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

August 11 — August 16, 2014

Times

8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Location

The International Workshop on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture will take place at 22200 SW 157th Avenue, Miami, FL 33170.

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

A block of rooms The Hotel Redland can be reserved at conference rates. Workshop participants need to make arrangements directly. Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel and the workshop site.
The Hotel Redland 5 South Flagler Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030 Phone: 1-800-595-1904

Registration

To register for the international workshop, please click here.

Registration deadline: July 18, 2014

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