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Capacity Building Events

XVIth World Water Congress


The International Water Resources Association is organizing the 16th World Water Congress hosted by the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) and the National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities (ANEAS).  Participants will discuss ways of advancing water resources knowledge, policy and management around the world.

Find more details at: http://www.iwra.org/index.php?page=223.

Date:29/05/2017 00:00
Location:Cancun, Mexico

International Conference on Pulses for Nutritional Security and Agricultural Sustainability (India)


The International Conference on Pulses for Nutritional Security and Agricultural Sustainability will be held from November 12 to 14 in New Delhi, India.
 
Researchers, policy makers and executives, extension workers, traders and entrepreneurs are welcome to attend this international event and get the opportunity to discuss nutritional security and environmental sustainability through pulses and crops productions and to draft a consensus road map for sustainable production of vegetables.
 
For more information please visit: http://www.isprd.in/pdf/pulscon_040715.pdf
Date:12/11/2016 00:00
Location:New Delhi, India

CropWorld Global 2016 (Netherlands)


Scientists, policy makers and researchers are welcome to attend the 2016 Global CropWorld event. This international meeting on crop production, protection and agricultural technology will be held from October 24 to 25 in Amsterdam. It aims to foster exchange on latest development in crop production. There will be an exhibition and exchange among participants in crop production fields including crop protection, products water and irrigation supply chain management, seeds, soil management, packaging, labelling and storage, regulatory, market access and legal advisory, research institutions, precision farming and agricultural Information and Communications Technologies, waste management and storage.
 
For more details, please visit: http://www.cropworld.com/exhibit/
Date:24/10/2016 00:00
Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands

3rd International Symposium on Horticulture (Greece)


The 3th International Symposium on Horticulture is jointly organized by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) and the Cyprus University of Technology.
 
This event will bring togather scientists, researchers, teachers and students to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas on Horticulture Sciences including genetics and breeding, ecophysiology and stress physiology, genomics and biotechnology, hort crops quality and post-harvest technology.
 
Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2016.
 
For more details, please visit:http://she2016.org/
Date:17/10/2016 00:00
Location:Chania, Crete (Greece)

The Third World Meeting on Terraced Landscapes


Participants to the Third World Meeting on Terraced Landscapes will get a profound insight into the remarkable heritage of terraced landscapes in Italy and in the surrounding countries of the Mediterranean basin and central Europe. This conference will provide a powerful impetus for international efforts to protect and value terraced landscapes. The benefits of caring for terraced landscapes extend to cultural and historical value, environmental and hydrogeological functions, quality of life, community empowerment and sustainable development. Find out more about the conference at: http://www.terracedlandscapes2016.it/en/.
Date:06/10/2016 00:00
Location:Padua, Italy

4th International Educational/Serious Game Competition


The competition will be held at the University of Paisley in Scotland alongside the 10th European Conference on Games Based Learning. To attend you have to submit a game developed by you and pursuing educational goals, including environment protection. The game should be in a development state and engage the player for at least 10 minutes.
 
Deadline for the first round of submissions is June 17, 2016.
 
Date:06/10/2016 00:00
Location:Paisley, Scotland

9th European Conference on Pesticides and Related Organic Micropollutants in the Environment (Spain)


Experts and professionals, researchers and students are welcome to attend the 9th European Conference on Pesticides and Related Organic Micropollutants in the Environment from October 4 to 7, 2016 in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA.
 
The aim of this international event is to provide a communication forum for the exchange of knowledge and technology among scientists interested in the Analysis of Pesticides and related Organic Emerging Pollutants in Environmental and Food/Feed matrices, promote collaboration and transfer of knowledge and to encourage green analytical procedures.
    Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 10, 2016
     
    For more details, please visit: http://pesticides2016.es/
    Date:04/10/2016 00:00
    Location:SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain

    Workshop on Management of Innovation in the Agricultural Sector (Kazakhstan)


    The Workshop on Management of Innovation in the Agricultural Sector will take place from September 19 to 23 in Kazakhstan. Participation in this workshop is open for UK and Kazakh citizens.
     
    The workshop will use a holistic approach bringing together early career researchers and professionals from different fields including agriculture, development studies, management, economics, innovation, business, policy studies, sustainability and regional studies.
     
    The workshop's objective is to investigate causes of inefficiencies in innovation management in Kazakhstan and formulate solutions for making the agricultural sector more competitive.
     
    Costs related to the participation in the workshop, including: visa,  travel, accommodation and meals will covered by the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme. Application deadline is May 20, 2016
     
    For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/1QQvkI7
    Date:19/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Almaty, Kazakhstan

    Tropentag 2016: Solidarity in a competing world — fair use of resources


    The Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural and Natural Resource Management (TROPENTAG) is jointly organized by universities of Berlin, Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, Hamburg, ZALF e.V., ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic), BOKU Vienna (Austria) and the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF).
     
