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• » International Seminar on Sustainable Land Use and the Food Chain (1–3 December 2011) – From the Producer to the Consumer –
Organisation/Location: ISSDA – International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture, Göttingen, Germany
Dates: Synthesis papers and proposals for contributions should be submitted for review before 15 October 2011 Website: http://issda.de/?page_id=13
• » IAMO Forum 2012: “Land Use in Transition: Potentials and Solutions between Abandonment and Land Grabbing” (20-22 June 2012) Conference Call
Organisation/Location: Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO) / Halle (Saale), Germany Dates: 20-22 June 2012
Deadlines:
– 18 No vem ber 2011: Dead line for sessi on proposals
– 9 De cem ber 2011: Notification of session proposals acceptance – 27 Ja nu a ry 2012: Deadline for paper proposals and mini-symposia – 16 March 2012: Notification of paper proposals acceptance
Website: http://forum2012.iamo.de
• » World Food Day Colloquium: 40 Years of Farming Systems Research for Food Security (November 11, 2011) Incl. Justus von Liebig Award for World Nutrition 2011
Organisation/Location: Food Security Center (FSC) in collaboration with the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics of the University of Hohenheim, Germany Dates: Friday, November 11, 2011 from 09:00 to 18:00
Website: https://fsc.uni-hohenheim.de
• » International Seminar on Sustainable Land Use and the Food Chain (1–3 December 2011) – From the Producer to the Consumer –
Organisation/Location: ISSDA – International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture, Göttingen, Germany
Dates: Synthesis papers and proposals for contributions should be submitted for review before 15 October 2011 Website: http://issda.de/?page_id=13
Details:
Invitation

The current food crisis in East-Africa and soaring food prices in many other parts of the world have drawn renewed international attention to the burning issue of food security. Food security issues are not only related to sustainable patterns of land use, although they form the basis of food production, but involve equally institutional, marketing and health aspects. It is in this context that the International Society for Sustainable Development and Agriculture in collaboration with the Georg-August-University Goettingen, the Faculty of Resource Management, HAWK University for Applied Sciences and Arts, Hildesheim/ Holzminden/Goettingen and the African Asian Studies Promotion Association organize in December 2011 in Goettingen, Germany an international seminar on sustainable land use and the food chain.

Agriculturists, economists, sociologists, policy planners, development specialists and NGO representatives are cordially invited to participate.

Information about the Seminar:

The seminar will be composed of general conference sessions, workshops and poster presentations. Conference language will be English. PowerPoint presentations are welcome. Synthesis papers and proposals for contributions should be submitted for review before 15 October 2011 to info@issda.de

Objectives:

• To review in both developed and developing countries recent features of food production and food consumption • To identify challenges for sustainable use of land and water resources
• To discuss the current patterns of consumer services and consumer behavior and identify ways and means for their improvement
• To establish an international forum of researchers and development functionaries concerned with the sustainable use of natural resources Mission:
ISSDA being a scientific and developmental organization is primarily interested in science-based and policy-related contributions in all areas of research on sustainable development so that a holistic view on land use, food security, resource management and renewable energy can be suggested for implementation

Conference Topics:
Contributions are requested from among the following themes and related topics:

1. Sustainable agricultural production

• New trends in crop research and practice
• New varieties, food fortification
• New methods (fertilization, crop rotation, pest- and disease control) • Small- versus large-scale animal production
• Eco-agriculture
• Principles, institutional framework
• International experiences
2. Food storage, preservation and preparation

• Post-harvest losses
• Food preservation
• Different scales (individual, commercial, industrial)
• Different products (grain, meat, vegetable, fruit, fish) • Different methods (drying, freezing, canning, bottling, fermenting) • Cooking techniques
• Home cooking, fast food
3. Food marketing

• Market organization
• Rural- retail-, wholesale-, supermarkets
• World market (monopolies, quarantine, diseases)
• Market information, price variations
• Grading, packaging, labeling
4. Food and health

• Food components (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals) • Bio-fortification (issues, techniques, prospects)
• Health hazards (bird flu, BSE, dioxin, EHEC)
5. Food aid and food security

• UN agenda on food policy and food security
• National food security missions in developing countries
• Right to food
Contact address:
Please send your correspondence, including your contribution and registration form by E-mail to info@issda.de. Further information can be obtained from Hans Meliczek, Goettingen, Chairman, ISSDA, Tel.: +49 551 56310, Fax: +49 551 531 2084

Website: http://issda.de/?page_id=13
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• » IAMO Forum 2012: “Land Use in Transition: Potentials and Solutions between Abandonment and Land Grabbing” (20-22 June 2012) Conference Call
Organisation/Location: Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO) / Halle (Saale), Germany Dates: 20-22 June 2012
Deadlines:
– 18 No vem ber 2011: Dead line for session proposals
– 9 De cem ber 2011: Notification of session proposals acceptance – 27 Ja nu a ry 2012: Deadline for paper proposals and mini-​symposia – 16 March 2012: Notification of paper proposals acceptance
Website: http://forum2012.iamo.de
Details:
Dear colleagues and friends,

we would like to draw your attention to the IAMO Forum 2012 with the theme “Land Use in Transition: Potentials and Solutions between Abandonment and Land Grabbing”. The conference will take place from 20 to 22 June 2012 in Halle (Saale), Germany.

