Sessions

  1. Assessing and modelling the impacts of climate changes in agriculture: current status, advances, and challenges.
  2. Biotic and abiotic stresses on agriculture and crops resilience.
  3. Water management in agriculture.
  4. Climate-smart agriculture.
  5. Impacts on food security and diet.
  6. Future challenges/perspectives.

Keynote Speakers

Session 1

Assessing and modelling the impacts of climate changes in agriculture: current status, advances, and challenges.

Cristina Branquinho

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and Researcher at the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Change

Website: https://ce3c.ciencias.ulisboa.pt//member/cristinabranquinho

Short Biography: Cristina Branquinho is an Associate Professor of Ecology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon and received a PhD in Biology, Ecology in 1997. At cE3c she is currently leading the H2020 project SustaInAfrica where she is responsible for evaluating the ecosystem services provided by different types of Agricultural systems in Africa. Her research focuses on understanding ecological patterns at the ecosystem level in response to environmental changes, by: i) evaluating and modelling the structure and functioning of ecosystems for different scenarios (eutrophication, climate change and pollution); ii) developing, testing and tracking ecological indicators to be applied at different spatial and temporal scales; iv) restoring ecosystem structure and functioning submitted to different disturbances; iii) understanding the role of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services delivery. She has 140 publications, 2800 citations and H-index=34 on Scopus. She participated in 70 projects of which 30 as coordinator. She has supervised 15 PhDs and 20 Msc students.

 

Session 2

Biotic and abiotic stresses on agriculture and crops resilience.

Jan Slaski, Ph.D., P.Ag. (Dist.)

Principal Researcher at InnoTech Alberta – Bio Industrial Services Division, Alberta, Canada

Website: https://innotechalberta.ca/services/ecosystem-plant-sciences/crop-research/

Short Biography: Jan J. Slaski is a Principal Researcher with the Plant Division of InnoTech Alberta, Vegreville, Alberta, Canada.  He obtained a M.Sc. in agronomy from the Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland and Ph.D. from the Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute, Poland. During the last 30 years Jan has been leading versatile, multidisciplinary agronomy, crop physiology and breeding research programs involving both staple (i.e. wheat, barley, canola, legumes) and novel food, forage and industrial crops (i.e. hemp, flax, quinoa, Jerusalem artichoke) meant for cultivation on the Canadian Prairies. In particular, his studies are focused on the development of best management practices permitting sustainable crop production under changing environmental conditions and diversification of cropping options on prime and marginal farmlands. His research has been presented in a form of over 60 papers and book chapters, 90 conference proceedings and 170 invited lectures. Jan's contribution to the advancement of agronomy on the Canadian Prairies has been recognized by his peers in a form of the Distinguished Agrologist Award granted by the Alberta Institute of Agrologist.

Session 3

Water management in agriculture.

Dr. José Enrique Fernández Luque

Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (IRNAS), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Short Biography: Dr. Fernández is specialised in the study of crop water relationships, mainly for crops of arid and semi-arid areas. He works mainly on precision irrigation, deficit irrigation and irrigation scheduling of woody crops. He tries to establish the basis for a more rational irrigation management, focused on reducing water consumption, achieving an optimum balance between yield production and quality and reducing the environmental impact of the use of water in agriculture. Currently, Dr. Fernández is the Director of the Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology (IRNAS, CSIC), and Head of the Irrigation and Crop Ecophysiology Group. He is Editor-in-Chief of Agricultural Water Management since 2013. Since April 2015 to June 2018, he was Coordinator of Agriculture of the Spanish National Evaluation Agency.

 

Session 4

Climate-smart agriculture

João Carlos Andrade Santos

Physics Department, School of Sciences and Technology, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)

Website: https://www.citab.utad.pt/researcher/joao-carlos-andrade-dos-santos

Short Biography: João Carlos Andrade Santos is currently Associate Professor at the Physics Department – School of Sciences and Technology of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real – Portugal (http://www.utad.pt/). Academic degrees: Habilitation in Physics at the UTAD in 2012; PhD in Climatology/Meteorology at the University of Lisbon in 2005; MSc at the UTAD in 1999; Graduation in Physics/Geophysics at the University of Lisbon in 1995. Area of expertise: Atmospheric Sciences, Climatology, Climate Change and its impacts, particularly in agroforestry systems and viticulture in particular. Current R&D Centre: Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences (CITAB) (http://www.citab.utad.pt/). Projects: Member of 28 research projects, 8 of them international. He is currently the coordinator of the H2020 project “Clim4Vitis - Climate change impact mitigation for European viticulture: knowledge transfer for an integrated approach”. Authorship: >100 SCOPUS-indexed papers (h-index: 29), 9 books/book chapters, about than 250 publications/proceedings in scientific meetings and invited-speaker in about 70 meetings. Teaching experience: lecturing of over than 60 curricular units/specialized courses. Past & current supervision: 6 PhD, 17 MSc and 28 scholarships. Other relevant activities: a member of about 50 academic referees, editor/guest editor in 6 journals and reviewer in about 40 JCR-index journals, organization of over than 20 scientific meetings. Principal Investigator of the CITAB’s group “Integrated monitoring of climate and environmental impacts: adaptation and mitigation strategies”.

