The Department

The mission of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment is to improve education and research in agriculture, food production, sustainability and environment protection in the Mediterranean basin; and to educate future professionals who will enhance the knowledge and dissemination in these fields and will serve the needs of the society.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment aims to support and enhance sustainability, efficiency and productivity in agriculture, food production and environment protection, particularly in the Mediterranean basin, through impactful cutting-edge research and high-level education.

The Department is partly located in Via Valdisavoia 5 (the historical building of the former Faculty of Agriculture) and partly in the modern campus of Via Santa Sofia 100.

The Department is based in the historical building of the former Faculty of Agriculture, located in via Valdisavoia 5, as well as in the modern campus in via Santa Sofia 100.

The Department has several facilities, libraries and laboratories to support the research and teaching activities in the fields of Agronomy and Agroecosystem Management, Food Crops, non Food Crops, Plant Biotechnology, Agricultural Chemistry, Food Technologies, Animal Biotechnology, Animal Production, Plant Pathology and Applied Entomology.

The Department has been at the forefront of agricultural, food and environmental education and research since its foundation, boasting long-lasting links with the related industries. All courses are designed to meet the demands of the employment market for land-base expertise in the above-mentioned fields.