Land use is receiving increasing attention due to its manifold repercussions on human wellbeing and the environment. The Forum will provide a platform for research that investigates the main trends and drivers of land use in transition economies of Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union, and East Asia. The conference contributions shall exploit a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to capture the prevalent changes and modifications of land use. These include agricultural abandonment and recultivation, changes in farm size and farmland fragmentation, the emergence of large-scale agricultural production units, extensification and intensification of agriculture, logging and forest transitions.

The IAMO Forum 2012 is jointly organized by the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (SILVIS Lab). The conference will feature distinguished and internationally renowned keynote speakers such as Klaus Deininger (World Bank), Helmut Haberl (Alpen-Adria Universität), Grigory Ioffe (Radford University), Max Spoor (The Hague-Erasmus University), Jo Swinnen (University of Leuven), and Peter Verburg (University Amsterdam).

The deadline for organized sessions is on 19 Nov 2011 and we welcome proposals for papers and mini-symposia until 27 January 2012. In order to facilitate the participation of talented young researchers we offer a limited number of travel/accommodation grants (depending on availability of funds). Please visit the conference homepage http://forum2012.iamo.de to find out more about the conference structure, deadlines, and contact details.

We are looking forward to receive your conference submission!

Best regards
IAMO Forum 2012 Organizing Committee

Landnutzung wirkt sich in vielfältiger Weise auf das Wohl des Menschen und die Umwelt aus und rückt deshalb zunehmend in den Fokus von Politik und Wissenschaft. Das IAMO Forum 2012 soll als Plattform dienen, aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse zu den wichtigsten Trends und Einflussfaktoren der Landnutzung in den Transformationsökonomien Osteuropas, der ehemaligen Sowjetunion und Ostasiens zu diskutieren. Die verschiedenen Konferenzbeiträge sollen die vorherrschenden Landnutzungsänderungen in einer großen theoretischen und methodischen Bandbreite erfassen. Dazu gehören die Stilllegung und Fragmentierung landwirtschaftlicher Flächen, Rekultivierung, landwirtschaftliche Betriebsgrößenänderungen einschließlich der Entstehung sehr großer Produktionseinheiten, Extensivierung und Intensivierung in der Landwirtschaft sowie Änderungen im Waldbestand.

Veranstalter des IAMO Forum 2012 sind das Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa (IAMO), die Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Geomatics Lab) und die University of Wisconsin-Madison (SILVIS Lab). Für die Konferenz konnten international anerkannte Referenten als Plenarsprecher gewonnen werden, darunter Klaus Deininger (Weltbank), Helmut Haberl (Alpen-Adria Universität), Grigory Ioffe (Radford University), Max Spoor (The Hague-Erasmus University), Jo Swinnen (University of Leuven) und Peter Verburg (University Amsterdam). Konferenzsprache ist Englisch.

Wissenschaftler, die zu den oben genannten Themen arbeiten, sind eingeladen, Vorschläge für „Organized Sessions“ (bis 19. November 2011) bzw. für Konferenzbeiträge und Mini-Symposien (bis 27. Januar 2012) einzureichen. Um die Teilnahme talentierter Nachwuchswissenschaftler zu erleichtern, bieten wir eine begrenzte Zahl von Reisekostenzuschüssen (vorbehaltlich Mittelzusagen).

Kontakt
Sabine Baum
Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa (IAMO) Theodor-Lieser-Straße 2
06120 Halle (Saale), Deutschland
Telefon: +49 345 2928 219
Fax: +49 345 2928 399
E-Mail: forum2012@iamo.de

Website: http://forum2012.iamo.de
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• » World Food Day Colloquium: 40 Years of Farming Systems Research for Food Security (November 11, 2011) Incl. Justus von Liebig Award for World Nutrition 2011
Organisation/Location: Food Security Center (FSC) in collaboration with the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics of the University of Hohenheim, Germany Dates: Friday, November 11, 2011 from 09:00 to 18:00
Website: https://fsc.uni-hohenheim.de
Details:
This year’s World Food Day Colloquium will discuss the farming systems approach under the aspect of its contribution to food security in the past 40 years and its future contribution to research and global food security as well as the necessity of a renewal of the farming systems perspective in light of the new challenges.

Venue: Universität Hohenheim; Schloss Hohenheim, Balkonsaal
On Friday, November 11, 2011 from 09:00 to 18:00
Organized by FSC in collaboration with the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics of the University of Hohenheim

Sponsored by the Foundation fiat panis
You can find more details under https://fsc.uni-hohenheim.de/

If you are interested to join, please be so kind as to inform us about your participation via email: fsc@uni-hohenheim.de

Website: https://fsc.uni-hohenheim.de
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Author: C. Whitney

I am an Independent consultant working with Organic farmers, wild collectors and conservation oriented communities in SE Asia. - Organic Consultant and Researcher, PhD candidate, Couchsurfing Ambassador, MOFGA Member, IFOAM Member, Organic Group Manager...

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