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15th EAAE congress - towards sustainable agri-food systems

EAAE 2017

The EAAE Congress 

The EAAE congress is the triennial event that brings together the whole Association Membership, providing an important occasion for the exchange of innovative ideas on research and teaching in the field of Agricultural Economics and related ones. Moreover, it has been the traditional venue for establishing long-term research collaborations instrumental to succeeding in the most challenging research proposals and projects. Lastly, the Congress has become a time of fruitful dialogue between academia, agribusiness and policy makers fostering the development of the agri-food sector and national economies as a whole. 

Usually, the Congress features a balanced combination of Plenary Presentations; Organised Sessions, Roundtables and Symposia; Consortium Meetings of EU-funded Projects; Invited Presentation and Posters from all Congress stakeholder groups.

Date and Venue

29 August, 2017 (All day) - 1 September, 2017 (All day)

Venue: Parma, Italy

The theme into context

Agri-food systems in Europe and elsewhere often face conflicting incentives and signals arising from markets and society, and need to make trade-offs. Sustainability advocacy groups are putting societal concerns like animal welfare, food safety, cultural heritage, food sovereignty, carbon footprint on the agenda of policy makers and stakeholders in the food value chain. However, there are many challenges to overcome, especially when more sustainable food systems face conflicting goals and households’ purchasing decisions are mainly price driven. Policy makers, therefore, face increasing challenges in balancing these concerns.

The nature of challenges has changed over time with new technologies becoming available, with the ongoing innovation and transition to the biobased economy, with an increasing share of the population living in urban areas, and with many markets becoming global. Some of these changes are subtle as borders between rural and urban areas are gradually disappearing and cities are integrating agricultural activities within their boundaries.

Hopefully, the 15th EAAE Congress in Parma will provide an interactive platform for researchers and representatives from non-academic institutions.

Call for papers, organised sessions and posters

Contributed papers and posters as well as organised sessions are welcomed from all fields of agricultural, food, environmental and rural economics, and related disciplines

The deadlines for submission are:

  • Contributed papers: January 31, 2017
  • Organised sessions: March 15, 2017
  • Organised panels: March 15, 2017
  • Posters: April 1, 2017

Notification of acceptance:

  • Contributed papers: April 14,  2017
  • Organised sessions: April 21, 2017
  • Organised panels: April 21, 2017
  • Posters: April 21, 2017

Final versions of contributed papers and posters due: June 5, 2017. Contributions templates and guidelines for submission are available here “Submissions” section


Deadline for registration is until 4th August, 2017.

Dealine for early bird registration is 30th June, 2017.

Click here to register now.

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For more details visit here the EAAE congress website.