Lviv is host city for World Oilseed Congress

Lviv, the largest city in western Ukraine, will host the World Oilseed Congress, being held on 6-7 November.

Organised by the Turkey’s Trakya University, the congress will cover the production, breeding, agronomy, trade and applications of all oilseeds and oils, including sunflower, canola, peanut, flax, cottonseed and olive and palm oils.

“The programme will include a plenary session on oilseed production, markets, economics and the policies and regulations governing oil trade,” the organisers said. “The technical sessions will highlight invited and volunteer oral presentations on congress topics.”

Speakers include Prof Dr Aziz Tekin, president of Turkey’s Oil Science and Technology Association (YABITED); Metin Yurdagul, president of Turkey’s Margarine Producers and Industry Association (MUMSAD); Dr Leanordo Velasco, director of CSIC, Spain and EUCARPIA oilseed coordinator; Prof Maria Duca of Moldova’s University of National Academy; and Associate Prof Dr Nooduan Muangsan of Thailand’s Suranaree University of Technology.

As part of the congress, a city tour of Lviv is included. Lviv is the seventh largest city in Ukraine, around 70km from the Polish border, and is one of the main cultural centres of the country. Its historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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