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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

2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference (Spain)


The 2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference is organized for researchers and participants to look into the new trends of maintaining crop production to feed the world growing population. The Conference is entitled "Climate ready resource use-efficient crops to sustain food and nutritional security".
 
This conference will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity into the future.
 
Topics to be discussed:

1. Increased agricultural uncertainty
2. Modelling and its application
3. Abiotic stress
4. Effects of CO2 on plant growth
5. Impacts on nutrition, quality and resource use efficiency
6. Plant-microbe interactions
7. Innovative agronomic and breeding practices
8. New crops for a new climate
The deadline for abstract submission is October 17, 2016
 
For more information, please visit:
 
Date:26/03/2017 00:00
Location:Meliá Sitges, Spain

The 3rd International Conference on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences (Singapore)


The 3rd International Conference on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences will be held from February 21st to 23th, 2017 in Singapore.
 
Scholars, researchers and practitioners involved in environmental and earth sciences including Geosciences, ecology, climate change, ecosystem, and soil science are welcome to attend this international encounter. 

Don’t miss the chance to submit your proposal before November 10, 2016.
For more details, please visit: http://icbens.org/
Date:21/02/2017 00:00
Location:Singapore

18th International Conference on Land Management and Economic Development (US)


The 18th International Conference on Land Management and Economic  Development to be held in Miami invites authors, scientist, researchers and research scholars to participate in this conference to exchange and to share their experiences on  all aspects of Land Management and Economic Development. It is a two-day conference and the topics to be covered are the following:
  • Environmental and Ecological Systems
  • Landscape and Ecological Engineering
  • Biosystems and Environment
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Ecological Systems
  • Ecosystems analysis and protection
  • Ecotoxicology, Energy and environment
  • Environmental friendly materials
  • Environmental integrated management

Deadline for Paper submission is August 31,2016. Participation fees: Non-Student Oral/Poster Presenter  (450 EUR) 
Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration (350 EUR)
Listener Registration (250 EUR)

For further information, please visit: http://waset.org/conference/2016/12/miami/ICLMED 

Date:05/12/2016 00:00
Location:Miami, USA

2016 Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) African Conference (Kenya)


The theme of this Conference is "Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa" and the topics for discussion will focus on Africa’s contribution towards evidence on best practices for ecosystem management and restoration. Also, various decisions will be taken on the ecosystem services particularly towards the realization of sustainable development goals.
The conference has as its goal to accelerate collaboration in Africa on the science, policy and practice of the Ecosystem Services concept and initiate a strong Africa Ecosystem Services Network.
The participation fee for aspiring attendees are as follows: Normal Fee (395 USD), ESP paying member (individual or Institutional) (325 USD), Low-income country delegate 230 (USD), Student (170 USD).
 
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/2bbuoSE
 
Date:21/11/2016 00:00
Location:Nairobi, Kenya

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

Green Motions Film Festival on Sustainability And Environmental Issues (Germany)


Green Motions Film Festival will take place from November 11 to 13 in Freiburg, Germany.

Film makers from around the world will present their films showing solution-oriented and constructive films thus raising awareness about sustainable thinking and demonstrating positive examples. The festival will also feature the films about climate refugees who had to migrate due to destruction of the environment in their home countries.

You have also the chance to attend this festival and watch these inspiring movies.

For more details, please visit: http://greenmotions-filmfestival.de/en/#competition 
Date:11/11/2016 00:00
Location:Freiburg, Germany

International Crop Science Conference & Exhibition (India)


An International Crop Science Conference & Exhibition will be held from November 10 to 11 in Gao, India. This international meeting will focus on global market, formulation technology innovations, biostimulants, plant health, nutrition & crop enhancement, seeds and fertilizers.
 
This conference targets experts in crop science as well as professionals and researchers in producing & distributing of biopesticides, seeds and micro-nutrients.
 
For more information, please visit: http://pmfaiicsce.org/
Date:10/11/2016 00:00
Location:Goa, India

International Conference on “Integrated Land Use Planning for Smart Agriculture” (India)


International Conference on “Integrated Land Use Planning for Smart Agriculture” at will be held  from November 10 to 13, 2016 in Nagpur, India. The conference will deliberate on various emerging issues and the agenda for sustainable land management.
 
This international event will bring together around 1,000 delegates from different parts of India and from abroad.
 
The following topics are in the focus of the conference:
 
- Technological advances for assessment and evaluation of soil and land resources in different agro-ecological settings;
- Land quality, abiotic stress management and challenges for resilient agriculture that meet aspirations of growing populations;
- Land use synergies and landscape approach in land use planning for climate smart agriculture;
- Land use policy interventions and challenges for sustained global food security.
 
