• Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Noce Room A6 Pav

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and Italian Cluster of Green Chemistry SPRING

As reported in the Final Report of the High Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative, published by the European Commission at the end of 2018, the soil is a "non-renewable" resource, which has many fundamental functions for the maintenance of life on earth and to capture CO2 from the atmosphere. However, according to the Report “The Status of the World's Soil Resources” produced by FAO's Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils, today 33% of the soils is moderately to highly degraded and affected by salinization, compaction, chemical pollution by acidification and depletion of nutrients. Over the next thirty years, it is estimated that at least 4 billion people will live in arid areas. To reverse this trend, the bioeconomy can play a key role in protecting the soil, decarbonising the economy and creating new income opportunities and a symbiotic society, ensuring an efficient use of resources.


14.00-14.15 Introduction by the chair
Claudio Ciavatta, University of Bologna, Department of Technologies and Agro-Food Sciences

14.15-14.30 Bioeconomy for territorial regeneration
Catia Bastioli, CEO Novamont and Member of the High Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways

14.30-14.45 The role of the soil organic matter (SOM)
David Powlson, Rothamsted Research Lawes Trust Senior Fellow and Honorary member of the British Society of Soil Science

14.45 – 15.00 Agriculture helps fight against climate change: The 4 per 1000 Initiatives
Organization representing the initiative (TBC)

15.00-15.15 Cropping systems for bioeconomy and for improving soil ecosystem services
Massimo Fagnano, Università degli studi di Napoli, Agricultural Department

Best Practices

15.15 – 15.30 Assessing sustainable agricultural practices on marginal dryland through the soil carbon stock dynamic
Lorenzo D’Avino, CREA Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment

15.30-15.45 Precision agriculture approaches for monitoring and managing soil organic matter
Raffaele Casa, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences

15.45 – 16.00 Recovery of phosphorus and nitrogen from civil wastewater treatment by digestion processes of livestock effluents
Desdemona Oliva, Head of Research and Development, Gruppo CAP (TBC)

15.45-16.00 The role of bioherbicides for a more sustainable agriculture
Maurizio Vurro, Director of Research Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA), National Research Council, Bari (TBC)

16.15 -17.45 PANEL DISCUSSION: The responsible management of the soil

Davide Crippa, Undersecretary, Ministry of Economic Development
Donato Rotundo, Director Environment and Energy area, Confagricoltura
Stefano Masini, Head of the Environment and Territory Area, Coldiretti (TBC)
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements - (TBC)
Carmine Pagnozzi, Director, Assobioplastiche
Massimo Centemero, Director Italian Composting Consortium

17.45 Closure by the chairs