Theme of this sumposium is "Social and technological transformation of farming systems: Diverging and converging pathways”.
In order to deepen our understanding of social and technological transformation, a diversity of perspectives on farming systems and different narratives of pathways will be addressed. Researchers and practitioners will come together from both natural and social science backgrounds who are new to systems thinking and who may be able to contribute constructively to lively debates on how we can design and deliver more sustainable farming and livelihood systems for the future.
The sub themes for the Symposium are:
- Innovation, knowledge and learning processes;
- Methodology and frameworks of farming systems transformation;
- Pathways towards sustainable agri-food systems – tensions or synergies?
- Emergence and application of new technologies;
- Enabling governance, policy and institutions
The call for Abstracts is now closed. Early bird registration ends 14 February 2016.