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21 - 22 July 2022
Hotel HF Ipanema - Porto, PortUgal

Join the Smart and Circular Agriculture towards Sustainability congress

Join the event and submit your work. Talk, spread the word, bring your examples to the community and grab the attention of the World.

About The Congress

Present and future challenges faced by agriculture were grouped by OECD in a dynamic triplet that relies on science, education, technology.

Site Presentation

The most promising approach to make food production systems more efficient, mitigating agriculture footprint and increasing productivity and farmer’s income, is digitalization. This is understood as the integration of artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, unmanned aviation systems, sensors, information and communication solutions, all connected and managed by the Internet of Things (IOT). Scientific research also embraces several other challenges such as: improving food nutritious quality, recovering soils and their biodiversity, protecting crop biodiversity, and increasing crop resilience to climate change as well as to new pest and diseases. In parallel with these issues, education needs to prepare a new generation of farmers able to adopt technologies, which in turn can make agriculture more attractive to younger people, reconciling them with agriculture-related jobs and with rural areas. In summary, only through positive interactions between technology, science and education, shaped in effective and innovative policies, the UN sustainable development goals may be achieved. This conference aims to address topics related with this virtual triangle, by inviting all actors from the academy, industry and agriculture sector, to present their main achievements and points of view, contributing for fruitful discussions.

Conveners: Conveners: Ruth Pereira (GreenUPorto/INOV4AGRO and FCUP, Portugal) and George Katranas (Cerca Trova, Ltd., Bulgaria)

The world population is set to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. This overwhelming fact, along with the increased frequency of extreme weather conditions resulting from climate change, and the environmental impact caused by intensive farming, highlight the urgency of agriculture optimization. Fortunately, the Industry 4.0 revolution is rapidly transforming all major industrial sectors, including the agricultural domain. Precision farming systems, based on IoT technologies, are attempting to address emerging food security and environmental protection concerns. The agricultural IoT infrastructure transformation is enabling crop producers (from big agricultural corporations down to small family farms) to receive status information from interconnect farms, crops, crop/field, equipment, storage, and livestock. The market has shown a rapid increased in Agriculture IoT systems and their infrastructures, and corporations are interested in investing and promoting their growth. However, these systems that have and will enter the market are currently maintained by people with no educational background specific to the needs of this market. Thus, multidisciplinary graduation and post-graduation courses may be necessary to overcome these difficulties.

This session will be dedicated to the following topics:
New technological developments in agriculture 4.0.
Successful and unsuccessful case studies.
Educational needs and opportunities.
Social challenges related with agriculture digitalization.

This session will be sponsored by the ERASMUS+ project “TERRATECH – masTERs course on smart Agriculture TECHnologies” (Project number: 621568-EPP-1-2020-1-PT-EPPKA2-KA).

Conveners: Ana Barros (CITAB/INOV4AGRO, UTAD, Portugal) and Juan Carlos Hernandez (Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain)

The increasing demand for food has relied on intensive agriculture production systems, mainly based on large scale monocultures supported by great inputs of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, water, and energy. The unsustainability of these systems is now recognized, and the transition to a circular and regenerative agriculture is perceived as urgent. Circular agriculture will allow to produce “more with less”, thus with fewer environmental impacts, by closing the “nutrient loops” and regenerating biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Circular agriculture will also empower this economic sector to mitigate climate change, through the implementation of practices aimed at maximizing the potential of soil as a sink of organic carbon. 

Within this context, this session will be dedicated to the following topics:
Circular agriculture practices.
Organic wastes and wastewater reuse in agriculture: environmental safety and benefits.
Agriculture wastes as a source of added value products.
Soil health and production quality.

This session is sponsored by the S4Hort_ Soil & Health (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000074) and SoilRec4+Health – Soil recover for a healthy food and quality of life (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000083)
S4Hort Soil & FoodSoilrec 4 + HealthCCDRNNorte 2020Portugal 2020UE - Fundos Estruturais

Conveners: Susana Carvalho (GreenUPorto/INOV4Agro and FCUP, Portugal) and Ep Heuvelink (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) 

Vertical farms (VF), also known as indoor farms, use high-tech crop production systems in buildings, where all the environmental variables are precisely controlled (being independent of the solar light, weather, soil conditions or climate change). These novel production systems promote sustainable agricultural practices due to the efficient use of water, nutrients, and land. Moreover, they allow to reduce the carbon footprint and to respond to the farmland shortages. In the last decade, many VF have been built worldwide, making the cities more resilient and prepared to supply the increasing urban/peri-population with fresh, safe, nutritious, and healthy products. Although VF offers a broad range of opportunities to produce certain crops, with high yield and product quality all year-round, several challenges lie ahead. In this session, these issues will be discussed joining researchers and industry, and contributions in the following topics are welcome:

Innovations in vertical farming – LED lighting, sensors, AI, Robotics, IoT
Improved resource-use efficiency
Plants responses to LED lighting
Impacts on product quality and plant health
Smart Cities / Architecture / Urban Design
Market and consumer perception & acceptance 

This section is sponsored by the SNAP (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000085).

