Monday, May 17, 2010

News Roundup - 5/17

Below is a collection of various news items of interest to AAEA members. Have something you would like included? Either mention it in the comments below, or e-mail and we'll include it in a future News Roundup.

Workshop on Farm and Food Policy and Obesity
The workshop will report findings of a four-year study regarding the effects of agricultural and food policies on obesity, including farm commodity program policies and related policies, agricultural research policies, and food and nutrition programs as covered by the U.S. Farm Bill and related legislation in the United States. The event will take place at the new UC Davis Conference Center on May 21–22.

Fifth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-V) in Kampala, Uganda
The major theme of the Conference is integrating Agriculture into the National Statistical System and sessions are planned on a variety of related topics of interest to agricultural economists. The conference will be held October 12–15, 2010. The deadline to submit abstracts for papers is May 31, 2010.

Africa Agriculture Geospatial Week (AAGW) 2010
The AAGW 2010 will not only bring together experts and practitioners working on cutting-edge agricultural applications of GIS and remote sensing data and technologies to advance agricultural development in Africa, but will also include a “GIS ShareFair”, a market place consisting of exhibitors, training sessions, and thematic workshops in addition to interactive presentation sessions and the third WhereCampAfrica. It will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 8–12.

American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) Conference
The emphasis of the conference will be on wine economics, but the program will involve non-economists and will be designed with a view to a mixed group of participants. It will be held on June 25–28 in Davis, CA. A three-hour pre-conference symposium will be held Friday, June 25, 2010 by the University of California Agricultural Issues Center and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science as a complement to the AAWE conference.

Call for Papers: Food Distribution Research Society 2010 Annual Conference
The FDRS 2010 Annual Conference is seeking papers on food marketing and food economics for presentation at its annual meeting on October 16–20, 2010 in Destin, Florida. The papers selected will be presented in concurrent sessions following a general session on Tuesday morning, October 19, entitled “Setting the Agenda for Food Marketing and Economics Research” organized by the Agribusiness, Food, and Consumer Economics Research Center (AFCERC) at Texas A&M University. The deadline for submission is June 30.

Call for Papers for NCERA-210 Annual Meeting
NCERA-210 is accepting abstracts of papers and organized symposia for presentation and discussion at its annual meeting December 7–8. They welcome abstracts on any topic dealing with cooperatives and related forms of businesses. The deadline for submissions is August 16.

IESC Looks for Consultants and Volunteers in Agribusiness
The International Executive Service Corps (IESC) is expanding its database of experts in the field of agribusiness, and they would like you to join their network. The IESC is a non-profit international development organization, which promotes stability and prosperity through private enterprise development. They are seeking volunteers and consultants for possible upcoming long-term and short-term agribusiness assignments around the world. They invite you to join IESC’s group of talented and experienced experts as they promote free enterprise and democracy worldwide.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of International Journal of Water (IJW), "The Science, Economics and Policy of Environment Flows"
The conflict between extractive and environmental use of surface water is growing and becoming a pressing issue as climate change threatens. This special issue will explore the science of establishing suitable flow regimes and the political, social and economic policy issues associated with restoring flow regimes in catchments fully allocated to extractive use. The deadline for submissions is November 30.

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