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|When||12th Nov 2014|
|Where||Rwanda, Rwanda (RWA)|
On November 12th, the official kick-off of project SMART (also referred to as SMASH - Smart Adaptive Sustainable Horticulture) in Rwanda was launched. The aim of this project is to enable farmers in Rwanda to develop a sustainable and profitable business where productivity and food-safety are key. By combining Dutch technology and expertise with local expertise of farmers and knowledge of institutes, both parties see a clear win-win-situation. Please find more information here.
|When||14th to 18th Jul 2014|
|Where||Leuven, Belgium (BEL)|
An article on “Phosphorus: Its future importance in directing horticultural research” written by Detlef Virchow and Dyno Keatinge was published in the SCOPE Newsletter N° 106.
|When||21st to 25th Jul 2014|
|Where||Maputo, Mozambique (MOZ)|
4TH RUFORUM BIENNIAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE 21st – 25th July 2014
“African Higher Education Week: Celebrating Contribution of Universities and Partners to Africa’s Agricultural Development’’
21st – 25th July 2014
For more information on registration email:
|When||10th to 15th Aug 2014|
|Where||Melbourne, Australia (AUS)|
|When||17th to 22nd Aug 2014|
|Where||Brisbane, Australia (AUS)|
The congress is being hosted by the Australian Society of Horticultural Science, the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science.
Held every four years at various sites around the world, and attracting more than 2,000 delegates, the congress is a world forum on all aspects of horticulture and horticultural science.
The theme of the 2014 congress is ‘Horticulture - sustaining lives, livelihoods and landscapes’. We’ve chosen this theme to highlight the unique potential of horticulture to address the key issues of modern society - health, wealth and the environment. Horticulture matters to us all, whether we are involved in research, extension, education, servicing horticulture in production, amenity or environmental horticulture, in developed or developing countries.
In the spirit of scientific cooperation and sharing knowledge globally, the congress will showcase advanced technologies that are becoming globally significant in a world with a rapidly growing population, less cultivatable land and an environment under threat.
This will be the second time that Australia has had the privilege to host the congress. The vibrant city of Brisbane and the adjoining Gold and Sunshine Coasts are rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage and offer adventure, fun, and entertainment for all ages.
|When||25th to 29th Jul 2014|
|Where||Yaoundé, Cameroon (CMR)|
|When||17th Sep to 19th Jul 2014|
|Where||Angiers, France (FRA)|
|When||15th to 18th Sep 2014|
|Where||Nairobi, Kenya (KEN)|
|When||17th to 19th Sep 2014|
|Where||Prague, Czech Republic (CZE)|
|When||18th to 19th Sep 2014|
|Where||Rome, Italy (ITA)|
FAO will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18th to 19th September to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The event brings together international experts in the field of Agroecology and within the new FAO Strategic Framework and Strategic Objective 2 to “Increase and improve provision of Goods and Services from Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in a sustainable manner”.
The Symposium will:
· develop an action plan for a follow up process in Africa and Asia including potential activities in the context of the FAO Strategic Framework;
· provide a forum for taking stock of the current state of science and practices of Agroecology, as well as for initiatives underway around the world and thus contribute to the development of an international framework for research on Agroecology, with consideration of economic, social and environmental aspects in developed and developing countries;
· produce scientific proceedings and other information material for web sharing (e.g. agroecological practices and video interviews).
We are also pleased to announce that a poster segment is being organized as part of the Symposium. Please click here for the poster registration form
|When||25th Oct 2014|
|Where||Bologna, Italy (ITA)|
On Saturday October 25th the final conference of the EU project HORTIS will take place in Bologna, Italy. Issues around horticulture in urban areas will be discussed. Please find more information on www.hortis-europe.net or here.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites scientists, researchers and policymakers from developing and middle-income countries to apply for the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. This is a training and collaborative research opportunity promoting food security and economic growth.
Deadline: 31 October 2014
Please find further information, including information about eligible African countries and research priorities here.
|When||8th to 11th Dec 2014|
|Where||Hochiminh City, Viet Nam (VNM)|
|When||1st to 2nd Dec 2015|
|Where||Durban, South Africa (ZAF)|
"An exhibition and conference dedicated to sustainable agricutlure, GFIA Africa will assemble the people needed to effect real change and offer hundreds of solutions that can raise productivity, stop post harvest losses and mitigate the effects of climate change. The innovators, the food producers, the policy-makers, the ministerial buyers, the NGOs, the research organisations, resellers and agents will all be there."
Please find more information on content and registration here.
|When||26th to 29th Oct 2015|
|Where||Mecavnik- Mokra Gora, Serbia (SRB)|
The theme for the Congress is “Integrated Conservation Strategies for Threatened Biodiversity and Geodiversity for Global Sustenance”, as encapsulated by the vision and mission of GSRF. It will provide a scientific platform for scientists, natural resource managers, and environmental consultants to planners, environmental advocates, and corporate and public policy makers across the globe at a gathering that offers us the opportunity to step beyond our regular networks and meet colleagues from around the world.
Please find more information on keynote speakers, call for abstracts, abstract submission, and registration here.
|When||4th Sep 2015|
|Where||Milano, Italy (ITA)|
The symposium "How to feed a city – visions, technologies, emotions" organized by FiBL will take place at the Expo in Milano from 1 to 3.30 pm.
