No. 4 November 2006

QLIF Congress 2007

The third QLIF Congress "Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems" will take place March 20 – 23, 2007, at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.

The congress will be organized in parallel with the 9th Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture in the German speaking countries, entitled "Between tradition and globalisation", organized by the University of Hohenheim. This conference will have sessions held in German and English.

The 9th Scientific Conference will gather more than 600 scientists, advisors, farmers, processors, traders and officials from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other countries. The dialogue between European research and regional actors is an important goal of the joint conference.

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QLIF research

An overview of new QLIF papers and reports are given within five of the major research topics in QLIF:

· Consumer research
Production methods
Crop production
Livestock production
Processing strategies

For each new publication mentioned, a brief summary is given together with links to the the full article.

A full list of publishable publications can be found via the individual subprojects.

Workshop 2007

The next QLIF training and exchange workshop is to be held 12-14 February 2007 in Driebergen (NL).

The workshop will focus at different aspects of food quality. The aim is to get familiar with the concept of food quality both by theoretical knowledge transfer and training of skills.

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QLIF Congress 2006

After a two-year period of activities of the 31 partners in QLIF, the first results from the research are appearing.

Some of the new research results was presented at the QLIF/Joint Organic Congress in Odense, Denmark.

This newsletter is highlighting research that were presented and discussed at the congress.

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News & notes

The open access archive Organic Eprints has been selected as one of the 20 most preferred web sources. Several EU funded research project has been finalized, but the new seventh framework programme is at the doorstep.

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