    This interdisciplinary conference focuses on resource management, environment, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, nutrition and related sciences in the context of rural development, sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation.
     
    Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 15, 2016
     
    Date:18/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Vienna, Austria

    4th International Conference on Sustainable Development (Italy)


    The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development has as its theme “creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".
     
    The conference will bring together scholars, teachers and practitioners of various disciplines promoting holistic approaches to finding solutions for environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges relevant for sustainable development. Participants will be offered a forum to share ideas, presenting their research results, and discussing most topical issues.
     
    For more details, please visit: http://www.ecsdev.org/index.php/conference
    Date:16/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Rome, Italy

    3rd Workshop of the Special Interest Group on Forestry (Poland)


    The 3rd Workshop of the Special Interest Group on Forestry will be held from September 15 to 16 in Krakow. Professionals and researchers involved in forestry and related fields are welcome to attend this workshop. It aims to improve the inventory methods, monitoring and management or protection practices used in the forests.
     
    The workshop will serve as a forum:
     
    • to demonstrate the potential of the new generation of platforms, sensors and software,
    • to present state of the art methods of data processing and integration,
    • to evaluate both benefits and limitations of the new technologies, and
    • to discuss future needs of forest related research sector and end-users.
    For more details, please visit: http://sigforestry2016.eu/
    Date:15/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Krakow, Poland

    Fourth International Conference on Biohydrology


    The 2016 international conference on biohydrology aims to provide a forum to discuss questions related to the interactions between biotic systems and hydrology. Experts from ecology, hydrology, geography, soil science, environmental sciences, biology, geomorphology, forestry and similar are highly expected at this event, so they can contribute to an interdisciplinary discussion. Find out more at: http://www.biohydrology2016.es/event_detail/3577/detail/4-th-international-conference-en-biohydrology.html
    Date:13/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Almeria, Spain

    8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (UK)


    This conference will bring together scientists and  engineers from around the world searching for solutions related to scour and erosion. Participants will get opportunity to exchange ideas and shear their advances in research and practice.
     
    Deadline for submission of abstracts is June 1, 2016.
     
    For more details, please visit: http://www.icse2016.com/
    Date:12/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Oxford, United Kingdom

    The 4th Plant Genomics Congress (U.S.A)


    The 4th Plant Genomics Congress will be held from September 12 to 13 in Philadelphia, U.S.A..
     
    The event focuses on regional and model crops such as wheat, corn, barley, sorghum, arabidopsis and soybean.
     
    This international meeting targets scientists working in all areas of plant research, including molecular marker development, breeding, crop improvement, the plant/soil microbiome, disease/stress resistance, evolution studies and gene editing techniques  utilizing NGS, ‘omic’ technologies, phenotyping, epigenetics, bioinformatics and data analysis to further plant research.

    For more information please visit: http://www.globalengage.co.uk/plantgenomicsusa.html
     
    Date:12/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Philadelphia, United States

    1st International Conference on Sustainable Water Processing (Spain)


    Researchers, scientists and engineers from water processing and associated industries as well as representatives of government organizations, international agencies and aid organizations are welcome to attend the first international conference on sustainable water processing from September 11 to 14 in Sitges (Spain).
     
    This international event is an opportunity to discuss water management and related topics.
     
    For more information please visit: http://sustainablewaterprocessing.com/
    Date:11/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Sitges, Spain

    International Conference on "Growing Landscapes - Cultivating innovative agricultural systems"


    From September 5 to 9, the European Society for Agronomy (EAS) will host the 14th international conference on "Growing Landscapes - Cultivating innovative agricultural systems".

    The main focus of the conference is agriculture as the dominant use of land in Europe. The event will bring together experts from research and practice to exchange the latest findings in the area of agronomic research, build new networks and collaborations and explore relationship between land and food in Scotland.

    The conference will take place in Edinburgh and will be focused on topics such as crop production, soil management, climate change, Landscape management for food and ecosystem services.

    For more information please visit: http://esa14.org.uk/
    Date:05/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016


    The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development. It represents an opportunity to work together to create good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both the responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.

    The Forum is a hub of public debate, bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss the world’s most pressing conservation and sustainability challenges. It includes many different types of events from high level dialogues to training workshops which explore the depths of conservation and innovation.

    For more information please visit: http://www.iucnworldconservationcongress.org/
    Date:01/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Hawaii, USA

    EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change


    EcoSummit 2016 will centered on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Focus will be placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure. Proposals should be submitted by 31 July 2015. For more information please visit: http://www.ecosummit2016.org
    Date:29/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Corum Convention Centre, Montpellier (France)

    EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change


    The 5th International EcoSummit Congress entitled “Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change” will be held at the Corum Convention Centre, Montpellier from August 29 to September 1, 2016. EcoSummit 2016 will mainly focus on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Participants will also discuss terrestrial restoration against massive demand for food and intensified agriculture in the context of fragile ecosystems, forests and marginal lands. Find out more details at: http://www.ecosummit2016.org/
    Date:29/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Montpellier, France

    The 5th International EcoSummit Congress, EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change


    The 5th International EcoSummit Congress, EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change, will take place at The Corum Convention Centre, Montpellier from 29 August – 1 September 2016. Focus will be placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure. Agro-ecology, arid lands and desertification, climate change and ecological complexity are amongst the topics to be discussed at this conference.

