25 sept: Research Conference

Organic and Low Input Agriculture: Implementing Innovation to respond EU Challenges.

Location: Conference Center Sun Hall Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus
Time: from 9:00 to 18:00 + 19:30 Gala dinner at the Sun Hall Hotel

Objectives: Launch of the book edited by DG RTD on "The decade of low-input and organic agriculture research"
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Discussion with stakeholders and dissemination of innovative projects.

Register here: http://www.organicdays.eu/registration

8:30 – Registration and welcome coffee.
09:00 – Opening panel.

Louis Tsangarides
EU Affairs Unit Coordinator, Cyprus Presidency.

DG Research and Innovation, Head of Unit, Directorate Agriculture, Food and Biotechnologies.

Marco Schlüter
Director IFOAM EU.

09:30 – Policy panel.

“Agricultural Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020 – DG Research (15’).
Hans-JorgLutzeyer, DG Research and Innovation, Directorate Agriculture, Food and Biotechnologies

EU Legislation on Organic Farming – DG Agriculture (15’).
Hans-Christian Beaumond, DG AGRI, Deputy Head of unit organic farming.

European Research Area in Organic Agriculture – Core Organic: Networking – Partnering – Benefit (15’).
Elke Saggau, BLE, Germany; Deputy Coordinator, ERA Net CORE ORGANIC.

Innovation in Organic and Low input agriculture in 2020 – TP Organics (15’).
Anamarija Slabe, steering group TP Organics.

Research serving policy decision makers and citizens– CSO (15’).
Claudia Neubauer, Fondation Sciences Citoyennes.

Alexander Gerber, IFOAM EU vice president
Discussion (15’).

11:00Coffee Break.

11:30 – Session 1: Project results and potential impact in the context of Technological Innovation.

OrWine (10’)
Cristina Micheloni, OrWine Project Coordinator.

Solibam (15’)
Veronique Chable (INRA).

Low Input Breeds (10’)
Carlo Leifert, Newcastle University.

Legume Futures (10′)
Donald Murphy-Bokern, Murphy-Bokern Konzepte.

Barna Kovacs, DG RTD, Directorate Agriculture, Food and Biotechnologies
Questions (15’).


14:30Session 2: Projects results and potential impact in the context of Social Innovation.

I-popy (10’)
Anne-Kristin Løes, iPOPY coordinator, Bioforsk Organic Food and Farming.

BioBio (10’)
Philippe Jeanneret, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Research Station FDEA-ART.

Organic Data Network (10′)
Raffaele Zanoli, Project coordinator, University of Ancona and Kai Kreuzer, Journalist, Nio-Markt.Info.

Eduardo Cuoco, TP Organics
Questions (15’).

15:15Coffee Break.
15:45Stakeholder involvement in Research and Innovation.

Implementing Innovation: knowledge transfer and stakeholder involvement – TP Organics (15’).
Susanne Padel, The Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm.

The European Innovation Partnership "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability" DG Agriculture (15’).
Inge van Oost, Unit H.1 Environment, Genetic Resources and European Innovation Partnership,DG Agriculture and Rural Development.

Dora Chimonidou, Director of the Agricultural Research Institute from Cyprus
Discussion (30’).

17:00Summary & Conclusions.

Louis Tsangarides
EU Affairs Unit Coordinator, Cyprus Presidency.

Intervention and comments:
Donald Murphy-Bokeren and Les Levidow
Reflections on an organic research agenda on Horizon 2020

Bram Moeskops
TPOrganics, scientific coordinator

18:00End of conference.
19:30Gala Dinner prepared with organic ingredients.