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European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics

EurSafe is an independent organisation, which provides a focal point for those who have a professional interest in the ethical issues involved in agriculture and food supply.

The Society, founded in 1999, is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and non-partisan organisation.

EurSafe aims to encourage academic education and research, and international debate on the ethical issues involved in agriculture and food supply.

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The EurSafe Board is delighted to announce the venue for 15th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics

Welcome to the 15th EurSafe Congress 2019: Sustainable governance and management of food systems: ethical perspectives 18-21 September 2019, University of Tampere, Finland

The EurSafe 2019 Congress in Tampere will focus on the role of governance and management of the food chain.

These methods are now especially important as the current food system has been found to inflict unsustainable environmental pressures on our planet.
These include, but are not limited to, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, excessive water usage and problems with nutrition cycles.
In addition, issues such as the treatment of farm animals has attracted considerable media and public attention from the ethical point of view.

Therefore, the prominent questions to be discussed at the conference include:
What are the most important ethical issues in our fisheries, agriculture and food systems? How should we govern food systems if sustainability is a key goal?
What kind of management tools are available for this purpose? Whose responsibility is it to make the agriculture and food system more sustainable?
You are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation via the conference website until 31 December 2018:

Please refer to the congress website for updated information and further details.

Contact person for scientific programme:
For questions concerning scientific programme, scheduling and any other conference-related matter: markus.vinnari@uta.fi

The EurSafe 2019 Organizing Committee
Chair of Committee: Eija Vinnari
Organizing Committee: Markus Vinnari (Secretary General), Pekka Jokinen, Matias Laine, Hannes Peltonen, Teea Kortetmäki, Elina Närvänen


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