Dear colleagues,

I would like to share with you some very interesting events and calls just around the corner.


The 9th AIEAA Conference “Mediterranean agriculture facing climate change: Challenges and Policies” will be held in Bari-Valenzano on 10-12 June, 2020. In the coming decades, the entire Mediterranean region is expected to experience various climate impacts with diversified consequences on agriculture, depending on the adaptation capacities of different areas. Participants intending to present a contributed paper are requested to submit an extended abstract before February 9, 2020.

The second Food and Health Economics Workshop will take place at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) June 18 and 19, 2020. The Food and Health Economics Workshop brings together researchers from around the world working in the field of Food and Health Economics. The deadline to submit a research article is February 29, 2020. Preliminary versions of papers are accepted, but full papers will be given priority. Young researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Papers have to be sent to the following email address in pdf format: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The XVI Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, EAAE will take place in Prague – Czech Republic, from Tuesday, August 25 until Friday, August 28, 2020. The Local Organising Committee and the Programme Committee are striving to arrange a stimulating and innovative programme consisting of invited plenary presentations, invited panels, organised sessions, organised panels, contributed papers and posters as well as field trips. The Congress aims to stimulate interaction among a broad range of stakeholders of the food chain. In particular, policy makers, societal stakeholders and agribusiness representatives shall contribute to the programme through organised panels which have an open format and do not require a scientific paper. The deadline for Contributed Papers is January 31, 2020.

Next 13–15 May 2020 in GARGNANO – Garda Lake, Italy the seminar “THE WIND OF CHANGE OF SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS Sailing economic, governance, and policy perspectives will take place”. The objective of the seminar is to improve the understanding of sustainability standards and their effects on agricultural, food, and bio-based value chains. The seminar focuses on public and private sustainability standards.

The Rotterdam region will host the 30th edition of IFAMA. This prestigious conference will be held from 15-18 June 2020 and will focus entirely on present day and future challenges in the food sector. The full width of the sector will be addressed: from production to processing and from logistics to research. Set at multiple locations in the Rotterdam region, this conference will showcase all aspects of the food sector. 

The 3rd International Conference Insects to Feed the World 2020 will take place at the Québec Convention Centre in Canada, from June 2-6 2020. The conference program will be broad with topics including, but not limited to: Insect as food (ethno-entomology), Harvesting and traditional role of eating insects, Sustainable consumption and food security, Perception, marketing and economics, Insect production systems, Processing organic side streams, Optimization, engineering, automatation and security, Genetics, nutrition, physiology, health & ethics of edible insects, Waste management. Abstract submission deadline is March 5, 2020.

The Winter School on "Survey Design and Experimental Methods in Applied and Agricultural Economics" will be held in Arizona State University, USA next March 16-20, 2020. The main objective of the winter school is to deliver an organic treatment of theoretical and practical knowledge so as to enable participants to design surveys and employ experimental methods. More specifically, this school serves as an introduction to state-of-the-art methods to address marketing research questions related to preferences, willingness to pay, and choice. Underlying psychographic determinants are also covered. For more information, please contact Carola Grebitus (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Vincenzina Caputo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Dr. Clara Cicatiello and Dr. Mattias Eriksson will be the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on "The Challenge of Food Waste Reduction to Achieve More Sustainable Food Systems". This Special Issue seeks to push the research on the strategies that may be implemented at any stage of the supply chain to reduce the amount of food waste generated. Articles shall focus on food waste prevention strategies and actions, but studies dealing with a sustainable management of food waste, in line with the food waste hierarchy, may also be considered. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Finally, Dr. Daniela Martini and Prof. Davide Menozzi from the University of Parma will serve as guest editor of the Special Issue "Food Labeling: Analysis, Understanding, and Perception" for the Journal Nutrients. This Special Issue welcomes original research and reviews of literature focusing on: The analysis of the nutrient profile of products with different characteristics reported on the food labels (including but not limited to nutrition and health claims, organic, gluten-free); The nutrient profile underlying FOP nutrition labels and their graphical design in different countries; The consumers’ perception, knowledge and understanding of the information made on food; The impact of information on food labeling (e.g., front-of-pack information, serving size) on consumers’ willingness to pay and food choice; The attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, behavioral, and socioeconomic determinants regarding the use of food labels. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020. 


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