Congress invitation and acknowledgements in relation to the 3rd QLIF Congress in Hohenheim
Dear QLIF members,
It’s the time of the year where we are all currently very busy preparing our contributions to the 3rd QLIF annual report and for presenting our results at the 3rd QLIF Congress in Stuttgart Hohenheim March 21st to 23rd 2007.
The year 3 workpackage reports and papers for the conference show that progress has again been excellent and that many new and interesting results have been generated since we met in Odense last year. Thanks a lot to all of you for sending in your reports and papers.
Special thanks to Urs Niggli, Thomas Alföldi and Helga Willer who have organised an excellent congress programme. I hope that many of you will take full advantage of the ability to not just come to the sessions relevant to your own discipline, but to sessions on all topic areas covered by QLIF.
This year’s congress has been specifically designed for “interdisciplinary” discussions, with very few parallel sessions, so that researchers from different disciplines (especially social, crop and animal scientists) can inform each other, mingle, discuss, argue if necessary and develop new ideas and multidisciplinary approaches that advance sustainable, low input and organic farming systems.
Special thanks also to the project management/admin team (Dave Whittock, Lorna Lueck, Jenny Gilroy and Lois Bell). They are currently working all hours putting the 3rd report together.
I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Management Meeting and General Assembly on March 20th 2007 and trust that you will come well prepared.