Development and validation of applicable chemical analysis for the determination of organic and inorganic agro-chemicals in food and their presence in organic soil improvers for innovative agricultural production and food security in Cuba

01 October 2015 → 30 September 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
chemical analysis pesticides food safety organic farming heavy metals bio-fertilisers
Project description

This project will identify the fate of agrochemicals commonly used in Cuba for fruit and vegetable crop production. Methods and analytical techniques to detect these organic and anorganic compounds at trace-level through laboratory and field studies will be evaluated to propose and validate the most suitable techniques for use with the Cuban facilities. Bio-fertilisers which replace traditionally used agrochemicals without diminishing agricultural yields will be assessed for use in organic agricultural practice.