ESCORENA Network on the web is a European initiative to enhance
sustainable agricultural development and food security by improving
the use of information, communication, and associated technologies.
The overall aim is to enable ESCORENA members, its partners and
users to exchange opinions, experiences, good practices and resources
related to agriculture research, and to ensure that the knowledge
created is effectively shared and used in the European region
Scientific Bulletins of ESCORENA are available at the ESCORENA website.
Dear Coordinators of ESCORENA Networks,
With pleasure we announce, that the Scientific Bulletins of ESCORENA (European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture) are available at the website of the University of “Aurel Vlaicu”, Arad, Romania (www.uav.ro) within Journals.
Thanks to Romanian Government, Prof. Dr. Lizica Mihut – the Rector of the this University and assistant Professor Cecilia Sirghie of this University – the Deputy Coordinator of the European Cooperative Research Network on Flax and other Bast Plants, the opportunity to print the Scientific Bulletin of ESCORENA was possible. The financial support derived from the project: POS-CCE 210/2010: Acronim „BASTEURES”: “Bast Plants- Strategic Resources for European Economy”, led by the “Aurel Vlaicu” (see the announcement below).
The Bulletins are now linked to the ESCORENA website for the research utilization. To enjoy the ESCORENA Scientific Bulletins [clik here]
Editor-in-chief Prof. Dr. Ryszard M Kozlowski,
ESCORENA Focal Point Coordinator
Projects connected with the ESCORENA Network’s topics and with ESCORENA Focal Point. The ESCORENA Focal Point is involved in the activities of the project BASTEURES: “Bast Plants - Renewable Strategic Resources for European Economy” (2010 - 2013); co-funded by EUROPEAN UNION and Romanian Government through the European Regional Development Fund. Sectoral Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness. Investing for your future”.
Project Beneficiary:Aurel Vlaicu University - Arad, Romania. Project’s Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ryszard Michal Kozlowski - the Coordinator of the ESCORENA Focal Point
(at the Institute of Natural Fibres & Medicinal Plants in Poznan, Poland).
The main project’s work packages:
I. Textile and non-textile advanced materials;
II. Functional food and auxiliaries for pharmaceutics and cosmetics by including agrofine- chemicals;
III. Reusage of all wastes (soil and liquid) that come from the complex transformation of bast plants.
The main objective of the project is the complete capitalization of the bast plants (flax, hemp, Spanish junceum) in order to obtain advanced materials, auxiliary raw materials and products for energy by developing and applying new and competitive processing/extraction technologies for both, primary and secondary products of these plants, in a sustainable economical development context.
More details in the linked announcement:
5th -7th June 2013 17th Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Mountain Pastures Network "Pastoralism and ecosystem conservation" Trivero, Italy
The FAO/ESCORENA Network on FAO/CIHEAM NETWORK ONPASTURE AND FORAGE CROPS is planning the 17th Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Mountain Pastures Network "Pastoralism and ecosystem conservation’ to be held on 5-7 June 2013 in Trivero – Italy, More information in the website: http://fao13.adcf.ch
The Network Co-ordinator: Dr Alain Peeters, RHEA - Natural Resources, Human Environment and Agronomy, Research Centre, Rue Warichet, 4 Box 202, B-1435 CORBAIS, BELGIUM, Phone: +32-(0) 475 905 914, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd - 6th October 2012
The 14th Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Sub-Network on Mediterranean Pastures and Fodder Crops : "New Approaches for Grassland Research in a Context of Climate and Socio-Economic Changes". Samsun, Turkey
3rd - 5th April 2012 FAO Regional Round Table on Problems of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP)
The FAO Regional Office for Europe proposed the creation of the Network on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and inclusion into the family of ESCORENA – European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture.
The coordinator Professor Bertalan Galambosi, senior scientist at MTT Agrifood Research, Mikkeli, Finland has already started the recruitment into this new organization before the meeting at FAO.
The idea of enlarging the team of ESCORENA by MAP Network has been approved by the ESCORENA Focal Point Coordinator - Prof. Dr. Ryszard M. Kozlowski.
