is organized around the major theme of Agriculture for Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities for a new ‘Green Revolution’
and will feature some of the work supported by GDN and its Regional Network Partners, as well as research studies from all over the world.
In light of the challenges of economic, social and environmental sustainability facing agricultural and food systems, the conference aims at a better understanding of the nature, role and prospects of agricultural development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda and the new international climate agreement. It aims to provide a unique opportunity for researchers, policy makers and development practitioners to answer challenges of agricultural development in all its forms and to outline new solutions for developing countries. There is a tremendous need for South-South learning and knowledge cross-fertilization on these issues, which the Annual Conference would facilitate.
The conference is organized around a competitive call for sessions and papers, in addition to our annual Global Development Awards and Medals Competition. It showcases the research and development work conducted by young researchers from developing countries through presentations, discussions and posters exhibition.
The main theme of the Conference includes interrelated issues, each of them calling for a variety of disciplinary approaches. The competitive call for proposals will be structured around four main interrelated sub-themes:
- Food security and nutrition;
- Environmental challenges and natural resources management;
- Economic, social and political transformations: effects and impact of agricultural
- Financial and technological innovations: which new tools for the next ‘Green Revolution’?