A boost for agricultural research and development in Extremadura
The project's specific aim was to improve facilities and infrastructure at the Finca La Orden-Valdesequera Research Institute in the Extremadura region of western Spain.
The institute is part of CICYTEX, the Centre for Scientific and Technological Research of Extremadura.
The project's more general aims were to:
- boost agricultural research and development
- create jobs
- strengthen ties with local companies and research centres.
The Finca La Orden-Valdesequera Research Institute improved, renovated and expanded its facilities and scientific and technical infrastructure.Specifically, the institute has:- built a new biotechnology warehouse- made considerable improvements to its irrigation infrastructure- acquired new materials for its laboratories and experimental farmsThe institute can now reach a larger audience thanks to improved communication channels.The investments have led to:- over 400 new research, development and innovation projects- over 70 cooperation projects with local companies- the creation of 35 jobs.