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

Category : Call for Papers

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: