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Multicriteria assessment and communication of effects of organic food systems

25.11.2013 - 26.11.2013

On November 25 & 26, 2013, the International Conference "Multicriteria assessment and communication of effects of organic food systems" will take place at Aarhus University, Denmark, 25th – 26th November, 2013. FiBL scientist Christian Schader is one of the keynote speakers.

The goal of the interdisciplinary MultiTrust project (http://multitrust.org/) has been to analyze and test how new methods of multicriteria assessment can help document and communicate balanced overall assessments of effects of organic food systems on society and nature. During the life-time of the project (2011-2013), MultiTrust project has carried out interdisciplinary analyses of existing methods for multicriteria assessment and communication; established a framework for how to develop such methods for organic food systems and related them to the organic principles. Furthermore it has tested prototypes in practice. All of which has helped sustain an integrated development of the organic production, contributing to an open and credible communication about the benefits of organics, and thereby supporting long term growth.   

This conference’s research agenda dedicated to two issues: First of all to present the wide variety of findings stemming from the project; secondly to open up an informed dialogue with interested scholars from around the world with regards to the possibilities and the pitfalls, the promises and the problems of multicriteria assessment of organic food systems.

Abstracts for this conference should be submitted no later than August 1, 2013.

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