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Workshop in China on Organic Agriculture R&D
ICROFS was jointly hosting an International Workshop on Organic Agriculture Research and Development in China. The workshop was held on 21-23 October 2009 together with the 3rd Organic Certification Technical Forum.
The workshop was jointly hosted by China Agricultural University (CAU), Certification and Accreditation Administration of the Peoples Republic of China (CNCA) and ICROFS.
Purpose of the international workshop
The purpose of the workshop was to provide inputs and inspiration for the development of a national research programme on organic agriculture.
As the two events had several overlapping interest they were successfully merged with a joint programme on the first workshop day focused on:
Organic agriculture as a policy instrument and overview of global organic research,
and with separate sessions on the second workshop day where the International Workshop on Organic Agriculture Research and Development in China focused on
Organic agriculture - research and practice
Research efforts to support development of organic food and agriculture
Future research activities.
Future research activities were addressed through roundtable discussions on potential topics for future research in organic agriculture in China. This took place in three groups with each their focus, and then followed by presentations in plenum and further discussions. The three roundtable discussions focused on:
Policy and rules,
Production and Processing
Marketing and Rural Development.
On the third day the workshop participants visited three organic production sites in Yanqing County: smallholder organic apple producers, a large scale private organic dairy farm, and a state enterprise producing vegetables at large scale on smallholder owned land.