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Laboratory Agrifood Sustainability, Quality and Safety

The laboratory activities are focused  on innovation on research, development and transfer activities to increase competitiveness, quality, safety and sustainability of food production systems and agroforestry.

Activities  focus on developing efficient production processes to little or no waste generation, on validation and application of diagnostic methods for the qualification of productions, on the analysis and evaluation of microbiological and chemical changes in the processes of production, processing, storage and packaging on the identification and quantification of components and markers of quality in order to prove the authenticity and origin of the products and ensure their traceability.

The laboratory are performed by making use of innovative infrastructures, equipment, facilities, technologies and service platforms.

Projects

Status: ongoing

  • Delivering, safe, sustainable, tailored & socially accepted soilimprovers from circular food production processes for boosting soil health

  • Modeling and mapping soil biodiversity patterns and functions across Europe

  • Soil ecosystem services and soil threats modelling and mapping

  • Agro-ecological strategies for promoting climate change mItigation and adaptation by enhancing soil ecosystem services and sustainable crop production

  • PNRR: Partenariato Esteso “Research and Innovation Network on Food and Nutrition Sustainability, Safety and Security

  • Strengthening the MIRRI Italian Research Infrastructure for Sustainable Bioscience and Bioeconomy

  • ECO-READY: Achieving Ecological Resilient Dynamism for the European food system through consumer-driven policies

  • Creazione di un HUB italiano a supporto della partecipazione dell’Italia alla Global Soil Partnership ed alla rete di eccellenza europea sulla ricerca sul suolo

Status: Completed

  • Towards climate-smart and sustainable soil management

  • Esecuzione di Sviluppo di tecnologie e processi innovativi per la produzione di imballaggi 100% BIOdegradabili e COmpostabili per un'industria Sostenibile, economica/circolare ed Intelligente