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|When||12th to 16th Aug 2018|
|Where||Istanbul, Turkey (TUR)|
Under the motto ‘Bridging the World through Horticulture’ the XXX. International Horticultural Congress will take place from August 12th to 16th, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. Invited are academics as well as all stakeholders of the horticulture industry, policy makers and others with an interest in horticulture. The congress will consist of 33 symposia, various colloquia, 6 workshops, training sessions and tours. You can register online starting on January 31st, 2017, which will also be the start for submitting abstracts. Early bird registration will close on January 31st, 2018. For more information click here.
|When||25th to 29th Jun 2017|
|Where||Perth, Australia (AUS)|
The International Society for Horticulture invites to Perth, Australia, for the International Symposium on Smart Horticulture for Sustainable Cities from June 25th – 29th, 2017. Abstract submission deadline is October 30th, 2016 and the deadline for registration is April 30th, 2017. The themes covered at the symposium will range from reducing the ecological footprint, via resource conservation, and food security to recreational horticulture. Papers that address the issues of e.g. community gardens, conservation and habitat preservation, sustaining and rehabilitating degraded soils, managing remnant bushland, food security and many more will be accepted. The symposium will be organized into plenary presentations on the following three topics: innovations to create more food secure cities, managing public open space and remnant bushland for more sustainable outcome, maximizing the benefit from our most limited resource – water. The last day will consist of field trips in the Perth metropolitan area. Tour themes include: managing the remnant bushland – conservation and biodiversity, managing sustainable public open spaces for recreation, intensive horticulture production (hydroponics), balancing rural and urban demands for land (Swan Valley), community gardens and grower direct marketing. For more information please click here.
|When||17th to 21st Jul 2017|
|Where||Antananarivo, Madagascar (MDG)|
The International Symposium on Survey of Uses of Plant Genetic Resources to the Benefit of Local Populations will be held in Antananarivo, Madagascar from July 17th to 21st, 2017. The event is convened by the Departement of Agro-Management of the University of Anatanarivo. Abstracts can be submitted until January 31, 2017. Click here. for more information
|When||9th to 15th Sep 2017|
|Where||Vancouver, Canada (CAN)|
The 9th WEEC will be organized by the WEEC Permanent Secretariat and the Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) and will take place in Vancouver Canada from September 9th – 15th, 2017. It will focus on cultural and environmental factors which explains the choice of the title “Culturenvironment Weaving new connections”
Themes of the 9th WEEC are:
• Local Outdoor Learning
• Greenest City Projects
• Place-Based Learning
• First Peoples Epistemologies
• Urban Ecosystems
• Cultural Diversity
• Systems Thinking/Complexity
• Aesthetics and Artistic Expression
• Social Responsibility as Pedagogy
• Moral Development and Environmental Ethics
• Innovations in Research/Development
• Communicating in a Climate of Uncertainty
Furthermore the event will highlight urban ecosystems and local initiatives that have the potential to become global ones. Please find more information here.
|When||7th Jul 2016|
|Where||University of Warwick , United Kingdom (GBR)|
The conference will discuss the future of urban gardening, while specifically throwing light on the social and environmental impacts, and address the question if urban farming has the potential to grow into something bigger. A keynote speaker is Dr. Chiara Tornaghi from the the Centre for agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University, UK. The conference will focus on the UK but international perspectives are also welcome.
Issues that will be addressed include:
· Community gardens
· Community supported agriculture
· Urban and peri-urban food production
· The cultural representation of urban gardens
· Urban gardening and…
- local/national food policy
- grassroots activism - food production
- mental health
- town planning
- environmental sustainability
- economic sustainability
- emergency food aid
Deadline of abstract submissions is April 11th, 2016. Click here for more information.
|When||13th Jul 2016|
|Where||Brussels, Belgium (BEL)|
CEMA and the ACP-EU technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) are inviting to a Brussels Development Briefing on Affordable smart farming solutions for Africa: the next driver for African agriculture. The event will take place on July 13th, 2016 in the Albert Borschette Congress Center in Brussels, Belgium. African farmers, agriculture machinery companies, and experts of the international arena are going to discuss specifically:
o how affordable & smart technology solutions are gaining ground among African growers,
o what are the changes & benefits IT tools can bring for farming communities in Africa,
o successful public-private partnerships that are helping in advancing agricultural strategies in the ACP countries.
