Programma (nog in concept)

Day 1

Opening speech by the World President of The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW)

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Opening by the Chairman, Prof. Dr. Louise Vet, Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and
Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

  • Learning from nature for sustainable food supply
  • The circular Economy
  • Chain strategies against waste of food: Waste as food

 

1.a. Combating land degradation by land management practices and biodiversity conservation

  • Presentation of a project example
  • Comment and presentation by Prof. Coen Ritsema, Soil Physics and Land Use, WUR / Godert van Lynden, ISRIC Global Assessment of Land Degradation in South and Southeast Asia (GLASOD) and World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)
  • Discussion

 

1.b. Terrestrial recovery

  1. Presentation of a project from Brasil
  2. Comment and presentation by Eiko Kuramae, NIOO
    • Terrestrial recovery and functional bio-indicators for Soil quality monitoring
  3. Discussion

 

2.a. Optimal use of biomass for soil improvement

  • Presentation of an example project
  • Comment and presentation
  • Discussion

 

2.b. Sustainable arable farming

  • Presentation of an example potato project in Eastern Congo by a representative of The Republic of Congo
  • Comment by Mr. Ing. Sander Giesen, plant-potato grower in Middenmeer (NL) and consultant of the potato project
  • Comment and presentation of Dr. Rob Dirks, Research Manager, Rijk Zwaan
  • Discussion

 

2.c. Biological and integrated pest management

  1. Presentation of an project example
  2. Comment and presentation by Dr. Joop C. van Lenteren, International Organization for Biological Control / IOBC Global (still at the stage of request)
    • Biological control agents for food and agriculture
    • Practical examples of projects
    • Discussion

 

2.d. Local food systems

  1. Presentation of a project
  2. Comment and presentation by Eric Holt-Giménez, Food First
    • Building local food systems
    • Soil and water conservation
    • Social and economic benefits
  3. Discussion

 

2.e. Nutrition and Food quality

  • Presentation of a project
  • Comment and presentation by Dr. Machteld Huber, Louis Bolk Institute
  • Discussion

 

2.f. Organisation and empowerment of farmers and women farmers

A horticulture project in Eastern Province and peri urban Lusaka (Zambia) focusing on
tomatoes, onions, and other higher value vegetable crops

 

2.g. Organisation and empowerment of farmers and women farmers

  • Presentation of The Better Life Alliance project of COMACO (Zambia)
  • Comment and presentation by the project facilitator
  • Discussion

 

2.h. Importance and ways of organising sustainable value chain projects

  • Presentation of The Profit+ project (Zambia)
  • Comment and presentation by the project facilitator
  • Discussion

 

2.i. Socialisation of agriculture

  • Presentation of a project
  • Comment and presentation
  • Discussion

 

Day 2

Opening by the chairman Prof. Dr. Pablo Tittonell, Former Chair Professor of Farming Systems
Ecology (Wageningen University)IMG_2075 prof dr ir Pablo Tittonell - close up - Photo Bertus Buizer 13 June 2015

  • Examples of ecological farming systems in Africa and Latin America
  • Green walls projects in the Sahel
  • Biological diversity in agro ecosystems
  • Synergies between agricultural production, livelihoods and ecosystem services

 

3.a. Sustainable water management projects in dry areas

  • Presentation of an example projects
  • Comment and presentation
  • Discussion

 

3.b. Solar, Blue and Green energy in favour of food production

  • Presentation of an example project
  • Comment and presentation by Prof. Dr. J. Penninger, SPARQLE International about Super critical gasification of wet biomass residues
  • Discussion

 

4. Reforestation in Costa Rica

  • Presentation of an project example
  • Comment and presentation by CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre, Costa Rica) Prof. Dr. Florencia Montagnini, Yale University
    • Reforestation and ecosystem restoration programs in Costa Rica
    • Biodiversity in farming systems
  • Discussion

 

5. Food sovereignty and land rights

  • Presentation of a project
  • Comment and presentation by Prof. Dr. Hilal Elver, UN-Special Rapporteur on the right to food
  • Discussion

 

Other items in plenary session or Parallel workshop programs:

  • On-Farm tests of local and other crop varieties
  • Storage of rainwater for irrigation
  • Sustainable soil improvement methods
  • Sustainable irrigation technology and systems
  • Scarce materials and sustainable use
  • Production of sustainable energy for local use
  • How organising community support in agriculture?
  • Sustainable cattle breeding (cows, poultry,….)
  • Mixed farming for recycling biomass and reducing costs
  • Sustainable crop protection
  • Organic farming, certification and market opportunities
  • Urban farming for combating hunger and more…
  • Low-input systems for the use of solar energy
  • Sustainable Water purification
  • Food Forestry in collaboration with nature
  • Sustainable aquaculture on land