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Thursday 10 September

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Friday 11 September, Vignola Castle

9:00 – 9:30       Welcome and reception

9:30–10.00   Opening session: IFOAM (Charikleia Minotou and Marcus Arbenz), Federbio (Paolo Carnemolla), SANA/BolognaFiere (Duccio Campagnoli), ICEA (president Pietro Campus), Vignola Municipality (Mayor, Mauro Smeraldi), Representative of Ministry of Agriculture Policies.

10:00 – 11:15  Principle of Ecology: Miguel Altieri, Pablo Tittonell, Salvatore Ceccarelli.
Moderator Erio Ricchi, Councilor for agriculture and the environment in Vignola, Antonio Compagnoni, ABM Secretariat and AIAB ER

11:15 – 11:45       Coffee break & poster session

11:45 – 13:00     Principles of Care and Principles of Health: Claude Aubert, Gunnar Rundgren, Bernward Geier.
Moderator Marcus Arbenz, IFOAM Director

13:00 – 13:15  Morning conclusions: Simona Caselli, Emilia Romagna regional agriculture minister

13:15 – 14:30  Organic and local lunch buffet

14:30 – 15:15  Principles of Fairness: Ian Bretman, Nadia Scialabba, David Gould.
Moderator Onn Chen
Introduction of Scientific research and System values track, Paola Migliorini

15:15 – 16:30  Sessions

A. “Ecological sustainability of OA” (plenary room)

B. “Networking” (room A)

16:30 – 17:00  Coffee break & poster session

17:00 – 18:15  Sessions:

C.Soil, plant and food health” (plenary room)

D. “Action research and learning” (room A)

E. “Semi locali” (room B) in Italian

18:30 – 21:00  Celebration for 25 years of ABM at Casale della Mora.
 

Saturday 12 September, Vignola Castle

 
9:30 – 11:00  Session:

F. “Future challenges” (plenary room)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break & poster session

11:30 – 12:30  Lessons learnt from workshops and pre conferences
(10 minutes from each session’s rapporteur)

12:30 – 13:00  Final discussion

13:00 – 15:00  Lunch in Vignola city centre (suggested restaurants and bars with ABM organic menu/dishes)

15.00 – 19:00  Activities & excursions (see detailed programme in Side events):

  1. Laboratory with Nicolas Supiot “The art of bread: cereals, flour, dough, cooking and diets” (limited to 15 participants) at Casale della Mora. Cost: 75 euro  
  2. Guided visits to local organic farms and Vignola experimental organic farm (walking)
  3. Guided visit to Bologna organic CSA project Coop Arvaia (local train)
  4. Other organic tours on organic wine, parmesan and balsamico local producers (bus)

 
Sunday 13 September, SANA Bologna

10:00 – 10:30       Registration

10.30 – 10.45    Greetings from Duccio Campagnoli, BolognaFiere President; Mauro Smeraldi, Mayor of Vignola and Antonio Compagnoni vice-president AIAB ER and ABM Secretariat.
 

10:45 – 13:15      Closing remarks of the International Conference AgriBioMediterraneo Vignola 2015 “Agroecology for Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean”.

The 4 IFOAM Principles of Organic Agriculture Ecology, Care, Fairness and Health and on the Conference sessions of: a) ecological sustainability of organic agriculture; b) networking; c) soil, plant animal and food health; d) action research and learning; e) local seeds, f) the challenges

and the conference contributions to the international action network Expo Milano 2015 “Organic can Feed the Planet”

Moderators: Bernward Geier, COLABORA and Roberto Pinton FEDERBIO

With the participation of:

Charikleia Minotou President ABM, Paola Migliorini Vice-President ABM, Drazen Lusic Vice-President ABM, Marco Schlüter Director IFOAM EU (TBC), Miguel Altieri Berkeley University, Gunnar Rundgren author of “Global eating disorder”, Nadia Scialabba FAO, Helmy Abouleish SEKEM, Marike de Pena Fair trade international, David Gould IFOAM SOOAN, Raffaele Zanoli Grab-it ISOFAR

Including contributions by Carlo Triarico Associazione Biodinamica, Pietro Campus ICEA, Vladimiro Adelmi Coop Italia, Nadia Monti Assessore Comune di Bologna, Francesco Luca Basile Fairtrade Italia, Maurizio Gritta Coop Iris

and public debate

 

13:15 – 13:30      Conclusion Simona Caselli Emilia Romagna agriculture minister

15.00 – 19:00  Activities:

  1. Organic pasta making course (bus) limited to 15 participants

 

Sessions detailed program

A. “Ecological sustainability of organic agriculture” (plenary room)

Moderator: Paola Migliorini; Rapporteur: Pablo Tittonell & Salvatore Ceccarelli

15:15 – 16:30 Presentation and questions (15 minutes each):

  • Paoetti M.G. and dalla Francesca M. Bioindicators, biodiversity and genius loci
  • Migliorini P., Pacini, G.C., Moschini V., Lazzerini G., Raso E. and Vazzana C. Ecological sustainability of long-term organic vs conventional arable systems in Mediterranean: 25 years of comparison.
  • Bilen E., Da Kılıç B. Ö., Bıyıklı M., Aksoy U. Soil management for a sustainable organic olive farming in Turkey
  • Martinis A., Minotou Ch., Poirazidis K. Paths through the biodiversity: methodology of recording, monitoring and promoting its importance and uniqueness

Poster session:

  • Soriano M. D., García-España L., Molina MJ. Water hydrophobia in agricultural soils. Influence on water movement in the soil in adapting to climate change and water decrease

B. “Networking” (room A)

Moderator: Karen Hoberg; Rapporteur: Miguel Altieri & Helmy Abuleish

15:15 – 16:30 Presentation and questions (15 minutes each):