For more information please click here.
|When||17th to 21st Jul 2016|
|Where||Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany (DEU)|
From July 17th to 21st, 2016 the 11th International Symposium on Plum and Rune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology will take place in Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany. In the focus of the conference will be discussions about new problems and innovations around plum.
The following issues will be covered:
• breeding and genetics in European and Japanese plum
• development of new varieties and interspecific hybrids
• sanitary and phytopathological aspects
• orchard and canopy management
• economics and marketing
• bioactive compounds
• human health
The event is convened by the Technische Universität München and the Bayerisches Obstzentrum and organized in collaboration with the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). Abstracts can be submitted until April 22nd, 2016 and the deadline for fulltext submission is July 17th, 2016. To register and to find more information, please visit the official website of the event.
|When||3rd to 5th Aug 2016|
|Where||Nashville, United States (USA)|
The Amaranth Institute invites to its 2016 Amaranth Conference at the Tennessee State University in Nashville, USA from August 3rd to 5th to discuss the State of the Art in Amaranth Research, Food Utilization and Use in Development. The conference will consist of talks, plenary discussions and poster presentations but also of practical demonstrations of field trials and post-harvest processing. To register and for more information please visit the official conference website here.
|When||22nd to 26th Aug 2016|
|Where||Nairobi, Kenya (KEN)|
The 4th International Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) Conference Uner the theme: Transforming Africa through Science, Technology and Innovation, the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) and the Commission for University Education are organizing the 4th International Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) Conference from Augst 22nd to 26th, 2016. The venue is the UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Topics addressed in the conference will include:
• Status of Scientific Research in Africa;
• Human Management in Science and Research;
• Curriculum, Knowledge and Infrastructural capacity for Science in Africa;
• Quality Control in Science and Research in Africa;
• Scientific Collaboration: South - South / North - South Collaboration;
• The Science- Policy Interface; and
• Popularizing Science.
Please click here for more information.
|When||7th to 12th Aug 2016|
|Where||Ibadan, Nigeria (NGA)|
The 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress will take place at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria.
It will be a meeting point for science, business, leisure and capacity building to discuss the theme 'Horticulture for improved livelihoods' Deadline for abstract submission is March 31st and the deadline for full paper submission is July 15th, 2016. Please find more information here and here.
|When||6th to 8th Sep 2016|
|Where||Sepang Utara, Malaysia (MYS)|
From September 6th to 8th, 2016 the Southeast Asian Vegetable Symposium is going to take place in Malaysia. Under the theme “Vegetable for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in Southeast Asia” the event will emphasize the importance of vegetables in Southeast Asia and discuss strategies to improve production, marketing and consumption. A focus will be set on nutritional and health aspects of vegetables. The symposium will consist of oral papers, poster display and a trade exhibition. The event is organized by AVRDC, FAO and others. Registration fees are to be paid until August 31st 2016, which is also the deadline for full paper submission (abstract submission: May 31st, 2016). Please click here for more information.
|When||12th to 14th Sep 2016|
|Where||Kecskemét, Hungary (HUN)|
The Faculty of Horticultural Science of the Corvinus University of Budapest invites researchers to the XVIth EUCARPIA Capsicum and Eggplant Working Group Meeting in Kecskemét, Hungary from September 12th to 14th, 2016. Topics will include genetic resources, molecular genetics and biotechnology, breeding strategies, growing and seed production, physiology and nutrional value. The event will also include a Pepper and Eggplant Trial in a safe setting, for which participants will bring their local varieties. The conveners also offer a number of Post-conference tours for cultural exchange and recreation. Full length papers will be accepted until May 31st, 2016 and the deadline for early bird registration is June 15th, 2016. Please find more information here.
|When||18th to 21st Sep 2016|
|Where||Vienna, Austria (AUT)|
This year’s Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural and Natural Resource Management (TROPENTAG) is going to take place at the University of Natural Ressources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria, from September 18th – 21st. The event is particularly attractive for young researchers, scientists and students and covers a wide range of issues in the field of development. The theme of this year is “Solidarity in a competing world – fair use of resources”. Abstracts can be submitted until April 15th, 2016. For more information please visit the official TROPENTAG website here.
|When||19th to 20th Sep 2016|
|Where||Rome, Italy (ITA)|
This Conference will take place from September 19th to 20th, 2016, in the FAO headquarters in Rome and is meant to facilitate a dialogue between policy makers and researchers to address issues for sustainable rural development.
