The Organic World Congress (#OWC2020) is an exciting and unique opportunity to meet, debate, and promote your organization to key stakeholders in the global organic and sustainability movement.

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"The Organic Center" is partnering with the "USDA", "FiBL", "ISOFAR", and "The Climate Collaborative" for their annual Organic Confluences Conference on September 11, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s conference will focus on how organic can both adapt to our changing climate and be a force for climate change mitigation.  

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The Organic World Congress (#OWC2020) is an exciting and unique opportunity to meet, debate, and promote your organization to key stakeholders in the global organic and sustainability movement.

The OWC2020 will be hosted in the vibrant and historic city of Rennes, France (90 minutes from Paris by train) on September 21- 27, 2020.

Promote your work and organization's ideas with more than 2,000 international professionals!
 

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For the opportunity to speak at one or more of the forums, you will need to submit an application via our dedicated online platform.

Deadline: Midnight (Central European Time) on October 21, 2019 

 

 

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The deadline to submit your application(s) is October 21, 2019.

 

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Even optimistic assumptions about population growth, agricultural productivity and potentially available cropland, produce a grim image for the future food security and sovereignty, in particular for sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. The challenge is to have enough, healthy and affordable food for everyone in 2100. Since the current methods of organic agriculture will not suffice to produce enough food in countries like Nigeria in 2100, it is necessary to find new solutions. 

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The event will be a two-day scientific conference, along with a welcoming evening on the 10th of November, and an optional tour to innovative organic farms on the 13th November 2019. 

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Even optimistic assumptions about population growth, agricultural productivity and potentially available cropland, produce a grim image for the future food security and sovereignty, in particular for sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. The challenge is to have enough, healthy and affordable food for everyone in 2100. Since the current methods of organic agriculture will not suffice to produce enough food in countries like Nigeria in 2100, it is necessary to find new solutions.

ISOFAR LandLessFood concept

From the 14th to 16th of November 2019, a joint workshop by  Thunen Institute and ISOFAR will be held in Marrakesh, to develop and discuss a concept for a circular agricultural system in which landless and land-based, organic food production are combined. Besides typical organic topics, like which plant and animal systems are best suited to provide enough healthy food and to protect soils and climate in the future, it will be discussed which landless production systems are best suited for effective nutrient circulation within the whole food system. This includes mushroom cultivation (especially for the recycling of plant-based agricultural residues and animal manure), biogas reactirs (for the recycling of sewage, manure and municipal waste streams) and photobioreactors (for further recycling of waste water and spatially efficient biomass production to alleviate the pressure on soil). The graphic below summarizes the basic concept that will be discussed at the workshop.

The results of the workshop will be summarized in a cumulative publication after the workshop. The goal of the workshop is not only to produce a viable theoretical concept but also to initiate research projects that will help us feed the world in 2100.


Author information

Daniel Grimm (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Junior researcher at the Thuenen Institute of Organic Farming and administrative assistant for ISOFAR.