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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Conference 26 September: Future farming in times of climate change and water scarcity


Organic Days- Cyprus, September 24th – 26th , 2012

Conference 26 September: Future farming in times of climate change and water scarcity “Rural development and sustainable farming approaches for Mediterranean areas and beyond”
To mitigate and deal with the consequences of climate change, as well as resilience to periods of water scarcity are major challenges for agriculture in Mediterranean regions.
The conference "Future farming in times of climate change and water scarcity", to take place in Cyprus on 26th of September, will reflect these challenges and discuss possible solutions to be tackled within the EU policy frameworks.
To feed into current EU and member states' policy debates on the CAP post 2013, rural development programmes, the implementation of the water framework directive and the climate strategy, the IFOAM EU Group, the Cyprus EU Presidency and Pasybio (representing the Organic sector in Cyprus) – organize this high level expert conference. Speakers will include policy makers and stakeholders from the European Commission, European Parliament, Cypriot government, economy, science and the organic food sector.
Speakers will present policy processes and demands as well as case studies; the conference will serve as a platform to exchange ideas and experiences, and to discuss solutions for effective rural development policies and strengthening of farm economies in the context of climate change, by integrating food production, local processing and marketing, eco-tourism and organic agriculture.
This conference takes place in the framework of the “Organic Days in Cyprus from the 24th to the 26th of September, 2012”.
  • Monday, 24 September – Excursion: Rural economy and society in Cyprus – challenges and opportunities.
  • Tuesday, 25 September – Research Conference: “Organic and Low Input Agriculture - Implementing Innovation to respond to EU Challenges (Horizon 2020, EU Innovation and Research Policy Framework)”.
  • Wednesday, 26 September – High level conference: "Future farming in times of climate change and water scarcity".
Registration for the 3 days event is NOW OPEN:
We invite you to save the dates and book your travel now!
More information and the programmes for each event, please visit: http://www.organicdays.eu/.
For further inquiries please contact us at events@ifoameu.org.

This conference takes place in the framework of the Organic Days
– Larnaca, Cyprus, September 24th – 26th , 2012
Congress Secretariat: Phone: + 32-2-280 12 23 | Fax: + 32-2-735 73 81
For further information: events@ifoam-eu.org. Conference website: http://organicdays.eu/

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