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December 2016 Issue 25



2017 AAEA Annual Meeting:
Abstract Submissions Now Open

AAEA is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago. There are a number of ways to participate and get involved in the 2017 program. The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to organize a session, put together a pre- or post-conference workshop, and present your research. Please review the 2017 open calls for important criteria, submission information, and important deadlines. To submit an abstract, please visit the submission website

2017 Call for Abstracts: Selected Presentation Papers and Posters
AAEA seeks submissions for Selected Presentations for the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Selected Presentations are a submission category that represents both Selected Papers and Selected Posters. All submissions are reviewed and accepted together, and only after acceptance are the submissions designated as a paper or poster. At the time of submission, individuals will have the option for their submission to be considered as a poster-only. There is no paper only option.
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2017 AAEA Annual Meeting:
Award Nominations

Award Nominations are open for submission now through February 9. Award winners will be recognized at the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, during the AAEA Awards and Fellows Ceremony. Learn more about each annual award and how to submit a nomination at

Call for Proposals:
Organized Symposia
AAEA seeks submissions for Organized Symposia for the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Proposals are due by Thursday, January 12, 2017, and should be submitted using AAEA’s online submission system.
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New Section Announcement:
Specialty Crop Economics Section
The Specialty Crop Economics Section has just formed! This new section’s objective is to bring together and offer a forum for AAEA members interested in the topical areas of marketing and consumption, trade, policy, farm and agribusiness management, sustainability and risk management for specialty crops (fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, floriculture, and nursery crops). The section will recognize outstanding economic research and extension contributions related to specialty crops.

The section fee is $10 for regular members and free for student members. We encourage you to join and help shape the focus of this section!

People Section

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Other News

2017 Economics and Managements of Risks in Agriculture and Natural Resources Annual Meeting:
Call for Submissions
The SCC-76 “Economics and Management of Risks in Agriculture and Natural Resources” Group is soliciting submissions for the 2017 Annual Meeting, taking place March 30 – April 1, 2017 in Pensacola Beach, FL.
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Call for Papers and Symposia
NAREA 2017 Annual Meeting

Selected paper sessions, organized sessions, and a poster session allow scholars to share their current research. We are also experimenting this year with discussion symposia. We welcome submissions in all areas of environmental, natural resource, and agricultural economics. Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017. Abstracts can be submitted starting December 12, 2016.
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2017 EAAE in Parma, Italy:
Call for Contributions
Agri-food systems in Europe and elsewhere often face conflicting incentives and signals arising from markets and society, and need to make trade-offs. Sustainability advocacy groups are putting societal concerns like animal welfare, food safety, cultural heritage, food sovereignty, and carbon footprint on the agenda of policy makers and stakeholders in the food value chain. However, there are many challenges to overcome, especially when more sustainable food systems face conflicting goals, and households’ purchasing decisions are mainly price driven.
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IMMANA Fellowships:
Call for Applications
The Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce the third of four planned rounds of Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Emerging Leaders in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Research (IMMANA Fellowships), funded with UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID). For 2017-2018, IMMANA will award six 12-month post-doctoral fellowships to early career researchers who are using and developing or adapting these new methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
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