The 4th Mediterranean Forum (Medforum) for PhD students and young researchers is organized by CIHEAM Chania, under the aegis of the CIHEAM headquarters in Paris, and will take place in Chania, Crete, Greece.
Medforum is becoming known as an interdisciplinary symposium in agricultural sciences that provides opportunities for the exchange of knowledge, expertise and ideas, and for great networking. At Medforum, a wide array of scientific disciplines merge together and intersect with recent developments in the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sciences relevant to the agrifood sector, rural development and sustainability in the Mediterranean basin and beyond.
The forum welcomes PhD students, young researchers, scientists, teachers and students as well as professionals in the agricultural and horticultural industry to establish new collaborations and contacts as they present and discuss their findings. The conference will comprise plenary and regular sessions, in addition to a display of posters.
The forum will consist of four main thematic sessions:
>Tools and strategies to improve efficiency, nutritional value, health and sustainability in agro-food systems
>Agricultural and agroforestry innovations and technologies
>Genetic resources, pest management and water resource use for sustainable production and climate change resilience
>Biotechnological approaches to increasing crop productivity
The event will feature invited speakers, keynote speakers, oral presentation sessions, and a poster display session, as well as a gala dinner.
To enable the participation of as many people as possible, there will be no registration fee. The working language will be English.