Pro poor innovations in food supply chains
DATE AND LOCATION
11 - 13 September 2013, Ghent, Belgium
Since 1989, every three years the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) organizes a seminar on topics related to agriculture and rural development issues in the developing world. The seminar focuses on global as well as local food supply chains and on the contribution that technical, institutional and commercial innovations can make to poverty alleviation, rural development, agricultural productivity, food security, environmental sustainability, inclusion & empowerment. We seek an exchange of innovative theoretical, empirical, and methodological contributions to the agricultural economics literature and an active debate on food supply chains and rural development. Keynote address will be made by Prof. J. Von Braun. Seminar topics will be introduced in two plenary sessions with each two distinguished speakers. A first plenary session on institutional innovations and supply chain governance will include dr. J. Humphrey (on the role of standards in supply chains) and a second speaker to be confirmed. A second plenary session on technological and commercial innovations will include dr. J. Aker (on the impact of ICT development in supply chains). A second speaker to be confirmed.
Papers may cover conceptual, methodological, theoretical and empirical contributions on innovations in food supply chains and their impact on factors related to economic growth, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. Topics may include:
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED AND POSTER PAPERS
We invite to submit extended abstracts (1000 words) for oral paper presentations and posters by 31 March 2013. Notification of acceptance by May 17th 2013. To be included in the programme, full papers and poster abstracts should be submitted by 31 July 2013.
ORGANISATIONThe seminar is organized by the Department of Agricultural Economics (Ghent University), the Division of Bio-economics, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (KU Leuven) and the Institute of Development Policy and Management (Antwerp University) in collaboration with the Belgian Association of Agricultural Economists.
LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Marijke D'Haese, Jeroen Buysse, Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University, Belgium
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
REGISTRATION AND PARTICIAPATION FEE
Participants of an EAAE Seminar have to be member of the EAAE. The participation fees for current non-members include the EAAE membership fee of 65 euro for the period 2011-2014.
A limited number of travel grants are available through funding from VLIR-UOS (University Development Cooperation) for participants from developing countries with an accepted paper. Participants from developing countries and PhD students younger than 35 years with an accepted paper will be eligible for a 50% discount on the registration fee.