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September 9
Chairs: to be defined 
 Co-organized with: 
Universita Udine unitus marchio 2020 mod UNIPR

With the world’s population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, scientists are working to develop new ways to meet rising global demand for food, energy and water without increasing the strain on natural resources and the environmental pressure. Organizations including the World Bank, and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, as well as the EU F2F and Green Deal strategies are calling for more innovation to address the challenges of the agri-food sector. The development of nano-based techniques in agriculture has been started very recently; they will be implemented within the evolving science of precision agriculture, in which farmers use technology to target their use of water, fertilizer, plant protection products and other inputs. A second, broad potential application concerns the issues of reduction and valorization of agri-food wastes. The introduction of nanotechnologies in agriculture still needs deepen basic and applied knowledge, however several promising results were achieved, so far. A huge development is taking place in this sector, therefore nanotech applications currently under development will soon be overtaken by other ideas that are expected to contribute to solve several issues in the field of sustainable agriculture. NanoInnovation 2024 hosts workshop “Nano-enabled Agriculture” co-organized by the Universities of Parma, Tuscia and Udine. The workshop will be the forum for discussing the perspective of nanotechnologies in the primary sector among the stakeholders and scientific research.

Session I
Research projects
Chair: Marta MARMIROLI, University of Parma
11:00 - 11:20 Chuanxin MA - CV
Guangdong University of Technology, China
Engineered nanomaterials defend against biotic and abiotic stresses in crops
11:20 - 11:50 Daniele DEL BUONO - CV
University of Perugia
Nanomaterials from waste for a sustainable nano-circular economy. Biostimulant effect of nanoscaled lignin and biogenic nanoparticles
11:50 - 12:10 Guido FELLET - CV
University of Udine
Circular economy and sustainable agriculture: Hydroxyapatite from biowastes as smart nanofertilizer - CLEOPATRA
12:10 - 12:30 Magda BLOSI - CV
Advanced Materials for Sustainable Water Treatment: Integrating Microalgae Biomass with Inorganic Nanomaterials
13:00 - 14:00 light lunch
Session II
A view of nano-enabled agriculture in Italy. Let's talk about the game rules
Moderator: Beatrice MAUTINO
The purpose of applied research is to develop knowledge which will eventually lead to innovations that can potentially change the rules of the game in a production sector. The global primary sector is currently in a complicated phase. Structural efficiency is required to reduce pressure on the environment, which can be achieved by introducing technological innovations such as nanotechnologies. Several far-east countries and India have already implemented nano-enabled agriculture, while in the USA, significant resources have been invested in R&D projects. However, in the EU, a precise system of regulations for nano-agrochemicals has not yet been established. A group of researchers in Italy are working on developing innovations, and some manufacturers are starting to enter the market. However, it is essential to understand the current and future market conditions in our country, the technical skills of farmers and the perceptions of consumers. The PRIN20022 Cleopatra project facilitates discussions with various stakeholders on these crucial issues.
14:00 - 14:10 LM
14:10 - 14:30 Giuseppe CIUFFREDA
14:30 - 14:50 Andrea COLUSSO
14:50 - 15:10 Speaker to be defined
15:10 - 15:30 Speaker to be confirmed
Federchimica, Assofertilizzanti
15:30 - 16:00 break
Session III
Title to be defined
Chair: to be defined
16:00 - 16:20 Michele RICUPERO - CV
University of Catania
Nanoformulated essential oil-based insecticides: an ongoing scenario for greenhouse pest control
16:20 - 16:50  to be defined !NEUTRO  
16:50 - 17:10  to be defined !NEUTRO  
17:10 - 17:30  to be defined !NEUTRO  


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