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Courses organized previously

 

For your information on the priorities, the thematic orientation and the type of advanced courses for professionals offered at the IAMZ, this section shows the courses organized in previous editions.
Courses are grouped by thematic areas, and the year (or years) when each course was held is specified.

 

PLANT PRODUCTION

Sustainable management of Mediterranean resources

• Recent trends in conservation agriculture in Mediterranean environments (2008, 2016)
• Risk management in Mediterranean agriculture: agricultural insurance (2002, 2004, 2008, 2016)
• Forage resources in drylands: major drivers and future scenarios (2014)
• Weed management in modern agriculture (2012)
• Use of remote sensing for irrigation management (2011)
• Soil salinity in agricultural systems: impact and management (2009)
• Intensive horticulture and the environment (2006)
• Characterizing spatial variability for agricultural planning and site-specific crop management in Mediterranean conditions (2006)
• Sustainable agriculture: water management for agricultural production in semi-arid zones (1994, 1998, 2002, 2005)
• Sustainable agriculture in rainfed systems (1996, 2003)
• Integrated pest and disease management in protected crops (1995, 2000)
• Agroecological characterization for resource management in dry areas: use of GIS, remote sensing and modelling (2000)
• Sustainable use of resources in Mediterranean rainfed agriculture (1999)
• Weed biology and control for Mediterranean conditions (1990, 1993, 1997)
• Conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources in the Mediterranean region (1993, 1996)
• Sustainable agriculture: soil management and conservation in sustainable agricultural systems (1994)
• Basis, tools and strategies for insect pest management (1992)
• Sustainable agriculture (1991)

Improvement of the efficiency of production systems and increasing the value of Mediterranean products

• Use of sensors in precision agriculture (2016)
• Recent trends in conservation agriculture in Mediterranean environments (2008, 2016)
• Integrated production of olive crops (2015)
• Emerging and quarantine diseases of Mediterranean fruit and vegetable crops (2014)
• Medicines from plants (2012)
• Functional foods: scientific foundations and opportunities for the agro-food sector (2006, 2010)
• Sustainable energy crops in the Mediterranean (2008)
• Postharvest technologies for Mediterranean vegetables: quality and safety (2004)
• Integrated stone and pome fruit production in the Mediterranean region (2003)
• Crop choices for Mediterranean rainfed conditions. Technical and socio-economic criteria (2002)
• Olive orchard management in rainfed conditions: new perspectives (2001)
• Nurseries and forest plant production for Mediterranean conditions (2001)
• Production and economics of nut crops (1994, 1998)
• Diagnosis and control of diseases of grain and pasture legumes adapted to Mediterranean environments (1998)
• Fig production (1997)

Plant breeding

• Genomic prediction and selection in plant breeding (2016)
• Applications of bioinformatics in plant breeding (2010, 2014)
• Use of molecular markers in plant breeding (1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2012)
• Applied statistical methods in plant genomics (2008)
• Design and analysis of multi-environment trials: conventional and QTL-based methods (2005)
• Genomic tools for the analysis and breeding of complex traits in crop plants (2004)
• Statistical methods for the analysis and interpretation of plant genomic data (2004)
• Decision support systems in agronomy: modelling (2002)
• Bioinformatics: use of genetic databases in plant breeding (2001)
• Integrated approach to breeding cereals for drought resistance (2000)
• Enhancing breeding processes of fruit and forest woody species: physiological and genetic aspects (2000)
• Enhancing breeding processes of fruit and forest woody species: experimental design and statistical analysis (2000)
• Introduction of transgenic plants in agriculture: evaluation and decision-making criteria (1999)
• Statistical methods for plant variety evaluation (1991, 1993, 1997)
• Tools for statistical and process-based modelling in agriculture (1996)
• Genetics, breeding and conservation of forest tree species (1996)
• Sampling methods in agriculture and the agro-food industry (1994)
• Molecular and cellular techniques in plant breeding (1992)
• Seed production (1992)
• Maize breeding, production, processing and marketing in Mediterranean countries (1990)
• Strategies for crop improvement under environmental stress (1989)
• Grain legume breeding (1988)

ANIMAL PRODUCTION

Sustainable management of Mediterranean resources

• Forage resources in drylands: major drivers and future scenarios (2014)
• Environmental assessment of livestock production systems (2013)
• Conservation and management of animal genetic resources (2003, 2011)
• Animal production and environmental management (1993, 2005, 2009)
• Optimizing the use of local conventional and non-conventional feed resources in Mediterranean arid and semiarid areas (1991, 1992, 1995, 2001)
• Range management and development in Mediterranean arid and semiarid zones (1989, 1991, 1993, 1999)

