The Annual Eurasian Food Security Conference brings together more than 150 participants each year.
Venue: Armenian National Agrarian University, Yerevan, Armenia
Date: October 29–31, 2019
Conference website: ecfs2019.org
Description: The Annual Eurasian Food Security Conference is a major event promoting food and nutrition security in the Eurasia region. It brings together more than 150 participants each year. The purpose of the conference is to provide an international collaborative platform by bringing together experts from regional and international organizations, scientific and educational institutions, and various governments to address regional food security concerns.
The first two days of the conference will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations, and a cultural program. The conference will cover a wide range of issues related to food security: digital agriculture, climate change, natural resource management for food security, among other topics. In addition, participants from different Eurasian countries will share their experience in addressing food and nutrition security challenges and discuss new policy approaches to promote high-value agriculture and policies regarding the use of sustainable agriculture practices.
The field trip program on the third day of the conference will provide an opportunity to explore best practices in food and nutrition security and at the same time enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Armenia! Conference participants will be able to join one of the five field trips offered. They will have a chance to visit a high-tech canning factory near Lake Sevan and a family-owned wine and brandy factory in the Ararat Valley, as well as one of the leading producers of brandy in Armenia based in Yerevan. Field trip options include a visit to Green Lane Training Center, where conference participants will learn about educational and research opportunities at this unique organic farm. A field trip is also planned to a new farm and veterinary service center in Kotayk province set up by the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD).
We hope that during your visit to Yerevan you will not only learn about food and nutrition security in Armenia, but also experience the unique culture, beautiful nature, and warm hospitality that the country is known for.
Agenda: You can access the preliminary agenda in the following link.
Terms of participation: The participation in the Conference is free and includes meals during the two days of the Conference, as well as one of the five field trips. The Conference participants are to cover their travel and accommodation expenses in Yerevan.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
This year you have the opportunity to become a conference speaker by sending your proposal to the Program Committee.
How to apply:
- Prepare the summary of your presentation in English or in Russian. The summary should be no longer than one page (A4) and should include: (i) goal of the research, (ii) research methods, (iii) description of stakeholders, (iv) main conclusions, (v) implications for food policy.
- Fill out the form below to apply to speak and add your summary in the respective field.
We encourage all applicants to submit proposals early. This will give organizers enough time to review all applications. Please note that we will be making a decision based on the information provided.
To register for the conference please fill the form on the conference website before October 14, 2019.