CCDRNNorte 2020Portugal 2020UE - Fundos Estruturais

Conveners: Mario de La Fuente (PTV, Plataforma Tecnológica de Vino, Spain) and Tatiana Andreani (GreenUPorto/INOV4Agro and FCUP, Portugal)

After recognizing the impacts of pesticide residues in the sustainability of the agroecosystems and in human health, the European Commission committed to enforce new rules regarding the sustainable use of pesticides and also to reduce or even replace the use of copper in organic farming. In consequence, there is great investment in scientific research and innovation aiming at finding new active ingredients based on natural substances or at exploring nanotechnology for developing more efficient formulations. Regardless, this endeavor is challenged by the toxicity of these new products, which cannot be assumed as safe for non-target species and, their limited efficacy and the way it is assessed. These assessments are frequently only based on laboratorial conditions that do not cover the wide diversity of real scenarios, therefore imposing practical limitations to their use.

This session will cover topics such as: 
New alternatives to copper in organic farming: current status.
Biocides: efficacy and safety of new biotechnological developments.
Nanopesticides: new developments and risk assessment.
Field studies on risk assessment of biocides and nanopesticies.

This session is sponsored by the Coppereplace project (Ref. SOE4/P1/E10000) and SafeNPest (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029343).


Safe n' PestPortugal 2020

Compete 2020Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

 

Ruth Pereira, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Susana Carvalho, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal

Albert Bel Pereira, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Ali Abkar, Agriwatch, The Netherlands
Ana Barros, CITAB & INOV4Agro, University of Trás-Os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Anabela Cachada, CIIMAR, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Andreas Riel, Grenoble INP-UGA and ECQA Gmb, France and Austria
António Graça, Sogrape, Portugal
Arminda Alves, LEPABE & Alice, Faculty of Engineer of the University of Porto, Portugal
Bartosz Tylkowski, Eurecat Technology Centre of Catalonia, Spain
Bruno Fonseca, Agroop, Portugal
Carlos Melo Pereira, CIQ, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Chariton Kalaitzidis, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece
Cristina Carlos, CITAB & INOV4Agro, University of Trás-Os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
David Fernandez-Calvino, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Edmunds Jason, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
Ep Heuvelink, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Ettore Capri, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
George Katranas, Cerca Trova Ltd., Bulgaria
Helena Sanchez Sanchez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelonatech, Spain
Joana Pereira, CESAM and Dept. Biology, University of Aveiro
João Pacheco, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
José Boaventura Cunha, INESC TEC and University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
Juan Carlos Hernandez, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain
Luís Cunha, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences University of Porto, Portugal
Madalena Dias, LSRE-LCM, Faculty of Engineer of the University of Porto, Portugal
Manuel Azenha, CIQ, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Mario de La Fuente, Plataforma Técnologica del Vino, Spain
Matteo Gatti, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Michael Reiner, ECQA, Austria
Nicoleta Alina Suciu, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Pedro Couto, CITAB & INOV4Agro, University of Trás-Os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Péter Fejér, University of Debrécen, Hungary
Remigio Paradelo Núñez, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Sirine Bouguerra, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Tânia Fernandes, GreenUPorto &INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Tatiana Andreani, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Theodoros Kosmanis, International Hellenic University, Greece
Verónica Nogueira, CIIMAR, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal

Ana Carolina Araújo, CIQ, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Andrés Rodriguez-Seijo, CIIMAR, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Beatriz Neto Fernandes, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Berta Estevinho, ALiCE – LEPABE, Portugal
Catarina Ganilho, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Christiane Haberl, Evolutionary Archetypes Consulting SL, Spain
Cristiana Paiva, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Dimitrios Schoinoplokakis, Ktima Filippou-Schoinoplokakis, Greece
Isabel Oliveira, CIQ, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Joana Serrão, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
João Pacheco, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Liliana Gonçalves, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Nektarios Baziotis, Evolutionary Archetypes Consulting SL, Spain
Ricardo Santos, ALiCE – LSRE-LCM, Portugal
Sara Rodrigues, CIIMAR, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Sirine Bouguerra, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Sofia Machado, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Sofia Oliveira, GreenUPorto, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Tânia Fernandes, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Telmo Cruz, GreenUPorto & INOV4Agro, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Vera Homem, ALiCE – LEPABE, Portugal
Verónica Nogueira, CIIMAR, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal

