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Throughout history, agriculture and natural resources have been used for the production of food, feed, fiber, fuel, and environmental goods. Recent developments in demand (both in terms of quantity and quality), technology, and traditional energy and chemistry markets have reinforced the demand for non-food applications. These developments, in combination with increased consumer demands for various food characteristics, have led to a rapidly growing and globally integrated bioeconomy.

At the same time, many of the “old problems” remain, and some, such as the need for solutions to global hunger and poverty and for sustainable natural resource management, have been re-enforced. In addition, recent global food and financial crises have brought “old questions” back to life, such as on the role of the state in regulating domestic and international markets.

The 28th ICAE proposes to address these changes, their effects and the best ways to address the challenges. The conference will bring together leading experts in these areas and provide a forum for exchange of ideas and new insights. Brazil is an excellent location to host such a conference as it has long embraced the new bio-economy and is now a very important global player in many aspects of it, while facing the associated challenges.

Important Dates
July 1, 2011
Website open for submissions
November 1, 2011
Deadline for submissions
March 1, 2012
Authors informed of outcome of selection process
June 30, 2012
Deadline for registration for the conference for presenting authors
August 18-24, 2012
Conference dates
August 18, 2012
Pre-conference and learning workshops
August 19, 2012
Official opening and first plenary session
August 24, 2012 (afternoon)
Post-conference workshop


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130ft private sailing yacht in Turkey


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