NRD - Desertification Research Centre

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NRD, founded in 2000 by prof Giuseppe Enne, is focused on developing and managing research and cooperation projects in different areas of research directly or indirectly related with desertification.

In particular, NRD researchers have been involved in the study of physical, biological and socio-economic aspects of desertification and land degradation in the Mediterranean, with particular reference to the impact of agricultural policies and agropastoral activities.

Networking and training initiatives are also an important part of NRD work. The NRD group has promoted several events and activities aiming at favouring the exchange of data and experiences at the international level and at promoting scientific training of young researchers from European and non-European Countries.

Prof. Quirico Migheli is the new Director of NRD

Quirico Migheli

Elected by the General Assembly, Prof. Quirico Migheli is the new Director of NRD. "Thanks for the trust you have placed in me - he said -. I am confident that all together, we will be able to proceed along the right track, which has allowed us to achieve the important research and international cooperation objectives that characterize the mission of NRD".

Menawara project: in Tunisia call for tenders for the recruitment of the design office

Menawara Tunisian Call

The Tunisian National Sanitation Office "ONAS" launches a consultation for "An execution study of works to improve the quality of treated wastewater and irrigation systems at the level of purification stations: CHOUTRANA II , GOA SIDI AMOR, KORDA AND KELIBIA ".

NRD-UNISS is hiring!

Bando Moodle

Desertification Research Centre - University of Sassari, Italian lead beneficiary of the MENAWARA project, is looking for an expert on the design, installation and maintenance of the Moodle platform of the project.
The deadline for sending applications is → 9th February 2020.
For more information, please see the vacancy announcement(in Italian):

EWA-BELT project on "La Nuova Sardegna" newspaper (in italian)

EWA-BELT project began!

EWA-BELT kickoff
A good project starts with a good kick-off meeting! The journey of the EWA-BELT project officially started with the first day of virtual kick-off meetings between the twenty partners, coordinated by Giovanna Seddaiu for NRD-UNISS. Partners got the chance to know each other better and to briefly present themselves, after a comprehensive overview of the project’s framework, contents and financial aspects. A special thanks goes to our European Commission spokespersons, Alina Kozacenko from the Research Executive Agency and Marta Iglesias from DG AGRI, who presented respectively on the project management and monitoring aspects from REA’s perspective and on the role of EWA-BELT within the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). Last but definitely not least, a big thank you goes to our guest speaker, Fabrizio Lobasso, Deputy Director at the Sub-Saharan Office at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who offered an interesting point of view, arguing that food insecurity has serious political consequences and, in general, is a very transversal issue. Food security and food sustainability projects, such as EWA-BELT, are of great help in the area also in terms of gender equality and inclusion, and are perfectly coherent with the Food Coalition, an initiative recently launched by FAO. The kick-off meeting will go on for two more days in the coming week, with the grand finale at the 20th Infopoverty World Conference, live on the UN WebTV on December 4.

NRD-UNISS is hiring!

Bando 2 Tecnologi

Desertification Research Centre - University of Sassari, Italian lead beneficiary of the EWA-BELT and MENAWARA projects, is looking for a Project Manager/Technologist.

The deadline for sending applications is → 25th December 2020.

For more information, please see the vacancy announcement(in Italian):

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Bando per PROJECT ASSISTANT del progetto EWA-BELT

Project assistant EWA-BELT
Bando per PROJECT ASSISTANT del progetto EWA-BELT

[MENAWARA] Ziad Abdul Jalil, Palestinian farmer, needs high quality treated water

Ziad Abdul Jalil, Palestinian farmer
Ziad Abdul Jalil is 35 years old farmer, father of six children. He lives in the West Bank village of Beit Dajan located East of Nablus, Palestine: “Water is really important for agriculture in our area - he says -. We do lack to drinkable water generally, we were forced to purchase high priced tankered water for agriculture”. See more:
MENAWARA project supports Palestinian partner WeWorld Onlus in targeting Beit Dajan wastewater tratement plant which serves most of the residents (total inhabitants 4,460), through rehabilitation of the treatment technical components, and installation of innovative irrigation trains and networks for reuse of Treated Waste Water.

NRD compie vent'anni: il servizio di Videolina

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Servizio di Videolina a cura di Franco Ferrandu sui vent’anni del Nucleo Ricerca Desertificazione