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VI AERNA CONFERENCE, Girona, Sept 04 - Sept 06, 2014. We are inviting original papers in all areas of environmental and natural resource economics for presentation at the VI Congress of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Resource and Environmental Economics (AERNA) in collaboration with the Spanish Association for Energy Economics (AEEE). The congress will be held in Girona, Spain, from September 4th to September 6th, 2014. Theoretical and applied research is equally appreciated. Papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference website before February 15th, 2014. Venue: Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, University of Girona. For more information visit our website or see attached document.

Workshop on PRODUCERS’ ORGANIZATIONS (Pos) IN AGRICULTURAL MARKETS, Toulouse, Manufacture des Tabacs, September 4-5, 2014. AIM: Collective action in agriculture is receiving an increasing interest, both in developed and developing countries. Given the market globalization and the consolidation in the processing and retailing sectors, the organizations of agricultural producers can be instrumental in obtaining more efficient market outcomes and possibly fairer surplus distributions. The objective of the workshop is to discuss recent theoretical and empirical contributions on the role of producers’ organizations for the functioning of food markets. For more information see attached call for papers.

International Forum on Agri - Food Logistics will be held in the Poznan University of Life Sciences in Poland, on September 9-13, 2014. The theme of the Forum is "Efficient Logistics as a Chance of Efficient Consumer Response in the Agri-Food Sector." The most important issues of food supply chains, which will be taken during the conference are: Security and transparency of supply chains; The role of logistics in the development of biofuel production; The reverse logistics of by-products in the production of raw materials; The role of cooperatives in building supply chains; Technological and technical progress in logistics; The risks in the food supply chain; The role of logistics in sustainable development. CALL FOR PAPERS – please submit in the form of extended abstracts of paper and poster proposals using the online submission facility. Also, important dates and further information can be found on this website.

Workshop Global value chains for food and nutrition security
Organizers: Center on Globalization, Governance, & Competitiveness; International Food Policy
Research Institute; Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre for Economic and Social Research;
25-26 September 2014 Roma Tre University, Italy.
For more information see document attached.

25th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC-EXPERTS CONGRESS ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY, Çe?me-?zmir, TURKEY. The congress will take place on September 25-27, 2014 and spreaded out to multidiscipliner scopes in agricultural sciences such as Plant and Animal Production, Food Technology, Agricultural Economics and Landscape Architecture. For more information please visit our website or see attached document.

Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists will organize a seminar on the Economics of Animal Health and Welfare. The seminar will be held in Hämeenlinna, Finland on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2014.
The organizing committee invites all scientist working in this field to present their work at the seminar. All topics which are relevant to the economics of animal health and welfare are welcomed. The seminar can cover a broad range of topics from farm to fork, from individual farmers to consumers, and from local to global  issues, the common nominator being economics applied to animal health or to animal welfare. Especially contributions in these themes are appreciated:
• Heterogeneity in stakeholders: Heterogeneity, for instance, in national policies, in consumer preferences and perceptions, or in general beliefs, views and perspectives on animal health and welfare.
• Emerging issues in the economics of animal health and welfare: Submissions focusing on issues such as economic drivers and economically important emerging threats of animal health and welfare, their impacts, regional and scale-related changes in production, or climate change.
• Drivers of economic choices and incentives for change: Issues such as international trade and standards, and incentives and disincentives for biosecurity and animal welfare, including compensation policies, insurance, contracting and asymmetric information.  
Further information about the program, keynote speakers, and full call for papers is available at the seminar website. To submit an abstract, please send your contribution by 15th of May by using this link.


Eleventh European Rural Development Network Conference: Rural Development in Eastern EU and Neighbourhood Countries – Present and Future to be held on October 2-4, 2014 in Chi?in?u, Republic of Moldova.
The Conference aims to stimulate theoretical and empirical contributions on the proposed theme and brings together economists, sociologists, geographers, agronomists, ecologists, policy makers, rural planners, managers and others, in order to discuss and assess new perspectives in the future rural development plans. We will welcome comparative analyses between structures, strategies and challenges of the economies inside EU and different countries in transition.
At the same time, we intend to extend our concerns and sphere of interest by attracting new members in ERDN, to deliver new outputs of our activities, to promote and share the results of our concerns with other participants, networks and actors, to create a rich and favorable background for future collaborations.
During the two full days of the Conference, three thematic sessions are planned. The topics are:
I) Structural changes in agriculture and rural areas in different EU member states and Eastern Partnership countries: present and future
II) Financial aspects/alternatives in agriculture and rural development
III) Competitiveness of agri-food products on EU - Eastern Partnership intra and extra trade markets.
Local Organisers: The State Agrarian University of Moldova in cooperation with National Institute for Economic Research, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Romanian Academy - Institute of Agricultural Economics, Economic and Social Research Institute "Gheorghe Zane”, Ia?i and Foundation Terra Nostra, Ia?i.
For more information please visit the website.

Third Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture to be held on March 16-18, 2015 in Montpellier, France. Following the Wageningen (2011) and Davis (2013) conferences, the 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture will bring 500 participants from all world regions in a major event leading up to COP21. Distinguished key-note speakers and up to 500 delegates are expected at the conference venue, downtown Montpellier. This major conference is organized with support of the CCAFS program of the CGIAR, the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands) and the University of California, Davis (USA). For more information see attached document.