Changing the future of food and farming

SOLIBAM final congress

Event Date : July 7, 2014

Diversity strategies for organic and low input agricultures and their food systems

7th – 9th July 2014, Exponantes, Nantes (France)

This event is the final congress of SOLIBAM (2010-2014) which aimed to develop novel breeding approaches integrated with managementpractices to improve the performance, quality, sustainability and stability of crops adapted to organic and low-input systems in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. The underlying hypothesis is that diverse populations are more resilient to stress and can therefore better adapt to environmentalvariation. Twelve countries and 23 organisations (research and development institutions and breeding and seed companies) are involved in the consortium. Partners from COBRA (Coordinating Organic plant BReeding Activities for diversity, a Core-organic IIprogramme, will join the SOLIBAM team and participate to the scientific committee.

Call for oral presentations and posters, and registration are now open.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 5th May 2013

Deadline for early registration fee: 30th April 2014

As described in the booklet, the main theme will be covered by 6 different sessions:

  1. Transdisciplinary research for organic and low-input agricultures
  2. Managing diversity for robustness, resilience and yield stability
  3. Diversity for specific adaptation and evolutionary processes
  4. Diversity for quality in organic systems “soil to fork”
  5. Sustainable food supply systems from diversity
  6. Agriculture for a future society: challenging paradigms

Each session will be organised with a keynote speaker, one SOLIBAM presentation and 2-3 more short presentations of selected papers.

Thus people are invited to submit abstracts.

More information here

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