The Promoter

New Organic Planet (NOP) is a company based in Funchal and has, among other activities in the areas of sustainability, research related to organic farming.

NOP led the PROBIOMADEIRA research project for the development of organic farming on the island of Madeira.

This project was funded by “PROCIÊNCIA 2020”, a support program of the Instituto de Desenvolvimento Empresarial (IDE) of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. One of its objectives was to increase scientific production and promote new products and new businesses, creating collaborative structures to foster entrepreneurship and opportunities between the business and institutional fabrics.

Strategy. Planning. Execution.

The PROBIOMADEIRA project started from a sustained and sufficiently robust assessment that defined guidelines necessary for the organization and regulation of the production and commercialization sector in Organic Production Mode. Since soil fertility is one of the mandatory conditions for successful production, its assessment was carried out, as well as the identification and study of sources of organic matter, distributed throughout the island of Madeira. Case studies were selected, based on 7 producers in organic production. During the project execution period, different surveys were carried out within the scope of agricultural production and marketing and 2 Workshops and 3 webinars.

With the aim of proposing methods and practices adapted to the maintenance and/or increase of fertility and to other soil conservation and management practices and considering the production cycles and the adequacy of crops, with greater economic interest in the Region, guidelines were defined for the development of this online platform that brings together the entire production chain in organic production. The main studies carried out in the Project can be consulted on the Wiki-Platform of Knowledge, namely the Guide to Good Practices for Conservation and Fertility of Soils in Madeira.

in the interest of New Organic Planet in promoting and publishing technical-scientific information, the Probiomadeira platform is now a platform that disseminates news, studies and technical-scientific projects in organic farming and sustainable production means and aggregates pages and tools to support organic production and certification, like the BioGest.



PROBIOMADEIRA was a research project in collaboration with the Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Rural Development, the University of Madeira, the Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra and Agroconceito, an agricultural consultancy and technical support company.

The Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Rural Development is one of the departments of the Regional Government of Madeira, with responsibilities in the sectors of agriculture, livestock, veterinary, rural development to support farmers and in the management of community agricultural funds.

The University of Madeira (UMa) has existed since 1988. In 1990/91, it attended the first steps taken by most of the courses at this University, such as Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Modern Languages and Literature.

The Germplasm Bank, ISOPlexis is a Research Unit of the University of Madeira, created in 1996, with the objective of developing fundamental and / or applied studies in the area of Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, dedicated to the study of agrodiversity, genetic resources and agrosystems.

ESAC - Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra is a school that is part of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, oriented towards the pursuit of polytechnic higher education objectives in the field of agricultural sciences and engineering, technologies and the like. It offers training in a wide range of scientific areas covering agricultural and animal production, rural development, forestry, biotechnology, environmental protection management and technology and the food industries.

Agroconceito is a company that aims to support, develop and promote sustainable agricultural production methods, in order to achieve an economic, environmental and socially responsible activity. It has a diversified client portfolio in the scope of consultancy and technical support in the assessment, implementation and monitoring of agricultural activity, as well as agricultural certification (integrated production, organic farming, Global GAP and Greening).