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Upcoming events in 2017

International Symposium on Survey of Uses of Plant Genetic Resources to the Benefit of Local Populations

What Symposium
When 17th to 21st Jul 2017
Where Antananarivo, Madagascar (MDG)
More Info http://www.ishs.org/symposium/575
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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

The 9th World Environmental Education Congress

What Congress
When 9th to 15th Sep 2017
Where Vancouver, Canada (CAN)
More Info http://gupes.org/index.php?classid=3246&newsid=3797&t=show
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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.

 

Upcoming events in 2016

The Sustainable Catering Forum

What Forum
When 9th Jul 2016
Where Ghent, Belgium (BEL)
More Info https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O2a4d-YFAZKji9IbzJFiHbqeokWrDutz2yebWOCBNWs/viewform
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This event will take place on June 9th, 2016 in Ghent, Belgium, and is organized within the framework of INNOCAT, a project funded by the European Commission’s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). INNOCAT has the aim to promote environmental sustainability in the catering sector by offering tenders for eco-innovative catering products, services and solution. It specifically addresses the issues transportation, waste management, bio-based products and energy-efficient equipment. The forum will offer opportunity for producers, catering services, government representatives, as well as researchers and catering suppliers to discuss a selection of strategies collected and presented by the INNOCAT project. Participation for this one day event is free of charge. Please visit the official INNOCAT website for more information and register here.

10th International Symposium on Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology

What Symposium
When 13th to 18th Jun 2016
Where Verona, Italy (ITA)
More Info http://www.grapevine2016.org/index.php
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The 10th International Symposium on Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology will be held in Verona, Italy from June 13th to 18th, 2016. Topics will range over various disciplines related to grapevine research and cultivation. Particularly the symposium will look at:

1. Plant and fruit development

2. Yield, berry ripening, grape and wine quality

3. Environmental interactions and climate change

4. Soil, water relations and mineral nutrition

5. Grapevine-pathogen interactions and disease resistance

6. Learning from new ways of phenotyping

7. Advances in -omic technologies, large data management and future biotechnological tools

8. Postharvest physiology

 

Please find more information here.

6th International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture

What Conference
When 20th to 25th Jun 2016
Where Athens, Greece (GRC)
More Info http://www.luh2016.org/
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The 6th International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture will be held in Athens, Greece, from June 20th to 25th, 2016. The event is organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Laboratory of Floriculture & Landscape Architecture of the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA). Under the theme “Landscape and urban horticulture in pursuit of social, environmental and economic wellness” the event will particularly look at urban aesthetic, environmental and social implications and solutions to problems. For more information click here.

NutriFood 2016

What Event
When 26th to 27th Jun 2016
Where Toronto, Canada (CAN)
More Info http://www.health3000.org/nutrifood/
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The International Conference on Advances in Human Nutrition , Food Science & Technology 2016, will take place in Toronto, Canada from June 26th to 27th. It will focus on the trends and new developments in research on food science and human nutrition. The conference will offer opportunity for scientists and academic researchers, but also nurses, chefs, food industry specialists and others to exchange knowledge and build a professional network. Especially attractive for young researchers is the opportunity to forward papers to a reputed journal and the chance of winning an award. Submission of papers will be accepted until May 15th, and submission of abstracts until April 15th 2016. Please note that post conference tours will be offered on June 28th. Please click here for further information.

Conference on Critical Foodscapes: what does the future hold for urban gardening?

What Conference
When 7th Jul 2016
Where University of Warwick , United Kingdom (GBR)
More Info http://www2.warwick.ac.uk
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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

- education

- environmental sustainability

- economic sustainability

- emergency food aid

 

Deadline of abstract submissions is April 11th, 2016. Click here for more information.

11th International Symposium on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology

What Symposium
When 17th to 21st Jul 2016
Where Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany (DEU)
More Info http://plum2016.bayoz.de/
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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.

4th International Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) Conference

What Conference
When 22nd to 26th Aug 2016
Where Nairobi, Kenya (KEN)
More Info http://sasascience.org/conference/
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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.

The 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress

What Congress
When 7th to 12th Aug 2016
Where Ibadan, Nigeria (NGA)
More Info http://afrohort.org/
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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.

XVIth EUCARPIA Capsicum and Eggplant Working Group Meeting

What Meeting
When 12th to 14th Sep 2016
Where Kecskemét, Hungary (HUN)
More Info http://eucarpia2016.hu/
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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.

TROPENTAG

What Event
When 18th to 21st Sep 2016
Where Vienna, Austria (AUT)
More Info http://www.tropentag.de/
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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.

Rural transformation, agricultural and food system transition: Building the evidence base for policies that promote sustainable development, food and nutrition security and poverty reduction

What Event
When 19th to 20th Sep 2016
Where Rome, Italy (ITA)
More Info http://www.fao.org/economic/esa/esa-events/rtc/en/
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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.

5th Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (CAAAE)

What Conference
When 23rd to 26th Sep 2016
Where Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ETH)
More Info http://www.aaae2016.org/
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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.

2nd Asian Horticultural Congress - AHC2016

What Congress
When 26th to 28th Sep 2016
Where Chengdu, China (CHN)
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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.

34th Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) Conference

What Conference
When 3rd to 5th Oct 2016
Where Gauteng, South Africa (ZAF)
More Info http://eeasaconference2016.co.za/
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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.

The 2nd International Legume Society Conference

What Conference
When 12th to 14th Oct 2016
Where Tróia, Lisbon, Portugal (PRT)
More Info http://www.itqb.unl.pt/meetings-and-courses/legumes-for-a-sustainable-world
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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

III International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe - SHE2016

What Symposium
When 17th to 21st Oct 2016
Where Chania, Greece (GRC)
More Info http://she2016.org/
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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.

45th annual NAAEE conference & 13th annual research symposium

What Conference
When 18th to 22nd Oct 2016
Where Madison, Wisconsin, United States (USA)
More Info https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/conference
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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.

 

The Food Factor I Barcelona Conference

What Conference
When 2nd to 4th Nov 2016
Where Barcelona, Spain (ESP)
More Info http://foodfactor.org/
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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.

Biocontrol LATAM

What Event
When 15th to 17th Nov 2016
Where Campinas, São Paulo, , Brazil (BRA)
More Info http://www.newaginternational.com/index.php/conferences/our-conferences/489-biocontrol-latam-campinas-sao-paulo-brasil-15th-17th-november-2016
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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.

I International Symposium on Poverty, Hidden Hunger and Horticulture & VI International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies

What Symposium
When 20th to 25th Nov 2016
Where Cairns, Australia (AUS)
More Info http://www.istth2016.org/
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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.

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