Registration for the conference is open.
Date:10/11/2016 00:00
Location:Nagpur, India

The 11th Annual Columbia International Investment Conference (U.S.A.)


The Columbia International Investment Conference is hosting their 11th annual conference entitled "Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Natural Resources: From Consensus to action". The conference promises to offer a high level opportunity for the participants to explore the complex challenges of the Paris agreement concerning sustainable development, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the real challenges facing developing countries.

The following current issues will be discussed at the conference: how to manage land use to mitigate climate and environmental impacts, how to maximize benefits for sustainable development and how to develop international legal frameworks which could be implemented by global governance to support national-level actions will be addressed.
For more information, please visit conference page
Date:02/11/2016 00:00
Location:New York, U.S.A.

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

International Conference on Ecological Sciences (France)


SFecologie 2016 conference in France wishes to promote and support exchanges around the latest developments in research and the most exciting challenges raised from the different disciplines of ecology, sharing scientific evidences, confronting experiences, developing collaborations around the world.
 
The 4-day program will be extensive, with about 500 oral contributions and 400 posters covering most conceptual domains of ecology.
 
Submissions is opened for a wide range of topics relevant for environmental field, including Agricultural ecology, Conservation biology, policies and management, Global change, Landscape ecology, Macro-ecology & biogeography, Restoration ecology, Soil ecology, biogeochemistry and plant-soil interactions.
 
Deadline for registration for this conference is September 15, 2016
 
French Version
La conférence internationale d’écologie scientifique de la Société Française d’Ecologie (SFÉ) se tiendra du 24 au 28 octobre 2016 à Marseille-France. Sfécologie 2016 privilégiera et encouragera les échanges autour des dernières avancées scientifiques, ainsi que les défis les plus prometteurs émergeant des différentes disciplines de l’écologie.  Nous allons partager nos résultats tout en confrontant nos expériences, et en développant des collaborations mondiallement.
Fin des inscriptions: 15 Septembre 2016
Date:24/10/2016 00:00
Location:Marseille, France

18th International Conference on Land Degradation and Sustainable Soil Management


This conference will focus on the premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Land Degradation and Sustainable Soil Management.
Authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Land Degradation and Sustainable Soil Management are very welcome for presentation at the conference.
Final Paper Submission Date: September 24, 2016
 
For further information, please visit:
 
 
 
Date:24/10/2016 00:00
Location:Paris-France

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 5th Regional Universities Forum Biennial Conference (South Africa)


The 5th Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM) Biennial Conference will take place from October 17 to 21 in Cape Town, South Africa.
 
This meeting will focus on "Linking Agricultural Universities with Private Sector, Governments and other Stakeholders in support of Agricultural Development in Africa".
 
The conference will offer a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned bringing together stakeholders from academic field, industry and business across the Africa  
 
 
 
Date:17/10/2016 00:00
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

7th Global Summit on Agriculture & Horticulture (Malaysia)


The 7th Global Summit on Agriculture and Horticulture will be held this October in Malaysia on the theme "Global Impact of Agriculture and Climate Change". Experts, researchers, scholars, authors and students are all invited to participate in this conference. The areas of discussion will be Agricultural Production Systems, Agricultural Laws and Policies, Horticulture, Organic Farming, Pesticides and Fertilizers, Soil and Crop Sciences, Food Security, Forestry, Agronomy, and Environmental Management.
Deadline for Abstract and Manuscript submission is August 31, 2016. 
 
Date:17/10/2016 00:00
Location:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

    34th Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa Conference (South Africa)


    The 34th Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) Conference continues this annual event on environmental learning and education for sustainable development in Southern Africa, and will take place from October 3rd to 5th in Johannesburg, South Africa.
     
    It will bring together practitioners, officials and funders from Africa and beyond to share ideas, reflect on their practices, extend their frameworks and networks, and strengthen environmental education initiatives within and between their respective countries.
     
    Registration is open until August 31st, 2016.

    For more details please visit: http://eeasaconference2016.co.za/
    Date:03/10/2016 00:00
    Location:Johannesburg, South Africa

    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 African Green Revolution Forum (Kenya)


    Organizations, graduate and post graduate students, experts, scientist and researchers involved in agriculture and food security are welcome to attend the African Green Revolution Forum in Nairobi from September 5 to 9, 2016.
      The aim of this international encounter with high profile speakers and guests is to bring representatives of different sectors to advance the policies and secure the investments that will ensure a better life for millions of Africa’s farmers and families—and realize the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Register now for this event that will be held in the UN Campus in Nairobi, and get this opportunity to hear from high profile speakers such as the UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon and the President of the Republic of Kenya H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta.
     
    For more details please visit: http://agrf.org/
    Date:05/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Nairobi, Kenya

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