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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
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Degree course details
Degree course type Second cycle degree D.M. 270/2004
Av2293
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Degree course code AV2293
Activated in 2016/17
Year of degree course structure 2016/17
Class (Ministerial field of study code) LM-69 - Agriculture
Degree issued
Branch Legnaro
Language English
Degree course tracks "SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE" [001LE]
"CROP AND SOIL" [002LE]
"PLANT HEALTH" [003LE]
Related degree courses --
Other degree courses within the same class    AG0063 - AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Degree programme regulations Regulations Rector's decree and regulations, issued on 05/09/2016 with RD n. 2156/2016
Annex 1 General description of educational activities
Annex 2 Study progression and proposed educational activities (course units, contact hours, credits, relevant subject areas, teaching-learning methodology, etc.)
Annex 3 Plans of studies (tracks) which do not require further approval by the Degree Course Council
PLEASE NOTE: To see the latest version of the regulations click here

Brief description of the degree course
Characteristics and objectives
According to FAO, sustainable agriculture is an integrated system that aims to nurture healthy ecosystems and support the sustainable management of land, water and natural resources, while ensuring world food security.
The M.S. degree in Sustainable Agriculture aims to provide advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural systems as well as skills to develop and manage sustainable production systems. The context of the topics covered is international, having as its main area of investigation warm-temperate environments at a global level. The graduate in Sustainable agriculture must work to achieve food security objectives associated with improving the quality and wholesomeness of food products. The graduate must know the issues related to biodiversity, global change and ecosystem services, which are analyzed according to a systemic and adaptive approach, considering also the traceability of processes.
To address the global challenges, students are equipped with a wide learning platform, and are able to make comparisons between different production systems at the international level in terms of environmental, socio-economics, and regulatory environments. With the aim of strengthening this global approach to sustainability and food security, the degree program has been included in an internationalization project in collaboration with the University of Georgia, USA, which enables students to achieve a dual degree in “Sustainable Agriculture” (Italy) and “Crop and Soil Science” (USA) and partecipate at the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees for the double degree in PLANT HEALTH IN SUSTAINABLE CROPPING SYSTEMS, Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 1.

The training course in Sustainable Agriculture, lasting two years, includes two main areas of study:
1) Production: training in the areas of agronomy, crop and animal productions, soil science, plant breeding, and integrated management of pests and diseases, all aimed at the sustainability of the production process and its social implications;
2) Technology: training in the areas of management and protection of air-soil-water, use of biomass of agricultural plants and animals, land management, and management of the production process (at different geographic scales) considering both innovative technologies and socio-economic aspects.
Learning is based on active studies covering activities in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field as well as the possibility of using the contribution of Italian and foreign teachers, and industry experts that can provide specific case studies. The program offers intensive individual tutoring of students, as well as the opportunity to intern for six months, in companies in the public and private sectors, possibly abroad, for the study of cases of excellence in preparation of the thesis.

Occupational opportunities
The graduate in Sustainable Agriculture, thanks to an extensive basic training, combined with a methodological approach aimed at problem-solving, attains a versatile and flexible knowledge. For this he/she is able to perform a wide range of activities in a professional and efficient manner:
1) Operate internationally by conducting activities of planning, management, monitoring, coordination and training in agricultural production processes to meet the needs of the international market;
2) Be involved in activities of experimentation and research in both the public and private sectors (eg. Biotechnology companies);
3) Fill a position or interact with international organizations such as FAO, EU and World Bank;
4) Be involved in the transfer of technologies (innovation broker);
5) Manage technical and international business related to agricultural products and processing, and related to agricultural mechanization;
6) Play an active role in private and public structures aimed at land management and the management of water resources, including historical, cultural and landscape values of agricultural land;
7) Collaborate in the establishment and operation of projects in basic and applied research in the field of agricultural production in the international arena.

