Detailed information about the course

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Title

Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture

Dates

4-6 May 2022

Organizer(s)

Prof. Ted Turlings, University of Neuchâtel

Prof Pilar Junier, University of Neuchâtel

Prof Betty Benrey, University of Neuchâtel

Speakers

To be announced

Description

The objective of this workshop is to learn about and reflect on the challenges for a sustainable agriculture that provides food security for future generations.

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 master students from the master module Sustainable Agriculture of the University of Neuchâtel, as well as 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.

 

Program

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 a 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.

Location

University of Neuchâtel or online

Information

The course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO Doctoral Programmes in Molecular Plant Sciences (MPS), Ecology & Evolution (E&E), and the Doctoral Programme in Organismal Biology of Neuchâtel (DPOB).

 

If this workshop is not online, it is likely that a valid COVID certificate will be required to attend this activity. TBC depending on the evolution of the pandemic.

Expenses

Reimbursements for CUSO Microbiologie Students:
- Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.
- NO reimbursement for your meal expenses.

 

NEW from 2021: Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO.
See HERE for the procedure.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the coordinators at microbiologie(at)cuso(dot)ch

Registration

[CLOSED FOR NOW]

Deadline for registration: TBA 

Places available :

- 5 places available for CUSO Microbial Sciences PhD students

 

Places

20

Deadline for registration
Contact

In case of question, please write to us at microbiologie(at)cuso(dot)ch

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