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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


To be announced


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 OR online depending on the covid situation


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.



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: TBA

- 3 places available for CUSO MPS students



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