Topics will include:
• Past experiences rural and agrarian transformation and transition patterns across regions and countries;
• The role of land tenure patterns, farm size, and land distribution;
• The role of natural resource endowment and water availability and governance systems for their management;
• Agricultural productivity growth and the role of technology innovation, adaptation and diffusion;
• Sustainability in use of inputs and natural resources;
• Patterns of farm and non-farm income and employment diversification;
• The role of infrastructure, market access, rural-urban linkages, and territorial development;
• The role of shock and risk-coping mechanisms (or absence thereof), including social protection;
• The role of demographic dynamics, migratory patterns and processes of urbanization;
• Impact of dietary transitions on land use, food and farm systems;
• The quality of governance and institutions.
Please note that the deadline for extended abstract submission is May 31st, 2016. For more information click here.
|When||23rd to 26th Sep 2016|
|Where||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ETH)|
The African Association of Agricultural Economists invites to it’s 5th conference, this year at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from September 23rd to 26th. Under the theme “Transforming smallholder agriculture in Africa: The role of policy and governance” a number of individual symposia will be organized. Please note that the submission deadline for all paper contributions is March 7th, 2016. For more information visit this website.
|When||26th to 28th Sep 2016|
|Where||Chengdu, China (CHN)|
From September 26. To 28., 2016 the 2nd Asian Horticultural Congress will take place in Chengdu, China. The event is hosted by the International Society for Horticultural Science, Chinese Society for Horticultural Science, Korean Society for Horticultural Science and Japanese Society for Horticultural Science, and the Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Science and Chengdu Academy of Agricultural Science.
The thematic topics of the congress are as follows:
• Genomics and molecular genetic
• Genetic resources and breeding
• Plant physiology and production system
• Integrated control of pest, disease and weed
• Postharvest technology and supply chain
• Quality, Nutrition and human health • Landscape gardening and urban Environment
• Education, training and extension
Deadline for abstract submission is May 31st, 2016 and early bird registration is possible until June 30th, 2016. For more information click here.
|When||3rd to 5th Oct 2016|
|Where||Gauteng, South Africa (ZAF)|
From October 3rd to 5th, 2016 the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) will hold its 34th conference in Gauteng, in South Africa. The conference brings together environmental education practitioners from all over the world to discuss their projects and methods. It will also specifically address the need for support of institutions and agencies, including the government. Deadline for submission of abstracts is March 30th, 2016. Early registration will be possible until April 15th, 2016. Please find more information here.
|When||3rd to 6th Oct 2016|
|Where||Melbourne, Australia (AUS)|
On October 3th to 6th, 2016 the 20th Crucifer Genetics Conference, and the 19th Australian Research Assembly on Brassicas are held together under the name of Brassica 2016. The event is going to take place in Melbourne, Australia and will have a focus on the genetics/genomics of Brassica. Note that early bird registration is open until August 1st, 2016. Abstract submission for both oral and poster presentations is July 1st, 2016. Themes for presentations range from emerging technologies, via agronomy and breeding to GM and gene editing. For a full list of themes as, keynote speakers, registration and more, please click here.
|When||4th to 6th Oct 2016|
|Where||Accra, Ghana (GHA)|
Under the motto ‘Turning Science into Business: Inclusive agribusiness incubation for vibrant economies in Africa’, the 2016 AAIN Conference & Expo will take place in Accra, Ghana from October 4th to 6th. The African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) has the goal to “incubate agribusiness-incubators” by promoting entrepreneurs, creating a network and ultimately to “integrate science and technology for job and wealth creation in Africa”. The event is the largest pan-African agribusiness conference and expo in 2016. For more information and to register for the event, please click here.
