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[ANNULÉ] Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture 2022


4-6 May 2022


Ted Turlings, Prof., University of Neuchâtel
Pilar Junier, Prof., University of Neuchâtel
Betty Benrey, Prof., University of Neuchâtel


Segenet Kelemu, Director General & CEO of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), KenyaUlrich Kuhlmann, Plantwise, CABI, SwitzerlandJohn Pickett, University of Cardiff, UKLucius Tamm, FiBL, SwitzerlandSalvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva, SwitzerlandManuele Tamò, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IIAT, Cotonou, Republic of BeninRuth Buteme (MAS Alumni)Wilson Nabakwe (MAS Alumni)Shoba Marimuthu (MAS Alumni)


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.


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.




University of Neuchâtel


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

For Detailed information and registration please visit the CUSO Microbial Sciences webpage.




Reimbursements for CUSO MPS 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 CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia.


Deadline for registration: 27 April 2022

- 3 places available for CUSO MPS students

Please Register through the CUSO Microbial Science webpage: HERE



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