Dear colleagues and friends,

We cordially invite you to participate in the 25th Congress of the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists ,,Nordic View to Sustainable Rural Development’’ from 16th till 18th of June, 2015, in Riga, Latvia!

The Congress is dedicated to creating a platform for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods in various sectors of bioeconomy, sustainable agriculture and rural development. The Congress program embraces a wide range of topics in agriculture including crop farming, animal welfare, farm management, sustainable land management and also food quality and safety,  environment protection, agriculture policy, economic and social aspects of rural development, education and consulting in agriculture and many others.

For the first time the Congress of the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (NJF) takes place in the Baltic States – in Riga, often called “Paris of the North”. And the Congress organiser – Latvian National Association of NJF has the pleasure to welcome you to Riga for this scientifically and culturally rich three day event.

During the Congress we will invite you to take the opportunity to follow the excursions to Old Riga, field trips to agriculture enterprises or visit Jelgava and the Latvia University of Agriculture. We also welcome you to participate in the Congress Ceremonial Opening dinner in the Riga Latvian Society House and to the Gala dinner in the Rundale Palace.

NJF is the oldest Nordic organization established in 1918. It is a living, dynamic organisation with 1.500 members in eight countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – all interested in agriculture in a broad perspective and its important role in the society.

The Congress is one of the associate events of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and it is organized by the Latvian National Association of the NJF together with the NJF Board and Scientific Committee, the Latvian Academy of Science, Latvia Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Science, Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia University and Ministry of Agriculture of Latvia.

The Organizing and the Scientific Committee of the Congress wish you all a successful participation in the Congress and a pleasant stay in Riga!