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Agrosciences, Biodiversity and Territory Research Group

Academic Unit: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

Colombian Ministry of Science

Class

A1

Call

833

Profile

OECD

Discipline

Agricultural sciences

Subdiscipline

Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries

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Strategic Focus

The GAMMA group is a basic and applied research group in the rural sector that trains undergraduate and graduate students. It manages research, development, and innovation projects in the agricultural and biodiversity sciences focused on economic, social, and environmental sustainability, within the concept of territoriality.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Improvement.
  • Biomodelling.
  • Genetics.
  • Precision agriculture.
  • Plasticity and phenotypic diversity.
  • Innovation for rural development.
  • Innovation Management.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Mario Fernando Cerón Muñoz, DR.

Dr. in Animal Science.

São Paulo State University, Brazil.

Group Coordinator Email

mario.ceron@udea.edu.co

Research Group Email

grupogamma@udea.edu.co

Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • Wageningen University & Research.
  • MINCIENCIAS (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation).
  • Fundación Monómeros.
  • Nutresa.
  • Glasgow University.
  • Colanta.
  • Agrosavia.
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin campus.
  • Florida University.

 

Notable Projects

  • Development and creation of the Agrobiotechnological development center for innovation and territorial integration in El Carmen De Viboral, Eastern Antioquia.
  • To implement a benign technology transference model in the Bajo Cauca, Urabá and Southwestern Antioquia subregions.
  • Reinforcement of the milk processing line in the Northern Antioquia District.
  • Colombian-Netherlands Dairy Capacity and Business development project DAIRYCAB.
  • Design of a local development model using a participatory diagnosis for the formation of a rural properties network with sustainable agriculture systems and an agro-ecotourism circuit in seven villages located in the municipality of Jardín, Antioquia.

Main Research Results

  • New knowledge products: books and articles in high impact journals.
  • Training undergraduate and graduate students: Students with merit recognition for their dissertations.
  • Technology adoption studies and technological developments for the rural sector.

 

Research Portafolio

  • Statistical consultancy.
  • Statistical Consultancy Unit in Modeling, especially biomodels.
  • Precision agricultura.
  • Carbon footprint calculation.
  • Software.
  • Protocols for agricultural extensions.
  • Genetic and genomic evaluation.
  • Molecular markers regarding diversity and animal production.
  • Phenotypic and genetic diversity studies of animal species.

More Information

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