Higher School of Agronomy, Lisbon University

Contact email: cochichor@mail.telepac.pt
Geographic scope: National
Country: Portugal
Type of Institution: University / higher education
Name in original language: Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa
Legal status: Public
Name of the Department: PlantStress & Biodiversity Lab
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: The answer is dedicated only to the above referred laboratory (if my institution also answers at a higher institutional level, please discard this survey). Research for development is developed regarding, namely, the coffee crop particularly with the focus of understanding plant acclimation ability...
Main / core research areas: Impacts of climate changeVery important research areas: Adaptation to climate change, Climate change mitigation, CC in agricultural systems - arable land, cropping systems, CC in agricultural systems - forestsResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Master or equivalent / ISCED 7, Doctoral or equivalent / ISCED 8, Post-doc
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: 10-50
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: National budgetResearch focus: Development focused, linkages with the SouthCollaborations with other organizations: Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, International Organizations, University / higher educationCollaborations with other countries: Angola, Brazil, Mozambique
Successful projects: Ongoing projects: - BREEDing Coffee for AgroForestry Systems (BREEDCAFS), European Union, Program Horizon 2020, call H2020-SFS-2016-2; - Sustainable production of coffee in the National Park of Gorongosa (Mozambique).
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: - Funds to increase actions (of local research and advanced training) and to hire personnel; - More stability (political and social) in the countries where it should be applied
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Increasing: especially researchers are increasingly interested
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: I don't know