It will inspire cities to think about the way they deal with food. Two keynotes by Carolyn Steel (Author of the book “Hungry City”) and Maximilian Lössl (Association for Vertical Farming) will inspire the discussions of the cities Basel and Rotterdam with the audience about how cities should deal with food. The symposium furthermore embedded in the discussions around the Urban Food Policy Pact – an initiative of the city of Milan.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is recommended, as places are limited.
Please find more information, including the registration form, here.
|When||16th to 19th Nov 2015|
|Where||Florence, Italy (ITA)|
The 2nd World Biostimulants Congress will see over 1,000 delegates gather to explore the recently acquired scientific and technical knowledge on biostimulant products, which are increasingly used in crop production around the world, as well as the various aspects of legislation on these products in the main markets around the world. Early bird registration is now open! Deadline for abstract submission is 10 May 2015. More details can be found here.
|When||16th to 18th Nov 2015|
|Where||Montpellier, France (FRA)|
The organizers call for papers from political or technical administrators of towns, conurbations, cities, urban areas or city-regions. The deadline for contributions is August 17, 2015. Please find more information here.
|When||14th to 17th Oct 2015|
|Where||Davao City, Philippines (PHL)|
The Joint International Conference on Agribusiness and Cooperatives will be held in Davao City, Philippines on 14–17 October 2015 is organized by the University of the Philippines Mindanao and Los Baños in celebration of the Centennial Year of Philippine Cooperatives. Please find more information here.
|When||16th to 18th Sep 2015|
|Where||Berlin , Germany (DEU)|
This year's topic is "Management of land use systems for enhanced food security – conflicts, controversies and resolutions".
|When||5th Mar 2015|
|Where||Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (ZWE)|
The African Seed Trade Association’s Congress 2015 will be held from 3rd to 5th March 2015 at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The event aims will gather delegates from Africa and the rest of the world and provide an ideal forum for seed stakeholders to exchange different viewpoints, network with one another, consider investment opportunities and discuss seed trade at national and international levels. Please find more information here.
|When||2nd to 4th Sep 2015|
|Where||Hong Kong, China (CHN)|
ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is today the leading fresh produce trade event in Asia. The next edition of ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held from 2 – 4 September 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong, with the Asiafruit Congress on 1 September. For further information go to www.asiafruitlogistica.com
|When||4th to 6th Feb 2015|
|Where||Berlin, Germany (DEU)|
From 4 – 6 February 2015, some 2,600 companies from across the entire fresh produce sector – from global players to small and medium-sized companies and organisations from all over the world - will again be present in Berlin. More than 2,600 exhibitors and 62,000 trade visitors attend FRUIT LOGISTICA every year. They see it as the ideal place to establish and build the personal trust which is so essential for dealing successfully in perishable products such as fresh fruit and vegetables. FRUIT LOGISTICA covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry.
Please find more information here.
Please find more information here.
|When||15th to 18th Nov 2015|
|Where||Manila, Philippines (PHL)|
|When||15th to 17th Feb 2015|
|Where||Amsterdam, Netherlands (NLD)|
The conference Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity in the face of climate change.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the conference topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by 17 October 2014.
Maintaining crop production to feed a growing population during a period of climate change is the greatest challenge we face as a species.
The increasing crop yields during the Green Revolution in the last century were brought about mostly through the application of chemical fertilisers and pesticides (and during an uncommon period of climate stability). Yield increases have slowed and may go into decline as the world runs out of sources of phosphate and fossil energy used to produce nitrate fertilisers. New approaches to yield improvement are desperately needed to produce more climate resilient crops.
This conference will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity in the face of climate change.
|When||3rd to 6th Mar 2015|
|Where||Stuttgart, Germany (DEU)|
The 2nd International Congress Hidden Hunger will focus on causes and consequences of Hidden Hunger during early development as well as on counter-strategies.
Topics will include:
· Impact of malnutrition on intrauterine development and its consequences on long - term health.
· Impact of Hidden Hunger on physical and cognitive development.· Consequences of Hidden Hunger for future society and economy.
· Early detection of Hidden Hunger and options to intervene before and during pregnancy, lactation, complementary feeding, weaning and post - weaning period.
|When||23rd to 27th Mar 2015|
|Where||Banglore, India (IND)|
The VII International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests is to be held in Bangalore, India from 23 to 27 March, 2015.
Please find more information here
|When||4th to 7th May 2015|
|Where||Pontevedra, Spain (ESP)|
|When||11th to 14th Oct 2015|
|Where||Cornell University ,|
The 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security to be held at Cornell University October 11-14, 2015. The Second International Conference on Global Food Security aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from research in any of a wide range of disciplines. Join us in this exciting opportunity to ensure that the best science is garnered to support the emergence of the Sustainable Development Goals. Please find more information here.
|When||21st to 24th Jun 2015|
|Where||Asheville, NC, United States (USA)|
|When||7th to 12th Aug 2016|
|Where||Ibadan, Nigeria (NGA)|
The 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress will take place at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria.
It will be a meeting point for science, business, leisure and capacity building to discuss the theme 'Horticulture for improved livelihoods'
Please find more information, including the registration form, here.
|When||12th to 14th Oct 2016|
|Where||Tróia, Lisbon, Portugal (PRT)|
The International Legume Society and the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa invite researchers researchers to join the Second International Legume Society Conference, scheduled from 12-14 October, 2016 at Tróia resort, in the vicinity of Lisbon, Portugal. Please find more information here.