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Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture 2021


5-7 mai 2021


Prof. Ted Turlings, Prof. Pilar Junier, Prof. Betty Benrey.


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 experts that participated in the Master of Advanced Studies in Integrated Crop Management (MAS-ICM, in collaboration with CABI, Delemont).

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

On the last day, students groups prepare and provide a 15-minute presentation on how sustainable agriculture may be achieved, taking into account what learned during the speakers contributions and discussions, addressing the main challenges and possible solutions.




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General information

Dates: 5-7 May 2021 (3 days)

Schedule: 8.45-17.00

Venue: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, Emile-Argand 11.

ECTS : 1.5 for PhD students (Scientific activities). For other participants: contact the organisers.

Evaluation: Full attendance and active participation

Information: Please contact Prof. Ted Turlings or the

Meals: More information will be provided soon.


NB covid: in agreement with the organizers, this workshop will be held either onsite (in Neuchâtel) if the situation allows it, or online.


Registration fee: free for all PhD students of the doctoral programs DPOB, CUSO E&E and CUSO MPS, CUSO Microbial Sciences and IPM master students, included coffee breaks and lunches.

Travel expenses: For participants of the Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology (DPOB ): see reimbursement conditions. For participants of the CUSO doctoral programs in Ecology and Evolution, Microbial Sciences and in Molecular Plant Sciences: see CUSO E&E, CUSO Microbial Sciences and CUSO MPS web sites

Make sure that you sign the attendance sheet each and every day.


This course is open and free to PhD students (DPOB + CUSO E&E + CUSO MPS + CUSO Microbial Sciences), and mandatory to UniNE IPM master students. External prospect participants can register, but priority is given to DPOB, CUSO E&E, CUSO MPS & CUSO Microbial Sciences PhD students until 4 April 2021.

Maximum number of participants: 40

Please note the cancellation policy (CHF 30).

Deadline: 4 April 2021

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