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This master's degree programme, integrated within the Erasmus Mundus Programme, has been designed by the leading European universities in the field of sustainable agriculture; thus, it provides high-level education including the latest updates. With this degree, graduates obtain the qualification that they need to be able to meet current and future challenges in plant health management in relation to global food security.
Plant health management is a key issue for global development in the fields of food security and environmental preservation. With the increasing globalization and climate change, new diseases and pests threaten agricultural production. In many parts of the world, plant health products are not used in accordance with advanced security regulations.
The main aim of this course is to train highly qualified professionals to manage crop protection methods that are safe within a sustainable agriculture framework, both in developed countries and in developing countries.
This master's degree programme is attractive and innovative, and will allow students to develop the ability to see plant health in a broad context, with a focus on sustainability, taking into account all the relevant agronomic factors: the plant variety, nutrition, soil tillage, crop rotation, etc.
Students will gain skills for, and an advanced knowledge of, mycology, virology, entomology, nematology and weed control science, in order to efficiently analyse or diagnose the biotic and/or abiotic restrictions on productivity in sustainable farming systems.
Master's double degree
Each of the universities provides a specialization:
This master's degree programme is organized by a consortium of six universities in four European countries: