14th - 17th 2018, Breeding workshops, lectures and events at the BIOFACH (World's Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food) in Nuremberg, Germany

Organic is more than a label or certification: organic stands for quality and conviction – for the responsible use of nature’s resources. BIOFACH in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg is the place where people share their passionate interest in organic food, get to know each other and exchange views, and this since 1990. 2.950 exhibitors and more than 50.000 visitors (incl. VIVANESS) from the national and international organic sector are expected at BIOFACH 2018. The perfect opportunity for visiting professionals to meet organic producers from the organic market and be inspired by the sector’s latest trends. Enter the world of organic products and taste, too – into organic.

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EUCARPIA Symposium on Breeding for Diversification

19th - 21st February 2018, University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany

Invitation to the special LIVESEED & ECO‐PB Organic Breeders Day in cooperation with the EUCARPIA Symposium on Breeding for Diversification

21st February 2018, 9 am - 5 pm at the University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany

Various national and international projects aim at exploiting the benefits of species mixtures to design productive, diversified, resilient and environmentally friendly agro-ecological cropping systems less dependent on external inputs than current systems and acceptable to farmers and actors in the agri-food chain. Inter- or intra-species diversity can enhance water and nutrient use efficiency and improve the control of pests, diseases and weeds, while increasing crop productivity and resilience to biotic and abiotic stresses, including those triggered by climate change. Species mixtures can lead to reduced use of fossil energy and chemical inputs and enhance production of ecosystem services. This symposium will discuss breeding and management strategies for diversification both in conventional and organic agriculture in arable or forage crops or agroforestry.

This symposium will be organised by EUCARPIA Section Organic & Low-input Agriculture, ECO-PB, DIVERSify, INSUSFAR, HealthyMinorCereals, LIVESEED, and ReMIX.

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16th General Assembly of ECO-PB

Thursday, 22nd February 2018



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