Non-AARES Events

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries are co-organising a conference - Tenure and UserRights 2018: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 (UserRights 2018) - in Yeosu, Republic of Korea, 10 - 14 September 2018.

 With both plenary and concurrent sessions, UserRights 2018 will cover the diverse elements of tenure and user rights, including history and experiences with customary and indigenous peoples’ tenure rights in fisheries, open access fisheries, input controls, output controls, rights in the post-harvest sector, competing fisheries stakeholders, multiple use in coastal zone management and rights, and social aspects of tenure and user rights in fisheries. UserRights 2018 will also look at the linkages between different types of tenure and rights-based approaches and how they contribute to achieving key SDGs.

What to do?

Please consider supporting our efforts to make this event successful by writing a case study or supporting one or more case study writers to participate in the UserRights 2018 conference. Participation is open and free to all, and that there is no registration fee. In return for your contribution to the conference, we offer to recognise your organisation as a supporter of UserRights 2018.

 For more information, please visit the conference website ( or contact the conference secretariat at

 Key deadlines include:

  • abstracts should be submitted by 15 June 2018
  • completed questionnaires by 15 July 2018
  • completed case study papers by 1 September 2018.

Directions for abstract, questionnaire, and case study paper submission can be found on the conference website (

See the University of Crete Summer School here

International Association of Agricultural Economists 30th International Conference, 28 July - 2 August 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Fourth Monash Environmental Economics Workshop

November 19-20, 2018
Call for Papers

We cordially invite you to submit theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of environmental and resource economics to the Fourth Monash Environmental Economics Workshop which will be held in Melbourne, on November 19-20, 2018, co-hosted by the Department of Economics and the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) at Monash University.
As in previous years, all papers will be presented in plenary sessions, with enough time for discussion. To assist in the organisation of the workshop, we ask you to submit a full paper or an extended abstract (of no more than 3 pages, and including title, author(s), research question and major findings) before September 30, 2018.
You can submit a paper/extended abstract through ConferenceMaker

Important Dates

* Deadline for submitting a paper or abstract: August 31, 2018
* Expected notification of the review outcome: September 15, 2018
* Deadline for confirmation of attendance: November 1, 2018
* Workshop: November 19-20, 2018

Registration, accommodation and travel

Registration fee:
there is no registration fee.

Accommodation and meals

The Department of Economics will fund accommodation in Melbourne (two nights) for presenters of accepted papers, as well as meals during the workshop and the workshop dinner. Travel costs: Thanks to the support of the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), there is a limited budget to fund presenters from developing countries in the Asia-Pacific who are currently living and working in the region and who will be travelling from their country to the conference. If awarded, funding will cover visa, flights and accommodation. If you would like to apply for funding please email before the deadline for paper submission.
Other participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.

AG Institute Conference
28-30 November 2018
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22nd International Farm Management Association Congress, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
3-8 March 2019

We invite you to participate in the 13th "International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks" (; also known as „Igls-Forum“) which is scheduled for February 18-22, 2019 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the small Bavarian city south of Munich on the northern edge of the Alps. Its traditional Bavarian flair, the beautiful surroundings, and the good travel connections make Garmisch-Partenkirchen one of the primary destinations not only for tourists but also for international conferences of all sizes. The Forum is endorsed by EAAE (European Association of Agricultural Economists) as one of its seminars, by IFAMA (International Food and Agribusiness Management Association) and other scientific associations. The call for papers is enclosed. Abstract submission deadline is October 12, 2018. Abstract submission and pre-registration of participants without presentation interest is through an informal e-mail to

It is the objective of the Forum to provide an interdisciplinary and creative discussion environment that generates new ideas for innovative and multidisciplinary research dealing with management, market, consumer, policy, organization, engineering, and related domains. Participation is limited to allow for a fruitful discussion environment.

We hope to meet many of you at this annual event for the intensive discussions it is known for.

Full info here

You may also check the "International Journal on Food System Dynamics" at which evolved from the Forum and consider it as an outlet for your publication interests.

Best regards,

Gerhard Schiefer and Jivka Deiters

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schiefer
Intern. Center for Food Chain and Network Research, University of Bonn
Meckenheimer Allee 174, D-53115 Bonn, Germany, Ph +49-170-7600957