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1st Agroecology Europe Conference, Lyon (France), 25-27 October 2017

Moving forward Agroecology. Synergies between movements, science and practice Agroecology Europe ( is an association which aims to promote agroecology in the farming and food sector and in wider society. Together with other NGOs, Agroecology Europe is organising the First Agroecology Europe Conference, to take place from 25-27 October at ISARA, in Lyon (France). Context The


Training week on Agroecology in Belgium, 8-12 May 2017

A training week on Agroecology will take place in Belgium from Monday 8 to Friday 12 May 2017 with the exceptional contribution of Miguel Altieri and Clara Nichols. The training will be provided in English. It will start from the basics of agroecology but it will then develop specialised aspects related to soil, plant and animal


First International Congress on Agrobiodiversity (IAC 2016) in New Delhi, India, 6-9 November 2016

The objective of the Congress is to provide a platform to all the stakeholders engaged in genetic resource conservation and management to deliberate on thematic issues of global importance, with major emphasis on rational and effective use of agrobiodiversity for food, nutrition and environmental security. The IAC 2016 is being organized by the Indian Society


IFSA 2016 Symposium Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for papers at workshops within the International Farming Systems Association 2016 Symposium Social and technological transformation of farming systems: Diverging and converging pathways to be held at Harper Adams University, UK (12-15th July 2016) has been opened and the organisers are currently receiving submissions. The Organisers are pleased to inform you


Seminar on Poverty Alleviation in Family Farming: the Role of Agrobiodiversity

A major sustainability challenge for nowadays societies is moving beyond conventional, industrialised food production and agricultural systems, characterised by a high use of external inputs. Mainstream conventional food production systems are posing a serious threat to the environment and to biodiversity and are becoming increasingly unsustainable due to unacceptable levels of food waste in industrialized


Prof. Paolo Bàrberi invited speaker at the First ISOFAR International Organic Expo in Goesan, Korea

Prof. Paolo Bàrberi, coordinator of the International PhD Programme in Agrobiodiversity, recently travelled to South Korea to join the First ISOFAR International Organic Expo and give an invited talk at the ‘Organic 3.0: research with innovation’ workshop organized at the Lohas Academy, Pulmuone. The workshop gathered 30 renowned scientists from all over the world and


Towards a Citizens’ Agricultural Policy

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this event. It will be held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR on October 22 – 23 2015 For further information please visit Photo credits:  


Announcement: Natura 2000 Biogeographical Seminar Thematic Networking Event on Natura 2000 Farmland Management & Biodiversity

As part of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process, which ECNC is leading on behalf of the European Commission, in collaboration with Fundacion Global Nature, it will be organised an important networking event in Madrid. This event will take place from 29 September to 1 October, 2015, in the Casa Encendida. The event will address the


Tropentag 2015

The event will be held at the Humboldt Universitaet in Berlin, Germany from the 17th to the 19th of September 2015. The theme for this year is : ‘Management of land use systems for enhanced food security – conflicts, controversies and resolutions’. More at


12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to combat desertification

The event will be held from 12 to 23 October 2015 in Ankara, Republic of Turkey. Additional information will be provided in due course on the UNCCD website and the website of the host country. To find out more please visit