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November 9, 2011: Conference on Resource Efficiency and Food Security in Brussels

The high-level half-day conference "Resource efficiency and food security: Opportunities and challenges for sustainable food systems" will be held on 9th November 2011 in the Committee of the Regions Building in Brussels on food security and resource efficiency.


The high-level half-day conference on food security and resource efficiency will be held in the Committee of the Regions Building in Brussels . Issues such as feed imports, nutrient management, reducing our carbon and water footprint, and consumer behaviour will be elaborated on in light of the EU flagship initiative "A resource-efficient Europe", with which the European Commission aims to propel Europe into a smart, sustainable and inclusive future.

The world is facing serious constraints in the fields of resource needs, food consumption, and sustainable ecosystem management. With oil production peaking, the mining of phosphate nearing a plateau, groundwater depleting rapidly, biodiversity declining steadily and the global population rising incessantly, new ways of recycling nutrients, maintaining healthy soils, sourcing our energy and managing ecosystems are becoming highly pertinent.

With the conference  the IFOAM EU Group wishes to connect people and themes relating to this complex set of problems, stir up a debate among key experts and decision-makers, and bring forth concrete solutions for a resource-efficient farming model for the future.

The event is co-organised by the IFOAM EU Group, The Technology Platform TP Organics, Martin Häusling, Coordinator for Agriculture of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, and the Committee of the Regions.

The conference is free of charge and recommended visiting for policy-makers and legislators, academics and researchers, farmers and producers, civil society organisations and NGOs.

Date: 9th November 2011, 14:00-18:15hrs
Place:Committee of the Regions (Rue Belliard 101), Brussels

Registration is now open via the link given below.

Further information




IFOAM EU Group - European Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
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