The International Conference on Organic & Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems
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 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.
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.