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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE
RICE-BASED PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

First announcement draft

The year 2004 was designated by the United Nation as the International Year of Rice (IYR). To celebrate IYR, Medrice Network organized an International Conference aimed at examining main aspects which may shape the development of rice-based production systems in the Mediterranean climate areas. The Conference will focus on several scientific and technical issues of rice cultivation, spanning from agronomy and crop management, environment and ecology, genetics and breeding, grain quality and nutrition. The last day will be devoted to a field trip to visit farms and milling plants representative of the Italian rice production and Ente Nazionale Risi (the Italian association of rice growers).

The Conference will be convened at the Faculty of Agriculture of Turin and will be one of the international events organized to celebrate the sixth century of foundation of the University of Turin.

Provisional program of the conference is available here (Invitation_1.doc)

Last update: 21/01/04

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