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Resilient Farming Systems in face of climate change in Dry Regions


International training course for the Design of

Resilient Farming Systems in face of climate change in Dry Regions

IAV-Hassan II- Morocco

12-15 November 2018


This training course follows several doctoral programs initially organized within the SEAMLESS project (2005-2010), then as part of the global FSD network (Farming System Design), which have trained more than a hundred international doctoral students.

Until now, these courses aimed to prepare young scientists for the analysis and assessment of the sustainability of farming systems thanks to integrated approaches.

The « SEMIARID » training course will focus on farming system design in dry regions (climate variability) in the context of climate change and food/nutritional security (referred to as « Climate-smart agriculture »).

In its applications, it will emphasize the role of diversities (intra-field, intra-farm and across-farms) in the efficiency and resilience of agricultural systems. It, therefore, falls within several national and international priorities programme of most dryland countries: « Feeding » and « Protecting ». 

This course will be conjointly organized by the SEMIARID project partners: IAV-Hassan-II-Morocco, ENSA-Algeria, INRA-Morocco, Montpellier SupAgro, INRA-France, CIRAD, CIHEAM-Montpellier, an international research centre of the CGIAR (ICARDA), which contributes through staff-time and direct support to trainees, and University of Mohammed VI Polytechnic-Rabat and the Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP-Morocco) by sponsoring the participation of Moroccan and African PhD students.

Important dates:

2 July 2018: course announcement for receiving cv and motivation letter

1 October 2018: closing candidature.

15 October 2018 for the initial e-learning stage

12 November 2018 for the on-site training stage in Morocco



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