Conference on Organic Food Systems
November 19-21 2007.
For the 10th time the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture arranges a Conference on Sustainable Food Systems and Organic Agriculture.
Registration and programme
Download the conference programme and register online (lower fee before 1 October). (Please note, there is a special form for invited speachers)
Focusing on the climate change
The conference of 2007 will largely be focusing on issues concerning the on-going climate change in relation to sustainable, organic food production. The submission of carbon dioxide and other climate gasses within the food production system are huge today, how do we adress that problem? And how can we forsee and meet the changed climate conditions and the effects they will have on agricultural systems all over the world? In combination with peak-oil coming up, our large-scale food production systems with need for long transportation of food is probably not a sustainable way of producing food, so what can we do to change that system? Along with the changing climate and the problems that it poses, the conference will also adress other issues that will have an impact for the global food production systems in the future.
For the first time the conference offers an entirely new section for international visitors. This section will be focusing on the global issues of sustainable food production and the seminars will be held in English.The aim of the international section is to exchange research results, political and practical experience in a multinational and multidisciplinary forum. The conference is open to anyone who´s involved in the system of food production and consumption.
On the 19th of November we offer an excursion in the region around Norrköping. The excursion will lift good local examples on organic food production.
A brand new conference hall in Norrköping
The conference will be held in Norrköping, in the south-eastern part of Sweden. Norrköping is situated approximately 160 km south of Stockholm and is easily accessable from a number of international airports nearby. Norrköping is also easy to reach by train.
The conference hall that we will be using in Norrköping is a brand new building called "Flygeln" and is a part of the Lois de Geer konsert & kongress. The localities are situated on a lot that was once the home of Holmens’ Paper Mill, beautifully located on the banks of Motala Ström in the heart of the Old Industrial Landscape. The mill was just one of many industrial factories in Norrköping, the centre of the textile industry. The city has been in the forefront of industrial development since the 17th century up until the middle of the 20th century when textile production eventually ceased in Norrköping and paper production was moved to the coast just a few minutes outside Norrköping.
Today, the Industrial Landscape bustles with a different kind of life – museums, cafés and restaurants have moved in as have the students attending the University and of course, Louis De Geer konsert & kongress. To read more about the conference hall, please visit www.louisdegeer.com.
Particiate with a poster?
More information about poster-participation.
Information to companies
Companies that wish to participate in the exhibition or advertise in association with the conference, please contact Mr Lennart Hammar.
If you are member of the press and whish to find out more about the conference please contact Karin Ullvén or Ulrika Geber.