Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Rosella Giunta

Role: CTER-VI fixed-term
Section: Technicians
Division: Bari
Tel: (39) 080-5583400-244
E-mail: rosella.giunta@ibbr.cnr.it

Personal Info
Born: Firenze (Italy), August 26th 1988.
Nationality: Italian
Sex: Female
Professional Address:
Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources - Division: Bari
v. G. Amendola, 65/a
I-50019 Bari (Italy)
Position: Technician VI Level
Main Research Interests
• Socio-economic analysis of farming systems and sustainable management of crops, livestock and natural resources in tropical areas.
• Agro-ecological studies on impact of climate change and biodiversity conservation with particular attention to the productivity of multi-purpose and underutilized species.
• Transfer of know-how in Developing Countries in agricultural research for rural development, through the formulation and implementation of International Cooperation projects.

Work experience
2013-ongoing: Technical support to the CNR-PAPSEN Senegal Programme financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure the practicality of the offices in Senegal and the activities of experimental research.
2012-2013: Postgraduate training at COSPE NGO thanks to the Transnational Mobility Programme of the Tuscany Region, to support the project activities in the horticultural sector in Casamance (Senegal) and for the development of future perspectives
2011: Internship at APAD (Association des Planteurs et de Apiculteurs Dioulouou) in Casamance (Senegal) on behalf of COSPE NGO aimed at a socio-economic census of the association and the georeferencing of the orchards to develop a traceability system for fresh mango to obtain FairTrade certification
2009: Internship at Al Tahadi University of Syrt (Libya), within the project “Centre for applied research and experimentation applied to livestock and forage production in the Syrt Shabiyah”, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Agronomic Institute for Overseas (IAO) of Florence
Education and training

2013 - ongoing : Ph.D. in “Agricultural and Environmental Sciences” at the Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences, University of Florence

2012: M.S. in “Tropical Rural Development” cum laude (Faculty of Agriculture - University of Florence, Italy)

2010: B.S. in “Agricultural science for food security and environmental protection in the tropics” cum laude (Faculty of Agriculture - University of Florence, Italy)
Language Skills
Italian (mother tongue), French (level B2), English (level C1), Spanish (level A1), Arabic (level A2), Wolof (basic)
Advanced Courses Attended & Roles Covered
9 to 13 June 2014: Participation in the International Training Course on "Climate change impacts on agricultural systems in Africa" organized by CNR-IBIMET Florence at CNR Research Area of Sesto Fiorentino (Florence)
15 to 28 March 2012: Participation in the course "From the Project Cycle Management to the Project Reporting" organized by the NGO COOPI at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Florence
January 2012: Participation in the course for GIS Technician organized by MummuAcademy, Florence
2011-2012: Student Delegate to the Board of M.S. "Tropical Rural Development" at the University of Florence
2007-2010: Secretary for A.S.A.T. (Association of Tropical Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for Development Cooperation), a student organization within the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Florence. Currently I am a member of the Executive Council of the Association.
List of selected papers
1. Giunta R., Laghetti G., Direnzo P., Pignone D. (2014). Ricerca e sviluppo del settore orticolo nel Bacino Arachidiero del Senegal. Atti del X Congresso Nazionale sulla Biodiversità” (Alba E, Benedetti A, Bucci G, Ciaccia C, Pacucci C, Pinzari F, Scarascia Mugnozza G eds). CNR (Roma, Italy) 3-5 Set 2014.
2. R. Giunta, G. Laghetti, P. Direnzo, P. Vignaroli, F. Valori , V. Tarchiani, D. Pignone (2014). Research and Development for a Modern Horticulture in the Groundnut Basin of Senegal. Tropentag 2014, Book of Abstracts Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources. Ed : Eric Tielkes. Czech University of Life Sciences (Prague, 17-19 Sept.2014).
3. Giunta R., Mugnai E. 2011. Sistemi agro-silvo-pastorali in Africa. Sistemi agro-silvo-pastorali nel mondo di Pardini A., ed. Aracne.
4. Pardini A., Stipp Paterniani M.L., Baldi A., Grassi C., Giunta R., Mugnai E. 2010. Effect of plant density on Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni water consumption. Adv. Hort. Sc., 2010 24(3): 212-217
5. Pardini A., Battaglia M., Adrawi M., Giunta R., Cafolla F. 2009. Composizione botanica e presenza di piante multiuso nel territorio della Libia settentrionale. Atti del XXXVIII Convegno Nazionale della Società Italiana di Agronomia a cura di Marco Bindi, Università degli Studi di Firenze, 21-23 Settembre 2009


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