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Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture 2021


5-7 May 2021

Responsable de l'activité

Ted Turlings


Prof. Ted Turlings, University of Neuchâtel


Prof. Pilar Junier, University of Neuchâtel


Prof. Betty Benrey, University of Neuchâtel


Dr Pauline Fritsch, University of Neuchâtel



John Pickett, Cardiff University, UK

Segenet Kelemu, icipe Director, Kenya

Ulrich Kuhlmann, CABI, CH

Johan Six, ETH-Zurich, CH

Claudio Screpanti, Syngenta, Basel, CH

Manuele Tamò, IIAT, Cotonou, Republic of Benin

Lucius Tamm, FiBL, CH

Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva, CH

Decio Gazzoni, EMBRAPA, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brazil



During the workshop you will be confronted with the challenges that researchers and policy makers are facing in their efforts to assure food security for future generations in a sustainable manner.


The focus will be on developing countries and the workshop will also be attended by students from the master module Sustainable Agriculture and by foreign alumni who completed the Master of Advanced Studies in Integrated Crop Management (MAS-ICM, in collaboration with CABI, Delemont).


The workshop will mix talks from experts, roundtable discussions and group work on defined topics which will be chosen during the workshop.


The course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO Doctoral Programs in Molecular plant sciences (MPS), Microbial Sciences and The Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology of Neuchâtel (DPOB).



1st day:


Morning: Introduction (explaining CABI's activities in sustainable agriculture and introducing the Plantwise program). MAS-ICM graduates present the agricultural challenges in their respective home country.


Afternoon: Invited experts present their visions for a sustainable agriculture.


2nd day:


Morning: Invited experts present their visions for a sustainable agriculture.

Afternoon: Roundtable discussion with experts and the students (topics will be defined during the workshop).


3rd day:


Morning: Students prepare their final presentations in which they address the main challenges and possible solutions.

Afternoon: Students give their group presentations (15 minutes per group) on how sustainable agriculture may be achieved, taking into account what they learned during the speakers contributions and discussions.


Please refer to the webpage of the DPOB for complete information.





Full attendance and active participation



NB covid: online workshop.



5 - 7 May 2021







Marta Bellone






As the course will be held online, no travel cost reimbursement can be claimed



Registration is now open!


Deadline for Registration: 4 April 2021

Please register through the webpage of the DPOB.




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