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Food and Agriculture Workshops, March 14, 2010:

9:00 – 10:30
Land tenure and its impact on sustainable agriculture
Conference Room 2, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University

Moderator: Wen Tiejun, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University

Kong Xiangzhi, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University
Current situation and problems of land transfer
Joshua Muldavin, Action 2030 Institute
Land tenure and its impact on sustainability
Dong Leiming, Beijing Normal University
Small-household rural economy and land transfer through the lens of social stability

Discussant: Cheng Shulan, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University

10:50 –12: 20
Biodiversity and Agriculture
Conference Room 2, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University

Moderator: Xue Dayuan, Chief Scientist for Biodiversity, Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection

Wang Yunyue, Yunnan Agricultural University

Conservation and Use of Crop Genetic Diversity to Control Pest and Disease in Support of Sustainable Agriculture

Vanaja Ramprasad, GREEN Foundation
Biodiversity is the life line of sustainable agriculture
Sue Edwards, Institute of Sustainable Development
Sustainable/ Ecological / Organic Agriculture in Ethiopia for food security and adaptation to climate change
Chee Yoke Ling, Third World Network

Privatisation of biological resources: Impact on biodiversity and farmers’ rights

Liu Jinlong, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University

Traditional Forest-related Knowledge in China: ‘State of Art’ and policy implication
-- development anthropological perspectives

Discussant: Wang Jie, Ministry of Environmental Protection

1:20 – 1:50
Screening of a short documentary film on agriculture and food

2:00 – 3:30
Small farmers and markets
Conference Room 2, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University

Moderator: Kong Xiangzhi, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University

Yuan Peng, Rural Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Farmer’s co-ops and small farmer’s access to market

Song Yiqing, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Small holder farmers’ sustainable livelihood and market challenges and opportunities: Action Research Exploration and Reflection in SW china

Claude Alvares, Organic Farming Association of India

Small farmers and markets in India

Shi Yan, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University

Opportunities and challenges posed by the emergence of middle class to small farmer’s farming and operation

He Huili, Chinese Agricultural University

From “Buy rice by identifying the land” to “buy pig by identifying the pig” a social experiment on the fair trade between urban and rural

Discussant: Zhao Tieqiao, Ministry of Agriculture

3:50 – 5:20
Parallel sessions for sustainable agriculture technologies
1. Biogas digesters
Conference Room 2, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University
Organizer: Li Jingming, Technology Development Center, Ministry of Agriculture

2. Water-saving technologies: SRI(System of rice intensity), deficit irrigation, etc.
Conference Room 3, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University
Organizer: Zhang Jianhua, Hongkong Baptist University
Uwe Hoering, Germany

3. Biodiversity and integrated pest management
Conference Room 4, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University
Organizer: Wang Yunyue, Yunnan Agricultural University
Yang Song, Pesticide Eco-Alternatives Center Yunnan Thoughtful Action (PEAC)

6:30 – 9:00
Documentary Screening: The Future of Food
followed by discussion with:
Deborah Garcia, Director
Joshua Muldavin, Action 2030 Institute
Dale Wen, Action 2030 Institute

Venue: Lecture Hall 2, Yifu Conference Center, Renmin University

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