Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI), University of Florence (UNIFI) was founded in 1 January 2019 from the unification of Department of Agri-food Production and Environmental Sciences (DISPAA) and Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems (GESAAF). From this year, it represents the only Department of the Agricultural area of the University of Florence. The Department is located in various areas, including the Cascine, Quaracchi and Sesto Fiorentino complexes, via Donizetti and via Maragliano. DAGRI is divided into 10 Sections representing the competences present.
The Department combines skills from numerous disciplines that share similar methodological approaches, although in different scientific fields. The objective is to carry out basic and applied research in the field of plant and animal production, the protection and recovery of the environment and more generally the study of the chemical, physical, biological and genetic components and their interactions, that characterize the agro-environmental systems. The activities are centered on the study, through integrated and multidisciplinary research, of the components that contribute to determining the quantity and quality of agricultural production, food and environmental protection (soil, micro-organisms, climate, plants, animals, biodiversity).
The Department, in addition to the 13 courses of the School of Agriculture, is co-referent of courses of the School of Architecture and of the School of Human Health. It also offers post-graduate training courses, including two research doctorates (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Sustainable Management of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Resources), two Masters (Management and Marketing of Wine Producers; Agricultural Heritage Systems) and professional refresher courses. The research activity is developed in numerous regional, national and European projects (H2020, Life), financed by public and private structures. Relations with the territory and companies are relevant, which take the form of innovation and development projects, conventions and agreements, through which research results are made available to operators for the development of the sector. The internationalization and cooperation activities with developing countries are also important and resent for the Department one of the main goal.
Prof.ssa Buccioni Arianna
Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Agroalimentari e dell’Ambiente
Piazzale delle Cascine, 18 – 50144 Firenze
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