Strategic Lines

There are 10 strategic guidelines identified by the members and partners of ADVID, in cooperation with the structures of the national and international scientific system and other institutions involved in research, regulation and development.


Climate change

The working line related to climate change includes measures that can be taken to mitigate global warming, particularly the evaluation and minimisation of the sector's carbon footprint, and also adaptation measures that will enable the national wine system to become more resilient to climate change, predicting and evaluating the progression of these changes and the impacts that may arise from them.
Climate change

Precision viticulture

Precision agriculture constitutes one of the key lines for the innovation in the sector. Therefore, the development and implementation of technologies and precision viticulture strategies constitute one of the current milestones of ADVID’s action, as it makes the effort to deal with two of the major difficulties the national viticulture needs to address: climate change and labour shortage.
L2 - Precision viticulture

Enological potential

The main objectives of this working line, focused on the development of R&D&I activities, are the application of innovative technologies and methodologies, and to develop and provide tools and build reference guides to support the rational use of the wine region.
L3 - Enological potential

Biodiversity in viticulture

The functional biodiversity in the vineyard holdings and the installation of ecological infrastructures that may promote ecosystem services for the winegrower and for society is the main goal of this line of strategic interest.

L44 - Biodiversity in viticulture

Genetic diversity of the vine

The main objectives of this strategic guideline are to analyse and preserve representative samples of genetic diversity of Portuguese grape varieties and mitigate the genetic erosion of the grapevine, under the coordination of the Portuguese Association for the Grapevine Diversity (PORVID), and to value and multiply Portuguese minor grape varieties.
L5 - Genetic diversity of the vine

Sustainable production methods

The main challenges of the strategic guideline Sustainable Production Methods are to collect and systematise information about the vine, to support the viticulture and winery activities, in order to maximize the use of natural resources and reduce the impact on the environment.
L6 - Sustainable production methods

Viticultural Observatory

The Viticultural Observatory aims at contributing to the adaptation models for production forecasting at the regional and plot level, in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, through the collection of information of viticulture, climatic and biological nature, in order to support the decision-making of the sector’s economic agents.
L7 - Viticultural Observatory

Circular economy

One of ADVID’s strategic objectives is to boost the transition to a more circular economy, by applying the scientific knowledge to the sector’s technological development and  innovation, in order to promote waste reduction and the recovery of generated waste – from the waste water to the viticulture by-products.
L8 - Circular economy

Economic Sustainability

The strategic line Economic Sustainability contributes to the national and international valorisation and recognition of the Portuguese wines, through studies that help understand today’s consumer, making use of approaches based on the consumer and social sciences.
L9 - Economic Sustainability

Training Courses

This strategic line aims at providing the target group with the right skills for the development of the Douro region viticulture, as well as identifying training needs and knowledge transfer.
L10 - Training