Doctoral Programme

Principal Investigator at CEF: Helena Pereira

Duration: 2015-2019

CEF Budget: 80.000 ‚ā¨

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Designing trees for the Future

Trees4Future is an Integrative European Research Infrastructure project that aims to integrate, develop and improve major forest genetics and forestry research infrastructures. It will provide the wider European forestry research community with easy and comprehensive access to currently scattered sources of information (including genetic databanks, forest modelling tools and wood technology labs) and expertise. This will help forestry researchers and the European forestry sector to respond, in a sustainable manner, to increasing demands for wood products and services in a context of genetic adaptation and changing climatic conditions. It will create a new and better linked research infrastructure which will increase our knowledge about the adaptation of forests to climate change and tree characteristics suited for tailor-made wood supply - thus optimising the short- and long-term exploitation of forest resources.

Duration: 2014-2016



Eating the wild: Improving the value-chain of Mediterranean Wild Food Products

The overall aim of WildFood is to promote the implementation of joint innovative strategies by involving different actors of the Wild Food Products (WFP) value-chain in the Mediterranean area, focusing on selected products (mushrooms, truffles, pine nuts & Aleppo pine seeds, aromatic plants, acorns and berries) in view of improving their quality and safety controls and sustainability.

Principal Investigator at CEF: José G. Borges

Duration: 2020-2023

CEF Budget: 67000 ‚ā¨

Partners: AVFA - Agriculture Extension and Training Agency · CTFC · Herdade do Freixo do Meio · INRGREF - National Research Institute of Rural Engineering Water and Forests · PRODECA - Promotora d’Exportacions Catalanes · SFI - Slovenian Forestry Institute · Università Degli Studí di Padova