Annual congress

Workshops & seminars

Extension & demonstration

Exchange & training

Accomplished congresses

5th QLIF congress

The 5th annual scientific congress of the QLIF project took place in Antalya, Turkey 22-25 April 2009. The congress was held in conjunction with the 3rd International Congress on Food and Nutrition.

The QLIF program comprised summary presentations on research work carried out within the past 5 years on themes including consumer sciences, crop and animal husbandry and their effect on nutritional quality, organic and low-input supply chains as well as economic and environmental aspects followed by an outlook into the future.

A series of leaflets by subproject leaders were presented and can be downloaded (PDF):

Synthesis: Overview of major QLIF results

SP1: Consumer expectations and attitudes
SP2: Effects of production methods
SP3: Crop production systems
SP4: Livestock production systems
SP5: Design of processing strategies
SP6: Transport, trading and retailing
SP7: Horizontal project activities

4th QLIF congress

The 4th QLIF congress took place on 19-20 June 2008 at the occassion of the 16th Organic World Congress in Modena, Italy.

QLIF organized five interdisciplinary workshops that presented and reviewed the findings within major topics of the QLIF project.

The programme for these workshops is now updated with titles of presentations, and names of presenters and moderators.

3rd QLIF congress

The third annual scientific congress of the QLIF project "Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems" was exellently hosted on March 20 to 23, 2007 at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart.

The congress was organized in parallel with the 9th Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture in the German speaking countries, entitled "Between tradition and globalisation". In total more than 600 participants joined the organic conferences in Hohenheim.

All papers presented at the QLIF congress have been uploaded to Organic Eprints.

2nd QLIF congress

The second QLIF congress/Joint Organic Congress was conducted in Denmark in late May 2006. The congress was held in cooperation with other EU projects, and more than 1.000 participants from 45 different countries took part in the event.

The congress homepage is still active; among others you will find photos from the event.

All papers submitted to the Joint Organic Congress were uploaded to the open access archive Organic Eprints. Furthermore, many of the speakers have provided access to their presentation.

1st QLIF congress

The international congress on Organic Farming, Food Quality and Human Health was held January 6 - 9 · 2005 at Newcastle, UK. The congress was a great success and it attracted more than 600 participants from all over Europe. Contributions from the QLIF project given at the congress are highlighted in the QLIF newsletter

QLIF congresses

At the QLIF project an annual congress will be organised. The event is open to both partners in the project and other scientists from Europe and elsewhere.

Typically, the congress will be held in co-operation with other EU funded research projects and with representatives from the local organic sector and other end user organisations (e.g. NGOs, consumer organisations)