National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology
INIA. Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria

  • INIA-CIFOR
  • DESCRIPTION

    The National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology INIA is a Public Research Organisation of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, devoted to agrifood research and development (including technology transfer). As part of INIA, the Forest Research Centre INIA-CIFOR is one of the leading centres for forest research in Spain, integrating research groups in forest systems, their environment, dynamics and disturbances, forest breeding, Mediterranean silviculture, short-rotation forestry, characterisation and improvement of forest raw materials and Design and optimisation of transformation processes for forest products. Another relevant part of our activity is to give support and advice to State and regional government departments, sectorial associations and companies. INIA-CIFOR does also an extensive work in academic training and knowledge transfer and dissemination through its Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute iuFOR, a joint venture with University of Valladolid.

    NWFP WORK FOCUS

    Within STARTREE project (FP7 311919) and COST FP1203 NWFPs, specialists at INIA-CIFOR have been working in improvements for modelling multipurpose trees and Non Wood Forest Products at Forest managemmt unit (TMU), regional, national and European scale. Research lines centre on stand-level optimisation for co-production of wood and NWFP (namely pine nuts and cork), and on development of methods for assessment and inventory of different NWFP at different scales. Expert models are developped for analysing the potential of the NWFP derived from the dehesa system and Mediterranean pine forests.

    CONTACT PERSON

    Name: Sven MUTKE
    Position: Head of Service for Forest Industries
    Department: INIA-CIFOR
    Department address: Crta. La Coruña km 7,5 28040 Madrid (Spain)
    Telephone: 0034913476874
    E-mail: mutke@inia.es

    Name: Rafael CALAMA
    Position: Researcher
    Department: Dpt. Silviculture and forest management
    Department address: Crta. La Coruña km 7,5 28040 Madrid (Spain)
    Telephone: 0034913476868
    E-mail: rcalama@inia.es

    Name: Mariola SANCHEZ
    Position: Research Assistant
    Department: Dpt. Silviculture and forest management
    Department address: Crta. La Coruña km 7,5 28040 Madrid (Spain)
    Telephone: 0034913474181
    E-mail: msanchez@inia.es