Conference Programme 2019

Conference Programme 2019

9th International Scientific Conference “Rural Development 2019: Research and Innovation for Bioeconomy

Thursday, 26th September

8.00–9.00 Registration of Participants
9.00–13.00 Plenary Session
9.00–9.30 Welcome speech
Minister of Agriculture
Chairperson: Chancellor of Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy prof. dr. Antanas Maziliauskas
9.30–10.00 Sustainable Transport by Optimal Routing in Complex Delivery Tasks
Prof. dr. László T. Kóczy (Hungary)
10.00–10.30 Creating a knowledge-based bio-economy that increases well-being in rural areas: the need for a transdisciplinary research approach
Prof. dr. Karlheinz Knickel (Germany)
10.30–11.00 Agriculture 4.0 in role of supporting platform for Bioeconomy and Precision Farming
Assoc. prof. dr. Jiří Mašek (Czech Republic)
11.00–11.30 Coffee break
11.30–12.00 Using soil physical data and modelling to assess soil quality and water use in agriculture under climate change scenarios
Prof. dr. Quirijn de Jong van Lier (Brazil)
12.00–12.30 Wood use to mitigate climate change and support bioeconomy (carbon storage in wood products and biochar)
Dr. Gediminas Jasinevičius (Norway) 
12.30-13.00 Mastering agritech again: could the training of intermediate players ease the deployment of precision agriculture?
Assoc. prof. dr. Davide Rizzo (France)
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–17.00 Business and Science Forum “The Development of Bioeconomy as a Prerequisite for Long-Term Competitiveness and Welfare Creation”
17.00–17.45 Meeting with researchers
19.00 Gala Dinner

Friday, 27th September

8.30–13.00 Parallel Sessions
10.30–11.00 Coffee break and poster presentation
9.00–11.00 Project Ideas Sharing and Discussion
10.00–13.15 International Meeting of Baltic Sea Network – for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (BSN-EAFRD)
10.30–12.00 Presenting Different International Scientific Journals: Meeting with Editorial Board members
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–15.30 Final Plenary Session
16.00–18.00 Kaunas City Tour

 Saturday, 28th September

10.00–16.00 Cultural Tour