Changing the future of food and farming

Pathways to better crops

Event Date : March 6, 2013

Time:10.30 – 16.00
Venue: University of Sheffield

Pathways to better crops

Ways forward for those who depend on plants for their livelihood

A network building, knowledge-sharing meeting organised by the Organic Growers Alliance, supported by the University of Sheffield and the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network.

Why you should come

If you’re a grower:

  • Build a consensus about what needs to be done to solve today’s problems and prepare for tomorrow’s
  • Help form a research & development strategy for organic horticulture that addresses your issues
  • Meet researchers and find out what they can do to help your business – explore the possibilities
  • Learn new skills to help structure your project planning and decision making

If you’re a researcher:

  • Meet end-users and understand their needs to better target your work and increase your impact
  • Initiate collaborations for your future funding opportunities

If you’re a supplier to the horticultural industry:

  • Understand how your business fits into the changing needs of horticulture
  • Build your links with growers and researchers
  • Display information about your business

What you will be doing

  • Listening to “visions of the future of horticulture” by a leading grower and a leading scientist
  • Casting your votes to establish research and development priorities for organic horticulture
  • Learning new techniques for complex decision making
  • Creating knowledge webs and identifying knowledge gaps for organic horticulture
  • Learning how science might be able to help solve your existing issues, prepare for the future and confer a competitive advantage
  • Making new connections and having some fun!

What it will cost

 

Book up to 22nd February

Late booking after 22nd February

OGA member (growers)

Free (up to £50 costs available on
application for travel)

Free

OGA associate member

Free

£25

Non-members

£50

£75

*OGA Membership and Associate membership costs £25 and you can join online.

Book your place today – visit www.organicgrowersalliance.co.uk/research

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