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Agricultural Economics Society Annual Conference 2014

The Agricultural Economics Society's 88th annual conference will be held at AgroParisTech, Paris, from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th of April, 2014.
 

Confirmed events

Day 1 (Weds 9th April) Joint Meeting between AES and SFER

(Les défis de l'agriculture européenne face au changement climatique)

Invited speakers from France and the UK; panel discussion including responses from public institutions and industry. Post-conference Reception at AgroParisTech. UPDATE: Draft programme now available.
 

Days 2 and 3 (Thurs 10th & Fri 11th April) AES Conference

Conference Summary - final

Full Conference Programme - final

 
Keynote speakers, symposia, contributed papers, discussion papers, workshops and poster sessions.

Presidential Address - Steve Wiggins, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute, UK: African agricultural development: lessons and challenges

Keynote Address - Will Martin, Development Research Group, World Bank: Who will feed China in the 21st Century? 

 

Symposia

Big Data: Opportunities and challenges for policy, research and business

Organised by Alan Renwick, University College Dublin. More information can be found here

Trade and food security: when might developing countries need recourse to trade
policy instruments?

Organised by Jonathan Brooks, OECD, with contributions from Jonathan Brooks (OECD and Johns Hopkins
University SAIS-Bologna), Alan Matthews (Trinity College, Dublin), Jamie Morrison (FAO)
 
This symposium will discuss thecontribution that trade can make to food security, and some of the challenges that countries face in opening their markets. Particular attention will be paid to the circumstances under which developing countries may need recourse to trade policy instruments in order to address their food security concerns, and how those needs can be accommodated within WTO rules. The symposium will draw on recent and ongoing work at OECD and FAO, while bringing in independent perspectives.

Aspects of the new CAP and managing market risk

Organised by Grant Davies, Defra
 
The symposium will consider how measures within the next CAP interact with risk and the potential ‘crisis’ in agricultural markets. Presentations will cover reforms such as quota removal, potential use of the new crisis reserve and insurance schemes for farmers. The aim of the symposium is to provoke an evidence-based discussion around tools designed to manage market risk and their effectiveness, drawing out the implications for future policy-making in Europe.
 

Animal Welfare: Ethics, Policies and Trade

Organised by Wilfrid Legg, AES Honorary Secretary, former OECD Head of Agricultural Policies and Environment
 
What is the current state of play on the scientific and ethical issues of animal welfare, developments in domestic and trade policies,and the implications for research by economists? Presentations by Dr Jacques
Servière (Senior Scientist INRA and Scientific Advisor to the International Meat Secretariat) and Dr Leopoldo Stuardo (World Organisation for Animal Health, OIE).
 

Workshop: The economic contribution of traditional and local livestock breeds to rural development, resilience and performance

Organised by Bouda Ahmadi. The workshop seeks presentations that focus on how traditional and local livestock breeds can contribute to sustainable growth in the farm and rural economy. Further details can be found here; please contact the organiser if you are interested in participating.
 

Workshop: Uptake of low-carbon agricultural practices

Organised by Vera Eory. The objective of the workshop is to examine the complex pathways towards low-carbon farming practices, address evidence relating to current and potential uptake of these practices, explore the barriers to and the opportunities for change, and discuss the relevance of this knowledge for
improving policy assessment and for designing robust policies. Further details can be found here; please contact the organiser if you are interested in participating.
 
 
Useful information: 
 
The Annual Conference Dinner will be held in Paris and it is planned to have a post-conference event in Paris or surrounding area.  Please note that paper submissions are now closed.
 
Conference costs can be found here

Conference Bookings are now open: please follow this link

Accommodation in Paris - IBIS Hotel, Avenue d'Italie (3 metro stops from Agro Paris Tech) rooms held here until 14th February 2014.  Small hotels in Le Quartier Claude Bernard (recommended by Agro Paris Tech).
 
Joining InstructionsTravel to and from the airports and Eurostar.  Public transport in Paris - map.
 
 



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