The staff of FAO, members of ESCORENA and of the MAP Network are discussing the problems related to sustainability of herbal and medicinal plant cultivation, production, processing, as well as future prospects.
Activities of the ESCORENA Nut Network planned for 2011: Publication of the NUCIS Newsletter, isue 15. Dra. Mercè Rovira, IRTA-Mas de Bover (Spain) Coordinator of FAO-CIHEAM Nut Network.
Publication of pistachio Inventory on research, germplasm and references. Prof. Bekir Erol AK, from Harran University (Sanliurfa, Turkey), Coordinator of Pistachio in the Nut Network.
International Meeting on Mediterranean Stone Pine for Agroforestry (to be held in Valladolid, Spain, 17-19 November 2011). Dr. Sven Mutke, CIFOR-INIA (Madrid, Spain), Coordinator of Stone Pine in the Nut Network.
21 - 26 November 2011. VI Buffalo Symposium of Americas and V Buffalo Symposium of Europe and Americas.
The FAO/ESCORENA Network on Buffalo is involved in the organization of VI Buffalo Symposium of Americas and V Buffalo Symposium of Europe and Americas to be held in Havana, Cuba on 21 -26 November 2011.
More details in the linked announcement:
17 - 19 November 2011. 1st Announcement AGROPINE2011 International Meeting on Mediterranean Stone Pine for Agroforestry
The International Meeting on Stone Pine, will be held in Valladolid (Spain), in the frame of the NUT Network of FAO-CIHEAM.
Main emphasis is placed on Mediterranean stone pine,
but eventual contributions relating to other pines with edible seeds from other geographic areas are also welcome. All oral sessions will be plenary sessions held in English.
The meeting will be structured by the following general themes:
- Genetic improvement, selection and breeding in Mediterranean stone pine,
- Management of stone pine for cone production in forests and agroforestry,
- Pine nut industry and markets,
- Modelling growth and production.
More information here:
More details in the linked announcement:
13 June 2011
Network for Capacity Development in Nutrition in Central and Eastern Europe (NCDNCEE)
The novel video method of promoting the activities of the Thematic Network - realized the Network for Capacity Development in Nutrition in Central and Eastern Europe (NCDNCEE). Have a look at the youtube on the following link:
30th - 31st May 2011
17th International Conference for Renewable Resources and Plant Biotechnology NAROSSA®2011 Poznan, Poland.
The 17th International Conference for Renewable Resources and Plant Biotechnology NAROSSA®2011 will take place
this time at the Institute of Natural Fibres & Medicinal Plants (INF&MP),
Poznan, Poland from 30-31 May 2011. The conference is held under honorary patronage of the ESCORENA System supervised by FAO.
The scope of topics:
1. Plant breeding for non-food application,
2. Renewable resources: production, processing and applications,
3. Production, characterisation and application of secondary plant metabolites,
4. Biomass and efficient energy generation,
5. Sustainable development in environment, economy and sociology.
For more information see the link to the Call for Paper: or NAROSSA®2011 website: To download the conference programme, please click here:
12 - 15 April 2011 Regional Workshop on the "Development of Thematic Knowledge Networks" in the framework of "Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development" (CIARD) Budapest - Hungary
The workshop will carry on the capacity and network building traditions of similar events of previous years by demonstrating new demands and challenges
in knowledge sharing and seeking most suitable and up-to-date managerial and technological solutions.
The workshop brings together thematic network coordinators, content owners and ICT experts in order to discuss state of the art and practice solutions,
standards and communication channels of knowledge management.
FAO initiatives and ongoing programs with regard to agricultural information management will also be covered.
The workshop will introduce the use of open source content management tools and open ended standards. More information:
21st February - 22nd February 2011 6th International Conference of Junior Researchers and Experts
Directions and Innovative Research on Oilcrops Breeding and Production Technology
November 29 - December 3 2010. FIBRATEC 2010 - VI Symposium on Natural Fibers: Full Use and Applications.
A part of the 15th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture.
information: Conference under patronage of ESCORENA
Future plans of FAO/ESCORENA European Cooperative Research Network on Flax and other Bast Plants in 2010 and 2011.
Current Activities of the Nut Network.