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Shaping the future of agriculture: The role of diversity in lowinput and organic cropping systems

SOLIBAM 1st Stakeholder congress

April 19th and 20th, 2012 - San Nilo abbey, Corso del Popolo, 128 - 00046 Grottaferrata (Rome) ITALY
Thursday 19 April 2012
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm : Opening session

Welcoming, General presentation of SOLIBAM congress and its objectives.

02:15 pm - 04:00 pm : Session 1: Seeds and sustainable use of plant genetic ressources, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the process of revision of seed legislation in Europe

Chairperson : Regine Anderson (FNI, Norway)

Keynote speaker: Shakeel Bhatti (ITPGRFA, FAO)

SOLIBAM responder : Isabelle Goldringer (INRA, France)

Stakeholder Roundtable:

  • Scientific people: Devra Jarvis (Bioversity international)
  • farmers associations:   Patrick de Kochko (RSP, France)
  • Seed company: Gebhard Rossmanith (Bingenheimer Saatgut/IFOAM EU) and François Burgaud (GNIS/ESA, France)
04:30 pm - 06:00 pm : Session 2: Greening of agriculture: Diversity in cropping systems in the context of the CAP reform

Chairperson : Livia Ortolani (AIAB, Italy)

Keynote speaker: Gianluca Brunori (UNIPI, Italy)

SOLIBAM responder : Thomas Nemecek (FDEA-ART, Switzerland)

Stakeholder Roundtable:

  • Scientific people:   Brian Baker (the Organic Center, United States)
  • Officials: Carlo Malavolta (Regione Emilia Romagna, Italy)
  • Consumers:Pierre Besse (Urgenci, France)
Friday 20 April 2012
09:00 am - 10:45 am : Session 3: Climate change, what challenges for breeding and agriculture? EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2020 and the EU Strategy for Climate Change and Energy

Chairperson : Maaike Raaijmakers (Bionext, The Netherlands)

Keynote speaker: Salvatore Ceccarelli (ICARDA)

SOLIBAM responder : Hanne Østergård (DTU, Denmark)

Stakeholder Roundtable:

  • Organic association: Cristina Micheloni (AIAB/TP Organics) and Eduardo Cuoco (IFOAM EU)
  • Scientific people: Dr John Hermansen (Aarhus University Denmark) and Toby Hodgkin (Platform for agrobiodiversity research)
02:15 pm - 04:00 pm : Session 4: Cropping systems of the future, the European Framework Directive on sustainable pesticide use

Chairperson : Paolo Bàrberi (SSSUP, Italy)

Keynote speaker:  Marco Barzman (INRA, France - Chairman of ENDURE ERG)

SOLIBAM responder : Paolo Bàrberi (SSSUP, Italy)

Stakeholder Roundtable:

  • Scientific people: Marco Barzman (INRA, FR: ricerca)
  • Officiales: Silke Dachbrodt-Saaydeh (JKI, Germany), Tiziano Galassi (Regione Emilia Romagna, Italy)
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm : Closing session: Shaping diversity research

Chairperson: Martin Wolfe (ORC, United Kingdom)

Keynote speaker : Philippe Baret (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

Written by: INRA
Date of creation: 18 January 2012
Date of last update: 26 January 2012