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Title

Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture 2021

Dates

5-7 May 2021

Organizer(s)

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

Speakers

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
Decio Gazzoni, EMBRAPA, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brazil

Description

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).

Program

Schedule: 9h00 - 17h00

 

DAY 1
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.

DAY 2
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).

DAY 3
Morning: Students prepare their final presentations in which they address the main challenges and possible solutions.
Afternoon: Students give their 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.

 

DRAFT OF THE PROGRAM (16.02.2021) HERE
Please refer to the webpage of the DP-Biol Program for complete information.

Location

ONLINE !

Information

 

Registration

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

- 3 places available for CUSO MPS Students

Places

40

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