced representation of the key actors with complementary type of knowledge: farmers, policy makers, advisory services, extension services, etc. (ii) The creation of an European reservoir of scientific and practical knowledge of AF with an end-user friendly access (the ‚ÄúKnowledge Cloud‚ÄĚ), where all the information collected and the materials created in the project will be published.  

Principal Investigator at CEF: Joana Amaral Paulo

Duration: 2017-2019

CEF Budget: 256.701,80 ‚ā¨

Partners: ABACUS Agriculture · AFAF - Association Française d' Agroforestrie · CNR-IRET - Istituto di Ricerca sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri · EFI · EURAF - EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF AGROFORESTRY · EV ILVO - Institute for Agricultural and Fischeries Research · FEUGA - Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega · INAGRO · IUNG-PIB - Institute of Soil Science an Plant Cultivation · ORC - Organic Research Centre · SoE-KKK - University of Sopron Cooperational Research Centre Nonprofit Ltd · USC - Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

ForChange

AGFORWARD

AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development
FP7

Principal Investigator at CEF: Jo√£o H. N. Palma

Duration: 2014-2017

CEF Budget: 409.852 ‚ā¨

Partners: AARHUS UNIVERSITET · ACTA ASSOCIATION DE COORDINATION TECHNIQUE AGRICOLE - LES INSTITUTS TECHNIQUES AGRICOLES · AGENZIA VENETA PER L'INNOVAZIONE NEL SETTORE PRIMARIO · AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE · AGROOF · ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE D AGROFORESTERIE DES RACINES ET DES CIMES · BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG · BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS-SENFTENBERG · CHAMBRES D'AGRICULTURE FRANCE · Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche · CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA · CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY · EFI · EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT · EURAF - EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF AGROFORESTRY · INRAE · INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN AGROFORESTRY · KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET · PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST · SOPRONI EGYETEM KOOPERACIOS KUTATASI KOZPONT NONPROFIT KFT · STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT · TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRIMA STEREAS ELLADAS · UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA · UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI · USC - Universidade de Santiago de Compostela · WERKGROEP VOOR EEN RECHTVAARDIGE ENVERANTWOORDE LANDBOUW

ForChange

Albufeira

Albufeira - Promoting and protecting the good condition of shared water bodies between Spain and Portugal
ERDF Interreg Poctep

The Albufeira project aims to improve the coordination of actions that promote and protect the good status of these bodies of water shared by Portugal and Spain, for their protection and sustainable use. To this end, it provides for the harmonisation of methodologies for assessing ecological status or potential and the definition of the measures needed to achieve the environmental objectives set for the bodies of water. It also proposes improving the management of the protected areas associated with these bodies of water, using methodologies that integrate the requirements of the WFD with those of the Natura 2000 network, in order to improve the coordinated protection of the high-value species and habitats present in these shared bodies of water.

Results

Principal Investigator at CEF: Teresa Ferreira

Duration: 2019-2022

CEF Budget: 245.000‚ā¨ ‚ā¨

Partners: Ag√™ncia Portuguesa do Ambiente ¬∑ Alimentaci√≥n y Medio Ambiente ¬∑ Centro de Estudios y Experimentaci√≥n de Obras P√ļblicas ‚Äď CEDEX ¬∑ Direcci√≥n General del Agua del Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca ¬∑ Instituto Polit√©cnico de Leiria

ForProtect

ALIENTRADE

Something in the way they move: how global patterns of wildlife trade influence global invasion success
FCT

Principal Investigator at CEF: Pedro Segurado

Duration: 2018-2021

CEF Budget: 35.807 ‚ā¨

ForProtect

ALNUS

Screening Alnus Glutinosa resistance to an emerging disease under climate stressors: predecting alder forests resilience across river networks.
FCT

The aims of the project are: evaluate the current status of alder decline in the leading-edge of Phytophthora spread in Portugal; characterize alder variability across provenances along the species latitudinal range (covering 12 populations from Sweden, France, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Morocco and Serbia); investigate the variability in the resilience of these populations; propose a novel decision support tool for planning riparian conservation guidelines.

Duration: 2018-2021

CEF Budget: 207.948 ‚ā¨

ForProtect

ALTERFOR

Alternative models and robust decision-making for future forest management
Horizon 2020

ALTERFOR explores the potential to optimize forest management models currently in use in different forested areas in European countries. The international consortium of scientists and forestry practicioners will examine alternative forest management models in ten case study areas. Each area represents different forest management practices and socio-ecological conditions across Europe. ALTERFOR is a large-scale, collaborative research project funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme, coordinated by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and involves twenty organisations from nine countries.

Principal Investigator at CEF: José G. Borges

Duration: 2016-2020

CEF Budget: 216569.36 ‚ā¨

Partners: AFVS - Associação Florestal Vale do Sousa · Agriculture and Forestry · Coillte Teoranta · Department Land · Environment · ETIFOR- Valuing nature · Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group (FNP) · Fraunhofer Center for International Management und Knowledge Economy IMW · General Directorate of Forestry (OGM) · Georg-August-University Göttingen · German Forest Society (GFS) · International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) · JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission · KTU - Karadeniz Technical University · SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences · Southern Sweden forest owners association · State Forest Enterprise · TESaF - University of Padua · TUM - Technical University of Munich · TUZVO - Technical University in Zvolen · UCD - University College Dublin · VDU - Vytautas Magnus University · Wageningen University and Research (WUR)

ForChange

BIOECOSYS

Forest ecosystem management decision making methods: an integrated bioeconomic approach to sustainability
FCT

This project aims at bringing together multidisciplinary state-of-the-art knowledge on forest ecosystem models, forest ecosystem management planning methods and non-market forest-services payments mechanisms, to design tools that may help forest policy and decision makers address current challenges to the forest sector. Namely, it will contribute to excellent science by building the interdisciplinary synthesis needed to develop tools that may realize the forest ecosystem management paradigm, promote industrial leadership, and provide the knowledge framework needed to address key societal challenges, namely the increase of the provision of non-market forest ecosystem services and resource sustainability.

Principal Investigator at CEF: José G. Borges

Duration: 2018-2021

CEF Budget: 167.534 ‚ā¨

Partners: Faculdade de Ci√™ncias - Universidade de Lisboa ¬∑ Instituto Polit√©cnico de Leiria ¬∑ UE - Universidade de √Čvora ¬∑ Universidade Cat√≥lica Portuguesa - Porto

ForChange