The City Of Porto

Porto has more than seven centuries of existence, and the typical dark and melancholic colors of the historic aging of such city is rejuvenated with luminosity and vivacity, opening itself to the world, offering places and landscapes of great aesthetic value that combine monuments and infrastructures of great historical and cultural value. The Historic Center of Porto – classified in 1996 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site –, the Bookshop Lello & Irmão, the Clérigos architectural complex – an excellent example of 18th century Baroque architecture, brilliantly created by the architect Nicolau Masoni –, the Cadeia da Relação – which housed illustrious characters such as the writer Camilo Castelo Branco –, the Rectory of the University of Porto and the São Bento Station are some of the architectural symbols of the city, which, due to their magnificence, deserve a visit. At São Bento station it is easy to board a train heading to Alto Douro Vinhateiro, also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, where you can observe the valley of the Douro river and the most beautiful landscapes of the Douro cliffs shaped by the force of human work, since Roman times, creating terraces for the production of the famous Port Wine.

Program

Day 1 – 21 of July

9.00h – Reception 

9.30h – Welcome session 

10.00h – Session 1 – Research, Innovation & Training in Agriculture 4.0
Keynote Speaker & Oral communications

11.30h – Coffee break and Poster Session

12.00h – Session 1 – Research, Innovation & Training in Agriculture 4.0
Oral communications

13.00 – Lunch

14:30h – Session 2 – Circular Agriculture and Food Systems
Keynote Speaker & Oral communications

16.00 – Coffee break and Poster Session

16:30h – Session 2 – Circular Agriculture and Food Systems
Oral communications

 17.30h – Poster Session

Day 2 – 22 of July

10.00h – Session 3 – Vertical Farming: where do we stand?
Keynote Speaker & Oral communications

11.30h – Coffee break and Poster Session

12.00h – Session 3 – Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture: where do we stand?
Oral communications

13.00h – Lunch

14.30h – Session 4 – Pests and disease control in sustainable agriculture: the challenging 2030 targets
Keynote Speaker & Oral communications

16.00h – Coffee break and Poster Session

16.30h – Session 4 – Pests and disease control in sustainable agriculture: the challenging 2030 targets
Oral communications

17.30h – Poster Session

Registration

The registration for the Smart and Circular Agriculture towards Sustainability International Meeting is now open! If you are interested in participating in SCAS2022, you can now choose one out of three registration modalities:

• Regular Registration: modality open to all that includes the presential & online attendance of conference sessions, conference materials (program & abstracts online), and coffee-breaks.
• Student Registration: this modality is only available to bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD students; it includes the presential & online attendance of conference sessions, conference materials (program & abstracts online), and coffee-breaks.
• Online Registration: modality open to all that includes the online attendance of conference sessions and conference materials (program & abstracts online). Be aware that if you choose this modality, you will not be eligible to present oral and poster communications, with the exception of students, who are welcome to submit abstracts for poster presentations.

If you choose the “Student Registration”, you will have to submit a proof of enrolment in a bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD degree in the current school year.

The registration for SCAS2022 will be opened till July 15th, but you can take advantage of a discount fee by registering early:

Untill June 15th:
Regular registration – 200€
Student registration – 100€
Online registration – 50€

After June 15th
Regular registration – 250€
Student registration – 150€
Online registration – 75€

Payment options:

– MB reference (Portugal residents only)

– Bank transfer to the following account:
IBAN: PT50 0035 0206 0000 2188 4300 4
BIC SWIFT: CGDIPTPL

If you are residing in Portugal, after you register, you will receive an email with a MB reference that will allow you to pay the fees. Please note that this option is only available for residents in Portugal.

If you pay the fees through a bank transfer, you will need to email a proof of that transaction to tesouraria@fc.up.pt

Please be aware that the registration will only be valid after the payment of the congress fees. 

 

Submissions

The Smart and Circular Agriculture towards Sustainability International Meeting is now open for abstract submissions for poster and oral communications. If you are interested in presenting your work on SCAS2022, please download the abstract template and submit it in the form below until May 31st. The abstracts should be written exclusively in English and submitted in a MS Word file, containing the title, authors, affiliations, main text, and keywords.

Accommodation

Participants in SCAS 2022 will have a discount when booking a room for the conference in the following hotels:

After the registration and payment of the congress fees, participants will receive instructions on how to benefit from this discount.

Sponsors

Contacts

GreenUPorto / Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto

Rua do Campo Alegre, s/n    –   4169-007 Porto

Email:
info@scas2022.com