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CAS in Integrated Crop Management

Develop the skills and knowledge to adopt crop management principles and explore solutions that can be incorporated into practice and policy in any country.

Our online higher education programmes aim to address today’s critical agricultural and environmental challenges.

We offer three Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Integrated Crop Management (ICM), which can be combined into a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS).

With CAS ICM, we are making a high-quality Swiss university education available to practitioners and students across the world.  The CAS ICM programmes are developed and run by CABI and the University of Neuchâtel in collaboration with partner institutions in Switzerland.

Download the CAS ICM course flyer.


The registration period for CAS ICM has been extended

Key information

Application deadline:

16 June 2024 (extended to 21 June 2024)

Starting date:

2 September 2024


Nine months (10 hours per week)


CAS ICM: CHF 3,950  (approx. USD 4,400 ) per course

DAS ICM (3 CAS + technical report): CHF 2,000  (approx. USD 2,200)


Valérie Parrat


"The course has surpassed some of my expectations. It provides examples and case studies on how to approach various issues in integrated crop farming."

Skeeter Gichunge, CAS-ICM participant 2022, student, Kenya

The course has surpassed some of my expectations. It provides examples and case studies on how to approach various issues in integrated crop farming. (900 x 900 px) (500 x 500 px)


The courses are taught online and in English. Each course is organized around thematic topics toward practical ICM solutions. They are led by ICM experts from the co-organizing institutions (CABI and the University of Neuchâtel) and feature interdisciplinary guest contributions from around the world.

The courses are:

CAS 1: ICM – Sustainable Production Practices

CAS 2: ICM – Understanding context and support strategies to make ICM work

CAS 3: ICM – Biological Control and Ecosystem Services

Each CAS counts for 10 to 12 credits in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Each CAS is independent.

Candidates who have successfully finished all three CAS programmes can obtain a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS)  The DAS, consisting of the three CAS programmes and the technical report, then counts for 36 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

What is ICM?

Integrated Crop Management, or ICM, is a sustainable agricultural production system that improves overall crop health with minimal impact on the environment.

It optimizes yield and profitability and takes into consideration pest management, soil care, seed selection, crop nutrition, water management, rural economics, landscape management, agricultural policy and more.

ICM is an important part of sustainable agriculture and these courses promote the adoption of sound crop management principles.

Frequently asked questions

A Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), or Advanced Certificate (AC), is a postgraduate academic certificate. CAS enables students and practitioners to boost their professional skills through a continuing education programme.

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