3 – 6 October 2010 ITC&DC, 5th International Textile, Clothing & Design Conference - Magic World of Textiles. Dubrovnik, Croatia.
ITC&DC is organized by the Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, based on successful organisation of previous ITC&DC conferences. The past decade and four of our Conferences have witnessed it being transformed from our first (rather amateurish) attempts to establish a forum for new ideas and experiences into one of the most renowned conferences in the field of textiles globally. You are all to blame for it. The fifth Conference will again try to present and exchange knowledge, experience, results and information related to the newest scientific achievements in the field of textile and garment technology, as well as in fashion design and marketing of textile and clothing. We are certain we shall succeed this time again. The Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb will once again offer hospitality to the textile world and looking forwards to your valuable contribution to the magic world of textiles. Conference under patronage of ESCORENA.
The Conference is planned to deal within the following research fields:
textile fibres and advanced materials
manufacture of yarns, fabrics and nonwovens
textile finishing, dyeing and care
clothing technologies and engineering
analysis, testing and quality control
design and marketing of textile and clothing
environment protection, ecology and energy management.
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7 - 8 June 2010 16th International Conference for Renewable Resources and Plant Biotechnology NAROSSA®2010 Magdeburg, Germany.
This year's edition of Narossa will focus on: Plant breeding for non-food applications; renewable resources for material applications; processing, characterisation and application of secondary plant metabolites; biomass and efficient energy generation and sustainable development in evironment, economy and society. You will find the details in the circular below.
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1 - 2 October, 2009NOTE:The organizing committee decided to postpone the FAO conference to 01-04 June 2010 International Conference
Agricultural Knowledge Exchange in Russian Language
The purpose of this Conference is to provide an international forum for the presentation of the work of Russian-speaking experts and their partners in agricultural education, science and practice, and to discuss developments in agricultural information and knowledge exchange. The Conference will offer a platform for discussion, analysis and review of current status and future actions in these fields. The objective is to achieve a better understanding of global and national constraints, particularly in countries marginalised from the mainstream West European communities. The Conference also aims to encourage and enhance the development of international co-operation in the important field of knowledge dissemination. The Conference will introduce the new international initiative on Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD), and promote action to strengthen collaboration among agricultural institutions in Russian-speaking countries towards making research information more publicly accessible.
March 11, 2010.
FAO Subregional Office for Central and Eastern Europe (SEUR) Budapest, Hungary Two Research Networks have become the affiliated partners of the European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture (ESCORENA), namely: Interregional Cooperative Research Network on Apricot and Organic Edunet. Workshop photo gallery:
9 - 12 March, 2010 Regional Workshop on the Development of Thematic Knowledge Networks
Budapest - Hungary Regional Workshop in the framework of Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development(CIARD) is to be held between 9-12 March 2010, Budapest - Hungary.
Prior to the forthcoming European Regional Conference, well established agricultural advisory research information networks and new communication platforms are planned to be set up and customized based on more advaced information management technologies during the course of the three days event, in support of educational, research, food and nutrition and other expert fields.
In 2009 with the financial support of FAO REU and technical support of FAO HQ, a new server has been set up in Rome to serve as common technical background for the AgroWeb CEE Network, ESCORENA and the Thematic Knowledge Networks operational in the framework of ESCORENA in the region. The new web server is based on the Typo3 Content Management System, aiming to contribute to the streamlining of the agricultural information and knowledge sharing services. Prior to the forthcoming European Regional Conference, additional communication platforms are planned to be established and migrated to the new server, in support of educational, research, food and nutrition and other expert fields.
The organization of a capacity building workshop is essential to ensure, that all networks are enabled to migrate their content and services to the new environment. Around 25 participants will be invited to the event from CIS, Russian Federation and CEE countries, some of whom will be also acting as resource persons.
By the end of the training, new national entry points will be created, using the common structure and features developed under Typo3 content management system. Small expert teams will be developed to provide further assistance to all thematic knowledge network members on their specific needs.
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7 - 9 October, 2009 15th Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Mountain Pastures Network
Les Diablerets, Switzerland
The group consists of scientists involved in the various sectors which relate to the pastures and range lands: environment, grassland, grazing system, botanic, forage production and quality, animal production, animal products quality, sociology and economy. The organisers expect about 100 participants from more than 20 European countries.As suggested with the title “Integrated research for the sustainability of mountain pastures”, the Meeting aims to stimulate cross country collaborations.The programme comprises three sessions:
Session 1: transnational and multidisciplinary research programmes
Session 2: high quality animal products and landscapes stakes
Session 3: fodder production adapted to the environment.
Preliminary information is available at the Meeting website: and in the file:
3 - 4 September, 2009 10th International Cotton Conference "Natural Fibres - Their Attractiveness in Multidirectional Applications”
Gdynia, Poland The Gdynia Cotton Association, the Department of Yarn Technology and the Department of Clothing of Technical University Lodz, in the cooperation with the Textile Research Institute and Institute of Natural Fibres will hold the 10th International Cotton Conference entitled "Natural Fibres - Their Attractiveness in Multidirectional Applications”. The topic of the conference will match well the celebrations of the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009 (IYNF). Referring to the current situation of the European and world textile-apparel sector, the Conference topic will also encompass the questions of new technologies of fibre processing and possible applications of natural fibres as well as the role and efficiency of R&D units all over the world.
21 - 26 June, 2009 “Week of the Natural Fibres” - Scientific Workshop and Exhibitions on Textiles and Non-Textiles Applications University "Aurel Vlaicu", Arad, Romania, FAO/ESCORENA [European Cooperative Research Network on Flax and Other Bast Plants and ESCORENA SYSTEM]. The main aim of the event is to foster effective international partnership among various natural fiber industries. The event will contributes to the promotion of beneficial features of natural fibres in solving problems caused by global economic crisis, climatic and environmental global changes. The goal of the IYNF is to raise awareness of natural fibres, to promote efficiency and sustainability of the natural fibres, and to foster effective international partnership among various natural fiber industries. The event will contribute to the promotion of beneficial features of natural fibres in solving problems caused by global economic crisis, climatic and environmental global changes.
8 - 9 June 2009 15th International Conference for Renewable Resources and Plant Biotechnology NAROSSA®2009 will take place, this time at the Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants in Poznan, Poland.
Numerous prominent specialists in the field from all over the world have announced their attendance in the conference. Only selected papers of high scientific value and possible commercial applications are going to be presented.
Therefore We would like to invite you and your affiliates to take part in this event and present an oral or poster presentation. You will find the details in the circular below.
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