Understanding the challenges and opportunities to sustainable farming will enable you to create and implement solutions to global challenges such as remain competitive in agriculture while contributing to human health. The programme has been developed and will be delivered by an outstanding collaborative group composed of European universities, institutes, food industry companies, farmers, and agri-food startups. This unique programme features teaching by highly skilled academics, practitioners, industry players and mentors in entrepreneurship in the food system from Food4Sustainability (Portugal), BGI (Portugal), Idanha-a-Nova Municipality (Portugal), Quinta da Cholda (Portugal), Dardico (Portugal), Monliz (Portugal), VGT (Portugal) and The Grand Farm (Austria).
This course will last 3 weeks:
All sessions run from 15h30 to 18h30 (WEST)
⦁ Soil biology & sustainable farming: Farming for the future: leveraging soil web biodiversity for sustainable agriculture.
⦁ NextGen of bio-based fertilizers: PGPB (plant growth promoting bacteria): From soil health to crop yield: the potential application of biofertilizers
.⦁ NextGen of bio-based fertilizers: Mycorrhizal: Unlocking the secret ingredient: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi management for tomato, maize, and vine farming success.
⦁ Regenerative soil practices: Farming smarter, not harder: reducing inputs and boosting the farm’s bottom line.
⦁ Soil health assessment: qualitative tools: Visual soil diagnosis: a window into soil health and sustainability.
⦁ Soil health assessment: quantitative tools: Microbes know no boundaries: case studies of microbiome diversity across regions.
⦁ Policy & Funding: The future of farming: soil law, eco-schemes, and the digital transformation.
⦁ Soil Health and Food: From farm to fork to gut: understanding food’s role in our well-being
⦁ Legumes: consumers & producers: Cultivating change: legumes as dual agents for nutrition and soil regeneration