The Italian Association of Agrometeorology, AIAM, in collaboration with CNR-IBE – as WMO Regional Training Center in Italy, WMO-RTC – and with the technical support of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO, is proud to announce the Second Edition of the International Advanced School in Agricultural Meteorology: Agricultural Meteorology for a Sustainable Water Management in Agroecosystems.
The aim of this training course is to provide young researchers and professionals with up-to-date knowledge on the most advanced methods and technologies applied to agricultural water management under climate change.
This second edition was made possible thanks to the support of CNR-IBE (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Bioeconomia), CREA (Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria), Università degli Studi di Firenze – DAGRI (Dipartimento di scienze e tecnologie agrarie, alimentari, ambientali e forestali), Regione Sicilia, CGIAR (The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), IWMI (International Water management Institute, Alliance Biodiversity International – CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture), Rete Rurale Nazionale 2014-2020, Accademia dei Georgofili.
About the course
The programme is a theory-practice blend, to enable the direct application of theory through the use of advanced tools, and the analysis of case studies.
- Relations between hydrological cycle, agriculture, and climate change
- Water harvesting, research, and implementation
- Modelling of crop yield response to water under conditions in which water is a key limiting factor in crop production – the AquaCrop system
- Satellite products and tools for sustainable water management
- Field visit to Acqua Campus (CER), and Decision support systems (DSSs)
The Course Format
One-week classroom school, which includes lectures, group discussions, case studies, and practical training sessions.
Students and teachers of the course will benefit from the Moodle platform through which educational material will be shared and assessment procedures conducted.
Trainers are world-class experts from the University of Florence (DAGRI), University of Milan, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Sicily Region, National Research Council of Italy, and International Agencies: Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations – FAO, CGIAR / Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, CGIAR/IWMI.
Save the Dates
Closing date for applications 15 June 2022
Decisions on acceptance will be announced by email on 27 June 2022
Closing date registration fee payment 15 July 2022
In the Course Brochure, the Programme, Enrolment Procedures and other information.