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Sustainable Agriculture Through Innovation and Collaboration
Developing farming systems able to generate income, to create employment and to contribute to a balanced territorial development (Section 2)
Implementing innovation in Mediterranean agro-food chains by smallholders and SMEs (Section 1)
Ecological negociation, Export, Irrigation, Solar, Vertical business model: from the field to the consumer, Wastewater, Water, biodiversity, local cultivars/species, biological control, consumer behaviour, food safety, food waste, marketing, modelling, olive, scientific research, sensors, sensory attributes, soil management, supply chain, sustainability, territorial development, water desalination, water use and reuse
The region of Mascara is known for its agriculture (vineyards, mushrooms, olives, figs, potatoes, pistachios ... etc.), we wish to make it a true agricultural pole by reinforcing and developing new technologies in water reuse in agricultrual practices, soil analyzes and optimization of the irrigation system, water quality, supply and use, marketing, development of policies and strategies for sustainable water management...
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Mascara University was founded in 1986 as National Institute of higher Education specialized in Agronomy. Proving the good will and the labor of its staff, it has been developed later to become a university center in 1992 consisting in three faculties: Agronomy, Economics and Technology.
In 2008, The university Center of Mascara was promoted to University. The fact that allows it to offer more specialties and scientific fields divided into seven faculties. Mascara is well known for its agriculture mainly grains, grapes and olive oil, as well as its industrial zones that the university is aiming at contributing to its prosperity.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.