  • Al Bitar L., Bteich M. R. & Pugliese P. Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean Region. The experience of the Mediterranean Organic Agriculture Network (MOAN)
  • Peronti M., Bàrberi P., Campanelli G., Ceccarelli D., Ceglie F.G., Ferlito F.S., Mazzoncini M., Montemurro F., Roccuzzo G., Tittarelli F., Riva F., Ranuzzi M., Canali S. The Italian organic long term field experiments network
  • Benvegna I., Pinna M., Gaspari C., Le Pichon V., Bauvineau C., Cattaneo G. A network for cross-border agrobiodiversities: the experience of an Interreg ALCOTRA project
  • Sacchi G. Italian Participatory Guarantee Systems for organic agriculture: from best practices towards the evolution of policies framework

Poster session:

  • Zanoli R. Solfanelli F., Vairo D., Data on organic yields in Italy: where do we stand?

C. “Soil, plant, animal and food health” (plenary room)

Moderator: Xhevaire Dulja; Rapporteur: Claude Aubert & Bernward Geier

17:00 – 18:15 Presentation and questions (15 minutes each):

  • Ponti L., Gutierrez A.P. Holistic approach to the invasion of olive by the pathogen Xylella fastidiosa in the Mediterranean Basin
  • Schiatti P., Caruso P. Management of brown rot in cherries in organic agriculture
  • El-Arabi T.F. Balabel N., Ali F.M., Hussein M., Maher A., Kornay A. & Haroun S. BioGuard – A new prospective of disease bio-control in organic agriculture in Egypt
  • Matteo R., Malaguti L., Cinti S., Casadei N., Righetti L., Pagnotta E., Ugolini L., Lazzeri L. Biofumigant plants and materials as bio-based in plant management and protection

Poster session:

  • Caruso, S., Vaccari, G. Guidetti, R., Costi, E. and Maistrello, L. A task force to develop alternative strategies against emerging alien pests: Drosophila suzukii and Halyomorpha halys in Northern Italy
  • Benvenuti M.N., Martini A., Lotti C., Accorsi P.A, Paganelli O., Petrulli C.A, Giuliotti L. Comparison of cortisol concentration in hair and faeces of dairy cows reared in organic farms
  • Hussen Sh., Zangana S. Effect of replacement vegetable protein source instead of animal protein sources on laying performance and economic efficiency.
  • Öztekin S., Öztekin T., Gebololu N., Mutlu N., Altınta G., Elmasta M., Noyan Ö. F., Aydın M. Organic fertilizers in cauliflower: effects on quality
  • Hanoglu H. The additives and residues in some organic feed produced in Turkey

 

D. “Action research and learning” (room A)

Moderator: Drazen Lusic; Rapporteur: Yousry Hashem & David Gould

17:00 – 18:15 Presentation and questions (15 minutes each):

  • Tellarini S. Romagna 1990 – 2015: A twenty five years balance of organic farming
  • Lieblein G., Nicolaysen A.M., Morse S., Breland A., Østergaard E., Francis C. Students learning agroecology: The case of agroecology MSc education in Norway
  • Migliorini P., Leiblein G. Experiential learning of sustainable agriculture in Gastronomic Science
  • Toremocha E. Resiliance of organic farming in Spain

 

Poster session:

  • Pérez R.A., De Luca L.C., Giordano G., Perez M. An experience of intervention for the agro-ecological transition in areas with restrictions on the use of agrochemicals in the Argentina Pampas
  • Gonzálvez V, J Labrador, G Martinez, F Moixent, JL Porcuna, MD Raigón. Dissemination of technical information in organic farming and agroecology in Spain: The magazine Ae

 

E. “Semi locali” (room B) in italiano

Moderator: Juan Pablo Sciurano; Rapporteur: Fabio Piccioli

17:00 – 18:15 Presentation and questions (15 minutes each):

  • Università di Bologna. Il progetto Virgo
  • AIAB in Piemonte, Filiere di pane locale e miglioramento genetico partecipativo in Piemonte
  • Claudio Pozzi, President RSR, L’esperienza della Rete Semi Rurali
  • Simon Van Hilten, Arco Iris Sementi, Recupero di sementi antiche in agricoltura biologica e biodinamica
  • Cristina Piazza, Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Esperienze sul recupero di antiche varietà di ortaggi biologici

 

F. “The challenges(plenary room)

Moderator: Chariklya Minotu; Rapporteur: Nadia Scialabba & Gunnar Rundgren

9:30 – 11:00 Presentation and questions (15 minutes each):

  • Emanuele Busacca, Ifoam EU regulation coordinator. Towards the new EU regulation
  • Pino Lembo, Expert Group for Technical Advice on Organic Production (EGTOP) chair. The EU project OrAqua: European Organic Aquaculture – Science-based recommendations for further development of the EU regulatory framework and to underpin future growth in the sector.
  • Miguel Angel De Porras Acuña, European Parliament. Agroecological Implications of the EU Organic Farming Regulation reform. An analysis of political negotiations at Institutional level.
  • Zanoli R., Barabanova Y., Vairo D. What scenarios for the further development of organics in 2030?
  • David Gould, IFOAM. The Sustainable Organic Agriculture Action Network (SOAAN) and its Best Practice Guideline and Community

Poster session:

  • Vesela I. Chalova and Ivan G. Manolov. Challenges to industrial production of organic oil bearing roses in Bulgaria
  • Dulja X., Driouech N., Kapaj-Mane A, Nikolla M. Albanian consumer’s socio-economic characteristics and their behavior toward ethical values of agro-food products
  • Imami , Skreli E., Zhllima E., Dulja X. Albanian consumer preferences for organic food in Albania