Conference Programme 2019

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

Thursday, 26th September

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

Friday, 27th September

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

 Saturday, 28th September

10.00–16.00Cultural Tour