Welcome

Dear Participants of the Conference,

We are pleased to invite you to participate already in the 8th International Scientific Conference ‘Rural Development 2017: Bioeconomy Challenges‘. It already became as biannual tradition to meet colleagues all over the world here. In addition, we are pleased that this event became a common area for international scientific interdisciplinary discussion on rural development and innovations.

 It is a pleasure for us to welcome you at Aleksandras Stulginskis University, which is developing due to the challenges of smart growth and bioeconomy. The University becoming more and more advanced in science and more open to society for cooperation and sharing knowledge.

 The Mission University of reveals our main aspiration: to develop and disseminate scientific knowledge and sincerely strive for save and healthy food and ful-fledged living environment for all citizens of Lithuania.

 We are able do more „step by step“ with global changes and innovations by sharing innovative ideas, experience and results of our researches.

 The existing and rising challenges of bioeconomy will be discussed in different Conference sections:

  • Biosystems Engineering and Environment Integrity;
  • Agro-innovations and Food Technologies;
  • Multifunctional Approach for Sustainable Use of Natural Bio-Resources;
  • Social Innovations for Rural Development. 

Together we can create synergy from broad participation from different sectors of the society, the scientists, practitioners, policy makers, private sector actors, NGOs, even young researchers and students. All the participants will be awarded the possibility to express their attitude towards the scientific issues related to rural development, especially in the focus of bioeconomy challenges.
 
Prof. dr. Antanas Maziliauskas
Rector of Aleksandras Stulginskis University,
Chairperson of Scientific Committee