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Management of agroforestry systems: ecological,
social and economic approaches.
Forestry (Code area: 623); Environmental science (Code area: 422);
Natural environments and wildlife (Code area: 852)

The intensive program Management of agroforestry systems: ecological, social and economic approaches intends to provide knowledge in:
Agro-ecological and socio-economic characterization of silvopastoral systems: integrate approach perspective
- Silvicultural techniques considering the interaction of the system with the physical environment (soil, climate, topography etc.).
- Multifunctionality of agrosilvopastoral systems and tools to inform land use decisions;
- Potential impact of climate change on silvopastoral systems agro-ecological dynamic: implications for management.
- Modelling tools, GIS, statistical analysis, planning and optimisation methods and tools required to conduct research and sustainable management in agroforestry systems.

The knowledge and competences offered by the intensive programme, which brings together a vast range of European Institutions (Escuela Politécnica Superior de Lugo –Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain) http://www.usc.es/; Universidad de Extremadura (Spain) http://www.unex.es/ ; Universidad de Oviedo (Spain) – http://www.uniovi.es/ ; Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
http://www.uniba.it/ ; guarantees the competitiveness of students in an competitive market and their ability to act in a multicultural environment as the one we can find in the European Union.

In the Intensive Programme the students attend lectures together with Portuguese and foreign students, which will give them an opportunity to become acquainted with different cultures.

The program will be hosted by School of Agriculture (ESA) at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança. All Intensive Programme participants will be considered part of the ESA community and are afforded the same rights and privileges as regular students, so you will quickly feel integrated into the heart of the School. The atmosphere around campus is friendly and interactive and you may develop friendships which will last well beyond the programme. That is why we are offering you a unique kind of opportunity.

At the end, the participants, after final evaluation will receive proficiency certificate worth 6 ECTS credits. The Technical-Scientific Council of the School of Agriculture (ESA) from Instituto Politécnico de Bragança already approved the recognition of the studies undertaken within the intensive programme in its studies plans, namely in the Forest Engineering (1st cycle)

Remark: The other partners are also developing the efforts to ensure the recognition of the studies undertaken within the intensive programme in their studies plans.

We look forward to welcoming you in the Programme.

Warm regards,
Esther Fernández Núñez
“Management of agroforestry systems: ecological, social and economic approaches” Portuguese Coordinator.
IP Coordinator
Esther Fernández Núñez
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Mountain Research Center (CIMO) - School of Agriculture (ESA)
Campus de Santa Apolónia
5300-253 Bragança - Portugal
Phone: +351 273 303 233
Fax: +351 273 303 382
Key Dates
IP Date:
30/03/2014 to 12/04/2014
Arrival to Bragança:
Departure from Bragança:


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