The Knowledge Hub FACCE MACSUR (Modelling European Agriculture with ClimateChange for Food Security) (www.macsur.eu) arranges a TradeM International Workshop on “Economics of integrated assessment approaches for agriculture and the food sector” on 25-27 November 2014 at Hurdalsjøen Hotel, Norway (40 min from Oslo Airport Gardermoen). The workshop will bring together researchers with interest in Integrated assessment approaches which are used to analyze agriculture, food security and climate change.
The event has four major goals:
(i) to critically discuss the state-of-the-art and future perspectives of Integrated assessment approaches
(ii) to study and assess examples of applied modelling approaches integrating crop, livestock, and economic models
(iii) to foster international collaboration in the research areas of food security, climate change, and agrosystem modelling
(iv) to plan and identify next steps to achieve TradeM contributions to MACSUR goals
John Antle, Oregon State University, and co-leader of the Economics Team of AgMIP
Eric Nævdal, Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research at the University of Oslo
Registration and deadlines: through this link [https://www.deltager.no/bioforskeng/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=101873]
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is pleased to announce its Third Annual Conference on the theme of "Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge – Creating Impact". The conference will be held on the premises of the University of Venice from 29 through 30 January 2015.
For more information please see document attached or the website: www.greengrowthknowledge.org/conference2015
The World Bank is pleased to announce the 16th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty being held
from March 23 – 27, 2015 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C. Participants include leaders and
professionals from across governments, civil society, academia, the private sector and partners to interact and
discuss innovative approaches to improving land governance. Last year’s conference attracted more than 1,000
participants from 101 countries; 60 percent of participants were from developing countries, and about a fourth
representing government officials and another fourth from international organizations.
The theme for 2015 is Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity. Website
The Agricultural Economics Society's 89th annual conference will be held at the University of Warwick, England, from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th of April, 2015.
The programme will include contributed papers, keynote speakers, discussion papers and posters as well as symposia and workshops organised by members – updates to the programme will be available on the AES website. On Monday 13th April, there will be a workshop specifically for PhD researchers in Agricultural Economics.
Call for papers – please submit paper and poster proposals using the online submission facility on the AES website.
Important Dates and Information
Deadline for paper and poster proposals: 15th December 2014
Deadline for PhD workshop proposals: 30th November 2014
Decisions on acceptance of papers: January 2015
Deadline for full paper submission and registration: 2nd April 2015
£200 prize for the best poster paper presented by an early career researcher.
For further details on the submission process, see: http://aes.ac.uk/page.asp?ID=3
The Conference Venue
The conference takes place at the University of Warwick, close to the attractive countryside of the Cotswolds and historic centres such as Warwick and Stratford upon Avon. The venue is easily accessible by road, rail and air. Birmingham International Airport is approximately 30 minutes by taxi or there is a frequent train service from Birmingham International station, which is next to the airport. Coventry Intercity station is the nearest station and only four miles from the University. Trains from London (Euston) run frequently with an approximate journey time of 70 minutes.
Joint conference of the European Seminar on Extension and Education (ESEE) and the Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE) (taking place during April 28-May 1, 2015, at Wageningen University in the Netherlands; http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/wageningen-university.htm),
The Call for Proposals is open until October 15, 2014. The Call is on the website www.ESEE2015.nl, which is continuously being updated. Since the beginning of September we added:
1. The submission criteria and procedure for symposium proposals.
2. Members of the Honorary Committee (more about their profile coming soon).
3. Key note speakers (further information on their contributions coming soon).
4. Optional excursions.
5. Partner program (which is visible when clicking on ‘I want to register my partner)’.
International Conference “Food in the Bio-based Economy; Sustainable Provision and Access”; 27-29 May 2015, Wageningen, the Netherlands
CALL FOR PAPERS
This conference aims at bringing together frontier economic research on sustainable food production and consumption in the bio-based economy at local, regional and (inter)national levels. We invite theoretical and empirical contributions from different fields of economics that address the specific objectives of the conference.
Specific objectives of this conference are to:
• Contribute to the ongoing debate on global food security in the bio-based economy
• Generate insight in the development of the bio-based economy
• Bring together economists interested in research on sustainable food provision and access at multiple levels
• Strengthen the link between economic theory and empirical work on sustainable food production and consumption
For more information please visit the website and document attached.
Fourth AGRIMBA-AVA Congress: Smart Agribusiness for the Society of Tomorrow
16-20 June 2015, Pore?, Croatia
History: The 1st bi-annual congress of the international network for the MBA in agribusiness and rural development, was organized in Debrecen in 2009. The title AGRIMBA-AVA was introduced with the 2nd congress in 2011 in Waheningen (NL), while the 3rd one was held in Budva (ME) in 2013.
Topics: The congress sessions are organised around the following topics:
• Determination of recent trends in agribusiness and related sectors
• Narrowing the gaps between industry, education and research
• Improving attractiveness of studies in the field of business administration with special emphasis on agribusiness
• FAO Workshop: Enhancing efficiency and inclusiveness of agri-food chains in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
International aspects:The 4th AGRIMBA-AVA Congress includes scientific and policy contributions from countries with different traditions as well as educational, research and business systems.
Additional value: The contribution of FAO experts, and the opportunity to visit real agribusinesses in the County of Istria.
For more information please visit the website: http://www.agrimba-ava2015.hr/.
International Conference of Agricultural Economists
Will Martin, IAAE President Elect, invites submissions for the International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE) 2015 to be held in Milan, Italy August 9-14, 2015.
Call For Submissions: These submissions may include Contributed Papers, Organized Symposia, Innovative Proposals, and Pre and Post-Conference Workshops.
The deadline for all submissions is November 5, 2014. Corresponding authors will be informed of the outcome of the review and selection process by March 15, 2015.
Before submitting your contribution, please create a user account using this link to the conference web site
See for more information the document attached or the website: www.icae2015.org
2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on LAND USE AND WATER QUALITY: Agricultural Production and the Environment
Vienna, Austria, 21-24 September 2015
DEADLINE: Abstracts are due by 1 February 2015.
More information is on http://web.natur.cuni.cz/luwq2015/ and conference flyer (pdf).
A Special Session Coordinating Committee is seeking abstracts for papers focusing on the interplay between trade agreements and coexistence of genetically modified and conventional crops and food.
These papers will be a part of a special session at the GMCC-15.
A Call for Papers on the topic: “The Implications of TTIP and TPP for GM/non-GM Coexistence”
• Selected Papers will be presented in a day-long special session of the biannual GMCC-15, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nov. 17-20, 2015
• Eight to ten of the Selected Papers will appear in a special 2016 edition of the Journal of and Food Industrial Organization (JAFIO).
• Papers will be selected under blind review. Submissions from all countries are encouraged.
• USDA will reimburse ten U.S.-based authors for travel and conference expenses, up to $3000.
Bi-annually, the organizing committee of GMCC hosts the International Conference on Coexistence between Genetically Modified (GM) and non-GM based Agricultural Supply Chains (http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/activity/Congress-GMCC15.htm). The GMCC is aimed at gathering multidisciplinary academic and industry experts, regulators, policy makers and other key stakeholders from around the world to discuss coexistence. The GMCC-15 will be in Amsterdam, November 17-20, 2015. With support from a USDA-AFRI Conference Grant, the coordinating committee will host a special session at the GMCC-15 on the implications of the trade agreements, especially the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, for coexistence of genetically-modified (GM) and non-GM food and agricultural products.
See for more information the document attached or the website: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/activity/Congress-GMCC15.htm