Department of Agronomy of the University of Córdoba (DAUCO)

A María de Maeztu unit since 2020

The Department of Agronomy of the University of Córdoba (DAUCO) was formed in 1986 as a result of the union between professors from two areas of knowledge: Plant Production and Hydraulic Engineering to deal with the teaching and research in Agronomic Engineering in an integral and holistic way. This improved the quality of its teaching and the excellence of its research, development and innovation. The model was constructed with three principal considerations: plant breeding, plant production and protection and the use of water and soil resources.

At the present time, DAUCO is the largest department at the University of Cordoba with a research staff of 51 people,distributed in 13 research groups, and a total staff of 127 people. DAUCO stands out for its efficiency and high research quality with highly experienced professors.

DAUCO staff has a remarkable research activity with an extensive background and high-quality outputs. The agricultural sector has been the common approach of our research activity with a general objective of improving agricultural production in a sustainable way and considering climate change. All this is set in a context of circular bioeconomy, and under the energy sustainability principles. It also highlights the high degree of collaboration with other researchers, public bodies, private companies and farmers associations.

Key Facts of Department of Agronomy of the University of Córdoba (DAUCO)

244 Published articles
Number of articles published during
(three-year period), 77 % in Q1 journals.
7 PhD
Number of PhD theses defended (three-yearperiod).
4.7 Million €
Public funds for research projects obtained
from international, national and regional competitive calls (three-year period
4.8 Million €
Resources received from Knowledge
Transfer Projects (three-year period).
For our Department (DAUCO), this accreditation means recognizing our impact, scientific quality and leadership at an international level. This will reinforce active collaboration with our social and business environment. On the other hand, we will be able to access highly competitive research programs. It will also help us attract young talent and train researchers.
Emilio Camacho Poyato
Director at DAUCO