17th EGF Symposium
"The Role of Grasslands in a Green Future - Threats and perspectives in less favoured areas"
Grasslands play an important role in marginal regions of Europe. With the expected climate and increased emphasis on sustainable agriculture these areas will become more important for food production. The challenge is to maintain and improve agricultural production using fewer resources.
The Summary of the Symposium by Dr Roger Wilkins, EGF Honorary Life President, can be downloaded below.
The EGF Symposium 2013 was arranged and hosted by the Agricultural University of Iceland and the Ministry of Industries and Innovation. It took place on 23-26 June 2013 at the Hof Conference Centre in the beautiful surroundings of Akureyri, Iceland and was attended by 176 participants from 32 countries.
The 17th EGF Symposium 2013 was a great success, scientifically, technically and socially.
Outstanding points were: Numerous excellent papers, interesting discussions, a perfect conference infrastructure in a country full of natural wonders. Congratulations and thank you Prof. Dr Áslaug Helgadóttir, Dr Thóroddur Sveinsson and Thórunn Reykdal and the whole team for the great success and for the friendly hospitality.