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September 1, 2007 - Bologna, Italy

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Scholarships

February 12, 2008 - March 1, 2010 -

XJAU Scholarship in Scotland

June 15, 2007 - November 15, 2007 - Bologna, Italy

Rungsaran Wongprawmas from Thammasat University of Bangkok, Thailand, is scholar at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy, from June 2007 to November 2007. Her research focus is on marketing of organic products imported from Thailand, in the large retail distribution channel. Her task will be to deepen her knowledge on qualitative mothodologies for marketing research, expecially personal in-depth interviews and focus groups, and to collaborate with the UniBO staff in carring out a research project on organic rice and tapioca. The research during the stay in Bologna aims at sheding light on the main factors European consumers may take into account when considering the purchase of organic rice and tapioca from Thailand. The results will be part of the final report of the project and published in the DEIAgra Working Papers Series available on the Internet.

October 6, 2006 - February 19, 2007 - Thammasat University, Faculty of Science and Technology,Institute of Environmental Science , Bangkok, Thailand.

Ulrich Morawetz from University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna, Austria, is scholar at Thammasat Universtiy, Thailand, from October 2006 to February 2007. The following is a short description of his research focus: international trade with organic products fosters organic production which is assumed to increase "at the gate prices" for farmers in developing countries, making them less dependent on imported fertilizer and having beneficial effects on the environment and health. Never the less, organic production is not necessarily the best option for all types of farms. The income portfolio of a household, the assets available and differing prices make organic agriculture differently suitable for different households. The research during the 4 months scholarship in Bangkok aims at bringing light to the question which households can gain from international trade with organic products. The results will be presented at Thammasat University and at the EAAE Conference in Bologna.

October 1, 2005 - January 31, 2006 - Bologna, Italy

Huliyeti Hasimu
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July 2, 2007 - July 6, 2007 - Bioagricert srl, Via del Macabraccia, 8
40033 Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna (Italy)

Bioagricert srl organized a training program for international inspectors on July 2-6, 2007. The aim of the program was to transfer the basic concepts of international certification systems - organic farming (EC reg. 2092/91-IFOAM-NOP-JAS), HACCP, Hygiene, Traceability, Gap and Eurep Gap, including the role of inspectors for Bioagricert�s inspectors and stakeholders who were interested in quality product certification systems. Two members of the BEAN-QUORUM network participated to the training program activities.

October 10, 2006 - December 21, 2006 - Faculty of Agriculture, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy. Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

February 28, 2006 - March 10, 2006 - Thammasat University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Rangsit Campus, Pathumtanee, Bangkok, Thailand

A Short Intensive Overseas Programme (SIOP) on Organic Agriculture has been organised at the Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.