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CIOSTA, CIGR, EurAgEng and the University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), feel honoured to invite you to the XXXIII CIOSTA & CIGR Section V Conference.

Following the spirit and objectives of the previous conferences to develop the agro-forestry economy with a view to augmenting production, yield and quality, according to work safety, the objectives of the conference are to highlight the latest developments in technology and management to ensure sustainable agriculture, agro-systems, forestry and safety, and to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience among scientists, technicians, producers and students.

The conference will feature presentations and discussions in plenary,scientific and poster sessions, and informal gatherings. The Conference will take place at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), which runs degree courses in agricultural and forestry sciences. The conservation of the environment, the primary production, the new frontiers of agricultural engineering and the rural development, are at the centre of the study curricula of this Faculty.

Reggio Calabria is situated on the southern tip of the Calabrian region, on the eastern side of the Straits of Messina. It is a very ancient settlement and clear traces of the Roman and Greek period are visible. Rebuilt many times after the numerous earthquakes which devastated its urban structure, today Reggio Calabria has a modern layout. The city is the site of a National Museum, very famous for its vast and significant collection of Magna Graecian remains, including the “Bronze Warriors” and the “Philosopher’s head”.

The seaside esplanade, described by the Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio as the “finest mile in Italy”, faces the island of Sicily and offers one of the most important botanical gardens. The city has good transport connections to the rest of the world.




CIOSTA President
Prof. Gennaro Giametta



"Mediterranea" University of Reggio Calabria
DiSTAfA - Dept. Agroforestry and Environmental Sciences and Technologies Agricultural Engineering Section

Località Feo di Vito - 89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy

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