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About 60 doctoral students participating in the V Workshop of TAIDA (09/05/2016)

About 60 agronomists doctoral students participate today in the fifth Agrifood Research Workshop organized every year by the Master and Doctorate TAIDA of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT).

The rector of the UPCT, Alejandro Diaz Morcillo opened the conference together, the director of the International Doctoral School UPCT, Pablo Fernandez and TAIDA program coordinator, Francisco Artés Hernandez.

Diaz Morcillo has appealed to the ethical code of the Polytechnic to implement its seven doctoral theses values.

In this regard, he told investigators that he expects to introduce in their daily work commitment, dialogue, honesty, teamwork, transparency and professional responsibility.

The inaugural conference of the Workshop has been undertaken by a researcher at the University of Bologna Francesco Orsini, who addressed the issue of urban agriculture.

After the oral presentations of doctoral students and the lunch break, the second speaker of the day will be Carlos Lledó, CEO of IDAI Valencia and national award for the best business initiative 2014, who will speak about entrepreneurship in the food sector.

On Tuesday at 9:00 there will be a third conference entitled 'Publish or perish' and taught by the researcher Pedro Martínez-Gómez CEBAS.

The Worhshop end on Tuesday at 13 am with the delivery of the G's Spain Award for the best research paper and oral presentation, worth 400 euros.

IDAI Nature and Cosemar Ozone deliver two separate awards of 200 euros finalists researchers.

"The problem of urban agriculture in cities is that there is hardly free spaces"

The researcher at the University of Bologna Francesco Orsini has said this morning during the presentation of his work on urban agriculture that one of the main problems are finding themselves in cities when locating this type of gardens is that "cities They were built without thinking about this issue and there are hardly any open spaces. "

Orsini, who has stated the inaugural conference Workshop Agrifood Research organized every year by the Master and Doctorate TAIDA of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) has provided data like that in Bologna there are 3,500 urban gardens in the city, while in cities such as Madrid and Barcelona the figure is higher.

"In recent years are very fashionable thanks to Michelle Obama was one of the first things he did when arriving at the White House," says the researcher for urban agriculture entails many benefits for cities in biodiversity and environment.

Source: UPCT

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