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1st Brazil-Israel Agriculture and Water Research and Development workshop

 
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 “Sustainability in arid areas: Discarding distance boundaries to achieve a better solution”

21/ 11/ 2016
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Praiamar Conference Hotel & Convention- Natal/RN
 

Program / Preview schedule

November, 20 2016
Field Trip to the Settlement Trangola, in Currais Novos municipality, Seridó region
 
November, 21 2016

Morning
Registration and opening ceremony
Presentation of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil.
 
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Prof. Ângela Maria Paiva Cruz, Rector of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte , Brazil
Presentation of Agricultural School of Jundiaí (EAJ), UFRN
Júlio César de Andrade Neto, Director of the Agricultural School of Jundiaí - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte , Brazil
Presentation of Biosciences Center (CB), UFRN
Graco Aurélio Câmara de Melo Viana, Director of the Biosciences Center - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte , Brazil
Presentation of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Prof. Shimon Rachmilevitch, Director of the French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Signing the bilateral cooperation agreement between federal university of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil and The Ben Gurion University, Israel.
Open lectures:
Prof. Magda Guilhermino, Professor of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte , Brazil

Prof. Jeff Gordon, Professor of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Prof. Juliana Espada Lischton, Head Department of Botany and Zoology Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte , Brazil

Prof. Martinus Th. van Genuchten, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Utrecht University, Netherlands
Afternoon (via web-streaming with Israel*)
(Round table discussion)

Panel discussion: research and cooperation “Sharing knowledge and technology”
Table 1
Semi-arid Sustainable development
Moderators: Magda m. Guilhermino and Juliana Lichston
Prof. Noam Weisbrod, Director of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research -Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel*
Dr. Gilboa Arye, Professor of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel*
Prof. Naftali Lazarovitch, Professor of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel*
Dr. João Henrique Zonta, Embrapa Embrapa Cotton
Elad Levintal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel*
Pavel Trifonov, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Amber Hill, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Iael Raij, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel*
Dr. Bruno Laviola, Embrapa Agroenergy
Assaf Chen, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Dr. Eduardo Soriano Lousada, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, Brazil
Rafael Peron, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte , Brazil
Olavo Bueno Oliveira, Center for Strategies in Natural Resources and Energy- CERNE, Brazil
 
Table 2
ARID-AQUA : Aquaculture in Arid Land
Moderators: Prof. Dárlio Teixeira, and Prof Virgínia Cavalari
 
Isabel Portugal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Prof. Jeff Gordon, Professor of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Prof. Dárlio Inácio Alves Teixeira, Professor of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte , Brazil
Prof. Amit Gross, Professor of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel*
Rafael Garcia Lopes, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Prof Virgínia Cavalari, Professor of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte , Brazil
Lisandra Meinerz, FAO - Brazil
Prof. Dina Zilberg, Professor of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel*
Prof. Inna Khozin-Goldberg , Professor of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel*
Main Conclusions and future deliberations
November, 22 2016
Morning
Tour to the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte campus
This registration for the conference taking place at Natal, Brazil is closed
If you are in Israel and want to attend the webinar - please register here

 

Location/ Map

The 1st BIWARD -Brazil Israel water and agriculture Research and Development will be held in Natal (Brazil), a beautiful city located at the Brazil's northeast coast. It is the Brazilian closest capital to/from Europe and Africa. Natal has several tourist attractions and is famous for its natural beauty, for its historical monuments and buildings, and for its gorgeous beaches.

Natal is capital of the state Rio Grande do Norte. Natal metropolitan region has a population of about 1.2 million and is considered as one of the country's safest capital cities. The city's climate is tropical humid, with temperatures averaging around 26 °C. There are no significant changes in climate throughout the year, resulting in a warm winter, marked only by heavy rains between the months of April and August. Due to its privileged location on the continent, Natal receives a constant refreshing sea breeze, which makes the atmosphere more pleasant.
BIWARD will be jointly hosted by the Agriculture School from Jundiai (EAJ), Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN) and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).

 

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Committee

Brazil - Local Committee (UFRN):

Prof Magda Maria Guilhermino email: magdaguilhermino@gmail.com
Prof Juliana Espada Lichston email: j.lichston@gmail.com
Mr Rafael Peron Castro email: peron@oleo.ufla.br

Israel Committee (BGU):

Prof Shimon Rachmilevitch email: rshimon@bgu.ac.il
Mr Pavel Trifonov email: paveltri@post.bgu.ac.il
Ms Amber Hill email: bamerbright@gmail.com
Ms Isabel Portugal email: belcportugal@gmail.com