    Further details are available at: http://www.ecosummit2016.org/

    Date:29/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Montpellier, France

    The 35th International Geological Congress (IGC)


    The Council for Geoscience, together with the Geological Society of South Africa and other collaborators from academia and industry are holding the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC). This conference has as its main objective contributing to the advancement of fundamental and applied research in the geological sciences and to provide a general assembly of geoscientists, as well as to span a wide range of geoscience disciplines, where ideas and information can be freely exchanged. Emphasis will be laid on the geological specialties or challenges of the host country or region. Read more: http://www.35igc.org/
    Date:27/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Cape Town, South Africa

    International Conference on Clean Water, Air & Soil (CleanWAS 2016)


    The International Water, Air and Soil Conservation Society is hosting the CleanWAS 2016 conference in Beijing, China. At this event, leading researchers, engineers and academicians from interdisciplinary fields of environmental sciences around the globe will share and take away expertise as well as ideas aiming to a clean environment. Read more at: http://www.cleanwas.aconf.org/en-us/
    Date:26/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Beijing, China

    2nd Indonesia International Agricultural Chemicals, Fertilizer & Pesticide Exhibition 2016


    The International Agricultural Chemicals, Fertilizer Pesticide Exhibition 2016 (INAGRICHEM) will take place from August 25 to 27 in Jakarta. If you are interested in Agricultural equipment, technology, and machinery, then this event will be of interest to you.

    For more information please visit:http://www.inagritech-exhibition.net/#axzz47VzMft33
    Date:25/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Jakarta, Indonesia

    International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering (Malaysia)


    An International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering (CAFEi2016) will be held from August 23 to 25, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
     
    The conference with the motto “Sustaining Agriculture, Preserving Life” brings together researchers, experts, government officials, businessmen, architects and journalists to discuss and share their solutions contributing to sustainable agriculture, land management and food security. 
     
    For more details, please visit: http://www.cafei.upm.edu.my/home.php
    Date:23/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    World Congress of Food Science and Technology (Ireland)


    The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) will host the 18th World Congress of Food Science and Technology from August 21 to 25 in Dublin.
     
    The objective of this international meeting is to reflex on strategies and programmes to increase the safety and security of the world’s food supply. It also aims to reinforce the food science and technology’s role to achieve food security and communities sustainable development.

    For more details, please visit: http://www.iufost2016.com/about_iufost.html
    Date:23/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Dublin, Ireland

    The First Author Meeting for the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Bonn)


    Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) invites governments and other relevant stakeholders to nominate experts to participate in the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services that will be held on August 15 - 19, 2016 in Bonn, Germany.

    Nominees should have expertise in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities, represent or have expertise in indigenous and local knowledge systems, or be policy experts and practitioners.

    More details are available at http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&id=e546c21a52

     

    Date:15/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Bonn, Germany

    7th International Crop Science Congress (China)


    This Congress titled "Crop Science - Innovation and Sustainability" brings together international scientists and experts in crop, soil and agricultural sciences. The congress will focus on such topics as crop germplas and evolution, clop genetics, crop biotechnology, breeding and seed production, agronomy, climate change and sustainability.
     
    The congress will be hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Crop Science Society of China.
    For more details, please visit: http://www.7icsc.com.cn/
    Date:14/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Beijing, China

    3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress (Nigeria)


    The 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress will be hosted by the Nigerian Society for Horticultural Sciences and will take place under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Science.
     
    The congress aims to bring together scientists in the field of Horticultural Science and related disciplines to reflex on new strategies and to share knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the African continent.
     
    Deadline for abstract submissions: May 15, 2016
    For more details, please visit: http://afrohort.org/
    Date:07/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Ibadan, Nigeria

    The scoping meeting for the thematic assessment of Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (Bonn)


    Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) invites governments and other relevant stakeholders to nominate experts to participate in the workshop to further scope the thematic assessment of the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity  that will be held on August 2-4, 2016 in Bonn, Germany.

    Nominees should have expertise in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science or humanities, represent or have expertise in indigenous and local knowledge systems, or be policy experts and practitioners.

    More details are available at http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&id=e546c21a52

    Date:02/08/2016 00:00
    Location:Bonn, Germany

    International Youth Symposium on Creative Agriculture (Indonesia)


    The International Youth Symposium on Creative Agriculture (IYSCA) is an opportunity for university students to exchange ideas and share experiences regarding agriculture and sustainable land management
    For more details, please visit: http://www.iaasipb.org/iysca-2016/
    Date:27/07/2016 00:00
    Location:Bogor, Indonesia

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