PORTUGUESE, OF COURSE! Competitiveness - Defining and delivering the Portuguese wines consumers will want to buy.
TOUGHER THAN EVER! Sustainability - Designing and delivering a resilient Portuguese vine and wine system.
Represented by Ana Rodrigues and Manuel Oliveira, 𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/CoLAB VINES&WINES took part in the RETINA project kick-off meeting, which took place on December 12 and 13 in Vigo.
The project, funded by Horizon Europe, aims to develop two new photonics-based sensory systems, covering hardware and software solutions to meet the personalized and high value-added needs of the health, automotive and agricultural sectors. With regard to the wine sector, the RETINA project will provide new proximal detection instruments (aerial and terrestrial) and an image processing methodology to unlock and combine the potential of broadband HSI and the LIDAR system for water stress monitoring and early detection of grapevine wood diseases.
On October 18, ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES welcomed students from the “International Land and Water Management” bachelor’s program at Wageningen University in the Netherlands for a visit to the Douro region.
This annual trip aimed to acquaint students with different agricultural realities in other countries, with a special focus on the Demarcated Douro Region. The activities included a classroom presentation, visits to the facilities of ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES, and a tour of Quinta do Seixo (Sogrape), where they explored the existing biodiversity route and sampled wines from the region.
ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES participated, through Nelson Machado and António Pinto, in the 1st Annual Meeting of #DigiFarm2all, which took place on October 17th.
This meeting allowed for, in addition to the status update on project progress, a deep reflection on fieldwork and the capacity-building and knowledge dissemination activities to be carried out in 2024!