Albino MaggioProfessor, Department of Agricultural Science at University of Napoli Federico IISpeaker
Albino Maggio is Professor of Agronomy and Crop Science at the University of Naples Federico II – Italy. He graduated at the University of Napoli Federico II and subsequently he received his Ph.D. from Purdue University IN-USA. In 2004 he joined the faculty of the University of Naples Federico II, Department of Agriculture, where he is now Coordinator of the PhD program in SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SYSTEMS AND FOOD SECURITY and Scientific Director of the University Experimental Farm. He is an expert on crop responses to environmental stresses with a focus on salinity, water shortage and resource use efficiency in agricultural systems. He has contributed with over 100 publications in refereed journals and books to the field of functional biology of crop stress adaptation. In recent years he has also worked on forward look analyses of food systems. As Seconded National Expert at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in 2014, he coordinated the foresight exercise “Global Food Security 2030: Assessing trends with a view to guiding future EU policies” and more recently with the FAO “Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050: Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities”(SCOPUS indicators: publications: 118; H-index:39; citations: 5330).