News & Info
June 18-20, 2008: 2nd ISOFAR Scientific Conference in Modena, Italy, to include the next QLIF Congress
(June 5, 2007) The next scientific conference of ISOFAR "Cultivating the Future based on Science" will be held in 2008, constituting the scientifc module of the IFOAM Organic World Congress 'Cultivate the Future' OWC 2008 of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM. The scientific conference will include the 4th QLIF Congress. More
4th QLIF Congress 2008 in Modena
(April 24, 2007) The fourth QLIF Congress will be held in 2008, together with the Organic World Congress 'Cultivate the Future' (OWC 2008) of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM, to take place June 6-20, 2008 in Modena, Italy. A first info on the Organic World Congress is available at the IFOAM Homepage. Detailed information on the QLIF Congress including a specific call for the Congress will be published at this website.
Contact for the QLIF Congress: Helga Willer, FiBL
Current status of QLIF research: Video presentations
(April 23, 2007) During and following the 3rd QLIF congress in Hohenheim, FiBL produced a series of video-presentations which can be viewed at the QLIF website. The videos give an ioverview of the results achieved itn the QLIF subprojects.
The videos use QuickTime 7 that can be downloaded at www.apple.com/quicktime/win.html if not already
available on your computer.
Contact: Thomas Alföldi; FIBL
Proceedings of the 3rd QLIF Congress
(March 27, 2007) The proceedings document the results of the congress ‘Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems’ held March 20 - 23, 2007, organized by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim.
This congress was the 3rd in a series organized as part of the EU funded Integrated Project ‘Quality Low Input Food’ QLIF. It was convened in parallel with the 9th Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture in German-speaking countries, entitled ‘Between tradition and globalization’, hosted by the University of Hohenheim. The QLIF project aims to improve quality, ensure safety and reduce cost along the organic and low input food supply chains through research, dissemination and training activities.
Its subprojects cover all aspects of organic and low input food and farming: Consumer studies, quality, crop & livestock production, processing and supply chains, environmental and socioeconomic aspects.
The proceedings are available for free download at the FiBL shop; order number 1455. Printed copies can be ordered there at a price of 15 Euros.
Press release of the University of Hohenheim: Successful 9th Scientific conference and 3rd QLIF Congress
(March 26, 2007) In its closing press release the University of Hohenheim states that the 9th scientific conference on organic agriculture ('Wissenschaftstagung') and the 3rd QLIF congress attracted more than 600 researchers from Europe and abroad. There had been more than 350 oral papers, posters or symposia.
Press release of the University of Hohenheim of March 23, 2007 (German)
Information on the presenters and speakers
(March 19, 2007) On most of the speakers and poster presenters a short info is now available.
(March 16, 2007) The following documents which might be of interest to the media can be downloaded here:
- FiBL press release of March 12, 2007: German; English
- Programme booklet
- Paper by Urs Niggli and Carlo Leifert, summarizing the main results of the QLIF project so far
- Congess papers in the Organic Eprints Archive
- QLIFNewsletter of March 2007
- Contact: Helga Willer, FiBL, Tel. +41 62 65 7272, +41 79 218 0626, E-mail
Congress papers online
QLIF-News: Join the 3rd International QLIF Congress in Hohenheim, 2007
(March 1, 2007) The latest edition QLIF newsletter informs in detail about the third QLIF Congress. The key note by Urs Niggli and Carlo Leifert at the 3rd QLIF congress can be viewed, addressing the progress in the seven QLIF subprojects. Newsletter
(February 21, 2007) The programme, including a list of the posters to be presented at the 3rd QLIF Congress is now available. More than 80 papers have been submitted. The detailed programme of the German scientific conference is now available at their homepage. The programme of this conference includes a few sessions in English.
Workshop on self-sufficiency in organic farming
(February 1, 2007)At the QLIF Congress a workshop on self-sufficiency in organic farming will be held. The objective of the workshop is to elucidate research initiatives specifically contributing to self-sufficiency in organic farming, and in this way inspire and enhance international and transnational research cooperation. The workshop takes place on March 21, from 17.00 to 18.30.
If you wish to present a research initiative, please contact Claus Bo Andreasen, DARCOF by March 1, 2007. E-mail