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The “SOUTH AFRICAN & ITALIAN WINE RESEARCH INNOVATIONS: CURRENT
STATUS & FUTURE PROSPECTS” workshop is organized with the aim of strengthening
the bilateral collaboration between Italy and South Africa on wine research, a
core business for both countries. The workshop will boost sharing of knowledge and
best practices to pursue new collaborations based on common interests and
The participation of South African and Italian researchers from several
Institutions and Universities as well as entrepreneurs working in the
wine-producing sector will offer the opportunity to share up-to-date scientific
knowledge and technical skills in the areas of viticulture and oenology.
The scientific program is articulated into several sessions:
The opening session is devoted to “Climate change and effects in the
vine” and will address and discuss issues related to the undergoing global
warming such as sustainable agronomic techniques, precision vineyard practices
and the frontiers in grapevine disease management.
The second session on “Sustainability in wine production” will present innovations in winemaking technologies,
processes and products, and explore the contribution of genomics to the sector.
A third session on “Clustering, networking and cooperation
opportunities in the wine sector” will focus
on international research cooperation and public-private cooperation,
presenting case studies and experiences developed in Italy and South Africa.
The discussions that will take place during the workshop will serve as
the starting point for developing common strategies and for turning into
opportunities the challenges affecting the wine sector, with the aim of
boosting the sustainability, competitiveness and economic viability of wine
production in the two countries.