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The Congress has been postponed

The EAAE Board, in consultation with the Local Organising Committee and the Programme Committee, regret to announce that due to the exceptional circumstances facing all of us, it will no longer be possible to hold the XVI EAAE Congress in August this year in Prague.

Holding the congress virtually has been considered, but given the length and complexity of the programme and that a key part of the Congress is the interaction with colleagues from across Europe, it was felt that the best option was to postpone the congress until July 20-23 next year. Whilst recognising there is still much uncertainty as to what the situation will be over the next 12 months, the Board feels this gives us the best chance of successfully holding a Congress in this cycle. Those who have submitted papers and proposed sessions for the Congress will shortly be informed by the Programme Committee as to how these will proceed in light of the postponement. In the meantime, the Board will continue to monitor the situation and will keep our members updated with any developments.

At this time the Board would like to especially recognise the Local Organising Committee for all their efforts in such difficult circumstances and also the ongoing work of the Programme Committee.

Stay safe and hope that we can meet next year in Prague.
The EAAE Board


The Local Organising Committee cordially invites you to the XVI Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, EAAE. 

The Congress will take place in Prague – Czech Republic, from Tuesday, July 20 until Friday, August 23, 2021.

Scientific Information 

Raising the Impact of Agricultural Economics: Multidisciplinarity, Stakeholder Engagement and Novel Approaches

The food system faces the challenge of feeding a growing and increasingly prosperous population while respecting planetary boundaries and addressing multiple societal demands. In this context, the expectations placed on scientists, including agricultural economists, by policy-makers, research-funding bodies, academic institutions, the private sector and civil society are changing. Knowledge creation, the provision of policy advice and formulation of general recommendations are no longer sufficient on their own. Instead, the societal impact of the profession needs to be amplified by demonstrating and communicating effectively the outcomes of research. 

How then can we, as a profession, raise our impact and contribute more effectively to the resolution of important societal challenges? This is the question analysed during the congress by exploring several promising avenues. Improvements in methodologies and new sources of data create opportunities for generating new impact and measuring societal outcomes more accurately. Sustained interactions with other disciplines in the natural and social sciences hold promises to enhance our understanding of complex systems and phenomena. Effective stakeholder engagement is crucial to identify relevant issues, develop appropriate solutions and ensure the use of scientific knowledge in decision-making throughout society. 

The XVI EAAE Congress aims to foster discussion of those issues and stimulate interaction among scholars, businesses, policy makers and representatives from civil society, which will eventually improve farming and life in Europe and beyond. 

The Local Organising Committee and Programme Committee are striving to arrange a stimulating and innovative programme consisting of keynote plenary presentations complemented by a variety of sessions (invited panels, organised sessions, contributed papers, organised panels, posters) and field trips. In particular, we encourage policy makers, representatives from civil society and agribusiness to contribute through organised panels, which have a free format and do not require the submission of scientific papers. We hope that the XVI EAAE Congress in Prague will provide an interactive platform for researchers and representatives from non-academic institutions.