The Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences is focused on agro-food and forestry systems using the production-chain approach as a whole.
CITAB’s research aims to grow new solutions, maximize resources and bring higher added value to the development and upgrading of agricultural and forestry production chains.
To accomplish this goal the Center includes a multidisciplinary team with more than 190 investigators expertise - selected by international benchmarking criteria - ranging from fundamental sciences, such as biology and chemistry, to agronomy, forestry engineering and ecology. Moreover, it benefits from inputs of scientific experts in mathematics, physics and several engineering disciplines. The research unit also actively collaborates with key Stakeholders in the agro-food and forestry industries, new technologies and natural resources management.
The Center is classified as “very good” by the Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) and has a vast experience on running national and international research projects.
CITAB is hosted by Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) whose campus is one of the biggest Botanic Gardens in Europe.