Improvement of the efficiency of production systems and increasing the value of Mediterranean products

Production systems

• Feed additives (2017)
• Advances in small ruminant reproduction (2017)
• Precision livestock farming (2015) • Poultry production in warm climates (2003, 2007, 2011)
• Goat production (1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2010)
• Evaluation and prospective analysis of ruminant production systems (2009)
• Farm animal welfare (2007)
• New technologies for dairy sheep production (2003, 2007)
• Rabbit meat production systems (1992, 1997, 2003)
• New techniques for sustainable sheep and goat production in the Mediterranean region (2002)
• Improvement of camel production (2002)
• Dairy cattle production (1988)

Increasing product value

• Valorization of sheep and goat dairy products in the Mediterranean. Present technologies and market perspectives (1994, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2017)
• Safety of food of animal origin: meat, poultry and eggs (2013)
• Quality in ruminant meat and meat products (2007, 2012)
• Functional foods: scientific foundations and opportunities for the agro-food sector (2006, 2010)
• Traceability of meat products: systems and techniques (2002, 2004, 2006)
• Meeting market requirements for quality in ruminant carcasses and meats (1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2001)
• Applications of NIRS technologies for the evaluation of agricultural products (1994, 1999)
• Improvement of quality in dairy sheep production (1990)

Animal health

• Livestock vaccines: concepts, developments, regulations and applications (2015)
• Current and future diagnostic methodologies in animal health (2013)
• Control and eradication of representative animal diseases in the Mediterranean (2009)
• Implementation of control and eradication programmes of animal diseases (1999, 2000, 2004)
• Brucellosis (1989, 2002)
• Bee disease diagnosis (1997)
• Application of quantitative methods in veterinary epidemiology (1994, 1996)

Animal breeding

• Applications of bioinformatics in animal breeding (2015)
• Genomic applications in animal breeding (2011)
• Applied statistical methods in animal genomics (2008)
• Molecular techniques in animal breeding (1999, 2001, 2005)
• Statistical principles in livestock production experiments: towards a better understanding and application of modern methods (1996, 1998, 2001)

ENVIRONMENT

Sustainable management of Mediterranean resources

Water and soil

• Ecological restoration of Mediterranean rivers (2008, 2011)
• Coastal groundwater for irrigation and supply: sustainable use and remediation
actions (2010)
• New strategies for integrated planning of water resources in the Mediterranean region (2005)
• Reservoir management: integration of criteria considering environment and use (2003)
• Soil degradation in Mediterranean agricultural regions: impact and corrective measures (1997, 2002)
• Wetland management, restoration and applications (1993, 2002)
• Mediterranean rivers and riparian zones and their management (1998, 2002)
• Alternative sources of water for irrigation: influence of technical, economic and environmental factors (2001)
• Ecological status of surface waters: monitoring and management strategies in rivers (2000)
• Conjunctive use of surface waters and groundwaters: modelling and management systems (1999)
• Water use allocation and price mechanisms. Decision criteria (1998)
• Groundwater management (1995, 1997)
• Limnological bases for river management (1991, 1996)
• Soil restoration after fire (1992, 1996)
• The non-saturated zone and the pollution of aquifers (1991, 1993, 1995)
• Lakes as sensors of environmental and climatic changes (1995)
• The role of wetlands for the control of pollution in rural areas. Design and use of constructed wetlands (1994)
• Management and control of groundwater contamination (1991)
• Limnological bases for reservoir management (1990)

Live resources

• Concepts, methods and tools for an integrated approach of resilience in the Mediterranean forest (2016)
• Forage resources in drylands: major drivers and future scenarios (2014)
• Managing forest fires to face climate and socioeconomic change (2013)
• Forest fires in the perspective of global change (2012)
• Adaptive management of the Mediterranean forest in a climate change context: impact mitigation and optimization of resources (2010)
• Diagnosis, monitoring and management of forest health (2006)
• Multifunctional management criteria for the Mediterranean forest (2004)
• International cooperation programmes for forest fire control in the Mediterranean region (2004)
• Management of game resources (1995, 2002)
• Protection against forest fire (1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001)
• Forest restoration strategies in the Mediterranean region (1996, 2000)
• Fodder shrubs: their role in Mediterranean arid and semiarid land development and environmental conservation (1998)
• Forest biotechnology: mycorrhization and micropropagation (1993)

