XV EAAE Congress "Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society"

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XV EAAE Congress "Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society"

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University of Parma

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Conferences

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Parma

Parma

Italy

Type

Conferences

Location

Italy

Parma

This triennial event will gather academics, scholars, practitioners, stakeholders and policy makers in the Food Valley to dissect the latest and most pressing issues characterising Agriculture and the Food Industry, from a local to an international perspective, dedicating significant attention also to novel and emerging concerns for society

Important dates:

Conference Dates: Aug 29, 2017 to Sep 1, 2017

Deadline for paper submissions: Feb 7, 2017

Deadline for organised sessions and panels submissions: Mar 15, 2017

Deadline for participant registration: Friday, August 4, 2017

 

The Congress Theme

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


The Agricultural Economics scientific and practising communities are key to providing insights into the economic challenges and opportunities arising from the changing expectations and requirements from markets and society on agriculture. The XV EAAE Congress aims to foster discussion and interaction among scholars with representatives from business, society and policy agencies


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