International Workshop on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture

What is the International Workshop on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture?

The International Workshop on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture focuses on the application of agroecological principles for sustaining subtropical agriculture.

Workshop participants will explore the integration of tropical and subtropical fruits and edible plants into farming which sustains local food systems, as well as how to promote domestic and international trade. In partnership with local agricultural research stations, botanical gardens, farmers and local breweries, the International Workshop on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture will engage participants in hands-on training, focus groups, farm tours, wine tasting and cookouts. Daily activities will take place around two farm locations that host a large collection (more than 300 species) of tropical fruit species and cultivars.

The key areas of the workshop include:

  • Agroecological approaches to soil biodiversity and nutrient management
  • Biodiversity in subtropical agriculture
  • Connecting local food with local industries
  • Building social awareness around local food
  • Innovative value-added products from tropical food

Dates

May 15—20, 2017

Times

8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Location

The International Workshop on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture will take place at FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus and the CASA building located at 22200 SW 152nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33170.Field travel to different farms will take place each day.

Cost

$800 per participant*

This includes the costs of registration, workshop materials, hotel pick-up and drop-off, site trips,breakfast and lunch.
* All fees are subject to change

Accomodations

We recommend international workshop participants to book at the Best Western Plus Kendall Hotel & Suites. This location offers night time attractions nearby and is located in between FIU & CASA. Workshop participants need to make arrangements directly. Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel and the workshop sites.

Best Western Plus Kendall Hotel & Suites (For International guests, a block of rooms will be reserved).
8560 SW 124th Avenue
Kendall, Florida, 33183-4600,
US Phone: 305/271-4848
Fax: 305/271-4871

Registration

To register for the international workshop, please click here

Registration deadline: April 18th , 2016

For more information on the program or registration, contact K. Jayachandran at jayachan@fiu.edu or M. Bhat at bhatm@fiu.edu.