The Murcia Institute of Agri-Food Research and Development (IMIDA) led a meeting held between the LIFE-Aquemfree project beneficiaries including the University of Murcia, the Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Murcia (Fecoam) and the auxiliary technology company, Novedades Agrícolas. During the meeting, the parties updated each other on progress and on administrative and management issues.
Amongst some of the matters discussed were the results obtained to date on the Aquemfree prototype and presentation of the first pilot plant being installed at the Los Rizaos farm in Torre Pacheco.
IMIDA, which answers to the Regional Government in Murcia’s Department for Water, Agriculture and the Environment is, in compliance with Law 8/2002 of 30 October, an autonomous organism and its main aim is to cover research needs within the agricultural sector. It currently has six research departments, each of which is responsible for planning, coordinating, managing and controlling its corresponding research team. Specifically, the departments include Biotechnology and Crop Protection, the Citrus Sector, the Horticultural Sector, Livestock Production, Natural Resources and Viticulture.
The University of Murcia, meanwhile, was founded in 1915 and participates in the Aquemfree project through its Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Geology and Soil Science in the Faculty of Chemistry located in the Espinardo campus in Murcia