1. Climate change, population growth, poverty: these factors are increasing the pressure on agricultural systems worldwide. The European Union is taking important policy decisions towards the greening of agriculture, with a significant focus on biodiversity. Some scientists are taking up this challenge within the frame of the European project “Solibam”, which aims to develop new breeding approaches.

    And in order to answer these questions, we need a radical change. This is the opinion of Gianluca Brunori, from Pisa University.

    “I identify this difference between radical innovation and incremental innovation. It is needed now a radical innovation, because the shift from existing agriculture (mainly monocultural agriculture, industrial agriculture) and agrobiodiversity based agriculture is a radical change.
    I think that sometimes a shock is needed. So if there is a regulation change, this will produce a kind of top-down approach, but at the same time the solution to the new context will be based on distributed knowledge, so farmers trying to get collective actions, grouping together to solve problems that sometimes cannot be solved by the outside. We have to turn farmers of the new generation into researchers, and researchers should see themselves as farmers as well: so intermixing the roles of people.”

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  3. Veronique Chable - scientist at INRA and SOLIBAM coordinator - explains why SOLIBAM is important and the research performed by the SOLIBAM team.

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  4. Some comments from Ceccarelli on Participatory Plant Breeding during the 2012 SOLIBAM Congress.

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SOLIBAM Congress 2012 - Shaping the future of agriculture

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These videos show some of the themes of the SOLIBAM Congress, narrated by some of the keynote speakers.

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