Does organic agriculture contribute to sustainable development?
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CEST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Organic food is healthy, environment friendly and trendy – but how does organic production impact and relate to global food security or the livelihoods and income of smallholders in developing countries? Do we understand enough about the contribution of organic farming in addressing some of the most critical global challenges we are facing?
The event is hosted by Helvetas at its exhibition – "We eat the World". You will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition individually or with a guide before the input session with Frank Eyhorn, Co-Team Leader Rural Economy, Organic & Fairtrade Competence Center of Helvetas. He is an expert on organic agriculture, fair trade, value chains, market development, certification and internal control systems, sustainable livelihoods. The kick off talk will be followed by informal Q&A session and a buzzing networking apero.
To get more into the topic, you can read Sustainable Agriculture for a Sustainable Planet – an article by Frank Eyhorn and Heiko Specking.
18.30-19.30 Guided tour or individual stroll through the exhibition
19.30-20.15 Official welcome by GreenBuzz and input by Frank Eyhorn from Helvetas, Q&A session
20.15-21.00 Networking apero
The event takes place at Folium, Sihlcity. It is easy to reach by Bus 72 (stop Sihlcity Nord) or by Tram 5, 13 and 17 (Sihlcity Nord).
The event is free of charge. Regular exhibition entrance fee is kindly covered by Helvetas and the apero is offered by GreenBuzz. We would appreciate contribution to the event costs.
We are looking forward to buzzing with you on 20 August,
The GreenBuzz and Helvetas teams
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