The International Symposium on Soil and Soilless Cultivation 2012 will be held in Shanghai, China, from 22-25 May 2012. This event is being organised by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), represented by its Commission Plant Substrates and Soilless Culture (CMPS), China Society for Horticultural Science, and the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
It is predicted that 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. No doubt farms outside urban areas alone will not completely satisfy the large food demand in urban areas. Thus, urban agriculture has important benefits for food security in combination with rural regions. To overcome the shortage of land, water and other related resources, bio and abiotic pollution, and the high cost of labour, fertilisers, water and energy, modern hydroponics and soilless culture will play an important role in future food production.
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