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European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity: Seminar in Frick

Logo Meeting ELN-FAB
(August 12, 2009) 

On September 24 and 25, 2009 the second European seminar on the European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity ELN-FAB will be held at FiBL in Frick, Switzerland. The aim of the meeting is to bring together representatives of the various stakeholder groups from several countries to collect and exchange experience.

The realization that agriculture has to become more sustainable is incorporated in policy instruments from national to global level. Knowledge is being increasingly accumulated on how biodiversity can be mobilized to make agriculture sustainable. Throughout Europe, farmers, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders are implementing various forms of agrobiodiversity. At present, this practical experience is extremely fragmented and barely accessible. The project ‘European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity’ (ELN-FAB) aims to change this.

The network is set to provide a platform and facility for exchange of knowledge and practical experiences with other EU Member States, across country and language borders, between farmers, policymakers, scientists, businesses and NGOs, to enable fast and effective implementation of best practices in order to help to optimize agrobiodiversity benefits and promote sustainable agriculture.

Further information

Contact at FiBL

  • Oliver Balmer


  • If you would like to take part in the seminar, please fill in the registration form and mail it to the organizers before 11 September 2009.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact Veronika Mikos by email at mikos(at)ecnc.org or phone +31 (0)13 5944944 if you require any further information.

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