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International meeting – Innovative and sustainable approches to control the Red Palm Weevil (RPW)

Following the Scientific consultation and High-level meeting on Red Palm Weevil (RPW) management (FAO-Rome, 29-31 March 2017) and the RPW steering committee meeting (FAO-RNE Cairo, 22-24 May 2017), a multi-disciplinary and multi-regional strategy document on RPW management was prepared by the RPW experts team, with the support of FAO, CIHEAM and NEPPO technical officers.

Among the proposed actions, the RPW experts highlighted the importance of organizing an international meeting, which will focus on the identification and transfer of the applied innovative techniques to control RPW and the need to set up a multi-disciplinary international network of stakeholders.

Hence, the working group also proposed to postpone the 2nd FAO global meeting to 2019, in order to allow enough time for the establishment of the global platform and discuss the outcomes of this international meeting.

Foro regional andino para el diálogo y la integración de la educación agropecuaria y rural (FRADIEAR)

Se recuerda a todos los profesionales relacionados con las áreas de Agronomía, Veterinaria, Zootecnia, Producción animal y vegetal, Desarrollo rural, Ciencias ambientales y áreas afines, que se encuentra abierta la convocatoria para presentar las ponencias en Fradiear 2018 que se llevara a cabo del 22 al 26 de octubre en la ciudad de Cúcuta.

Se invita a presentar investigaciones o trabajos realizados a partir de experiencias significativas en temas educativos. De acuerdo con su complejidad pueden ser enfocados desde la transdisciplinariedad, multidisciplinariedad o propuestos de manera disciplinar en las siguientes áreas temáticas:

I. Currículo y Docencia

II. Investigación Desarrollo y Posgrado

III. Vinculación con la Comunidad, Educación Continua y Desarrollo Rural

IV. Evaluación y Acreditación de Carreras e Internacionalización

V. Modalidad Virtual y a Distancia

VI. Gestión y Modelos de Organización Institucional.

Las fechas para la presentación es del 1 de julio hasta el 15 de agosto 2018.

Para más información ingresar al siguiente link

II Congresso della Regione Andina di APIA

II Congresso della Regione Andina di APIA

II Congresso Panamericano organizzato dall’Associazione Panamericana degli Ingegneri Agronomi che si terrà a Tarija – Bolivia dal 9 all’11 Novembre 2017.
I temi principali saranno l’Agriturismo e l’impatto delle Biotecnoclogie sul cambiamento climatico.

Desafíos Profesionales 2017 (1)

WORLD FOOD DAY 2017

WORLD FOOD DAY 2017

CONAF DELEGATION IN FAO
President Andrea Sisti, Vice president Rosanna Zari and the National Counselors Riccardo Pisanti, Marcella Cipriani and Mattia Busti.

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06 de Agosto – “Día de las Ciencias Agropecuarias en la República Argentina” – “Día del profesional de las Ciencias Agropecuarias”

06 de Agosto – “Día de las Ciencias Agropecuarias en la República Argentina” – “Día del profesional de las Ciencias Agropecuarias”

El 6 de Agosto de cada año, las profesiones, conmemoramos nuestro día. Pero muchos profesionales y el público en general desconocen la razón por la cual se ha tomado ese día como conmemorativo de las Ciencias Agropecuarias.

El 6 de agosto de 1883 se constituye en un hito de las Ciencias Agropecuarias de nuestro país. Ese día se crea en Santa Catalina, en Llavallol partido de Lomas de Zamora, la primera Escuela de Agronomía y Veterinaria y Haras de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (posteriormente denominado Instituto Agronómico Veterinario de Santa Catalina). Esta escuela es la primera que dicta estudios superiores en Ciencias Agropecuarias de Argentina.
En este solar hoy funcionan la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias de la Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora; el histórico Instituto Fitotécnico de Santa Catalina (UNLP) y el tambo de las Facultades de Ciencias Veterinarias y Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales (UNLP).
Por eso, en esta fecha, desde *FADIA* enviamos a todos los profesionales vinculados directamente con la producción agropecuaria como *Ingenieros Agrónomos, Ingenieros Zootecnistas, Ingenieros en Producción Agropecuaria, Médicos Veterinarios*, etc., un cordial y afectuoso saludo de reconocimiento a su labor cotidiana. Feliz día!!

Presidente APIA

GSP Soil Data Facility – Open call

GSP Soil Data Facility – Open call

The GSP Secretariat has launched the call for the selection of an institution or consortium of institutions to host the GSP Soil Data Facility (SDF). The GSP SDF is to provide technical and infrastructure support to the Global Soil Information System (GLOSIS), to be established as per the Pillar 4 Implementation Plan.
The SDF will be the technical backbone of the International Network of Soil Information Institutions (INSII), strengthening and supporting the sharing of interoperable soil data products. This includes capacity development, as well as the provision of technical tools and important elements for an operational web-based soil data infrastructure.
The call text provides further details about the tasks of the SDF and the selection criteria.
Applicants must comply with the selection criteria specified in the “Open Call – Global Soil Partnership Soil Data Facility”. Applications should be sent to the GSP-Secretariat@fao.org by 20 May 2017. The pre-screening of applications will be jointly conducted by the GSP Secretariat and Pillar 4 Working Group.
The final selection will be made by the 5th GSP Plenary Assembly, to be held from the 20th to the 22nd of June 2017. The appointment will be until 31 December 2020, with a possiblity of extension to be determined in agreement with the 8th Session of the GSP PA.
Application deadline: 20 May 2017
SDF Selection: 20-22 June 2017

GSP fifth Plenary Assembly

GSP fifth Plenary Assembly

The Global Soil Partnership’s 5th Plenary Assembly (GSP PA) will take place from 20 to 22 June 2017 at FAO headquarters in Rome. The GSP PA constitutes the decision-making body of the GSP and the main venue where all GSP partners come together to make important decisions about the global soil agenda, reviewing and prioritizing items in the work plan. Among the main highlights are the appointment of the GSP Soil Data Facility for a term of 3 years; the discussion of progress reports in relation to key dimensions of GSP (or GSP-induced) activities; efforts for resource mobilization and the future World Soil Day occurrences.
Within the framework of taking concrete actions in the fight against soil degradation, the GSP PA agenda will include a technical seminar on soil contamination and a policy-oriented workshop on the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM). In accordance with the GSP Rules of Procedure, the timetable and official documents for each item of the provisional agenda will be made available shortly on the GSP website. We encourage participation of all those who can play an active part in this cutting-edge process and help achieve our partners’ high expectations!
The GSP Secretariat invites participants to register for the 5th GSP PA meeting by the 30th of May 2017. Please note that the online registration tool requires the uploading of a recent passport-size digital photograph and a passport/ID scan. Any request for inclusion or modification of items on the Provisional Agenda should be sent to: GSP-Secretariat@fao.org by 20 May 2017.