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Dr. Andrea Minuto
CAMERA DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DI SAVONA
SEDE LEGALE: 17100 Savona - Via Quarda Superiore, 16 – Tel. 019.83141 - Fax 019.8314255 - E-mail: [email protected]
SEDE OPERATIVA: 17031 Albenga - Regione Rollo, 98 – Tel. e fax 0182.554949 - 0182.50712 – E-mail: [email protected]
Cod. Fisc. e Partita IVA 01438040097
Minuto Andrea: curriculm vitae
1. FAMILY and GIVEN NAME:
2. DATE OF BIRTH:
3. NATIONALITY:
4. TITLE:
5. JOB TITLE:
6. CONTACT DETAILS:
Minuto Andrea
10th September 1968
Italian
Ph.D. in Plant Pathology
Agronomist
CENTRO DI SAGGIO
Centro
Regionale
di
Sperimentazione e Assistenza Agricola Azienda Speciale della
CCIAA di Savona Regione Rollo, 98 - I-17031 Albenga (SV) tel.
+39.0182.554949
fax.
+39.0182.554949
e.mail
[email protected]
7. EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL STUDIES:
2004 - 2008: Assistant Professor in Plant Pathology (Univ. Torino – Italy). 1997 - 1999: Ph.D. in Plant
Pathology awarded by the University of Bari – Italy. 1993: Degree in Agricultural Sciences, University
of Torino – Italy (110/110 cum laude menzione e dignità di stampa). 1987: High School qualification
Liceo Scientifico O. Grassi, Savona - Italy.
8. LANGUAGE SKILLS: English good speaking, reading, writing; French excellent speaking and
reading, good speaking; Spanish basic/poor speaking, reading, writing.
9. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
member of Società Italiana di Patologia Vegetale (SiPAV) and of Associazione Italiana Protezione
delle Piante (AIPP). Since 11 August 2004 member of Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee
(MBTOC) a subsidiary body of Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) of United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
10. OTHER SKILLS: 1992 - 2008 collaboration with Di.Va.P.R.A. Plant Pathology of the University
of Torino with the following main duties: plant disease diagnosis in laboratory and directly in the field;
technical assistance to growers. Since 1999 is involved into the activities of the Center for testing
pesticides of Di.Va.P.R.A. officially recognized by the Ministry of health.
Since 1992 – collaboration with the Regional Centre for Agricultural Experimentation and Extension of
the Chamber of Commerce of Savona. Main duties: study of activity of biocontrol agents against foliar
and soilborne disease; evaluation of activity of fungicides against foliar and soilborne disease;
evaluation of possibilities to integrate chemical and biological control of plant pathogens; monitoring
of plant pathogens incidence on several crops on Liguria and Piemonte Region (Northern Italy);
organisation of training courses.
11. PRESENT POSITION WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION: Responsible of the diagnostic unit at
the Regional Centre for Agricultural Experimentation and Extension of the Chamber of Commerce of
Savona.
CAMERA DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DI SAVONA
SEDE LEGALE: 17100 Savona - Via Quarda Superiore, 16 – Tel. 019.83141 - Fax 019.8314255 - E-mail: [email protected]
SEDE OPERATIVA: 17031 Albenga - Regione Rollo, 98 – Tel. e fax 0182.554949 - 0182.50712 – E-mail: [email protected]
Cod. Fisc. e Partita IVA 01438040097
12. KEY QUALIFICATIONS: soil disinfestation - MB applied at reduced dosages using new
application techniques: utilisation of virtually impermeable plastic films, combination with soil
solarization; alternative fumigants applied according with current application and with new systems in
combination with physical disinfestation system as soil solarization; development of new fumigants not
registered; development of alternative cropping systems as soilless cultivation for flower and vegetable
crops; tests of non chemical strategies to control soilborne pathogens in soilless systems; evaluation of
biocontrol agents in crops grown in soil and soilless. Integrated control of soilborne and foliar plant
pathogens - evaluation of efficacy of new fungicides applied alone or in combination with biological
control agents; evaluation of phytotoxicity of pesticides on ornamentals; identification of new diseases
for vegetable and ornamental crops and optimization of related disease control systems.
13. EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES :
China: 2001/03 - theoretical and practical training aimed to reduce and to substitute the uses of methyl
bromide in the framework of Cooperation project on Transfer of Alternative Technologies to the use of
Methyl Bromide and Capacity Building in the Soil Fumigation Sector between the China State
Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) and Italian Ministry for the Environment and
Territory; cooperation with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Chinese
University of Beijing.
Romania: 2002/05 - theoretical and practical training in the framework of international cooperation
project managed by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (Project
implementation for the phase out of 156.5 tones of Methyl bromide used in horticulture sector).
China: 2002/05 - theoretical and practical training aimed in the field of sustainable agriculture in the
framework of Cooperation project on Sustainable Agriculture between the China State Environmental
Protection Administration (SEPA) and Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory.
Poland: 2003/04 - participation to the “Identification of Municipal Environmental Investments and
Partnerships for EU Accession” as Agricultural expert of Italian Ministry for the Environment and
Territory and the Regional Environmental Center - Budapest (REC) .
Serbia: 2005/06 - participation to the set up of the Project “Reducing the use of chemical tools
introducing environmentally friendly farming practices” as expert on pest and disease control in the
framework of activities promoted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory and the
Regional Environmental Center - Budapest (REC).
China: 2007/2008 - consultancy for the China State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA)
for the implementation of the national program for MB phase out
Portugal, Turkey: 2008/2009 - participation and consultancy to the set up of official experimental trials
for the registration of soil fumigants.
14 PUBLICATIONS.
Since 1992 co-author of more than 10 scientific papers on ISI refereed magazines, more than 10
scientific papers on non ISI refereed international magazines; more than 100 scientific papers on Italian
refereed magazines, more than 50 papers on Italian technical magazines, more than 40 papers presented
during international congresses and published in the related proceedings, more than 70 papers
presented during Italian congresses and published in the related proceedings, 4 technical handbooks
and 2 technical videos.
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