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  1. 1. Andalusian Institute of Agrarian and Fishing Research and Training
  2. 2. 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)
  3. 3. 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 Andalucía (Regional Government). The Institute aims to contribute to the modernization of agriculture, fisheries and Agrofood sectors. What is the IFAPA? Aims
  4. 4. IFAPA CENTRES 18 Centres > 1,000 ha Annual budget: 65 million € Staff: 971 Resources
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. to find remediation for Andalusian crop losses caused by different phytoparasites: Viruses Fungi Bacteria Pests insects Phytopathogen Nematodes Wild plants Thematic Areas Crop Protection
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Physiology and Greenhouse Technology Unit/AGR 112 Physilogy and greenhouse technology Agricultural and Fishery Research and Training Institute IFAPA, Junta de Andalucía
  19. 19. 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 Physilogy and greenhouse technology IFAPA, Junta de Andalucía
  20. 20. Possible topic KBBE. 2014…. Sustainable greenhouse production: Energy efficiency in greenhouse production Water use efficiency New greenhouse concepts Greenhouse CO2 enrichment strategies …………… Physilogy and greenhouse technology IFAPA, Junta de Andalucía
  21. 21. Capacities of the Physiology and Greenhouse Technolgy unit HUMAN RESOURCES: FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT: - Six Ph doctors in Biology and Agronomy - Two technicians - Two Ph students Physilogy and greenhouse technology IFAPA, Junta de Andalucía - Experimental greenhouses, bioproductivity laboratory, growth chambers, sensors, data logging devices, etc.
  22. 22. FINISHED PROJECTS ONGOING PROJECTS Nombre Investigador/a Centro-Área-IFAPA Correo-e •Proyecto CTA-Fundación Cajamar. INVERSOS:”(Mejora de la eficiencia de la producción hortícola en invernadero en clima semi-árido”. •INIA TRA 2010-00043-00-00. “El control climático del invernadero mediterráneo para ampliar el ciclo productivo y aumentar la calidad y la producción de las variedades hortícolas de alto valor comercial”. • INIA TRA 00026-C02-02. “Mejora de la eficiencia del enriquecimiento carbónico en condiciones mediterráneas. Evaluación agronómica y fisiológica de estrategias de mitigación de la aclimatación frente a la elevada concentración de CO2”. •CONTROLCROP. Proyecto de excelencia Junta de Andalucía. Control del crecimiento de cultivos bajo invernadero optimizando criterios de sostenibilidad, económicos y de eficiencia energética. 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: (Multiplicación de esfuerzos para el Diseño, Optimización y Desarrollo de Invernaderos Avanzados)
  23. 23. 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., HORTIMAX, … •Relations with research groups of Universities PAI GROUPS: AGR AGR-112 y AGR-199 Tight relation with growers organizations and auxillary industry • Etc. Physilogy and greenhouse technology IFAPA, Junta de Andalucía
  24. 24. Many thanks for your attention Esteban José Baeza Romero Centro La Mojonera-Physiology and Greenhouse Technology Unit-IFAPA