There are a number of great conservation agriculture conferences that are coming up within the next few months! They are a great way for professionals and academics involved in conservation agriculture and soil health issues to meet up, network with other professionals, gain a new perspective, and learn some new information about the world of conservation agriculture today. We highly encourage you to try to attend a few (or all) if your time permits! They are truly great opportunities.

This month, in just a couple of weeks, there will be a conference located in Kathmandu, Nepal from March 26-27 called “Frontiers in Conservation Agriculture in South Asia and Beyond” at Hotel Himalaya. This conference focuses on recent findings concerning conservation agriculture in South Asia, as well as other regions. They will have four themes that they will focus on throughout the conference; agriculture production technologies, economics, soil, and gender/food security/other issues. It cost $40 dollars to attend, as well as an additional fee for a field trip taking place on the 27th. Last day for paper submission is March 15th. For more information on the conference, see the link below.

“Frontiers in Conservation Agriculture in South Asia and Beyond” conference information

http://libird.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=440&Itemid=2

There will also be a conference in Nakuru, Kenya, October 20-25 called “Transforming Rural Livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation?” presented by the Soil Science Society of East Asia (EASSS) and the African Soil Science Society. It will focus on a number of different issues surrounding land and soil management issues within Africa. For information on paper deadlines, email soilseakenya@gmail.com. For more information, see the link below.

“Transforming Rural Livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation?” conference information

http://www.haw-hamburg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/FakLS/07Forschung/FTZ-ALS/Veranstaltungen/_PDF/SSSEA_and_SSSA_First_Announcement_-_November_2012.pdf

December 8 -13 there will be a conference located in Bangladesh called “Conference on Conservation Agriculture for Smallholders in Asia and Africa.” Topics for the conference include machinery, weed management, soil/water/agronomy, commercialization/adoption/continuous improvement of CA-based technologies, and policy/institutional framework. For more information you can e-mail Professor Dr. Richard Bell <r.bell@murdoch.edu.au> or Dr. Md. Enamul Haque <enamul.haque@ide-bangladesh.org>. More information will be posted about the conference as it gets closer to the conference date! For more information, see the link below.

“Conference on Conservation Agriculture for Smallholders in Asia and Africa” conference information

ftp://ftp.fao.org/ag/agp/ca/CA_CoP_May12/Garrity-keynote_4_18034.pdf

We will continue to post about new conferences as they begin to show up. For an up to date list of conservation agriculture conferences, feel free to check out our website http://conservationagriculture.mannlib.cornell.edu/

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