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Giorgio Prosdocimi Gianquinto

Full Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/04 Vegetable and Ornamental Crops

Curriculum vitae

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6548-5526

[https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Giorgio_Gianquinto]

 

Academic Positions and Personal Charges

- 2006 - now, Full Professor of Horticulture at the University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum (Department of Food and Agricultural Sciences).

- 1995 - 2006, Associated Professor of Horticulture at the University of Padova.

- 1992 - 1995, Associated Professor of Horticulture at the University of Udine.

- 1990 - 1992, Researcher at the University of Padova.

- 2021 - now, Director of Master in "Therapeutical Horticulture" at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

- 2011 - 2018, Coordinator of the Master Degree in "Agricultural Sciences and Technology" at the University of Bologna.

- 2001 - 2004, Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree in "Horticulture" at the University of Padova.

- 2018 – now, Chair of the Working Group “Urban Horticulture” of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)

- 2014 - 2018, Chair of the Commission Landscape and Urban Horticulture of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)

- 2014 - 2018, Member of Executive Committee of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)

- Member of the Editorial Board of European Journal of Horticultural Science (eJHs).

- Referee of Agronomy for Sustainable Development, Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, Agricultural Water Management, Chemosphere, Scientia Horticulturae The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, Field Crops Research, Hortechnology, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Biosystems Engineering, Transactions of the ASABE, Fruits, Landscape and Urban Planning, and others.

- Membership of Scientific Societies: 1) International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS); 2) International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) Italy-Country representative 3) European Association for Potato Research (EAPR); 4) Italian Society for Horticultural Sciences (SOIHS), where he was Council member  from 2001 to 2007.

 

Research Activities

Current research activity is mainly focused on:

- plant nutrition and fertilization in horticulture, with particular regard at: kinetic of nutrient uptake, interaction among macro- and micro-nutrients, methodological approach to the use of optical tools for plant nutritional status estimation and dynamic fertilization management, management of the nutrient solution in soilless cropping systems.

- management of water and irrigation with particular regard to the physiology of drought and salt stress and evaluation of its effect on growth and yield, as well as the evaluation of evapotranspiration and determination of water requirements for vegetable crops .

Other research field deals with horticultural produce quality with regard to nutritional and sanitary aspects, and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in horticultural systems.

Research activities are carried out in both temperate and tropical environments.


Management of Research Projects(from 2000)

European Community

- 2016-2018 Supervisor of “SustUrbanFoods-Integrated sustainability assessment of social and technological innovations towards urban food systems” project funded by UE in the frame of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (Call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2015) (https://susturbanfoods.com [https://susturbanfoods.com/] ).

- 2014-2017 Coordinator of the “Urban Green Train – Urban Green Education for Enterprising Agricultural Innovation” project funded by UE in the frame of Program Erasmus+ KA2 (http://www.urbangreentrain.eu/it/ )

- 2012-2014 Coordinator of the HORTIS – Horticulture in Towns for Inclusion and Socialisation – project funded by UE in the frame of the Long Life Learning, Grundtvig Multilateral Projects (http://www.hortis-europe.net/en/ ).

- 2009: Scientific Coordinator of the LIFE+ project “Sustgreenhouse: the sustainable greenhouse: demonstrative action for zero emission intensive greenhouse agriculture”. Funded by UE from February 2009 to January 2012) (http://www.sustgreenhouse.eu/pg/En1Frameset.htm ).

Italian Ministry for University and Research (MIUR) - Projects of Relevant Interest (PRIN)

- 2008: National Coordinator of the MIUR PRIN 2008 (2010-2012) project “Efficient use of resources to reduce nitrogen fertilizers supply and to optimize production in low input and conservative vegetable cropping systems”.

 

Activities in International Cooperation for Development

- 2020 and 2021 Colombia: collaboration with IILA (Istituto Italo-Latino Americano), for training activity, scientific and technical support in the frame of “Paz Colombia” Project funded by AICS-Italian Ministry for Foreigner Affairs (AID 11630).

- 2019 Dominican Republic: collaboration with IILA (Istituto Italo-Latino Americano), in training activity for teachers and student of Instituto Tecnologico San Ignacio de Loyola (ITESIL) at Dajabón and technicians of Ministry of Agriculture (Dominicans and Haitians).

