Organic Agriculture

ESA - Agrarian School


The main objective is to integrate the study of the agricultural sciences in order to understand the functioning of the agro-ecosystems, in its physical and biological components and their environmental, social and economic impact, which underlies the organic production system. The aim is to develop projects, products and services design capabilities; technical skills to achieve processes and production systems, management and marketing; as well as communication skills and attitudes towards research and innovation, concerning products quality and new technologies or processes.

Enable students with a base of scientific and technical knowledge to enhance a sustainable resources management, for the production, processing and marketing of organic products, in the sectors of vegetables and herbs, fruticulture, viticulture, meat and dairy products, including traceability, certification and management. This aims to contribute to the emergence of entrepreneurial initiatives in organic farming.

Entry requirements

Holders of a degree, preferably in the Agricultural Sciences (Agronomy and Animal Husbandry), but also on other areas such as Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Food Science, Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology and other related courses. Holders of bachelor's degree may be considered as candidates, providing they have relevant technical and scientific background, attested by the ESA/IPVC scientific council.


Friday 9:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 to 17:00.

Course Coordinator

Isabel de Maria Cardoso Gonsalves Mourão


Study programme