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Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Food Symposium (ISDA 2010)

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Following the meetings of the scientific committee, the following programme has been suggested:

Montpellier, France – Corum, June 28 – July 1, 2010

Facing the crisis and growing uncertainties, can science and societies reinvent agricultural and food systems to achieve sustainability?

Come exchange with researchers and actors from the whole world, around the evolution of innovation systems, to build together new perspectives for scientific agendas, and help renew actions and policies to better achieve sustainability.

Recognized personalities will present their views during key note lectures:
- Andy Hall (United Nations University) : Questions put at stake for innovation systems today
- Papa Seck (Africa Rice, ex-ADRAO): How to conceive innovating agricultural policies in Africa to feed this continent in a sustainable and sustained way?
- Juliana Santilli (Public Ministry, Brazil) : Innovating to enhance agrobiodiversity, recognize collective intellectual rights and enable more social equity
- Lawrence Busch (Michigan State University) : Acting sustainably: Governance through standards in a times of « corporate science »
- Robert Watson (DEFRA - University of East Anglia) : Renewing agricultural research

Parallel sessions will enable to discuss specific issues, by exchanging experiences with actors from the whole world
350 papers will be presented. Come discuss innovations for agroecology and ecological intensification, producer inclusion and social equity, adaptation strategies facing change, social construction of standards, participatory research, etc.

During round tables, key stakeholders will share their practices and reflections on the challenges research is currently facing.
Parallel round tables:
- Innovation systems in practice: challenges and perspectives. Organised with the World Bank
- Innovation policies: case of the Mediterranean region. Organised with OECD, IFAD and ArimNet
- Regional dynamics of innovation. Organised in partnership with the Languedoc-Roussillon region and the PSDR project (Pour et Sur le Développement Régional – On and For Regional Development).
Final round table : Perspectives to reinforce links between research and action in innovation systems


The Symposium will be held from June 28 to July 1.

Expected diffusion:
Papers will be published on a CD-Rom which will be distributed during the conference and then posted on-line as the conference proceedings.

For each session, agreements will be engaged to publish special issues in international journals (English-, French- and Spanish-language journals).

A special book will be published to present a global view of issues dealing with innovation and sustainable development, including key note lectures and the syntheses of round tables and parallel workshops.

We will invite representatives of the general press as well as of professional reviews dealing with political issues or with advisory and support services. The results of the symposium will also be used in training workshops and research schools to feed reflection on research methods and practices in Northern and Southern countries.

Project Number : 07045

Year : 207

Type of funding : AAP

Project type : AAP

Research units in the network : DIADE GREEN CEE-M MOISA

Start date :
01 Dec 2007

End date :
31 Dec 2010

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Project leader :
Hubert Devautour

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Budget allocated :
30000 €

Total budget allocated ( including co-financing) :
30000 €

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