Andalusian Institute of Agrarian and Fishing Research and Training
Andalusian Agriculture - Total Area: 87.599 sq Km (17% Total Spain) - Population Density (96 inhab/sq Km) similar to the Spanish, and lower than the EU-27 (114). - Agricultural Area: 5,5 Mio Has.(63% Total) - Grown Area: 3,2 Mio Ha (olives 48%, 1,5 Mio Ha) - Total Agricultural Workforce: 330.000 (8,2% of total) (50% unemployed 3rd Q 2012) - Agricultural Production Value in 2012: 10.000 Mio - Main productions (vegetables, fruits, olive oil, cereals, pork, milk)
IFAPA is the Andalusian Institute of Agrarian and Fishing Research and Training. It is assigned to the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of the Junta de Andaluca (Regional Government). The Institute aims to contribute to the modernization of agriculture, fisheries and Agrofood sectors. What is the IFAPA? Aims
IFAPA CENTRES 18 Centres > 1,000 ha Annual budget: 65 million Staff: 971 Resources
More than 100 research projects are being conducted at present. These projects are financed by regional, national or international tenders, capturing 3.4 million . (120 ISI scientific articles/year) We also design research programmes with the participation of all related agents and stakeholders. Main activities 1. Research
The IFAPA organises, manages and offers a vast Training Programme, which is oriented to researchers, technicians and professionals in the fields of farming, foodstuff, and fishing. Around 20,000 students take part in training activities annually (800-1,000 institutional and specialized courses a year). Main Activities 2. Training
Advisory Service: This consists of a technology-transfer service for innovation in the primary sector. This is a tool based on the use of ICT that makes IFAPA agricultural and fishery knowledge available to the user. Remote training: IFAPA courses taught over the internet (pesticides, irrigation, fishing). Accords with the sector companies. 70 technology- transfer projects funded through contracts with companies and institutions, with an investment of 1.4 million . Conferences and workshops. Technical cooperation, including inter-regional and trans-national cooperation activities. Main Activities 3. Innovation, Technology Transfer and Advising
These are technological packages that involve training, experimentation, technology demonstration, communication, and advice for solving specific problems of the productive sectors. They produce contents and services for our Knowledge Management Platform, as well as training materials over the Internet. 10 transfer projects (TransForma Projects) with an investment of 1.2 Mio [ERDF and ESF]. How does IFAPA contribute to innovation? Transforma projects
Agrarian Production. Crop Protection. Crop Biotechnology and Breeding. Agrarian Economy and Sociology. Marine Cultures and Fishing Resources. Organic Farming and Natural Resources. Post-harvest Technology and Food-Processing Industries. Thematic Areas Introduction
It collects initiatives for sustainable and technical improvement of all agrarian production. It adds new technologies to agrarian sector. It coordinates experimentation and technology transfer activities in agricultural and livestock sectors. It coordinates the Andalusian Network for Agrarian Experimentation, which is a 30-years experimental network with activities for different cultures. Thematic Areas Agrarian Production
Thematic Areas Crop Biotechnology and Breeding Development of new varieties by means of traditional methods: - selection - crossing - mutagenesis New improvement methods: BIOTECHNOLOGY. Development of genetic-engineering tools.
