The scientific manuscripts presented in the 6th Workshop on Agri-Food Research (WIA.17) are here reported. The WiA.17 is an annual Workshop organized by the Doctoral Program in Advanced Techniques for Research and Development in Food and Agriculture (TAIDA) of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena - UPCT (Spain) in where PhD candidates present their research works.
Presentations showed a great scientific interest and reflect the high potential of the Research Groups that belong to the several departments and institutions integrated into our PhD Program (UPCT, CEBAS-CSIC, and IMIDA). We expect that during the celebration of this Workshop, the coexistence and exchange of ideas and experiences among PhD candidates, research groups, researchers, technicians, etc.. has been favored. The scientific program is structured into four sessions: Agrifood Biotechnology, Food Technology and Engineering, Plant Production Technology and Engineering and Agroforestry and Economy Engineering, depending on the topics of interest involved in our Program. We also had three general invited lectures to strengthen the knowledge that researchers are gaining in their formation during this stage and we consider very useful for other researchers.
The Scientific Organizing Committee consider that it is necessary that PhD candidates undertake this type of formative training activities to acquire the typical skills of a PhD remarking how to summarize their results, highlight the importance of them, presenting and disseminating clearly and concisely to a diverse audience in a limited time, as usually happens in the presentations at worldwide scientific conferences.