Introduction

The Agro-Food Technology Department is involved in undergraduate programs in Agricultural Engineering, Food Science and Technology and Oenology. The Department offers as graduate programs a Master’s in Agro ecology, Rural Development and Agro tourism, and a Master’s in Food Science, Technology and Control, both leading to the PhD Program in Agricultural and Food Resources and Technologies. The Department’s faculty is involved in research in Food Science and Technology  and Animal Science. Specific research topics on  Food Science and Technology are: postharvest technology, focusing on the use of non-contaminant and environmentally friendly treatments for improving food quality and shelf life; chemical contaminants in food, focusing on Arsenic detection in foods; sensory evaluation; and processing of foods from animal origin, focusing on the application of fibre and bioactive compounds derived from vegetable by-products and the use of essential oils and natural preservatives. Specific research topics on Animal Science are: milking of small ruminants, focused on ensuring animal welfare and on farm measures to guarantee food safety; and quantitative genetics to improve rabbit production, meat quality and animal welfare. The Department also participates in the Food Safety Technological Platform from the Generalitat Valenciana.

 

 

School of Engineering  of Orihuela

Agro-Food Technology Department  

Ctra. de Beniel, Km. 3,2, 03312 ORIHUELA (ALICANTE) 

E-mail: tecnoagr@umh.es 

 Tel.: 96 674 9728 – Fax: 96 674 9677

14 March 2013