26 February 2019. Brussels. The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs: Scientific evidence from comparative research”
Led by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the workshop was hosted by the European Commission.
It aimed to stimulate debate on the role of organic agriculture and other agro-ecological approaches in the European and international development policy frameworks in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- Presentations on the latest scientific evidence produced by FiBL researchers on the performance of organic agriculture in tropical and sub-tropical climate zones in terms of productivity, economic viability, environmental soundness and social inclusiveness.
- A scientific panel discussion with representatives from leading research institutes.
- A policy panel discussion with representatives from the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the European Parliamentary Alliance on the Fight Against Hunger.
Towards the 2030 Agenda – DEVCO’s agriculture strategy Leonard Mizzi, DG DEVCO
- Moderator: Gurbir Bhullar, FiBL
- Maria Heubuch, MEP
- Carolina Starr, FAO
- Frank Eyhorn, IFOAM Organics International/Helvetas
- Leonard Mizzi, DG DEVCO
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