Policies and management of Mediterranean ecosystems

• Mapping ecosystem services for landscape planning (2016)
• Protected areas and socio-ecological landscape planning (2016)
• Agri-environmental and development indicators as tools for sustainable rural management (2006, 2008, 2016)
• Payments for environmental services (PES) in Mediterranean ecosystems (2014)
• Statistical analysis of geospatial data for environmental studies (2012, 2014)
• Decision support systems for the development and environmental management of rural areas (2006, 2012)
• The economics of natural resources and the environment (1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
• Ecological engineering applied to environmental restoration in Mediterranean areas (2004)
• Tourism in rural areas: strategies and promotion (2000, 2003)
• Seasonal weather information for sustainable agricultural management in the Mediterranean region (2002)
• New systems approaches to support development of regional land use policies (1998)
• The synergistic use of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems and Dynamic Models for resource management (1994)
• Environmental management and policies for marginal agricultural lands (1994)
• Environmental impact assessment of agriculture and forest conversion (1990, 1991)
• Primary production in Mediterranean ecosystems (1989)
• Terrestrial ecosystems: ecological bases of rational management in the Mediterranean environments (1988)

Climate change, drought and desertification: adaptation and mitigation

• Drought forecasting and its use in informed decision making (2013)
• Desertification forecasting in the medium term (2010)
• Assessing and monitoring of desertification and land use systems vulnerability (2009)
• Design and implementation of drought management plans: organization, methodologies and actions (2008)
• Carbon and greenhouse gases in agricultural and forest ecosystems: mitigation options and the Kyoto protocol (2006)
• Drought mitigation methodologies, tools and management options (2006)
• Land restoration to combat desertification: innovative approaches, quality control and project evaluation (2005)
• Management strategies to prevent and mitigate drought in the Mediterranean region (2001, 2004)
• Techniques for mitigating desertification processes in Mediterranean countries (2000)
• Climatic change: effects on agriculture in the Mediterranean region (2000)

FOOD SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MARKETING

Improvement of Mediterranean market efficiency

• How to reach international food markets: experiences form the United States and Europe (2017)
• E-business and e-marketing along the agro-food supply chain: recent developments (2015)
• Methodological approaches to assess and manage food price volatility (2014)
• New opportunities to export and promote agro-food products (2012)
• Incorporation of quality and safety in food marketing plans (2011)
• Traceability and food labelling: meeting food-safety and market requirements (2003, 2005, 2006)
• Quality assurance in agro-food marketing: normatives, systems and business implications (2003, 2005, 2006)
• Agro-food market research: a modern approach (2003, 2006)
• The World Trade Organization and its impact on international agro-food trade (1999, 2001, 2002, 2004)
• Electronic commerce. Impact and future trends in agro-food marketing (2001)
• Quality management. New concepts and their application in agro-food marketing (1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000)
• New developments in agro-food distribution logistics. Adaptation of marketing structures (2000)
• Agro-food distribution (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999)
• International marketing of Mediterranean agricultural products (1991, 1993, 1995, 1996)
• Managing change in the agricultural and food markets of Mediterranean countries (1993, 1996)
• Econometric modelling of agricultural markets (1989, 1992, 1994, 1996)

Marketing and increasing the value of Mediterranean products

• Applied seafood marketing data: understanding statistics and forecasting market trends (2015)
• Olive oil marketing strategies (2003, 2007, 2013)
• Research applications in seafood marketing (2012)
• Marketing strategies for local food producers (2011)
• Marketing of organic products (2007, 2010)
• New perspectives on marketing chains in artisanal fisheries (2010)
• Development of new products in the agro-food sector (1997, 1999, 2009)
• Marketing of fresh fruit and vegetables (2001, 2005, 2008)
• Marketing of seafood products: trends and challenges (1998, 2004, 2007)
• International wine marketing strategies (2005)
• Marketing of aquaculture products (1992, 1995)

