November 2006 No. 4

QLIF congress 2007

Improving sustainability in organic and low input food production systems

Training & exchange

Measuring food quality: concepts, methods and challenges

QLIF congress 2006

Papers and presentations at the Joint Organic Congress

QLIF research

Featured articles & new publications

News & notes

Correspondence on research and mediation


Training & exchange

Measuring food quality: concepts, methods and challenges

International Training and Exchange workshop

12-14 February 2007 in Driebergen, NL

One of the reasons for consumers to buy organic foods is the idea that organic foods have a higher quality. This quality is defined differently by different consumers and is defined for instance as less pesticides, more healthy or more tasteful. Also within the organic community no clear and widely accepted norm for good quality is available at the moment.

In this workshop we will give attention to different aspects of food quality. A concept of good quality, how different quality aspects can be measured, but also the gaps in our knowledge and the challenges that we face in achieving a guaranteed high quality of organic food produce will be discussed.

The aim of the two-day workshop is to get familiar with the concept of food quality both by theoretical knowledge transfer and training of skills.

Participants will be PhD students and junior scientists/post-doctoral researchers. There is a maximum of 40 participants.

Programme and registration

Programme information and registration details are available at the workshop homepage

Deadline for registration is 15th of January 2007


All questions can be directed to Lucy van de Vijver, Louis Bolk Instituut.

E-mail: info@louisbolk.nl

Tel: +31 343 523 860