Climate resilient, biodiversity-based agriculture for sustainable development (AgriDev)

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
LEVEL
Seasonal school
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
40
PERIOD
02/05/2022 to 07/05/2022

Course Description

Cropping systems face complex challenges that cannot be addressed with unidimensional solutions. This seasonal school is a 5-days full immersion in transdisciplinary approaches aimed at enhancing the sustainability of cropping systems in the wake of climate change, spanning from climate science, to genetics, to socioeconomics. Course participants will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of knowledge at the base of cutting-edge scientific approaches in agronomic research for sustainable development with a focus on smallholder farming systems. The seasonal school is structured in four interconnected modules. The first module will deal with climate science, focusing on climate change, weather forecasting, climate prediction, and climate-agriculture nexus. The second module will deal with all levels of agrobiodiversity and their relevance for sustainability and provision of ecosystem services. The third module will deal with molecular breeding, discussing genomics and participatory applications in crop improvement, including genomewide association studies and genomic selection. The fourth module will discuss socioeconomic aspects of farming systems and introduce data-driven participatory breeding methods joining climate, agronomy, genetics, and crowd-sourcing approaches to improve local adaptation of crop varieties.

Subject area

Environment City Climate

Educational-info

Prerequisites

at least B/ECTS grades proficient self-certified knowledge of English (at least B2 level)

ECTS

40

Validation mode

Written Examination

Maximum number of students

20

Organizer

Partner

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Faculty

SSSA

Department

SSSA

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