19. - 20. juni: NJF Organic Conference. Mikkeli Finland

Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (NJF) inviterer til seminar med tema “Organics for Tomorrow’s Food Systems”. NJF er en forening som jobber for å fremme samarbeid mellom nordiske og baltiske land innen landbruk. Mikkeli ligger drøye 200 km nordøst for Helsinki.

We cordially invite you to participate at NJF Organic Conference “Organics for Tomorrow’s Food Systems” on the 19 – 20 June 2017 in Mikkeli Finland. Organic agriculture has been recognized as a driver towards more sustainable agricultural practises and food systems. However, there is a need for progress to meet tomorrow´s agricultural, environmental and societal challenges, to be vital for public health and wellbeing and to have a major impact on global food systems. Research plays a fundamental role for the next step.

The aim of the conference is to share and discuss recent research outcomes within organic food and farming and its societal interactions. Dialogue and cooperation between stakeholders are necessary for implementation of research and we welcome participants working in different parts of our food systems. The conference will offer key note speaks, oral presentations and poster sessions following four scientific tracks:

1. Tuning up sustainable organic production

2. Organic food, human health and wellbeing

3. Organics in our societies

4. Organics – the next step

The key note speakers are Professor John P. Reganold, Professor Lotta Rydhmer, Professor Carola Strassner and Professor Gerald Rahmann. See more information on program, tracks, submitting abstracts and registration on the Conference Website.

On behalf of Scientific and Organizing Committees

Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen                                           Jaakko Nuutila

Adjunct Professor                                                           Research Coordinator

University of Helsinki                                                    Finnish Organic Research Institute

Chair of the Scientific Committee                                 Secretary of the Scientific Committee