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Vision for a Sustainable Agriculture 2020


later in 2020?


A course in collaboration with the MAS-ICM of University of Neuchâtel, the UNINE doctoral program in Organismal Biology (DPOB) and the CUSO Doctoral Programs in Ecology & Evolution (E&E), Microbiology (MICRO) and Molecular Plants sciences (MPS)


Prof. Ted Turlings, University of Neuchâtel (CH)




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 masters module Sustainable Agriculture and by foreign students that participate in the Masters of Advance Studies in Integrated Crop Management (MAS-ICM, in collaboration with CABI, Delemont).


1st day:


Morning: Introduction (explaining CABI's activities in sustainable agriculture and introducing the Plantwise program). MAS-ICM students will present the agricultural challenges in their respective home country. They will present in groups of two (six 15-minute presentations).


Afternoon: Three of the invited experts will present their visions for a sustainable agriculture in presentations of 30 minutes each. There will be 10 min for discussion after each talk.


2nd day:


Morning: The remaining four invited experts will present their visions (30 minutes plus 10 min discussion.

Afternoon: Roundtable discussion with experts and the students (three groups, topics will be chosen during the workshop).


3rd day:


Morning: the students prepare their final presentations in which they address the main challenges and possible solutions (six presentations in total).

Afternoon: the students give their group presentations (six 15-minute presentations) on how sustainable agriculture may be achieved, taking into account what learned during the speakers contributions and discussions.





University of Neuchâtel






Full attendance and active participation




Due to the current pandemic, the workshop will not be held in May. We hope to be able to offer it later on this year.





University of Neuchâtel

Faculty of sciences , UniMail , Emile-Argand 11. 



Marta Bellone


Phone: +41 (0)26 300 88 91





PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets along with the reimbursement form to:


Marta Bellone


Department of Biology


University of Fribourg


Chemin du Musée 10


CH-1700 Fribourg


NO reimbursement of your personal meal expenses, coffee breaks and lunch are included in the registration


Regarding reimbursement of accommodation, please contact the coordinator of the doctoral program (ecologie-evolution(at) BEFORE the beginning of the course. NO reimbursement of accommodation without the coordinator of the doctoral program agreement prior of the course.



Through the website of the Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology before April 19, 2020




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