Contested Agronomy 2016: Whose agronomy counts?

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Contested Agronomy 2016 is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present.

Date and venue

23 – 25 February 2016
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex, UK

For more information, see the dedicated conference website.

Download the programme

Download the conference programme (PDF, 1MB)

The programme contains full details of presentations in the plenary and parallel sessions. It also has the full text of abstracts submitted by participants for posters and conference papers.

Blog posts

Contested Agronomy: more heat than light? by Jim Sumberg, John Thompson, Ken Giller and Jens Andersson, 21 February 2016

Why we should argue about agronomy by Jim Sumberg, 17 March 2015

Has the ‘impact agenda’ helped agronomy – or harmed it? by John Thompson, 27 April 2015

Organising Committee

  • James Sumberg (Institute of Development Studies/STEPS Centre)
  • John Thompson (Institute of Development Studies/STEPS Centre)
  • Ken Giller (Wageningen UR)
  • Jens Andersson (CIMMYT – International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)

This event is supported by the STEPS Centre, and co-hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, Plant Production Systems Group, Wageningen University, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and Future Agricultures Consortium.