Invitation SMALL-SCALE FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (MICRO-FARMING): PERSPECTIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE LAND USE 24th and 25th of April 2018 in Tulln

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SMALL-SCALE FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (MICRO-FARMING): PERSPECTIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE LAND USE

Tuesday, 24th of April 2018:

• Morning Session at UFT - Introduction to the topic, case studies from different regions

• Afternoon session at the research farm of Alfred Gran, Absdorf (demonstration)

• Evening: dinner at "Heurigen" in Absdorf

 

Wednesday, 25th of April 2018:

8:30 bis 9:30 Working Group of Danube Countries focusing on Soil Protection and Sustianable Landuse

9:30 bis 12:00 Workshop „SMALL-SCALE FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (MICRO-FARMING) Saladin/US (inquired)

12:00  Exibition of coulouer of the earth

13:00  Best practise models of  SMALL-SCALE FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (MICRO-FARMING): PERSPECTIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE LAND USE

  • Joel Saladin (Polyface farm USA) (inquired)
  • Jeff Moyer (Rodal Institut USA) (inquired)
  • Brian Oldreive (Foundation for Farming Zimbabwe)
  • Anton Reinl ( chamber of agricukture Austria)„ sustainable farming in EU contex"
  • Othmar Nestroy TU Graz "Soiltyps and food production in Danube Countries ."

 

from 16:00 Workshops: sustainability assessment of micro-farming systems:

Three parallel Workshops covering different aspects of the development and sustainability assessment of micro-farming systems:

  • Workshop I: Development of efficient and easy-to-apply management options for different social and environmental (soil, climate) settings
    • Low bed / constructed bed ...
    • Crop rotation
    • Intercropping systems
    • Pest control
    • Implications for productivity
  • Workshop II: Sustainability assessment of micro-farming systems addressing origin, quantity and quality of inputs and outputs:
    • Humus / substrates
    • Nutrients and water
    • Energy
    • Labour
  • Workshop III: Micro-scale farming and implications for food and soil quality
    • Inorganic pollutants
    • Organic pollutants
    • Biotic contaminants
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    • Workshop IV International Foundations for Farming
      Indicators for sucessfull communities in Afrika, Amerika and Europe