Today’s agricultural systems have to conform to increasing environmental constraints. They have to respond to concerns about the safety of their products for human health, demands for better quality and environmental safety, while producing enough and bringing profit to farmers. More public and private investments in sustainable farming could boost food supplies and ensure global food security. Low input farming and organic farming may comply with the needs of producing high quality safe food in an environmentally sustainable, cost-effective and socially acceptable way. However, many organisational, scientific and economic issues need to be addressed to foster further development in this field.
To illustrate the new vitality in this sector and to attempt to provide answers to such questions, COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is convening a multidisciplinary one-day Exploratory Workshop on ‘Low Input/ Organic Agriculture: the Farm of Tomorrow?’ The overall objective of the workshop is to identify the need and potential for a structured COST Action on this topic. This will define suitable indicators that may assist stakeholders and policymakers in their decisions.
The Exploratory Workshop will be held on 30 November 2009 at the Radisson Blu EU Hotel in Brussels. A round table on “Low Input Farming: establishing a European Research Network” will follow with experts and representatives from different European Countries.
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COST is the oldest and widest European intergovernmental network for cooperation in research. Established by the Ministerial Conference in November 1971, COST is presently used by the scientific communities of 35 European countries to cooperate in common research projects supported by national funds... read more