Course on Water Harvesting
On-line Course on
In situ Water Harvesting for resilient farming systems
In order to face the problems with adaptation to climate change of small farmers in arid and semi-arid regions, and to increase the resilience to climate change, there is need to optimize in-field water harvesting techniques so as to improve crop yields. It is then imperative to investigate the possibilities to increase water productivity in rain-fed agriculture for increased food production. With improved in-field water harvesting, captured rainfall can probably sustain crop production during the mid-season dry spells, reducing crop failures and may ultimately lead to improved household food security.
Modules are prepared by lecturers from:
The course will be taught in English.
The course consists in 4 modules on:
10 grants covering 100% of the tuition fees are available for applicants from countries where the issue of water scarcity and access to water is a limiting factor for the development, and where payment of the registration fee can be a hindering factor for enrolment in the course. A selection of the applicants will be made by a Commission of 3 academics of the University of Florence based on the curriculum vitae and studiorum of the applicant.
5 places are reserved for BSc and MSc students of the University of Florence
5 places are reserved for PhD students of the University of Florence
Course date, fee, ECTS:
• ON-LINE Course available on Moodle platform from 12 February 2018
• End date of the on line course: 31 October 2018
• Deadline for UNIFI applications: January 15th 2018
• Course fee: € 150
• Requirements for admission: High school diploma
• 4 ECTS
• The course will not be activated if the number of participants is below 5
For information and contacts:
Professor Elena Bresci (Course Coordinator)
For application, fill the on-line form