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Call for abstracts for the 13th European Farming Systems Symposium IFSA 2018, Chania, Greece – Symposium dates: July 1 – 5, 2018

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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, 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 (IFSA 2018 flyer).

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract (see Abstract Template) for one of the Themes at the symposium. Your abstract will be subject to peer review and on acceptance, you will be asked to submit a full paper. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 September 2017. We invite prospective participants to submit paper proposals (abstracts) following the attached Template. All proposals must clearly indicate the theme under which they fall.

Additionally, dialogue/open sessions proposals are welcome. Proposals by coordinators must also follow the attached Template. Participants, besides the coordinator, should not exceed 4 persons. All proposals must clearly indicate the theme under which they fall. Kindly submit your proposal by email at: by September 15, 2017.

The IFSA Steering Committee suggests submissions on the following themes (IFSA 2018 Themes):
1. Learning and knowledge systems, education, extension and advisory services
2. Agroecology and new farming arrangements
3. Integrating science, technology, policy and practice
4. Smart technologies in farming and food systems
5. Sustainable agrifood systems, value chains and power structures

Important dates:
Proposal submission open: June 15, 2017
Deadline of proposal submissions: September 15, 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

Conference Venue:
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (; email:

Conference chair: Professor Alex Koutsouris

For more information visit the conference site:

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June 15, Deadline Extension (Submission of abstracts) – FONCIMED Annual Seminar (Network – CIHEAM-INRA for research and exchange on Mediterranean land tenure)

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The 10th FONCIMED Annual Seminar «Land tenure as an asset for territorial development and the sustainability of rural communities?» will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 2-4 November 2017.

Four axes will structure the Seminar and all contributions should fall within one of them.
1. New forms of land acquisition, seen from a resilience/ development perspective (cooperation, multi-partnership) and based on efficient utilization of territorial resources
2. Re-territorialization of agriculture considered at the level of (a) local action, with discussion of the viability and location of smallholdings as regards local-based food production systems and emerging territorial synergies, and (b) public policy (national, regional, municipal), where discussion will focus on their potential to support the re-territorialization of agriculture.
3. Links between the re-territorialization of agriculture and environmental considerations at the farm and territory levels. Notions such as environmental capital, ecosystem services, environmental impact, etc. can be brought in to suggest new analytical frameworks or new areas of study.
4. Land as a common good, considered in relation to the issues of responsible territorial governance (pastoral areas, undivided areas, oases, etc.).

Address for abstract submission:

Important dates:
15 June – deadline (Submission of abstracts)
30 June – Notification of acceptance
Starting from 30 June – Registration to the Seminar

The Seminar will he held for two days and the program will be structured around the four axes described above and an opening session. The third day will be dedicated to an on-site visit.

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23rd European Seminar on Extension (and) Education

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