To prevent future food crises, agricultural production will need to double by 2030. With increased scarcity of land, water and energy, sustainable solutions are required.
The second Swiss Climate Camp will take place between Biel and Lake Neuchâtel. It will offer all those interested in climate issues a chance to network, educate each other and plan actions - for example, against the planned gas power plant nearby.
Since the last ISEE conference held in Europe in 1994, the community has come a long way and evolved tremendously. From the early dichotomy between environmental economics and ecological economics, more dialogue and collaboration between the fields has emerged to address problems of sustainability.
2010 will be a decisive year for the future of GMOs in Europe. New approvals for the cultivation of GMOs and new legislative proposals by the European Commission are pending. With his approval of the first GMO for cultivation since 1998 the new Commissioner in charge sent out a clear message about his intentions.
There is increasing interest in agroecology in the scientific and the professional community. This interest is in answer to the restored importance of food issues on the political agenda (IAASTD, Agrimonde, etc.), these issues now being explicitly bound as much to the environment and to biodiversity as to the future of farming communities in the globalisation process.
The World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual meeting place for the planet's most urgent water-related issues.
The 3rd Conference on Sustainable Agriculture accelerates solution finding through sharing of state-of-the-art insights in innovative sustainable products, cutting edge techniques and cost efficient measurements.
Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development: Highlights of Innovative Practices
BioFach, the World's Biggest Organic Trade Fair, brings together about 2.500 exhibitors and approximately 46.000 trade visitors from around 120 countries of the world to Nuremberg every year in February.
The 3rd IFOAM Trade Symposium entitled 'Finding the Competitive Advantage, A Challenge in these Uncertain Times' will feature experts in market research and retailers who will explore the impacts of the financial crisis on organic markets and highlight the attitudes of today's consumers.
ILEIA - the centre for learning on sustainable agriculture and secretariat of the global AgriCultures Network - celebrates its 25th birthday this year.