The CASEE Board and the Faculty of Agriculture University of Zagreb
have the pleasure of inviting you to the

4th CASEE Conference "Food and Biomass Production - Basis for a Sustainable Rural Development"

July 1 - 3, 2013
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia

Rural areas in Europe and specifically the Danube region are more and more under pressure. Young people try to leave and gather in cities and their vicinity in the hope of better employment chances. The rural areas urgently need economic chances for development. One of the opportunities could be the implementation of the bio-based economy. The value of biomass is steadily increasing – not only food supply but energy and raw materials for industrial production are needed. In the 4th ICA-CASEE conference we aim at discussing the potentials and options of biomass and food production in the Danube region, aiming at new concepts and technologies, Agricultural intensification alone cannot be the solution. Preserving soil and water resources and their sustainable use is one of the great challenges when increasing biomass production. Presentations concerning all these topics are warmly welcome at the ICA-CASEE conference.

Looking forward to seeing you in Zagreb

CASEE Network web-site: http://www.ica-europe.info/casee/