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DIVERSify and ReMIX team up to host a joint event on ‘Intercropping for Sustainability’ in January 2021

Two project in the crop diversification cluster, DIVERSify and ReMIX, are joining forces to hold a meeting with the Association of Applied Biologists on 19th-20th January 2021 at the University of Reading, UK.

These two projects focus on developing and improving intercropping practices to diversify crop systems. The meeting aims to attract both scientists and agricultural stakeholders from a wide range of regions and farming systems to obtain feedback on research findings and industry-relevant tools, discuss intercropping uptake and practical application, and guide future developments in intercropping research.

Invited speakers include:

  • Professor John Vandermeer (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, USA)
  • Professor Maria Finckh (University of Kassel, Germany)
  • Professor Bernhard Schmid (University Of Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Dr Caroline Drummond MBE (Linking Environment and Farming, UK) will chair a science-farmer forum/Q&A on intercropping practices

We are committed to running this conference on the 19th - 20th January 2021. Due to uncertainty about COVID-19, associated regulations and travel guidance, we are flexible about the format of the event (meet in person, virtually or hybrid).  We will make a decision about the final format as soon as we can. We shall provide updates but please also keep checking the website and sign up for AAB email updates.’

For more information, including registration and abstract submission, visit the AAB website or download the conference flyer - 3.06 MB.

Abstracts can be submitted until 7th September 2020.