Thursday, February 17, 2011
EVENT: 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
The 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from September 26 to 29, 2011.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) joined forces to propose that the 5th WCCA and 3rd FSD be held in Australia in September 2011. The combination of 5th WCCA and 3rd FSD effort brings a unique opportunity to discuss the application of conservation agriculture principles from a farming systems perspective. At this meeting we will discuss conservation agriculture principles in both large-scale, high-tech commercial farms, and small-scale low-cost smallholder farms from developing regions in the world in the context of food security concerns, increasing food demand and climate change. The Congress expects to attract over 700 scientists, students, farm managers, policy makers, conservationists and others interested in sustainability, conservation and farming systems.
Deadline for early registration: April 30, 2011