On 25-26 September, IUNG (Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation), Puławy, PL organised the conference entitled „Visions of bioeconomy and agricultural policy„, the event accompanying the 167th EAAE Seminar „European agriculture and transition to bioeconomy„, (both) organised by the team of the Department of Bioeconomy and Systems Analysis.
The leading lecture entitled „CAP and the evolution of agriculture in Poland” was delivered by prof. Eugeniusz Chyłek, representative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Then, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes from the University of Missouri (USA), editor AgBioforum and Davide Viaggi from the University of Bologna (Italy), guest editor „Towards an economics of the bioeconomy” J. Bio-Based and Applied Economics and Paweł Chmieliński from the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Food Economy – National Research Institute, coordinator of the European Rural Development Network, presented their views on the bioeconomy and agricultural policy.
On the second day, there were organised workshops on monitoring the development of the bioeconomy in Europe led by Tevecia Ronzon from EC JRC Sevilla (Spain) and Stefan Bringez from the University of Kassel (Germany).
Both on the first and second days of the conference there were interesting discussions on the broadly understood bioeconomy and its importance for the development of agriculture and shaping the agricultural policy on a European scale. The event was attended by 36 people representing various European science institutions dealing with the bioeconomy and 34 people from IUNG-PIB.
Presentations, pictures and additional info about the event and the whole project can be found at the conference site and BioEcon project site (also check: BioEcon Newsletter, 8).
(text by organisers)