Please find below an announcement for a sustainable agriculture
conference to be held in Sergiev Posad (45 minutes north of
Moscow) October 22-24, 1996. Please cross-post this message
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In 1995, the All-Russian Agricultural College (Sergiev Posad,
Russia) created the "Scientific- Methodical Center For
Ecologically-Safe Techniques in Agriculture."
The Center works in the following areas:
1. Organizing scientific research concerning problems of
ecological security in the agricultural industry and in storage
and utilization of agricultural products. We publish a
collection of scientific-methodical articles.
2. Implementation of ecologically-safe technologies in
3. We have created an information center to consult on all the
above- mentioned issues, using data of international
information systems such as the Internet.
4. Teaching ecologically-safe agriculture techniques to the
college's students, regional farmers, and all others interested in
In November of 1995, the Center sponsored an international
conference on "Issues of Ecologically-Safe Techniques of
Production, Storage and Using of Agricultural Production."
Our next international conference is entitled "Problems of
Ecological Security in Agriculture" and will be conducted 22-24
October 1996 in Sergiev Posad. The following issues are to be
presented and discussed at this conference:
1. Basic principles of ecological security.
1.1. Basic principles of ecological security in agriculture.
1.2. Mechanisms of toxic influence and contaminants that can
be inputted to agricultural production from environment.
1.3. Standardization and certification of agricultural
production according to medical criteria.
2. Ecologically-Safe Technologies in different areas of
agriculture: basic principles, ecological and economic effects.
2.1. In crop production.
2.2. In breeding.
2.3. In processing and storage.
3. Instruction in Ecologically-Safe technologies. Principles and
3.1. By adult education.
3.2. By using of Extension service.
3.3. By publication of special literature, organization of
exhibitions and other means.
Reports and exhibition stands will be presented at the
conference. Texts of reports and communication should be sent to
the Organizing Committee of the conference until September 15,
1996. Text of reports should contain not more than 5 pages,
including figures, tables and other materials.
Advertisement materials may be placed in special notice-
board in conference hall, shown on TV, placed in newspapers
and in publication of reports and communications of conference.
All Russian Agricultural College and Science Methodical
Centre have demonstration farming enterprises specialized to
produce milk, vegetables, potatoes, fodder plants, medicinal
herbs, plants, mushrooms and bee-keeping. These farming
enterprises conduct research for the Center and and are used for
field instruction in ecologically-safe techniques.
The Scientific-Methodical Centre and All Russian
Agricultural College invite all interested organizations,
researchers and practitioners to attend the conference and work
with us in permanent collaboration.
141300 All- Russian Agricultural College,
Sergiev Posad 11
Secretariat of conference (Natalya Andreeva)
E- mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax : 096-54-42175 ("for Andreyeva"); Tel. 096-54-61139
All questions should be addressed to Secretariat of
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