The symposium will focus on agrobiodiversity in all aspects.

The programme will include a general session with two invited speakers and several sessions with submitted abstracts related to the following subjects:

• Genetics: How they shape agrobiodiversity?
• The impact of cropping systems on agrobiodiversity
• Food and feed technology, drivers of change on agrobiodiversity
• Agrobiodiversity: the challenges and opportunities for socio-economic sciences

The full programme will be available as from the 1st of November 2023.

Schedule – subject to changes:

Monday (04-12-2023)
• 8h30  Registration and Welcome
• 9h30  Introduction – Chairman
• 9h45  Minister of Agriculture (Flanders)/Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
• 10h15  Keynote speaker: Prof.dr. Johan Six (ETH-Zürich): ‘Agrobiodiversity from a global perspective’
• 11h00  Q&A
• 11h15  Keynote speaker: Prof.dr. Andreas Börner (IPK-Gatersleben): ‘Genebanks, a reservoir for increasing agrobiodiversity’
• 12h00  Q&A
• 12h15  Lunch
• 13h30  Oral sessions
• 15h30  Coffee break
• 16h00 Oral sessions

Tuesday (05-12-2023)
• 8h30  Oral sessions
• 10h30  Coffee break
• 10h45  Oral sessions
• 12h45  Lunch
• 14h00  Poster session
• 15h30  Visit + Conference dinner in Bruges

Wednesday (06-12-2023)
• 8h30  Oral sessions
• 10h30  Coffee break + poster session
• 11h00  Oral sessions
• 12h30  Closing session
• 13h00  Lunch