 

Session 5

Impacts on food security and diet

Pedro Portugal Gaspar

Inspetor-Geral ASAE

Website: www.asae.pt

Short Biography: Pedro Portugal Gaspar has been the Inspector General of ASAE since 2013, a period during which ASAE has grown in its competences and strengthened its capabilities in ensuring food and economic security, with a view to safeguarding the interests of consumers. Graduated in Law from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Master in Administrative Law from the Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa and PhD in Administrative Law from the Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa, the Inspector General of ASAE has been performing numerous functions in the Portuguese Public Administration, in entities such as the Portuguese Environment Agency, Directorate-General for Energy, in addition to his duties as Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General for Public Administration, Director-General of the Department of Modernization and Health Resources and Inspector-General of the Inspection-General for Agriculture, Sea of the Environment and Spatial Planning (2012), before starting the position of top director of ASAE. During his period of service to the Portuguese State, he received two accolades for his work in the public interest, attributed by the members of the Government responsible for the areas in which he performed his duties.

 

Session 6

Future challenges/perspectives

Manuel Malfeito Ferreira

Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Website: https://www.isa.ulisboa.pt/id/mmalfeito

Short Biography: Manuel is an Assistant Professor at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), University of Lisbon, teaching classes related with Food and Wine Microbiology since 1987. His research is mainly related with food and wine spoilage yeasts especially concerning volatile phenol production by Brettanomyces bruxellensis. Recently he has begun to study the microbial ecology of the vineyard environment, aiming at understanding the dissemination of spoilage species by analysing the microbiota of damaged grapes. His work is published regularly in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of several book chapters. He is frequently invited to speak in technical seminars about wine microbial stability all over the world. Since his first work in the production of sparkling wine by the continuous method, in 1986, he is winemaker for several Portuguese wineries and organizes cultural and tasting events.

 

Ross Farrow

Resident in Madeira

Website: https://www.novacap.uk/ https://www.gardenseden.com/

Short Biography: I began my career working in finance roles at a number of blue-chip companies. Since 2012, I have gained Board level experience in the game industry, working as a CFO, playing a pivotal role in the restructuring, growth and eventual sale of Splash Damage. Having co-founded Supernova, I have a wealth of experience across investment, M&A, fundraisings and corporate tax issues and I am very much connected to the innovation world having been in the games industry for nearly 10 years. Here are links to some of my achievements:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-farrow-33b5682/

https://www.novacap.uk/news/embracer-group-acquires-flying-wild-hog-from-supernova-capital

https://www.gpbullhound.com/investment-banking/ma/splash-damage/

https://embracer.com/release/embracer-group-acquires-flying-wild-hog/

https://aream.co/

 

Speakers

To be announced...

Speakers

To be announced...

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Maria Gertrudes

Human and Business Performance Mentor / International Recording Artist

Provisional Program


10th October


11th October


12th October


13th October

8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-9:40

Opening ceremony

Session 1: Assessing and modelling the impacts of climate changes in agriculture: current status, advances, and challenges.

Session 3: Water management in agriculture.


Session 5: Impacts on food security and diet.

9:40-10:40

Keynote-speaker presentation

9:00-10:00

Keynote-speaker presentation

9:00-10:00


Keynote-speaker presentation

10:40-11:30

Coffee-break / Poster session

10:00-10:50

Coffee-break / Poster session

10:00-10:50


Coffee-break / Poster session

11:30-13:00

Oral presentations

10:50-12:20

Oral presentations

10:50-12:20



Oral presentations

13:00-14:30

Lunch

12:20-13:50

Lunch

12:20-13:50



Lunch

Session 2: Biotic and abiotic stresses on agriculture and crops resilience.

Session 4: Climate-smart agriculture.



Session 6: Future challenges/Perspectives.

14:30-15:30

Keynote-speaker presentation

13:50-14:50

Keynote-speaker presentation

13:50-14:50


Round table


15:30-16:20

Coffee-break / Poster session

14:50-15:40

Coffee-break / Poster session

14:50-15:40

Workshop


15:00-17:00

Registration

16:20-17:50

Oral presentations

15:40-17:10

Oral presentations

15:40-16:40

Closing event


17:00-18:00

Welcome event

20:00

Gala dinner