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Executive Director

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Albino António Bento


Albino António Bento has a BSc in Agricultural Engineering from UTAD, with a MSc in Integrated Protection from ISA/UTL, and a PhD in Agrarian Sciences – Agricultural Sciences from UTAD. He has an Aggregated Degree in Agronomic Engineering from ISA/UTL.

He is a Principal Coordinating Professor at the School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), since August 2012, President of the National Competence Centre for Dried Fruits (CNCFS) and a Researcher at the Mountain Research Center – CIMO.

Between 2005 and 2017, he assumed the role of President/Director of IPB’s School of Agriculture.