Departamento de Ciências Agrárias

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Department of Agrarian Sciences
Departamento de Ciências Agrárias
Mission Scientific knowledge and services in agricultural and environmental sciences.
Focus Agriculture; Environment; Animal Production; Food Technology
Owner University of the Azores
Location Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Portugal

The Departamento de Ciências Agrárias (Department of Agrarian Sciences), shortened as DCA/UAç, is a department of the University of the Azores, located on the university campus in Angra do Heroísmo on the island of Terceira.


The areas of education and research are:

  • Agriculture: pastures, horticulture, frutaculutre; soils and fertility; protection of plants; hydrology and water resources; rural engineering; regional economies and natural resources;
  • Environment: ecology and conversation; agricultural biology; chemical and physical atmosphere; chemical and water microbiology; climatology; spatial planning; basic sanitation; diagnosis and environmental auditing; environmental impact studies; physical oceanography;
  • Biotecnology
  • Animal Production: nutrition; alimentation; reproduction and maintenance;
  • Food technology: hygiene and food safety; human nutrition; oenology.