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May 21 to 24, 2014 10th Cuban Meeting on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture



10TH Cuban MEETING ON ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE



General Presentation

The Association of Forestry and Agriculture Technicians (ACTAF) has the honor to invite you to be part of the 10th edition of the International Meeting on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, which be held from May 21st to May 24th 2014, in Varadero resort, Cuba.





10TH MEETING ON ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE





General Presentation


The Association of Forestry and Agriculture Technicians (ACTAF) has the honor to invite you to be part of the 10th edition of the International Meeting on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, which be held from May 21st to May 24th 2014, in Varadero resort, Cuba.



This event has been conceived as part of an integration movement among technicians, producers, teachers, researchers and promoters of the agrarian policy which contributes to the food safety and sovereignty of our countries providing a space for reflection, exchange and proposalstoeffectively help to the development of a sustainable agriculture on agro ecological basis. TECHNICAL EVENT From May 21st to 24th the Meeting will take place in the facilities of Memories Varadero hotel. In this space delegates and guests, through an open dialogue, in workshops, round tables and lectures will establish a rapprochement on the realitiesthat our countries face nowadays. WORK THEMES Bearing in mind the work platform of ACTAF as an organization, and with the objective of accomplishing a follow-up and evaluation off the results showed in previous meetings, the subjects for debate will be:
Cooperativism for food safety and sovereignty.
 
Use of energy and alternative technologies
 
Local agrarian development
 
Technologies for a sustainable agriculture
 
Seeds production
 
Global warming and climatic change
 
Youth and gender subjects in the food and agriculture sector.
 
Communication for the promotion and raise of public awareness on the matter of Agroecology.
 
Market, marketing and organic certification
 
Teaching, investigation, innovation and agroecologic extension
 
Food safety and sovereignty
 
Aromatic and medicinal herbs
 
Urban and suburban agriculture
 
Family agriculture




PREVIOUS AND POST EVENT As part of the interchange it have been designed pre-meeting programs with Field tours as well as post-meeting thematic courses (theoretical and practical). Through these programs the participants will not only be able to observe closely the results obtained in the development of a sustainable agriculture in harmony with nature and society, but it will also be possible for them to exchange experiences and opinions with the actual leading figures of these results in the productive scenarios. The pre-event tours have been organized with basis on the following subjects: Agroecology in the municipal agrarian development; Urban and Suburban Agriculture, Agroforestry and Soil Management. CONSULTATIONS AND COMMUNICATION WITH THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

You can get in touch with the organizing committeethrough the email address: encuentro2014@actaf.co.cu or by vising the website: encuentro2014@actaf.co.cu. Contact people is: Mr. Mario González Novo and Mr. Yohandri Ruisánchez Ortega. You can have direct access to them through the telephone numbers (537) 202-7832, 202-7867 y 2068167.Postal address: ACTAF, Calle 98, No. 702, e/7ma y 7ma-A, Playa, La Habana, Cuba.(ACTAF, 98 street No. 702 between 7thand 7th-A Avenue, Playa, Havana, Cuba). TRAVEL AGENCY:






The International Meeting on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture is supported by the Agency HAVANATUR S.A. To guarantee your hotel reservation you can consult Mrs.Vivian Maria Calzado Batista, by e-mail address viviancalzado@havanatur.cu



OFFICIAL TRANSPORTER: The airline Copa Airlines, the official Meeting transporter, offers all participants to request their reservations at the Copa Airlines offices. A Special Discount on the regular public fee will be available in all 57 destinations in 28 countries in South America, Central America, The Caribbean and North America. To make this discount effective the passenger must present a credential belonging to the Meeting crediting him/her of participate in the event issued either by the Organizing Committee or the Organizing Institution of the event. TOURISTIC PACKAGE: Hotel Memories Varadero (4 stars). Prices per pax per night, in CUC Single Doble
Hotel Memories Varadero /std 95.00 $ 85.00 $
Hotel Memories Varadero/ suite deluxe 145.00 $ 135.00 $






REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRESENTATION OF WORKS Abstracts: the summaries will not exceed 250 words and will include the most relevant aspects of the work such as title, authors, institutions, country, telephone number and e-mail address. Complete works: the complete written works will have a maximum of 7 pages and will have the following format: introduction, goals, materials and methods, results, conclusions and bibliographic references. Texts must be written in Word, Arial font, 11 point, in an 8½ x 11 format in: Spanish, Portuguese or English and should include: Title, Authors, Institutions (full postal address including e-mail address), Goals, Methods and Materials used and the most important Results illustrated in charts or graphics, Conclusions and Bibliographic References.

Works should be presented on April 15th 2014. After this date works will be accepted but the Organizing Committee will not guarantee its inclusion in the Workshop Memoires. The written works should be sent to: encuentro2014@actaf.co.cu Audiovisual Aids: presentations in Power Point are guaranteed. In case you need other specific requirements for audiovisual presentations you should contact the Organizing Committee. Posters sessions: a session of posters presentation will be organized. Posters should not exceed 1 meter height x 0.70 cm wide. Official languages: Spanish and English Inscription fee is 200 CUC, which includes the participation in all scientific events, Field Day and social activities of the event, a certificate denoting the participation in the event either as a delegate or as a speaker, documents and a CD with the abstracts of the presented works and a credential. Preliminary Program Day Morning Session Evening Session
May 21st Meeting opening Commissions work
May 22nd Commissions work Commissions work
May 23rd Field Day
May 24th Meeting closure




This event has been conceived as part of an integration movement among technicians, producers, teachers, researchers and promoters of the agrarian policy which contributes to the food safety and sovereignty of our countries providing a space for reflection, exchange and proposalstoeffectively help to the development of a sustainable agriculture on agro ecological basis. TECHNICAL EVENT From May 21st to 24th the Meeting will take place in the facilities of Memories Varadero hotel. In this space delegates and guests, through an open dialogue, in workshops, round tables and lectures will establish a rapprochement on the realitiesthat our countries face nowadays. WORK THEMES Bearing in mind the work platform of ACTAF as an organization, and with the objective of accomplishing a follow-up and evaluation off the results showed in previous meetings, the subjects for debate will be:
Cooperativism for food safety and sovereignty.
 
Use of energy and alternative technologies
 
Local agrarian development
 
Technologies for a sustainable agriculture
 
Seeds production
 
Global warming and climatic change
 
Youth and gender subjects in the food and agriculture sector.
 
Communication for the promotion and raise of public awareness on the matter of Agroecology.
 
Market, marketing and organic certification
 
Teaching, investigation, innovation and agroecologic extension
 
Food safety and sovereignty
 
Aromatic and medicinal herbs
 
Urban and suburban agriculture
 
Family agriculture

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