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Montpellier

12 - 14 Dec 2016

ACSD 2016. © INRA

International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development Linking local and global dynamics

AC&SD 2016 will bring participants from all world regions to debate about the role of agricultural value chains in implementing global and local frameworks and partnerships for translating the Sustainable Development Goals into reality. Agricultural value chains form spaces where local and global challenges to sustainability connect and within which local and global actors experiment and negotiate innovative solutions.
Distinguished keynote speakers and up to 250 delegates, including key actors from developing countries and innovators from the field, are expected at the conference venue in Montpellier.

Updated on 09/28/2016
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This conference is organized by Cirad in partnership with AFD, Agropolis International, Agrinatura, AgroParisTech, the CGIAR consortium and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), IDS (University of Sussex), Inra, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro, the RIMISP, and Wageningen University, and with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Moringa Fund.

The conference aims at:

  • Nourishing the dialogue with decision makers for enriching policy and strategy formulation towards sustainable development, using agricultural value chains as effective levers for action;
  • Engaging further scientists and experts into innovative experiences for an inclusive and sustainable economy and in imagining new models of development;
  • Shedding light on new patterns of public/private partnerships and investments and on multistakeholder alliances for sustainable value chains.

Participants will be called to share knowledge, innovative practices and ideas through plenary sessions and a series of parallel sessions, where both communications and posters will be discussed on the following themes:

  • Performance and evaluation of agricultural value chains with respect to the SDGs;
  • Innovations and partnerships for transforming or setting up value chains;
  • Regulations for rebuilding public and collective action at different scales in support of the SDGs.

A first list of parallel sessions
Further information about the program will soon be online.

Register here
Early bird registration until 1st of November 2016

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