To consolidate and plan innovation and internationalization strategies in the area of quality control and development of products and control in food, beverage, raw materials and related products.
Brazil leads the world farming business, and despite the Brazilian crisis, the farming business GDP grew 13% in 2017, compared to 1.0% of the national GDP. In order to increase Bahia's farming business capacity by 2030, the goals are to double agricultural production and exports, raise family farming business incomes, increase productivity by 30%. In line with the UN 2030 agenda, country and state strategies place agribusiness and food systems as priorities for addressing social, economic and environmental issues. The most recent national and global debates have centered the starting and finishing points of an ideal development in people, as well as in technical and scientific training and innovation as essential points to be considered in any sustainable strategic plan. In Bahia, technical and scientific constraints are beginning to be overcome with joint efforts derived from local, national, and mainly international cooperation. In this sense, it is necessary to intensify the internationalization actions and, at the same time, to increase, expand and train the technical-scientific base of the sectors related to quality control and development of food, beverage, raw materials and related products and processes. In this sense, the project seeks: - To stimulate the setting up of international networks aiming at improving and consolidating the quality of the academic production of the research lines of the PGALi and other institutional programs related to innovative and sustainable food systems; - To promote the systems for the protection of intellectual property and the transfer of social technologies in the area; - To develop new methodologies for experimental planning, monitoring and data processing, aiming at quality control of products and processes in the area; - To determine active compounds and contaminants in food, seeking to assess on one hand the health benefits, and on the other hand the risk of exposure of the population; - To develop new products from conventional and alternative raw materials and evaluate their stability during storage; - To raise rationally regional discards for the development of new products, adding value to different production chains; - To monitor processes and bioprocesses in order to obtain new products, super-foods and functional foods or nutraceuticals; - To implement and consolidate internationally the PhD courses in the Postgraduate Program in Food Science.
- The United States
- Reino Unido