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WW | 7th International Conference on Localized Agri-food Systems: Challenges for the new rurality in a changing world


Tags: agri-food system, environment, geographic indication, innovation, rural, sustainable development

The European Research Group SYAL, the REDSIAL (Latin American Network on Localised Agri-food Systems) the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientist NJF, and Södertörn University welcomes you to the 7th conference on localized agri-food systems. The conference will be organized by Södertörn University, NJF, ERG SYAL and REDSIAL, and held in Stockholm the 8-10 of May 2016.

During the last decades, Localized agri-food systems (SYAL) have become increasingly important as tools for farmers, rural firms and consumers to meet market challenges and satisfy the rising demand for “food with a farmers face”. The potential contribution of localized agri-food systems to rural development by promoting economic development, social cohesion and counter-acting the demographic impact of agricultural modernization has also increased their political relevance. Previous research has addressed various aspects of the relationship between SYAL and geographical indications, as well as territorial, organizational and cultural issues, but there are still many unanswered questions and theoretical gaps to fill.

We welcome all topics related to the new rurality and localized agri-food systems.

The conference is conducted with financial and academic sponsorship from the Center for Baltic and Eastern European Studies CBEES, ENTER forum and Södertörn University.

Interested in participating?

Those wishing to participate should send their abstract to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Important deadlines

Submission of session proposals:1st of August 2015.

Session acceptance: At the latest 30th of August 2015

Submission of abstracts, 30th of January 2016 (abstracts must be maximumj 500 words)

Submission of full papers first version 1st of March 2016

Comments on full papers: 15th of March 2016

Submission of full papers final version (for proceedings) 30th of March 2016. (Final papers for proceedings are expected to be maximum of 10 pages including references - authors must deliver them in the conference template)

Conference fee and registration

The conference fee has been set to 260 Euros (early bird). Registration will be done by paying the fee and filling in the electronic form that will be published on this home page on January 30th, when the registration opens.

Late registrations (after 15th of April) will be charged additional 40 Euros.

The conference fee covers participation, excursion on the 8th of May, lunch and coffee, evening reception on day 2 and conference dinner on day 3. Travel costs and accomodation are not included in the fee.

Contact information

Paulina Rytkönen, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Event Informations

  • 08 May 2016 to 10 May 2016
  • Stockholm | Sweden
  • [Website]

Created 20.01.16 Updated 20.01.16