|When||12th to 14th Oct 2016|
|Where||Tróia, Lisbon, Portugal (PRT)|
The International Legume Society and the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa invite researchers researchers to join the Second International Legume Society Conference, scheduled from 12-14 October, 2016 at Tróia resort, in the vicinity of Lisbon, Portugal. Please find more information here and here
|When||17th to 21st Oct 2016|
|Where||Cape Town, South Africa (ZAF)|
From October 17th to 21st, 2016 the 5th RUFORUM Biennial Conference also known as the 5th African higher Education Week will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. The Theme will be ‘Linking Agricultural Universities with Civil Society, the Private Sector, Governments and other Stakeholders in support of Agricultural Development in Africa’. In the focus of the conference is higher agricultural education in Africa and how to link it with economic development. For more information click here.
|When||17th to 21st Oct 2016|
|Where||Chania, Greece (GRC)|
The central theme of the 2016 Symposium on Horticulture in Europe is “Growing Health and Life”, which will cover the topics: 1. Human Health, Nutritional Value and Horticulture, 2. Tools, Technologies, Innovations and Applications, 3. Quality, Authentication, Traceability & Supply Chains, 4. Genetic Resources, Systems Approaches & Biodiversity, 5. Ornamentals, Landscape And Urban Environment, and 6. Horizon 2020 and Horticulture Sciences: Challenges and Prospects.
The event is organized by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) and the Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science with support of the International Society of Horticultural Sciences (ISHS). Scientists, researchers, teachers and students as well as professionals of the horticulture industry are welcome. Please find more information here.
|When||18th to 22nd Oct 2016|
|Where||Madison, Wisconsin, United States (USA)|
The North American Association for Environmental Education (naaee) will host its’ 45th annual conference and 13th annual Research Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin. The event will start with the Symposium from the 18th to the 19th, followed by a workshop and field trips on the 19th and finally the conference from the 20th to the 22nd. Submission deadline for presentations is March 31st, 2016. For more information click here.
|When||2nd to 4th Nov 2016|
|Where||Barcelona, Spain (ESP)|
Conference on food science covering a very large amount of disciplines from food engineering, microbiology and chemistry, to environmental impacts of food production and food processing, just to name a few. The conference is organized by the Formatex Research Center and will take place at the University of Barcelona. Early bird registration is open until May 18th, 2016 and abstracts are accepted until June 15th, 2016 (for oral presentations) and August 17th, 2016 (for visual presentations and posters). For more information please visit the official website here.
|When||10th to 12th Nov 2016|
|Where||Montevideo, Uruguay (URY)|
From November 10th to 12th, 2016, the XII International People Plant Symposium will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay. The symposium focuses on the influence of plants on people, specifically on the psychological, sociological, physiological, economic and environmental effects. The event is organized by the People Plant Council (PPC) together with International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS), the Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de la Republica (FARGO UDELAR), Uruguay, and Memorial University Botanical Garden (MUNBG), Canada. The People Plant Council has the goal to “document and communicate the effect that plants have on human well-being and improved life-quality.” This is done through research, public awareness and communication activities. The deadline for early bird registration is August 26th, 2016. Abstracts will be accepted until July 22nd, 2016. For more information please visit the event’s official website here.
|When||15th to 17th Nov 2016|
|Where||Campinas, São Paulo, , Brazil (BRA)|
The Biocontrol LATAM conference and exhibition is the largest international event on biocontrol in Latin America and will this year be held from November 15. – 17. in Brazil. It is organized by New Ag International, 2BMonthly, IBMA and ABCBio. The conference will cover the following topics:
• Global Biocontrol Market
• Market for Biocontrol in LATAM
• Main trends in the LATAM industry
• Biocontrol Regulatory in LATAM
• The US legislation, an example to follow?
• Biocontrol as a business – adoption by growers and distributors
• Biocontrol and biostimulants: going together in LATAM?
• Biologicals Production and Formulation
• Emerging technologies in microbials, natural extracts and semiochemicals
Submission of oral presentation abstracts will open in mid-February and delegate registration in March.
|When||20th to 25th Nov 2016|
|Where||Cairns, Australia (AUS)|
Under the theme “Now is the Era of Tropical Horticulture” a series of international symposia on tropical and temperate Horticulture will be held in Cairns, Australia from November 20th to 25th, 2016. This year 7 new symposia will be introduced including the first International Symposium on Poverty, Hidden Hunger and Horticulture. This symposium and the VI International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies will be convened by GlobalHort and ISHS. Please note that submission of abstracts is open now until February 19th. Click here for more information.