Today! - Joint public seminar about "Happy and Sustainable Organic Farming" , 29 May 2017, BOKU

Monday, May 29th 2017, 18:00 - 19:30
at CDR Baracke 5, first floor, seminar room B (Hörsaal B)
Borkowskigasse 4, 1190 Vienna

Moderation: Dr. Hamid El Bilal (CDR)

Organic, sustainable, happy?

Environmentally sound, socially acceptable, economically feasible - organic agriculture promises much, but can it guarantee food supply? Mitigate climate change? And does it add to a nation’s happiness?

We discuss with:
Sonam Tashi (Royal University of Bhutan, Dean at College for Natural Resources) and
Richard Onwonga (University of Nairobi, BOKU Alumni).

Dr. Sonam Tashi is dean and a senior lecturer at the RUB College of Natural Resources. Prior he served as Deputy Chief of Horticulture of the then Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu. He completed his B.Sc. Agriculture from the University of Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB) and Masters from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He finished his PhD in the University of Bonn, Germany on Organic Farming. Mr. Tashi specializes in Organic Farming. He also teaches Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Advanced Fruit Production and other modules related to agriculture and horticulture. Mr. Tashi is a recipient of National Order of Merit (Gold) for Academic Excellence (2012).

Dr. Richard N. Onwonga is a senior lecturer in the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), University of Nairobi. He holds a doctorate from BOKU Vienna, M.Sc. in Soil Science, and B.Sc. in Agriculture Education & Extension from Egerton University. He This is in addition to carrying out research in areas of specialization. His current research interest is (i) on application of agro-ecological intensification approaches to enhance agricultural productivity under semi-arid environments (ii) modeling the impact of climate change on agricultural production and (iii). Evaluating soil organic carbon dynamics for informed mitigation and accounting in agricultural systems of Kenya.