Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera (IFAPA)
The Andalusian Institute of Agrarian and Fishing Research and Training (IFAPA) is an Administrative Agency of the Andalusian Government created by the Law 1/2003 of the Parliament of Andalusia, integrating a network of 18 research and training centres, existing for over 40 years. It is linked to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development and is related to the sector through the participation of 11 professional organizations of agriculture and fisheries in its Social Council. The institute's mission is to contribute to the modernization of agriculture, fisheries and food of Andalusia and improving its competitiveness through research, innovation, technology transfer and training of professionals in these sectors.
Through its network of 18 research and training centres, distributed throughout Andalusia, this Institute covers one of the largest agricultural areas in Europe. This network of research centres counts with experienced researchers and technicians, as well as an important set of technical resources: germplasm banks (olive, strawberry, legumes etc.), specialized laboratories, Agri-Food facilities, class-rooms, residences, libraries with important collections of scientific and technical literature, and more than 1,000 ha of experimental fields, that entirely cover the Andalusian agro-climatic conditions, and crops.
Within the GoodBerry project, IFAPA contributes to genotyping and phenotyping of segregating population, QTLs mapping for vitamin C, development of molecular markers for Marker Assisted Selection and quantification of Bulk Parameters and Vitamin C, sensory analysis amongst others.
Additional Team Members
Dr Carmen Soria Navarro
Dr Iraida Amaya Saavedra