No. 3 December 2005

Joint Organic Congress

The 2006 QLIF congress will be held in Odense (Denmark) on May 30.-31. Conforming to the QLIF objectives, the congress is held in collaboration with EU projects on organic food and farming and the Danish Biennial Congress, thereby providing a platform for science communication to a broad range of stakeholders in the organic world, including farmers, consultants and executives.

The congress relies on four main topics of which three are coordinated with participation from QLIF:
  • Towards a sustainable Europe
  • Improving quality of crops, soil and environment
  • Animal husbandry – health, welfare and food quality
  • Consuming organics

Contributions can also be suggested by individual participants, as a call for papers has been issued. The deadline for submission of papers is extended to 1st March.

Submission of papers is done directly to the open access archive Organic Eprints by use of simple guidelines.

Along with the programme, the organic congress presents a range of opportunities for communication and networking. These include:

  • Satellite symposia
  • Poster sessions
  • Large exhibition
  • Tours and social events
  • Congress dinner

See the newsletter congress article for links and further presentation of the 2006 QLIF congress mediation.

Production of organic milk as a high value product

Research in QLIF and associated projects shows that milk samples from organic and low input milking herds had a different fatty acid composition and a higher content of antioxidants than conventionally produced milk.
See QLIF Research News - also with:

Consumer attitudes to quality and safety of organic and low input foods

Effect of management practices on the composition of nutritionally relevant compounds and sensory quality of crops

QLIF Training and Exchange workshop

QLIF hosts a Training and Exchange workshop for junior researchers on 20-22 February 2006 in the Netherlands.
See QLIF TE Workshop

Improving communication on organic research

A questionnaire will be launched among the QLIF news subscribers in order to map and improve the science communication between international researches and stakeholders.
See QLIF Communication