Paola MiglioriniAssociate Professor
Associate Professor in Agronomy and Crop Production University of Gastronomic Sciences
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paola_Migliorini
Founder and board member of Agroecology Europe (President from 2018-2022)
Vice-President of IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo (President from 2005-2012)
Agroecologist expert and activist. Convenor of the Master in Agroecology and Food Sovereignty; Course Leader in Agroecology, Sustainable and Organic Agriculture; Coordinator of Agroecology research group with 13 projects: 3 H2020 (AE4EU; RADIANT; HUMUS), 1 ERASMUS (GOODFOOD), 1 national (PROFILA), 7 regional (4 Piedmont and 3 Liguria), Educational Garden. Former President of Agroecology Europe (2018-2022) and scientific referent of H2020 AGROMIX project. Author of 100 technical and scientific publications.
Underutilised crops, ecosystem services and agroecological practices
Main objective of the workshop
The aim is to explore the contribution of Underutilised Crops (UCs) to Ecosystem Services (ES) through the lens of the agroecological practices applied to the agroecosystems.
Short description of the workshop
Within the RADIANT H2020 project – ReAlisingDynamIc vAlue chaiNs for underuTilised crops- we explored the role of UCs and how to enhance their value with particular focus for ES. In this workshop we will explore together in a participatory way, the connection between UCs and ES especially through the agroecological practices applied. The final goal would be to develop a draft of a self-assessment tool to evaluate the ES provided by farms that cultivate UC.
RADIANT project proposes a set of strategic and fully inclusive multi-actor driven solutions, supported by practical tools and multi-actor engagement methods, to realise Dynamic Value Chains (DVCs) for underutilised crops (UCs).