Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture - in coll. with CUSO

15-17 May 2024

A course in collaboration with the CUSO Doctoral Programs in Molecular Plant ScienceEcology & Evolution (E&E) and Microbial Sciences.

Organizers: Prof. Ted Turlings, Prof. Pilar Junier, Prof. Betty Benrey.

Venue: Faculty of Science Neuchâtel, Room F200 (ALG)

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The objective of this workshop is to learn about and reflect on the challenges for a sustainable agriculture that provides food security for future generations. 


  • John Pickett, Cardiff University, UK

  • Segenet Kelemu, icipe, Kenya

  • Patrick Fellat, University of Neuchâtel, CH

  • Justice Tambo, CABI, CH

  • Amritbir Riar, FiBL, CH

  • Claudio Screpanti, Syngenta, CH

  • Benjamin Thiombiano, Syngenta,CH

General information

Dates: 15-17 May 2024 (3 days)

Schedule: 9.00-17.00

Venue: University of Neuchâtel - UniMail  F200 Auditoire Louis Guillaume

Rooms for work groupes : 15 May E326 et A017 / 16 May A017 et E301-E304 / 17 May B217 et GE14

Information: Please contact Prof. Ted Turlings or the doctoral school coordinator ds.biology@unine.ch

Registration free 





During this highly interactive workshop, the experts will present and discuss their vision of the future of agriculture, with an emphasis on the approaches that are needed to achieve worldwide food security for the generations to come. During roundtable discussions, and rendition presentationsthe participants will have the opportunity to challenge and critically discuss the experts' visions. Topics will range from climate-smart agriculture, microbial soil health, alternatives to pesticides, insects as food, and compromises between organic versus intensive agriculture. Special emphasis will also be on improving gender equality, as well as socio-economic equity and justice through agriculture.


This course is open and free to PhD students and mandatory to UniNE IPM master students. External prospect participants can register, but priority is given to DPOB, CUSO E&E & CUSO Microbial Sciences PhD students until 03.05.2024

Maximum number of participants: 35

Registration   here

Deadline for registration: 03.05.2024

Please note the cancellation policy (CHF 30).


Credits: 1.5

Category: Scientific activity (S)