IPC is composes by 6 schools, from which ESAC will be involved in the project. ESAC is a higher education school which cover the domains of Agriculture, Forestry, Food and Environment. ESAC has always played an important role since its foundation in 1887, supporting the society, especially the farmers of the North and Centre of Portugal. Being an important centre of applied science and technology, it has also an important role in the scientific front, being involved in research projects, funded both by national and international entities. ESAC hosts CERNAS (Study Centre for Natural Resources, Environment and Society), the only Research Centre addressing the themes of Rural World, Agriculture, Forestry, Food Processing, Environment and Society in the Portuguese Centro Region.