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Analysis and Design of Sustainable Agricultural
Systems: Concepts, Methods and Applications
Dates and place
7-11 September 2015
Montpellier (France)
Organized by
Montpellier SupAgro
(J. Wery)
(H. Belhouchette)
In collaboration with
Wageningen University
University of Queensland
Dr. E.S. Gritti
[email protected]
Sponsored by
Labex Agro
(Montpellier, France)
The FSD Course 2015
Course objectives
1. Present and discuss, concepts and methods for analysis and design
of agricultural systems, in a multi-scale (filed, farm, landscape) and
multi-domain (socio-economic and biophysical) integrated approach.
2. Gain theoretical and practical understanding of the protocols, models
and tools that can be used in such integrated approaches.
3. Illustrate and practice these methods with examples of sustainable
intensification of Agricultural Systems.
4. Discuss how they can be used in the research project of the trainees.
Course structure (more details to come)
Monday September 7: Part 1 (generic; lectures by scientific leaders of
the FSD community): from concepts to methods for the analysis and
design of agricultural systems at various scales from field to landscape.
On Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9, trainees have the opportunity to
attend the FSD5 conference to gain more insight in specific aspects
introduced in the Monday lectures.
Thursday 10 and Friday 11 morning: Part 2 (application on examples of
Agricultural Systems): lectures on protocols and methods followed by
practical group work to apply them on examples of projects of
sustainable intensification at regional levels.
Thursday 11 afternoon: Part 3: seminar given by trainees to reflect on
the potential and limits of the methods and tools in their research
How to apply
Number of participants limited to 25.
Send a CV and a letter of intend describing what you expect from the
course in the context of your current and/or projected research
activities ([email protected]).
Priority will be given to participants registered to FSD5/Agro2015
conference and among them to those having a 2-pages paper accepted.
The cost of the course is €150 (including lunches) in addition to the
congress registration fees. Participants registered for the course will
have the opportunity to have accommodation in IAM.M for a price of