Access modalities
From three years to master 
 Direct access from: 
 University of Padua: 
 - Degree in the class of degree L-25 (DM 270/2004) 
 - Degree in Animal Science and Technology, graduation class L38 (Decree 270/2004) 
 - Degree in Science and Technology for the Environment, graduation class L32 (Decree 270/2004) - Degree in Agricultural Science and Technology, class of 20 degrees (DM 509/1999)

Course calendar
Show course schedule 2016/17 Reg.2016 course timetable
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Course units available for each Academic Year of the degree course
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Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
001LE AVP5073737 ADVANCED STATISTICS
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8 1st Year First
semester
ENG ANTONIO BERTI
002LE AVP5073737 ADVANCED STATISTICS
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8 1st Year First
semester
ENG ANTONIO BERTI
COMMON AVP5073577 AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT OF BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
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8 1st Year Second
semester
ENG FRANCESCO MORARI
COMMON AVP5073600 AGRIFOOD ECONOMICS AND POLICY
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8 1st Year First
semester
ENG SAMUELE TRESTINI
001LE AVP5073817 GIS FOR AGRO-ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
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4 1st Year First
semester
ENG FRANCESCO PIROTTI
COMMON AVP5073558 INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF ARTHROPOD PESTS
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6 1st Year First
semester
ENG ALBERTO POZZEBON
COMMON AVP5073598 PLANT BREEDING
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8 1st Year Second
semester
ENG GIANNI BARCACCIA
COMMON AVP5073559 PRECISION FARMING
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8 1st Year Second
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ENG GEORGE VELLIDIS
003LE AVP5073857 RESEARCH PLANNING
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4 1st Year Second
semester
ENG ANDREA BATTISTI
COMMON AVP5073578 SOIL MICROBIOLOGY
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6 1st Year Second
semester
ENG ANDREA SQUARTINI
COMMON AVP5073537 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
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6 1st Year First
semester
ENG MAURIZIO BORIN
001LE AVP5073778 SUSTAINABLE DISEASE MANAGEMENT
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6 1st Year Second
semester
ENG LUCA SELLA
003LE AVP5073937 BIOTECHNOLOGY IN PLANT PROTECTION
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6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG ALESSANDRO RAIOLA
001LE AVP5073918 CROP PHYSIOLOGY
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6 2nd Year First
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ENG TEOFILO VAMERALI
003LE AVP5073940 IPM OF PATHOGENS OF FRUIT CROPS IN TEMPERATE CLIMATE
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5 2nd Year First
semester
ENG ALESSANDRO RAIOLA
003LE AVP5073938 IPM OF PESTS OF FRUIT CROPS IN TEMPERATE CLIMATE
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6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG ALBERTO POZZEBON
003LE AVP5073941 MANAGEMENT OF NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE PESTS IN THE LANDSCAPE
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6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG LORENZO MARINI
001LE AVP5073878 SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS
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6 2nd Year First
semester
ENG MAURIZIO RAMANZIN
003LE AVP5073942 SUSTAINABLE USE OF PESTICIDES
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6 2nd Year First
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ENG NICOLA MORI
001LE AVP5073877 SUSTAINABLE VITICULTURE AND WOODY CROP PRODUCTION
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6 2nd Year First
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ENG ANDREA PITACCO
002LE AVP5073877 SUSTAINABLE VITICULTURE AND WOODY CROP PRODUCTION
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6 2nd Year First
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ENG ANDREA PITACCO
001LE AVP5073917 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
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6 2nd Year Second
semester
ENG PAOLO TAROLLI

Languages
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
003LE AVP5073958 COMMUNICATION SKILLS
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1 2nd Year First
semester
ENG FRANCESCO MORARI

Other activities
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
002LE AVP5073858 RESEARCH PLANNING
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Current A.Y. 2016/17 , Next A.Y. 2017/18
8 1st Year Annual ENG FRANCESCO MORARI

Final examination
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
001LE AVP5073780 FINAL EXAMINATION
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38   Annual ENG
002LE AVP5073837 FINAL EXAMINATION
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40   Annual ENG
003LE AVP5070344 FINAL EXAMINATION
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30   Annual ENG