Annual ELN-FAB European Seminar, Ljubljana, Slovenia

On 11-12 November 2010 the annual European Seminar on the European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity (ELN-FAB) will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The aim of the meeting is to bring together representatives of various stakeholder groups and national and international organizations throughout Europe to collect and exchange experience about functional agrobiodiversity. It is being organized by ECNC in cooperation with DIVERSITAS and the European Environment Agency (EEA), and will be hosted by the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia (KIS).

Throughout Europe, farmers, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders are testing and implementing various forms of agrobiodiversity. At present, this practical experience is extremely fragmented and barely accessible. The European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity (ELN-FAB) aims to change this by accumulating knowledge on how biodiversity can be mobilized to increase sustainable agricultural production, to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and practical experiences between farmers, policymakers and scientists to enable fast and effective implementation of best practices, and to promote sustainable agriculture in the 27 Member States of the EU, plus Norway and Switzerland.

If you would like to participate in the seminar, please fill in the enclosed registration form and mail it to the organizers before 15 October. If you require any further information, visit or contact Veronika Mikos by email at or phone +31 (0)13 5 944 944.