Topic 1.4.1 (IA) Demonstrating benefits of the Water-Ecosystem-Food Nexus approach in delivering optimal economic development, achieving high level of environmental protection and ensuring fair access to natural resources.
Functional foods, agricultural products, commercial life, pre-harvest and post-harvest, revaluation of by-products
NAME OF ORGANISATION:
University of Extremadura
TYPE OF ORGANISATION;
Research organisation (Public)
NAME OF CONTACT PERSON:
María De Guía Córdoba Ramos
ROLE OF CONTACT PERSON:
Director of Research in Agrifood Resources (INURA)
• To improve agricultural production systems, acting on the quality and safety and promote the reduction of production costs and respect the environment.
• To develop the obtaining and elaboration of agrarian products in order to create new very practical knowledge for the sector.
• Apply new technologies in agroindustry for the development of new functional food
• To improve the quality, safety, traceability, conservation and commercial life of agricultural products, so that they continue to generate new basic and applied knowledge of high impact at regional and national levels.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
Research in Agrifood Resources (INURA) at the University of Extremadura (Spain) is a multidisciplinary and specialized University Research Institute located in Badajoz, Spain. Its main activity is focused on improving the quality of agricultural products acting from production, processing and shelf life until obtaining safe and healthy new foods that will be obtained from the consumer. It has experience in efficient and sustainable production of raw materials, food production of differentiated quality, new technologies applied in the production chain and processing of the agro-industry, waste recovery and by-products for the development of new food ingredients.
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.