University-Business Cooperation for a better future: Inspiring innovation in organic farming

UARD_logo_nlFor the eighth consecutive year the “Day of Organic Farming”, organised by the University of Agribusiness and Rural Development (UARD), took place on 26 February 2016 in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). The event has become the most significant forum in the Program of the International Agricultural Exhibition “AGRA”. Traditionally the Day is marked by a conference dedicated to special topic from the area of organic farming sector. This year the conference theme was “Organic farming 2020 – Perspectives”. It was attended by over 120 participants representing the agricultural science and research organisations, experts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the State Fund Agriculture, many organic farmers and companies from agribusiness sector. The meeting’s rationale was to bring together leading researchers, business representatives and producers to discuss opportunities, obstacles and good practice examples in organic farming. Prof. Dimitrov, Rector of University of Agribusiness and Rural Development, addressed the participants by acknowledging that good business management skills require anticipation of the future needs of human beings and society and organic farming research and business being part of the future. The significance of the forum is determined by the fact that brings together science and business for the purpose of meaningful and innovative cooperation for the benefit of regions and society.

During the International Agricultural Exhibition “AGRA”, University of Agribusiness and Rural Development awards another prestigious prize: “Scientific researcher of the Year” in the field of agricultural sciences. This year’s laureate is Prof. Ivan Varlyakov from Trakia University – Stara Zagora, for his research publications and scientific commitment to the issues of animal welfare.

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