GRAB-IT workshop "Organic Farming and agroecology as a response to global challenges, June 2018 on Capri, Italy


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Organic food and farming is experiencing a great success. In 2017 51 million ha were farmed under organic agricultural management worldwide while 2.4 million farmers have chosen the organic way. The organic food market was valued at 65 billion euros.
The clear success has opened the way to Organic 3.0 launched at the ISOFAR Symposium in 2015, and further developed at the Organic World Congress 2017 in Delhi.
The organic movement is more than a market. It is part of a larger global movement of agroecologically minded producers and consumers, many operating outside of certification programmes and market transactions. The new strategy promotes sustainable farming and consumption through a widespread adoption of organic farming based on innovation, social inclusion, improvement of best practices and adequate valuing of organic food.
The aim of the workshop is to share views and knowledge to support the agroecological transition to more sustainable agricultural and food systems of tomorrow.

We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions from researchers and practitioners on themes related to the following scientific tracks.

Associazione Scientifica “Centro di Portici”
Via Università, 96 - 80055 Portici (NA)
 + 39 081 2539057 / + 39 339 1687070

Scientific committee:

Maria Carmela Annosi, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Reza Ardakani, Azad University, Iran
Paolo Barberi, Scuola Superiore S.Anna Pisa, Italy
Stefano Canali, CREA & RIRAB, Italy
Stefano Colazza, Università di Palermo, Italy
Antonio Di Francia, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Liesbeth Dries, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Ulrich Hamm, University of Kassel, Germany
Monika Hartman, University of Bonn, Germany
Johannes Kahl, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Giuseppe Lembo, COISPA, Italy
Matteo Lorito, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Paola Migliorini, Università di Scienze Gastronomiche, Italy
Fabio Napolitano, Università delle Basilicata, Italy
Gianluca Neglia, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Daniel Neuhoff, University of Boon, Germany
Flavio Paoletti, CREA, Italy
Stefano Pascucci, University of Exeter, UK
Betina Piqueras-Fiszman, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Gerold Rahman, ISOFAR, Germany
Gianfranco Romanazzi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Samir Sayadi, Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera (IFAPA), Spain
Gherard Schiefer, University of Bonn, Germany
Giorgio Schifani, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Gary Thompson, University of Arizona, USA
Alexander Wezel, ISARA, France

Raffaele Zanoli, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Here you can find the special isssue in Organic Agriculture.