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Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development - List of

Course

Land and Water

Contact person

Water Harvesting Lab (Elena BresciGiulio Castelli)
https://www.dagri.unifi.it/vp-261-wh-lab.html

Possible location

Home country of the candidate
Possible selection among Angola, Mozambique, Tunisia, Niger, Senegal, Kenya, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Nepal, Myanmar, Bolivia

Indicative subject

Modelling of African river basins with the new QSWAT+ model (https://swat.tamu.edu/software/plus/)
Land suitability for Road Water Harvesting structures with GIS and remote sensing
Water Harvesting suitability analysis and siting with GIS and remote sensing
Use of WaPOR software for water productivity and water scarcity analysis (http://www.fao.org/in-action/remote-sensing-for-water-productivity/en/)
Drought assessment with rainfall data analysis and drought indices calculation with GIS and remote sensing


Course

Land and Water

Contact person

Daniele Penna

Possible location

Any

Indicative subject

Understanding water sources for vines tranpiration through isotopic approach in hilly Tuscany wineyards (Montepaldi)

Remarks

Significant field and lab work required


Course

Tropical Tree Crops

Contact person

Edgardo Giordani

Possible location

Home.
Home country of the candidate (Afghanistan preferred).
Laboratory of Pomology - DAGRI-UNIFI

Indicative subject

Production of fruits in home country.
Evaluating the quality of tropical fruits available in Florence.
Review on specific topics of perennial horticulture.
Applying multivariate analysis on the nutritional properties of tropical fruits.
Applying Multi Criteria Decision Analysis on fruit value chains

Remarks

Some activties can be arried on in Firenze


Course

Laboratory_Aquaculture

Contact person

Giuliana Parisi

Possible location

Home

Indicative subject

The perspectives of the insects as food and as feed in developing countries


Course

Tropical plant ecology

Contact person

Piero Bruschi

Possible location

Home country of the candididate

Indicative subject

Traditional uses of plants (food, medicinal and others).

Remarks

Some


Course

Livestock Production Systems

Contact person

Riccardo Bozzi

Possible location

Any

Indicative subject

THI effect on beef cattle performance

Remarks

Computer programming skills required


Course

Livestock Production Systems

Contact person

Riccardo Bozzi

Possible location

Any

Indicative subject

Tools to monitor and to manage relatedness and inbreeding in small populations

Remarks

Computer programming skills required


Course

Contact person

Marco Napoli

Possible location

Any
Laboratory - DAGRI-UNIFI

Indicative subject

Biofortification of cereals and legumes
Crop suitability assessment in remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil
Soil-based fertilizer recommendations for precision farming
Statistical Modeling of Crop-Weather Relationship in Pakistan (cotton, sugar cane, wheat)

Remarks

Significant field and lab work required
Computer programming skills required


Course

Livestock Production Systems

Contact person

Carolina Pugliese

Possible location

Any

Indicative subject

A review on meat and milk quality characteristics of the one-humped camel (Camelus dromedaries) and two-humped camel (Camelus bacterianus).


Course

Livestock Production Systems

Contact person

Carolina Pugliese

Possible location

Any

Indicative subject

Assessment of small ruminants value chain: breeds, farming systems, production and commercialization (milk, meat, wool ..) in an area of ​​your interest


Course

Crop Protection - Entomology

Contact person

Patrizia Sacchetti

Possible location

Entomology laboratories - DAGRI-Unifi

Indicative subject

Investigations on the host-parasitoid system Ceratitis capitata - Diachasmimorpha longicaudata aimed at improving biological control of fruit flies: experiments on host-recognition, parasitization rate and response to semiochemicals.
Repellency and toxicity evaluation of different origin compounds on Ceratitis capitata

Remarks

Only lab work will be carried on


Course

Crop Protection - Entomology

Contact person

Patrizia Sacchetti

Possible location

Home country of the student, after agreement with local scientists (if available)

Indicative subject

Survey, monitoring and damage assessment of fruit flies in pomegranate (Afghanistan)
Survey, monitoring and IPM of fruit flies of different fruit trees (depending on crops cultivated in the country)
Biological control against different insect pests (depending on crops cultivated in the country)

Remarks

Field work combined to lab observations is required


Course

Machinery systems in the tropical agri-food chain

Contact person

Francesco Garbati Pegna

Possible location

Home country of the candidate

Indicative subject

An overview of the use of light agricultural machinery in a region of the country

Remarks

Field survey based activity


Course

Machinery systems in the tropical agri-food chain

Contact person

Francesco Garbati Pegna

Possible location

Ethiopia

Indicative subject

Tools for coffee cultivation in Ethiopia

Remarks

Bibliographic investigation and field survey based activity


Course

Machinery systems in the tropical agri-food chain

Contact person

Francesco Garbati Pegna

Possible location

Ethiopia

Indicative subject

Coffee processing in Ethiopia

Remarks

Bibliographic investigation and field survey based activity

Last
update

22.11.2023

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