Agricultural, Food and Environment

The mission of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environment is the improvement of education and research in agriculture, food production and sustainability and environment in the Mediterranean basin and educate future professionals who will enhance the knowledge and dissemination in those fields and will serve the needs of the society.

The Department is partially located in Via Valdisavoia (the historical building of the former Faculty of Agriculture) and partially located in the modern campus of Via Santa Sofia 100.

Didactics and research activities

The academic staff of the Department held courses at Doctoral, Master and Bachelor level. The Department participated to the Erasmus Project and to the Erasmus Mundus project (both at Master and at PhD level).

The Department has several facilities and laboratories to sustain the research and teaching activities. The Department carries out researches in the fields of Agronomy and Agroecosystem Management, Food Crops, non Food Crops, Plant Biotechnology, Agricultural Chemistry, Food Technologies, Animal Biotechnology, Animal Production and Phytopathology.

The Department boasts a number of laboratories including Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Mass Spectrometry, Micropropagation, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food Tecnology and Sensory Evaluation.

The Academic and research staff of the Department attracts public funding from regional, national and international bodies. Moreover, the active relationship with the rural and industrial world is testified by the numerous contracts with national and international enterprises.


Via Santa Sofia 100, I-95123 Catania

Salvatore Luciano Cosentino 

Erasmus and Internationalisation Delegate
Ferdinando Branca

Administrative contact for didactics
Giovanna Marletta

Last updated: 
09/06/2017 - 13:58