Food quality and food safety. Health and nutrition. Design, optimization, automation and process control in agricultural and food industry. Preservation and packaging technologies in agricultural and food industry. Environmental impact reduction in agricultural and food industries. Thematic Areas Post-harvest Technology and Food-Processing Industries
Development of the scientific bases for the application of ecological production principles to the Andalusian agrosystems. Impact of the agrarian activities on the environment: Soil and water conservation. Adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Biodiversity conservation in agrosystems. Mountain agriculture and livestock. Traditional irrigation systems. Soil-use changes, ecosystem services, forest management, Thematic Areas Organic Farming and Natural Resources
to find remediation for Andalusian crop losses caused by different phytoparasites: Viruses Fungi Bacteria Pests insects Phytopathogen Nematodes Wild plants Thematic Areas Crop Protection
Productive efficiency and multifunctional role of agrarian systems. Rural development. Commercial structures, supply and demand; agrarian and food consumption. Economy of natural resources. Innovation and technological challenges. Thematic Areas Agrarian Economy and Sociology
Assisted-reproduction techniques and laying induction in fish. Genetic characterization of breeding individuals. Development of reforestation techniques. Studies on marine ecosystems. Pathology of cultivated species. Biotechnological applications of microalgae cultures. Marine ecosystems research. Improvement of fish culturing technology and pioneer plant settlement. Thematic Areas Marine Cultures and Fishing Resources
Physiology and Greenhouse Technology Unit/AGR 112 [email protected] Physilogy and greenhouse technology Agricultural and Fishery Research and Training Institute IFAPA, Junta de Andaluca www.ifapa.es
IFAPA CENTRO LA MOJONERA ALMERIA, SPAIN
MAIN ACTIVITIES Design and evalutation of greenhouse structures and covering materials. Improving the energy efficiency with new greenhouse concepts Study of greenhouse crop eco-physiology: Bio-productivity and gas exchange Design and evaluation of equipment, methods and strategies for climate control and irrigation to improve quantity and quality of the production Evaluation of methods and strategies to improve water and nutrients use efficiency and decrease the environmental impact Modelling and simultion of the climate under protection structures [email protected] Physilogy and greenhouse technology IFAPA, Junta de Andaluca www.ifapa.es
Possible topic KBBE. 2014. Sustainable greenhouse production: Energy efficiency in greenhouse production Water use efficiency New greenhouse concepts Greenhouse CO2 enrichment strategies [email protected] Physilogy and greenhouse technology IFAPA, Junta de Andaluca www.ifapa.es
Capacities of the Physiology and Greenhouse Technolgy unit HUMAN RESOURCES: FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT: - Six Ph doctors in Biology and Agronomy - Two technicians - Two Ph students [email protected] Physilogy and greenhouse technology IFAPA, Junta de Andaluca www.ifapa.es - Experimental greenhouses, bioproductivity laboratory, growth chambers, sensors, data logging devices, etc.
FINISHED PROJECTS ONGOING PROJECTS Nombre Investigador/a Centro-rea-IFAPA Correo-e www.ifapa.es Proyecto CTA-Fundacin Cajamar. INVERSOS:(Mejora de la eficiencia de la produccin hortcola en invernadero en clima semi-rido. INIA TRA 2010-00043-00-00. El control climtico del invernadero mediterrneo para ampliar el ciclo productivo y aumentar la calidad y la produccin de las variedades hortcolas de alto valor comercial. INIA TRA 00026-C02-02. Mejora de la eficiencia del enriquecimiento carbnico en condiciones mediterrneas. Evaluacin agronmica y fisiolgica de estrategias de mitigacin de la aclimatacin frente a la elevada concentracin de CO2. CONTROLCROP. Proyecto de excelencia Junta de Andaluca. Control del crecimiento de cultivos bajo invernadero optimizando criterios de sostenibilidad, econmicos y de eficiencia energtica. HORTIMED: Sustainable Water Use in Protected Mediterranean Horticulture. (IV, FP) WATERGY: A Novel Humid-air-collector System For Combined Water Treatment, Space-cooling And -heating (V, FP) EUPHOROS (211457) Efficient use of inputs in protected horticulture (VII, FP) CENIT-MEDIODIA: (Multiplicacin de esfuerzos para el Diseo, Optimizacin y Desarrollo de Invernaderos Avanzados)
Our Added value to the topic Relations with multiple Research Organizations IMIDA, UAL, IRTA, UCO, IVIA, ICIA, TECNALIA, WUR Relations with Research Departments of Companies EECAJAMAR, REPSOL, ULMA, AGROBIO, TECNOVA, ADESVA, PRIMAFLOR, INTA, S.L.