Organized by Bangladesh Organic Agriculture Network, Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur 1701.

Call for paper and Poster

It is our pleasure to announce that a conference Organic Farming Research and Development in Bangladesh is going to be held on 5-6 April 2015, at Horticulture Research Center of BARI, Gazipur. A local network has formed by BARI, namely under Bangladesh Organic Agriculture Network (BOAN) under Asian Network for Sustainable Organic Farming Technology (ANSOFT) project.

The conference will provides vibrant opportunities for researchers, business people, industry practitioners, students, and academicians to share their research, exchange ideas, business opportunities and review on various aspect of organic farming in Bangladesh. We are soliciting unpublished articles and all the submitted paper will be peer-reviewed.

Topics (not restricted to): 
Soil improvement, Organic fertilizers, Plant protection, Botanicals, Climate change and organic farming, low input breeding, intercropping, weed management, animal husbandry, Fish production, Post harvest, value chain, market development, Organic waste management, Food nutrition and Food safety, Human Health and welfare etc.

Last date of submission: 20 February 2015

Note: Paper should not exceed 6 pages along with tables and figures.

See invitation

May 2nd week, 2015

Announcement of the 'Conference on Organic Farming Research and Development in Bangladesh' at the Horticutural Center of Bari, Gazipur

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Prof. Dr. Victor Idowu Olowe made an article with highlights from the 10th organic agriculture conference in Nigeria in November.

Read it here.

Based on records from 2013-15, Organic Agriculture was recently ranked by SCOPUS index.

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A recent project, ORGFARMOB, aims at enhancing the adoption of organic farming in Nigeria by using mobile phones.

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Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with 170 million people. Agriculture provides employment for 70% of the population, and contributes by 32% to the gross domestic product (GDP). The total area comprises 91 million ha land area out of which 82 mill. is arable, but only 42 mill. is cultivated. In 2007, Nigeria had 3,154 ha certified organic land and no data on producers.By 2014, certified organic land had increased to 9,521 ha with 597 producers.

This conference will focus on the challenges that face organic and low input dairy systems and how the EU-funded project Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying (SOLID) has worked for the last 5 years to develop solutions to improve the viability of such systems from an environmental, economic and social perspective.

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The Organic Food System Program (OFSP) aims at developing the organic food system as a pilot model and living laboratory for sustainable food systems. The central question is how to make food systems more sustainable, which includes the concept that sustainable diets are healthy diets.

A central player in research in organic agriculture in Norway was for several years Norwegian Center for Ecological Agriculture (NORSØK), located in Tingvoll on a research farm with organic dairy cow management. Between 2006 and 2015, NORSØK’s research activities were conducted within Bioforsk, the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research.  Since January 2015, NORSØK has again become a separate institute, with a slightly revised name: Norwegian Center of Organic Agriculture. 13 dedicated employees work to increase the volume of Norwegian organic production and consumption by research and knowledge development and dissemination. One of them is the ISOFAR vice president, Dr. Anne-Kristin Løes.

Read more at NORSØK’s website

Agroecology Europe, a European association to promote agroecology, has been created on the 27th of January 2016 in Graux Estate, Belgium with the participation of 19 founders from 10 countries.

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