AGRIDEV – Climate resilient, biodiversity-based agriculture for sustainable development

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
LEVEL
Seasonal school
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
3
PERIOD
12/02/2024 to 16/02/2024

Course Description

Cropping systems in the XXI Century face complex challenges that cannot be addressed with unidimensional solutions. AgriDev program spans through climate science, agrobiodiversity, and agricultural economics, with a focus on participatory approaches, with the aim of developing new angles to engage momentous challenges in food security, sustainability, and climate change adaptation. Students will develop a portfolio of knowledge at the base of cutting edge scientific approaches in research for sustainable development, with a focus on smallholder agriculture. The seasonal school is structured in interconnected modules. The first module will explore climate science, discussing key concepts in climate change, and climate-agriculture nexus. The second module will deal with agrobiodiversity, its relevance for sustainability and provision of ecosystem services. The third module will discuss breeding approaches and means to enhance varietal development and recommendation. The fourth module will discuss themes of economic development and agriculture and explore the nexus between climate change and inequality. Finally, the students will be engaged in a role game in which they will be tasked to design a project proposal to be submitted to a European Union financing scheme. Eventually, AgriDev will build a holistic interpretation of sustainable intensification of farming systems combining climate, agronomy, and economics to increase the impact of agricultural research for development.

Subject area

Energy

Time format

full-period

Educational-info

ECTS

3

Validation mode

Written Examination

Organizer

Partner

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Department

SSSA

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