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Conference on biodiversity and agricultures, Montpellier, France

The French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) is organising a conference on 'Biodiversity and agricultures: today's challenges, tomorrow's research for more sustainable farming' which will take place on 4 and 5 November in Montpellier, France.

This internatio...

4 November 2008 - 4 November 2008
France

The French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) is organising a conference on 'Biodiversity and agricultures: today's challenges, tomorrow's research for more sustainable farming' which will take place on 4 and 5 November in Montpellier, France.

This international conference, aimed at European and international decision-makers and stakeholders will address the strategic importance of research on the impact of agriculture and biodiversity. It will assess the consequences of biodiversity loss for agricultural activities as well as the impact of agriculture on biodiversity.

Four main topics will be discussed:
- ecosystem services and agriculture;
- 'Agriculture, biodiversity and society - the footprint and the drivers';
- 'Agriculture and biodiversity in complex landscapes - pointers towards new policies';
- 'The way forward for science - what we need to know and how to apply knowledge to improve the situation'.

The conference is organised under the aegis of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.For further information, please visit:
http://www.inra.fr/biodiversity_agriculture_pfue/accueil/presentation/