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UniversidaddeCádiz
Vicerrectorado de Política Científica y Tecnológica

Wine and Agrifood Research Institute IVAGRO

Wine and Agrifood Research Institute IVAGRO

Description

The main objective of the IVAGRO is to promote research excellence in viticulture and agrifood, favouring the development and implementation of the priority lines defined in the Andalusian Plan for Research Development and Innovation (PAIDI), in the National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation, in the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence’s scientific improvement plans, the University of Cadiz Strategy Plan, as well as the priority lines of the different European Union programmes. The research is clearly oriented towards the production sector, favouring the transfer of results as well as the dissemination of the results to society.

Additionally, collaboration in vitiviniculture and agrifood specialist postgraduate and doctorate studies is being boosted.

Lines of research

  • New technologies and trials in viticulture and agriculture in general.
  • Application of new technologies to viability and soil quality studies.
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology in vitiviniculture and agrifood processes.
  • Application of pest detection systems in viticulture and agriculture.
  • Development of new technological processes and new vitiviniculture and agrifood products.
  • Treatment, valuation, reuse and making the most of vitiviniculture and agrifood by-products and waste.
  • Study of new phytosanitary products and other alternatives in vitiviniculture and agrifoods.
  • Food quality and safety.
  • Characterization of products and quality in vitiviniculture and agrifood processes.
  • Studies in nutrition and health and obtaining new foods with added values.
  • Studies in gastronomy and new culinary processes.
  • Historical, socioeconomic and legal studies in vitiviniculture and agrifoods.
  • Influence of climate change on vitiviniculture and agrifoods.
  • Conservation of the vitiviniculture and agrifood heritage.

Infrastructures

Puerto Real Offices:

  • Winemaking plant.
  • Fermentation plant.
  • Micro-oxygenation plant.
  • Climate chamber.
  • Acetification plant.
  • Plant for dealcoholisation and obtaining aromas.
  • Extraction plant.
  • Cation exchange resin plant.
  • Chromatography laboratory.
  • Control laboratory.
  • Sensory laboratory.
  • Official tasting room.
  • Autoclave unit.
  • Waste management plant (Geresvagro).
  • High pressure service (impregnation).
  • Heat sealing service.
  • Flow cytometry service.
  • Ion and sugar determination service.
  • Trace metal control service.

Jerez offices:

  • Historic heritage geo-detection, analysis and georeferentiation unit.
  • Winemaking and agrifood heritage conservation unit.

Contact

Puerto Real Offices
Instituto de Investigación Vitivinícola
y Agroalimentaria
Edificio Institutos de Investigación 2ªplanta
Campus de Puerto Real,
11510, Puerto Real, Cádiz
institutos.ivagro@uca.es
ivagro.uca.es
Jerez Offices
Instituto de Investigación Vitivinícola
y Agroalimentaria
Edificio Instituto Investigación
Ciencias Sociales, Campus de Jerez
11405, Jerez de la Fra., Cádiz
institutos.ivagro@uca.es
ivagro.uca.es