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Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts?

23rd February 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 25th February 2016 @ 2:00 pm


Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts? is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present.

23-25 February 2016
Institute of Development Studies
Brighton, UK

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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.

Conference themes

Contributions have been invited on any aspect of the politics of knowledge within the field of agronomy.

Case studies of historical or present day significance to the developing world are of particular interest. These cases might focus on the history or nature of contestation; actors and coalitions; political and institutional drivers and dynamics; or the implications of contestation (e.g. for the field of agronomy, for researchers and research institutions, for journals, for policy or for farmers).

Applications to join this conference are now closed.

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.


23rd February 2016 @ 12:00 pm
25th February 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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Room 100, Institute of Development Studies
Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom


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