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May 10-11, 2012: First international workshop of the Italian Organic Agriculture Research Group in Ancona, Italy

The first international workshop of the Italian Organic Agriculture Research Group (GRAB-IT) entiteld "Organic farming: a sustainable model for transition in the Mediterranean" will take place in Ancona, Italy, on May 10 and 11.


Papers are welcomed from all fields of organic farming  covering a wide range of topics including:

  1. Mediterranean organic farming and new consumption models;
  2. The impact of climate changes on soil management and defence of cultural practices in Mediterranean crop and livestock production;
  3. Organic Aquaculture and sustainable fishing in the Mediterranean regions;
  4. Nutritional and organoleptic quality of the organic product in the Mediterranean area;
  5. Transition towns and organic farming in the Mediterranean regions;
  6. The role of renewable energies in the Mediterranean organic farming;
  7. Economic policies for Mediterranean organic farming;
  8. Energetic and ethical efficiency and management of human and social resources in the organic supply chain;
  9. Multifunctionality of organic farm (landscape and biodiversity maintenance, education, recreation, etc.)

The language of the workshop is English.

The workshop is carried out by GRAB-IT in cooperation with the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), the Mediterranian Agronomic Institute in Bari  (IAM Bari), and the IFOAM Mediterranean Group Agrobiomediterraneo.

Further information

Workshop website



Faculty of Agriculture
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari ed Ambientali (D3A)
Università Politecnica delle Marche
via Brecce Bianche
60131 Ancona


Prof. Dr. Raffaele Zanoli
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Via Brecce Bianche
60131 Ancona
Tel. +39 071 2204929