VIII International Congress on Cactus Pear and Cochineal

October 28-31, 2013 - Palermo (Italy)



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Participants who would take a post-congress tour are invited to contact Mrs Milena Riccobono at "Guccione Viaggi srl, for individual offers.
Cell phone: 0039 3386351080 - 0039 091 6113366


On behalf of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and FAO-ICARDA International Technical Cooperation Network on Cactus, it is our privilege to invite you to attend the VIII International International Cactus Pear and Cochineal Symposium and the General Meeting of the FAO-ICARDA International Cooperation Network on Cactus Pear and cochineal (CACTUSNET), which will be held in Palermo (Italy) at the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Science of the University of Palermo,  Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo from 28 to 31 October 2013.

The Conveners

Prof. Dr. Paolo Inglese
Department of Agricultural Sciences / University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, ED. 4, 90128 Palermo, Italy. Phone: (39)09123861234, Fax: (39)09123860820, E-mail:

Prof. Dr. Innocenza Chessa
Department of Economics and Woody Plant Ecosystems, University of Sassari, Via E. de Nicola 9, 07100 Sassari, Italy.

Symposium Secretariat

Dr. Giorgia Liguori
Department of Agricultural Sciences / University of Palermo. E-mail:

Main Sponsors

Main Sponsors La goccia d'oro Feudotto Ecofruit