Autumn school of agroecology: Participatory Agroecology School System (PASS)

Date: 23-27 September, 2019

The Autumn School is organized as part of the activities of the International Project “Participatory AgroEcology School System – PASS”. PASS has been financed on competitive basis by the University of Bologna to support international cooperation activities of its Departments and involves Universities from Northern and Southern America and Europe.

Members of PASS:

University of California Berkeley, USA

Universidad de La Frontera, Chile

Universidad de Chile, Chile

Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste, Brazil

Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil

University of Belgrade, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, Serbia

University of Minho, Department of Biology, Portugal

Project CoordinatorProf. Adamo Domenico Rombolà


  • Describe the ecological role of biodiversity in the functioning of agroecosystems and their management in agrolandscapes.
  • Learn how to design and manage agroecological systems for the production of Mediterranean crops (grapevine, olive, citrus, legumes, cereals, onion, etc.). 
  • Obtain tools on how to manage the transition from conventional to agroecological systems.
  • Learn how to assess sustainability and resilience at the farm and landscape level.
  • Prevent soil, genetic, knowledge erosion and land abandonment.