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19th April, 2012

13.00 – 14.00: Opening session : welcome, general presentation of SOLIBAM and its objectives.

14.15 – 16.00: Seeds and sustainable use of plant genetic resources .
Policy focus: the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the process of revision of seed laws in Europe

16.00 – 16.30: coffee break.

16.30 – 18.15: Greening of agriculture.  
Policy focus: Diversity in cropping systems in the context of the CAP reform.


20th April, 2012

09.00 – 10.45: Climate change, what challenges for breeding and agriculture?
Policy focus: the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2020, the EU Strategy for Climate Change and Energy.

10.45 – 11.15: coffee break.

11.15 – 12.45: Poster session : we will award the best poster, the most innovative, the most interesting for farmers and so on … So if you want to participate, you can submit your poster directly on the “Submission” section.

12.45 – 14.15: lunch.

14.15 – 16.00: Cropping systems of the future .
Policy focus: the European Framework Directive on Sustainable Pesticide Use.

16.00 – 17.00: Closing session : discussion on the role and objectives of EU research with regard to the 4 themes.

Each session will be organised as follows:
a.    keynote speaker: 30 min. (20 + 5 mins for Q&A),
b.    Solibam responder (10 mins)
c.    stakeholders round table: 40 min.
d.    general discussion: 20 min. (30 min if possible)

Written by: INRA
Date of creation: 18 January 2012