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The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Kazakh National Agrarian University (KazNAU) and the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) have announced an IAAE Inter-Conference Symposium:
"Agricultural Transitions along the Silk Road: Restructuring, Resources and Trade in the Central Asia Region" to be held in KazNAU, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 4–6 April 2016
The aim of this IAAE Inter-Conference Symposium is to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, discussion and networking that revives the traditional role of the Silk Road. The symposium will be structured around three sub-themes:
Researchers and scientists active in the wider Central Asian and Caspian Sea region with a background in agricultural economics, rural development, water management and related disciplines are invited to share and discuss their findings to better understand the complex issues, challenges and opportunities of agricultural development along the Silk Road. Based on the main theme of agricultural development and the previous sub-themes, the organizers invite contributions particularly on the following topics:
For more details please visit www.iamo.de/silkroad or view the detailed agenda at: https://www.conftool.net/silkroad2016/sessions.php
Interested in the event are invited to submit an extended abstract (2 pages) written in English language, explaining the core question(s), data and methods used, and findings, until 1 December 2015. Submissions of extended abstracts by researchers from Central Asia, as well as comparative and cross-country empirical, cross-sectional and longitudinal, and theoretical contributions are particularly welcome.
The ConfTool system for the abstract submission will be available soon at: http://www.iamo.de/veranstaltungen/agricultural-transitions-along-the-silk-road/submission-of-abstracts/
1 December 2015: Deadline for extended abstract submission
15 January 2016: Announcement of accepted papers
1 March 2016: Final registration to the conference
Contact and further information
The list of panel speakers can be found here http://www.iamo.de/veranstaltungen/agricultural-transitions-along-the-silk-road/panel-speakers/
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