Insegnamento
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
AVP5073537, A.A. 2016/17

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - AGRICOLTURA SOSTENIBILE
AV2293, ordinamento 2016/17, A.A. 2016/17
1140097
Curriculum Percorso Comune
Crediti formativi 6.0
Denominazione inglese SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Sito della struttura didattica http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento Agronomia Animali Alimenti Risorse Naturali e Ambiente (DAFNAE)
Sito E-Learning https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-AV2293-000ZZ-2016-AVP5073537-N0
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede LEGNARO (PD)

Docenti
Responsabile MAURIZIO BORIN AGR/02

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
CARATTERIZZANTE Discipline della produzione AGR/02 6.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Corso
Ore Studio
Individuale
Turni
ESERCITAZIONE 1.0 8 17.0 Nessun turno
LEZIONE 5.0 40 85.0 Nessun turno

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 01/10/2016
Fine attività didattiche 20/01/2017

Commissioni d'esame
Commissione Dal Al Membri
2  Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 BORIN MAURIZIO (Presidente)
BERTI ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)
BONA STEFANO (Supplente)
DAL FERRO NICOLA (Supplente)
MORARI FRANCESCO (Supplente)
1 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 BORIN MAURIZIO (Presidente)
BERTI ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)
BONA STEFANO (Supplente)
DAL FERRO NICOLA (Supplente)
MORARI FRANCESCO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: The student has to know the basics on soil, climate, cultivation techniques, main crops
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: The students will learn how to improve the sustainability of farming systems, producing food and biomasses respecting the natural resources; they will also learn the ecosystems services provided by agriculture for human well being.
Modalita' di esame: The final evaluation will be by means of oral exam and by means of the preparation and exposition of a group work.
Criteri di valutazione: The evaluation of the student will be based on the comprehension of the addressed topics and on the base of the concepts and methodologies learnt during the class. The ability of the student of using such aspects in an independent way will also be taken into account.
Contenuti: Agriculture and food systems: Brief history of agriculture; The global food system; Poverty and hunger; Localization of food systems. Understanding agricultural sustainability: Definitions; agricultural sustainability: goals, indicators. Improving sustainability of farming systems: management of soil, crop, vegetation biodiversity, water, nutrients, weeds, pest and disease control. New farming systems: Urban farming, Agroforestry, Organic farming. Pollution control in the agro-systems: wetlands, buffer strips, minor hydraulic network. Genetically modified organisms (new organisms/crops): Genetic engineering for stress tolerance; Mycorriza and biofertilizers. Processes and institutions. Case studies
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: The course will be done in classroom (4 CFU) with theoretical lectures and some “field trips” in private farms/companies (1CFU) working groups and seminars (1 CFU)
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php
Testi di riferimento:
  • Mason J., Sustainable Agriculture, 2nd ed. Collingwood Vic., Australia: Landlinks Press, 2003.
  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Ecosystems and Human Well-being. Synthesis. Washington, DC.: Island Press, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • National Research Council, Towards Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century. Washington: The National Academic Press, 2010.
  • Pretty J., Sustainable Agriculture and Food. London: Earthscan, 2008.