Conference Announcements


13th European Farming Systems Symposium

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 – Thu, 05 Jul 2018

The 13th European Farming Systems Symposium (IFSA – European Group) will be held in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, and hosted by the Lab. of Agricultural Extension, Rural Systems & Rural Sociology, Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, and Agricultural University of Athens.

For this Symposium, we welcome a diversity of perspectives on farming systems and different narratives of pathways. We would particularly like to attract researchers and practitioners from both natural and social science backgrounds who are new to systems thinking and who may be able to contribute constructively to lively debates on how we can design and deliver more sustainable farming and livelihood systems for the future.

Important dates

Proposal submission open: June 15, 2017

Deadline of proposal submissions: September 30, 2017

Decision of acceptation/rejection: 31 October, 2017

Deadline of full paper submissions: January 15, 2018

Decision of paper review: 31 March 2018

Deadline of revised paper submission: 15 May, 2018

Early bird registration closes: April 15, 2018

Registration closes: June 1, 2018

Symbosium Themes

Theme 1: Learning and knowledge systems, education, extension and advisory services

Theme 2: Agroecology and new farming arrangements

Theme 3: Integrating science, technology, policy and practice

Theme 4: Smart technologies in farming and food systems

Theme 5: Sustainable agrifood systems, value chains and power structures

European international farming system association
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International Conference Center of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh)

3 km south-east of the city of Chania, 13 km from the international airport and 1 km from the port
Chania, Chania