International Conference on Organic & Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems
Taking action on Rio+20, we invite you to the " International Conference on Organic & Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems" March 5th- 8th, 2014, in Thimphu Bhutan.
Rich in biodiversity and home to nutritious crops, mountain ecosystems are threatened by deforestation, soil degradation as well as erosion, melting and receding of glaciers. This conference aims to draw attention to the special needs of mountain ecosystems and highlight how going organic can help tackle pressing problems such as climate change, water exploitation, and the displacement of farmers.
A diverse line-up of thought leaders, researchers, scientists and farmers will come together to discuss the latest scientific findings, technological progress and devise models to strengthen organics in mountain range areas. There will also be a number of sessions in the tracks: Science, Policy & Farming. On registration participants will have the possibility to sketch their ideas on what is needed to realize "Organic Himalaya". This information will then be used to shape the final conference program. Further information can be downloaded here.
Tickets cost 400 USD and include light refreshments and lunch. Please click here to register.
For those applying from the Himalayan region please also register below on the Navdanya website.
We look forward to seeing you in Thimphu, Bhutan.