About ICAAM

The Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (ICAAM) is a Research and Development Unit at the University of Évora.ICAAM is located on “Campus da Mitra”, an experimental farm coverng 285 ha in Alentejo (southern Portugal), 12 km from the city of Évora.

OUR GOALS ARE:
To develop Knowledge contributing for the sustainability of Mediterranean agriculture and associated ecosystems, through:

  1. The efficiency in the use of production factors;
  2. The quality and added-value of agri-food products;
  3. Ecosystems integrity and landscape multifunctionality

 
OUR WORK IS BASED ON:

  • System Aproach
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Interaction with Stakeholders
  • Multiple Scales
  • Questions emerging from practice

The ICAAM develops its activities based on multidisciplinary teams comprising researchers from the areas of Rural Engineering, animal science, Agronomy, Biology, physics, chemistry, ecology, economy, landscape and territory, soil science and veterinary medicine.
Through cooperation with other national and international I&D institutions, the work allows to achieve: understanding the complex Mediterranean irrigated and promote technological innovation as a means of responding in an integrated manner, to the social, economic and technical needs in the field of agriculture, while preserving natural resources and environmental quality.

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