The IFOAM Conference on Organic & Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems



 We have a waiting list for eventual cancellations. Please send a mail to communications [at] ifoam [dot] org if you would like to be added to it. 

Taking action on Rio+ 20 , the Government of Bhutan, Navdanya, the Millennium Institute, and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements invite you to

The International Conference on Organic & Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems March 5th- 8th, 2014, in  the Taj Tashi 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. Medicinal plants and nutritious crops from mountain eco-systems are of benefit to humanity worldwide. The latest indication from the IPCC clearly point towards an even greater impact from climate change, while the demand for food from a growing and more demanding population worsens the sustainability problem even further.Therefore, action is needed on fronts where both mitigation and above all adaptation actions can be implemented immediately

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.

Upon registration you will be asked to sketch the contribution you would like to make. This information will be used to shape the conference program which will consist of a number of sessions in the tracks Science, Policy, & Farming. Please register by January 15th. 

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 are a number of promotion opportunities available e.g. Fund the participation of key organic representatives, catering & field trip sponsors or become a conference supporter.

Please contact communications [at] ifoam [dot] org (subject: Bhutan%20conference) (communications [at] ifoam [dot] org ) for more details.

Please note that currently funding cannot be provided to participants.  

There will also be a post conference event. Further details can be found here.

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