- 2018 and 2019 Myanmar: training activity for students and teachers of the Yezin Agriculture University, NayPyiDaw Campus on “Water saving and other technologies for agriculture development in dry zone of Myanmar”, in the frame of the project “GREAT - Gestione delle Risorse Economiche, Ambientali e del Territorio”, funded by AICS-Italian Ministry for Foreigner Affairs.

- 2014-2015 Myanmar: Collaboration with the NGO Terre des Hommes-Italy, for a monitoring mission within the project “SOilless horticulture and other Water-saving Innovative Technologies for landless and marginal farmers – SOW IT” , funded by LIFT (Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund).

- 2013 Republic of Cape Verde: Collaboration with FAO-UN  for the study “Élaboration d’un modèle de gestion de l’ecole national de cultures hydroponiques” (Projet TCP/CVI/3401), funded by FAO-Cabo Verde.

- 2012 Israel and Palestine: Collaboration with the NGO Overseas for the “Feasibility Study for Implementing Urban Horticulture in the Arab Neighborhoods of East Jerusalem (JUH)”, funded by Overseas Onlus.

- 2012 Myanmar: Collaboration with the NGO Terre des Hommes-Italy, for a monitoring mission within the project “Introduction of sustainable agricultural practices in Central Dry Zone, Myanmar”, funded by AICS-Italian Ministry of Foreigner Affair.

- 2011 Ivory Coast: Collaboration with FAO-Cote d’Ivoire, in training technicians and developing simplified soilless systems within the project “Renforcement des capacités et d’appui à l’installation de modules d’hydroponie dans le district d’Abidjan” (Projet TCP/IVC/3303), funded by FAO-Cote d’Ivoire.

- 2008 Burkina Faso: Collaboration with the NGO Terre des Hommes-Italy, for the “Feasibility Study for building up a training center for small rural entrepreneurs of Burkina Faso”, funded by TdH-Italy.

- 2008 Ivory Coast: Collaboration with FAO-Cote d’Ivoire and Mairie de Treichville for the “Etude de faisabilite de jardins hydroponiques pour la sécurité alimentaire dans la Commune de Treichville, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire”, funded by FAO-Cote d’Ivoire.

- 2008 Burkina Faso: Collaboration with the NGO Amici del Burkina Faso for the “Feasibility Study for building up an research and experimental station in horticulture in Burkina Faso”, funded by Associazione Amici del Burkina Faso.

- 2007 Myanmar: Collaboration with the NGO Terre des Hommes-Italy, for the “Feasibility Study for the Improvement of Food Security in Central Dry Zone, Myanmar”, funded by TdH-Italy.

- 2005-2007 Brazil: Scientific Coordinator of the project , “Microgarden technologies for the improvement of the food security in selected districts of the city of Teresina, Piaui, Brazil”, funded by the Veneto Region and FAO(FAO Decentralized Cooperation Programme, IFDCP - Project GDCP/BRA/002/ITA). In collaboration with the NGO ONG AES-CCC, the Federal University of Piauì (Brazil), EMBRAPA and EMATER (Brazil)

- 2004 Peru: Scientific coordinator and collaboration with the NGO CeSviTeM in the project “Introduction of soilless cultivation for the food security of child nurseries in selected mother associations in three districts of the urban area of Trujillo, Peru”, funded by Veneto Region, Italy. In collaboration with the National University of Trujillo, Peru.

- 2004 Kenya: Collaboration with Caritas Nyeri, Kenya for the study “Development needs assessment and project evaluation of Nyeri, Laikipia and Nyandarua Districts, Kenya”, funded by CeSviTeM Onlus.

 

Coordination and/or Organization Activities

- 2017: Convenor of the International Symposium on Greener Cities for More Efficient Ecosystem Services in a Climate Changing World, held in Bologna in September 12-15th, 2017 under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS).

- 2009: Convenor of the 2nd international Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, held in Bologna in June 9-13th, 2009 under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS).

- 2008: Convenor of the International Workshop on "Improvement in nitrogen and water use efficiency: interest of assessment tools in vegetable crops", held in Bologna on September 19th, 2008 within the Xth ESA (European Society for Agronomy) Congress “Agriculture as a Resource for Energy and Environmental Preservation”.