SANT’ANNA SCHOOL AGROECOLOGY GROUP PARTICIPATES IN THE 15TH CONGRESS OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION

Professor Paolo Barberi (Institute of Life Sciences) and the Sant'Anna School Group of Agroecology (GOA) will participate in the 15th Congress of the European Society for Agronomy in Geneva on August 27-31, 2018

ESA congress 2018 covers a wide area of topics such as innovative cropping and farming systems, sustainable and quality food production, biodiversity and crop protection.

Through their work and research on agro-ecology, 310 European representatives will discuss the integrity of natural systems and the collective efforts of European farmers, scientists and governments to advance ecological resilience. Marzia Ranaldo and Fernando Pellegrini, postdoctoral researchers at GOA will give their talks on “Legume Biological Nitrogen Fixation Rate is Increased by Functional Composition of Cover Crop Mixtures” and “An On-Farm Experiment on Wheat/Clover Temporary Intercropping in Italy: Effects on Yield and Nitrogen use”. 

The Sant'Anna School Group of Agroecology is supporting the development of a shared action framework for agricultural biodiversity and quality food systems as part of the EU overall strategy to foster a transition to sustainable food systems.