Food safety, quality and technology

• Use of biosensors for food safety and quality (2017)
• Valorization of sheep and goat dairy products in the Mediterranean. Present technologies and market perspectives (1994, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2017)
• Safety assessment of seafood products (2017)
• Molecular methods for food quality and safety control (2016)
• Innovative technologies to enhance the traceability of the food chain (2015)
• Predictive microbiology (2015)
• Bivalve shellfish safety management (2010, 2015)
• Mycotoxins in cereal food/feed chains: prevention and control strategies to minimize contamination (2014)
• Fishery by-products: technological innovations and uses (2014)
• Innovative packaging for fresh and lightly processed fruits and vegetables (2013)
• Seafood processing: modern technologies and new product development (2013)
• Safety of food of animal origin: meat, poultry and eggs (2013)
• Quality in ruminant meat and meat products (2007, 2012)
• Quality and safety assessment of fish and fishery products (2011)
• Functional foods: scientific foundations and opportunities for the agro-food sector (2006, 2010)
• Seafood safety management based on risk analysis (2009)
• Quality and safety control of fish and fish products (1996, 2007)
• Traceability of meat products: systems and techniques (2002, 2004, 2006)
• Traceability of fish and fish products: technologies and management systems (2005)
• Postharvest technologies for Mediterranean vegetables: quality and safety (2004)
• Meeting market requirements for quality in ruminant carcasses and meats (1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2001)
• Food, nutrition and health (1991, 1994)

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Sustainable management of Mediterranean resources

• Technological solutions for reduction of discards in fisheries (2017)
• Tools for monitoring and surveillance in fisheries control systems (2011, 2016)
• Ecosystem approach to fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black seas. Management and decision making (2014)
• Ecosystem approach to fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black seas. Scientific basis (2014)
• Use of geographic information systems for fisheries and aquaculture planning and management (2005, 2009, 2013)
• Monitoring environmental effects of aquaculture (2011)
• Establishment and management of marine protected areas for fisheries (2005, 2010)
• Technological advances in fishing gear for sustainable management (2006, 2010)
• Methodologies for fisheries stock assessment in the Mediterranean (2009)
• Fisheries restocking and stock enhancement (2008)
• Organization of fishery statistics systems (2008)
• Design and management of artificial reefs for fisheries (2007)
• Mediterranean aquaculture and environmental management (2006)
• Sustainable management of artisanal fisheries in the Mediterranean (2003)
• Management and use of fish resources in inland water bodies of Mediterranean countries (2001)
• Environmental impact assessment of Mediterranean aquaculture farms (2000)
• Modelling fisheries management strategies in the Mediterranean (2000)
• Marine finfish species diversification in Mediterranean aquaculture (1995, 1999)
• Evaluation and management of Mediterranean fishery resources (1990, 1992, 1997)

Improvement of the efficiency of production systems

Production systems

• Marine algae culture: techniques, uses and development perspectives (2006, 2010, 2016)
• Recirculation systems and their application in aquaculture (2004, 2008, 2012, 2015)
• Advances in flatfish production (2015)
• Recent technical advances for early stage production of marine species of economic interest (2014)
• Fish nutrition: sustainability and product quality (2008, 2012)
• Advances in fish reproduction and their application to broodstock management (2003, 2007, 2012)
• Strategies, development options and technology choice in Mediterranean aquaculture (2006)
• Design and management of bivalve mollusc hatcheries (2005)
• Mediterranean off-shore mariculture (1997, 2001, 2004)
• Mollusc production in Mediterranean countries (2002)
• Aquaculture fish breeding programmes (2001)
• Mediterranean aquaculture: advanced techniques in marine hatcheries (1993, 1998)
• Food and feeding of farmed fish and shrimps (1996)
• Establishment and management of aquaculture enterprises (1996)

Health

• Application of epidemiology in aquatic animal health (2014)
• Aquatic animal health risk analysis (2011)
• Fish disease diagnosis and control in Mediterranean aquaculture (1995, 1997, 2004)
• The use of veterinary drugs and vaccines in Mediterranean aquaculture (2003)

Marketing and increasing the value of Mediterranean products

Marketing

• Applied seafood marketing data: understanding statistics and forecasting market trends (2015)
• Research applications in seafood marketing (2012)
• New perspectives on marketing chains in artisanal fisheries (2010)
• Marketing of seafood products: trends and challenges (1998, 2004, 2007)
• Marketing of aquaculture products (1992, 1995)
• Aquaculture production economics (1995)

Seafood processing, quality and safety

• Safety assessment of seafood products (2017)
• Bivalve shellfish safety management (2010, 2015)
• Fishery by-products: technological innovations and uses (2014)
• Seafood processing: modern technologies and new product development (2013)
• Quality and safety assessment of fish and fishery products (2011)
• Seafood safety management based on risk analysis (2009)
• Quality and safety control of fish and fish products (1996, 2007)
• Traceability of fish and fish products: technologies and management systems (2005)