Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA)

9th Annual Research Forum  - 2015

Theme - Natural Resource Management: Use of Economics for Sustainability 

Thursday, 26th and Friday, 27th November, 2015

Venue: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya




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Introduction


Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) was established in 1993 as the national professional organization of agricultural economists in Sri Lanka. SAEA’s Annual Research Forum (ARF) is organized to promote exchange of research findings among peers and to discuss current problems and potential solutions in the field of agricultural economics. SAEA-ARF will be held for the ninth consecutive year in 2015. Organizers request submissions from interested professionals for presentation at the ARF and for subsequent publishing.

The 9th ARF will be hosted by the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.   Organizers request submissions from interested professionals for presentation at the ARF and for subsequent publishing.
 
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9th ARF Theme:

The role played by natural resources in the economic system is increasingly appreciated. Modes of production practiced for many centuries integrated nature and its sustainability as a key consideration.  Current production and consumption practices are often do not include externalities to the environment.  Conflicting interests on production and conservation augmented by lack of understanding in the role of international trade in the era of globalization lead to uninformed decisions on infrastructure investments and subsequent allocation of resources to production. 9th ARF of SAEA will provide a forum for discussing current issues in managing natural resources and the use of economic instruments in natural resource management. The forum will generate insights and guidelines into future strategies for the economy in reaching multiple goals of sustainable utilization of the natural resource base; meeting demand for food; and harnessing the opportunities in globalization. 

Following sub-themes are identified for the 9th ARF:

 - Implications of emerging food demand, supply patterns on production
- Addressing sustainability challenges including resource management issues,
 - Economics of invasive alien species in agricultural production systems
 - Experiences in agricultural policy assessment and evaluation

Several invited papers from prominent scholars and policy makers covering the theme will be presented in the plenary session. As in the previous years, sessions in the ARF will be organized under several overarching sub areas of agricultural economics.

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Call for Contributed Paper Abstracts

Abstracts based on research on the main theme and other areas of agricultural and applied economics, based on research other than that for undergraduate work may be submitted. Abstracts will be accepted subjected to the standard peer reviews process.  Work based on undergraduate research should be submitted for consideration for “SAEA Gold Medal for Best Undergraduate Agricultural Economics Research

 
Submission Guidelines for Abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted as a MS-Word attachment by e-mail to saeaarf@gmail.com by Monday, October 26, 2015.  Abstracts should have 300 – 350 words.

Please use A4 paper, Times New Roman, font size 12 point, double spacing.  Five keywords that do not include in the title arranged by alphabetical order should also be identified by the authors and submitted.

Document should be named Authorlastname.2015.docx. Mention “ Submission to 9th ARF” as the subject line.

Potential authors are reminded to initiate developing a full paper for submission to the Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics

Work based on undergraduate research completed during 2013 and 2014 should be submitted for consideration for “SAEA Gold Medal for Best Undergraduate Agricultural Economics Research”. [ Details here ]

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Important Dates
 Abstract Submission:                             Monday, October 26, 2015

 Notification of Acceptance by:             Friday, November 09, 2015

 Submission of Revised Abstracts:         Monday, November 16, 2015

 SAEA 8th Annual Research Forum:      Thursday 26 and  Friday, November 27, 2015

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Details of Selected Undergraduate Poster Presentations

 
This listing will be available after the first round of the competition


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9h ARF Abstracts

Download Abstracts in PDF Format [9th ARF Download Page [AWAIT]

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9th ARF Contacts

Dr. Dilini Hemachandra
Coordinator/9th ARF of SAEA
Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya  -  20400

Email: dlinisp[ at ] gmail.com
Telephone: 94 -81- 239-5500 (Office)

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