Letizia – Seasonal School on agricultural development, Italy

Hello everyone! 🌱 My name is Letizia, and I am a first-year master’s student in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability at the University of Helsinki. Through the HiLIFE Trainee Conference Grant, I had the opportunity to participate in a one-week Seasonal School on agricultural development in Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy).

The course was built with an interdisciplinary structure, and I had the opportunity to listen to experts ranging from climate science, to agrobiodiversity, genetics and economics. This enabled me to have a better grasp of the complexity of the agricultural sector and of how essential it is to establish a cooperation between different fields to reach agricultural development goals.

During the week, we stayed at the school’s hosting facilities and all meals were included. The atmosphere was very friendly, inclusive and stimulating. I got to meet excellent professors, researchers, PhD students as well as fellow students. If you want to know what it means to do research in an interdisciplinary group in a small university, this is a great way to do it. We also got to see the lovely city of Pisa and enjoy some nice pizza and beer together 🙂

I am thankful for the HiLIFE grant and I think this could be a valuable opportunity for other people interested in this topic! So, click through to the blog post to read more reflections on the experience!

And if interested, check out the programs at @santannapisa @iltalentoallopera

You can also view this introduction in Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CriwBXjo093/?img_index=1 (posted April 27, 2023).