International conference-Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountain Areas

Nov 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Opportunities, Upcoming Events

Submission of abstracts to the conference website until 15 November 2011 (extended from 1 November) Organizers: “The Uplands Program”, Hohenheim University

The Uplands Program is organizing a three day scientific conference on Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountain Areas at Hohenheim University in Stuttgart from 16-18 April 2012.

This conference aims to bring together international experts to share knowledge, lessons learned and experiences from across the globe related to sustainable mountain development with an emphasis on developing countries. The focus will be on knowledge that cuts across scientific disciplines and combines insights from the social and
natural sciences.

The conference is organized along the following six themes:

– Soil care in mountain landscapes
– Supplying, using, sharing and cycling of matter and water
– Linking highland farmers to modern food chains
– Land use and land cover change
– Sustainable and competitive livestock systems
– People participation in natural resource management

The organizers are currently inviting contributions for 15 minute oral or 5 minute poster presentations. Extended abstracts of these presentations (400-600 words in length) should be submitted to the conference website by 15 November 2011 (extended from 1 November).



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