The Master provides a one-year curriculum whose main objective is to prepare students towards professional and academic careers that promote the development of organic agriculture, with a particular emphasis to Mediterranean contexts.
The programme proposes a holistic view for the organic sector development, presenting theoretical and methodological approaches to sustain transition to organic agriculture through agroecological principles, and with a perspective of sustainable food systems development. The course provides deep insights into organic farming and food regulatory frames. Special emphasis is given to the range of on-farm technologies and practices to improve soil health and fertility and manage pest and diseases. Economics and marketing issues are also presented, leading students through an understanding of sustainable food value chains.
Courses are addressed to new graduate students and young professionals with a university background related to agronomic, horticultural, agricultural marketing and socio-economic issues.
At the end of the course students will have the following skills and competencies:
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The levels required to apply for admission to the Master Programme are:
In the second year, students who have successfully completed the first year and met all the prerequisites set by the Institute, draft a thesis based on experimental research work.
The scientific results derived from research work are usually announced on the occasion of International Conferences and/or published in scientific journals.
Topics generally available for Master of Science theses in organic agriculture are:
During the second year, some students will be guided towards a PhD programme jointly carried out by Italian Universities and CIHEAM Bari.