Pre-Conference Workshops

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society

The 2018 Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018, as a pre-conference event of the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE 2018). The CAES aims to encourage and improve the study and interpretation of agricultural and resource economics with particular reference to the Canadian economy. The Society is comprised of members who are interested in agricultural and resource economics, providing opportunities for professional development and association among individuals making major contributions to solving important problems of the day.

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Rural Transformation in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Low-Income, Late-Transforming Countries Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Facilitated by TBC

This pre-conference symposium is convened by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets as the Second Annual Social Science Conference of CGIAR. 

Rural Transformation refers to the change (usually as part of an economy-wide process of structural transformation) of rural areas that are poor and largely based on agriculture to more diversified and prosperous ones. Countries undergoing the process in the 21st century face a different context than those that did so in the 19th or 20th centuries. Competition from foreign suppliers is tough, even in local markets in low income countries. Jobs for young people are scarce. Late-transformers lag, rather than lead, global technical innovation. Migration is risky. The challenges of late transformation are offset, at least partially, by benefits; to leap-frog technologies, to sell into distant markets, to use ICT for productive and social purposes, to deploy a more educated rural population, and to access flows of remittances. Researchers accordingly ask what role agriculture and food systems play in late-transforming countries, and what interventions can facilitate shared growth, better nutrition, and sound natural resource management as economies diversify.

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Food Systems Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Facilitated by TBC

This workshop will have two aims: 

(1) to provide early career professionals seeking a career in Food Systems Analysis the opportunity to interact and exchange views and advice on strategies for professional growth and enrichment with more senior academics and practitioners, and 

(2) to build understanding of issues, challenges, and opportunities for quantitative analysis of food systems. The workshop methodology will support both objectives simultaneously, aiming to sow the seeds of a theme-based professional development initiative under the IAAE. 

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Advancing Research on Nutrition and Agriculture Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Facilitated by Derek Headey, IFPRI

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20 Years of Value Chain Research. What Have We (Not) Learned? Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Organizer: Johan Swinnen (LICOS KU Leuven, FSE Stanford, Mercator Fellow Gottingen, CEPS)

This workshop brings together the world’s leading researchers and policy-makers on value chain
research, takes stock of what we have learned, what those insights imply for policy, identify what the
key issues (questions, methodology, regions, data, …) are for the future.

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Global Club of Agricultural Economics Administrators Workshop

Facilitated by Mary Bohman

USDA-ERS Workshop format:

Morning: Open workshop. More information coming soon

Afternoon: Closed meeting for the current and potential new members of the Global Club

Cost: No charge to participants

Conference Host: Secretariat: