Land and Agricultural Sciences

Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences

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Land and Agricultural Sciences (LAS)

Degree code
LM 69 – Agricultural Science and Technology
Free – The adequacy of students’ knowledge will be tested
Lectures On site

Features and aims of the course


The Master degree in “Land and Agricultural Sciences” trains future experts in sustainable management of plant productions within the industry of organic and integrated agriculture. The course offers two curricula: “Crop production and protection” and “Care farming”. The curriculum in “Crop production and protection” trains graduate students to manage plant productions in an innovative way -which guarantees the best balance between quality and quantity -, with the final goal of ensuring incomes for farmers while respecting the environment and consumers’ health. The curriculum in “Care farming” forms an innovative professional profile, currently unique at national level, able to perform in those environments in which agriculture is considered not only for production purposes, but also as a tool to train and integrate (nature and farmhouse nurseries, active ageing population, disabilities) or reintegrate (addictions) the socially weakest.


The first year of the course is focused mainly on general subjects related to:

  • Agronomy of the territory
  • Systems of herbaceous cultivations
  • Agricultural economics and policy
  • Chemistry and biochemistry of phytodrugs
  • Biodiversity and landscape protection
  • Genetic improvement and Genetic engineering
  • Plant nursery and Biotechnologies in arboriculture.

In the second year the training path will split into two vocational curricula:

  • Cultivations production and protection (Viticulture, Olive-growing, Biological control, Integrated pest management, Plant protection)
  • Care farming (Cultivation of vegetables, fruits and flowers for social purposes, Well-being and development in care farming, Mental distress and social inclusion opportunities, Zootechnics for social purposes)


You will be able to exploit your expertise as:

  • An agronomist and forester
  • A researcher and graduated technician in agricultural science, zootechnics, and animal production

A consultant/ freelancer or employee within:

  • Small, medium, and large private agricultural holdings, interested in developing innovations, as well as in growing, managing, processing, and commercializing quality-certified agri-food products;
  • Public and private companies carrying out research activities and operating in the production processes within the following sectors and industries: mechanical, engineering, agrochemical, zootechnical, genetic, and biotechnology;
  • Agricultural producers’ associations, professional associations, and trade organisations;
  • Public sector bodies;
  • Laboratories dealing with physical, chemical, biological, and plant-health tests;
  • National and international bodies of the agricultural sector dealing with aid programs aimed to countries in transition and the developing world (FAO, WORLD BANK, etc.).


Course Coordinator:
Prof.ssa Paola Riolo

Student Orientation and Tutoring Office:
Tel: +39 071 2203037 – 3038



Webinar Open Day

22 mar 2021



The course in numbers


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25% are engaged in post-graduate training activities (research doctorate or internships)


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