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    Sassari, 12-16 June 2017

    12 June 2017

    Sala Consiliare, Department of Agriculture, University of Sassari, viale Italia 39

    10:00 - 10:15     Opening and introductory speech

    Pier Paolo Roggero, Director of the Desertification Research Centre

    Luciano Gutierrez, Coordinator of the ILHAM-EC Project

    10:15 - 12:30     Sustainable Land Management: Sharing professional experience

                              Arturo Cocco, Researcher in Entomology, “Researchers in the field of entomology

    Simonetta Bagella, Professor of Plant Science, “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in grasslands

    Alberto Stanislao Atzori, Assistant professor in animal science, Sustainable approaches adopted in Sardinia for livestock productions”

    Gian Franco Capra, Researcher in Pedology, “Natural and human-derived mineral/organic materials in soil rebuilding”

    12:30 – 13.30    Discussion

    15.30 – 17:30    Visit to the University farm

    Francesco Giunta: Professor of agronomy and crop science,Teaching and research activity carried on at the experimental farm of the Department of Agricultural Science, University of Sassari”

    20.30                 Dinner offered by the NRD

    13 June 2017

    Sala Computer, Sala Computer, Department of Agriculture, University of Sassari, viale Italia 39

    09:30 - 13:00     Rinaldo Satta, IT Technician, Training on how to use the Moodle Platform

    14 June 2017

    Sala B - Department of Agriculture, University of Sassari, viale Italia 39

    09:30 - 11:00     Luciano Gutierrez, Professor of Agricultural Economics, “Extreme events, price volatility and food security”

    09:30 - 11:00     Pier Paolo Roggero, Professor of Agronomy and Crop Science, “Understanding adaptation to climate change in agricultural systems. Case study from Macsur (Modelling European Agriculture with Climate change for food security) project”

    Giovanna Seddaiu, Researcher in Agronomy and Crop Science, “Assessing priorities for enhancing adaptive capacity of agricultural systems to climate change using fuzzy logic-based approaches”

    11:00 – 12:00    Discussion

    15 June 2017

    09:00 - 18:00     Visit to the Arborea District  

    The Arborea district is characterized by intense farming practices mostly based on dairy cattle livestock and irrigated forage systems. In 2005, Arborea was designated as the only Nitrate Vulnerable Zone under the European Commission Nitrate Directive.

    16 June 2017

    10:00 - 11:30     Visit to the UNISS Technological Transfer Office (TTO), via Rockfeller, 54

    Gabriele Mulas, Vice-president for Technological Transfer

    Francesco Meloni, Director of the Technological Transfer office

    Activities of the TTO leads to areas as: Exploitation of Research Products, Technology Scouting, Business Planning, Relations with Smes and Regional Economy, Project Planning and Management Support.


    12:00                  Visit to the University of Sassari’s Headquarters, piazza Università 21

    12:15 – 13:30     Meeting with Maghrebi and Middle Eastern students

    13:30                  Presentation of certificates and close

    17:00                  Meeting with Luca Deidda, Vice-President of the University of Sassari

    18:00 - 22.00      World Day of Desertification: La Rasgioni: a Drought Court

    Palazzo Ducale, (Municipality of Sassari), piazza del Comune 1

    On the UN World Day to combat desertification, established by the United Nations in 1994, Institutions, entrepreneurs and associations meet to discuss on a topical issue aiming at raising awareness about themes perceived as minor concerns by the community such as climate change, land degradation and connections between daily practices and resources. NRD-UNISS will highlight these interrelated and complex issues using “La Rasgioni”. In common with approaches in other traditional societies, La Rasgioni aimed not only to solve disputes peacefully but primarily to restore pre-existing relationships negatively affected by a conflict, thus preserving the community cohesion. Groups will look at a case study through their own lenses and will be invited to participate in a structured process of inquiry, entertainment, co-learning and reflection with local stakeholders, facilitated by NRD. (


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