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Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture 2021


5-7 May 2021


Ted Turlings, Prof., University of Necuhâtel (UNINE)
Pilar Junier, Prof., UNINE
Betty Benrey, Prof., UNINE


Segenet Kelemu, Director General & CEO of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya
Manuele Tamò, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Benin
John Pickett, Cardiff University, UK
Ulrich Kuhlmann, Plantwise, CABI, Switzerland
Lucius Tamm, FiBL, Switzerland
Claudio Screpanti, Syngenta, Switzerland
Johan Six, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
Salvatore DI FALCO, School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland


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.


The course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO Doctoral Programs in Ecology & Evolution (E&E), Microbial Sciences and The Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology of Neuchâtel (DP-Biol).


Schedule: 8h45 - 17h00


Please refer to the webpage of the DP-Biol Program for complete information.


University of Neuchâtel, UniMail, Emile Argand 11 OR ONLINE !


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


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.

Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to the MPS coordinator Zoia Debora at University of Lausanne, Department of Molecular Plant Biology, Biophore - quartier UNIL-Sorge, 1015 Lausanne.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia.



Deadline for Registration: 4 April 2021
Please register through the webpage of the DP-Biol Program.

- 2 places available for CUSO MPS Students



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