XXX. INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL CONGRESS
12 - 16 AUGUST 2018 ISTANBUL - TURKEY
Bridging the World through Horticulture

S24- Horticultural Economics and Management (19th International Symposium), Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies(7th International Symposium) and Horticulture Economics, Marketing and Consumer Research (2nd International Symposium)

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Conveners:


These joint symposia will bring together agronomists and applied economists, policy makers and industry representatives to discuss the theoretical and practical implications associated with effectively and efficiently managing supply chains for high value horticultural products. Adopting a holistic system based framework, these symposia will explore the value chain from seed to shelf.

With the need to use resources more efficiently and effectively, food producers need to adopt new technologies. However, many consumers are opposed to the widespread adoption of these technologies in our farming systems. Consumers' perceptions of food safety systems in the country-of-origin may either support or seriously disadvantage a product from a particular country. Concurrent with this is the demand for more sustainable food production that minimizes the impact on the environment and provides workers with a fair and equitable return for their efforts. The costs of certification are significant - both in gaining accreditation but also the annual costs of auditing - and that places significant financial constraints on the firm. However, failing to adopt an approved quality assurance system may result in exclusion from the market and higher costs, thereby reducing competitiveness.

These symposia will focus on the results of recent studies that explore the adoption of different production methodologies in regions that have different social structures, natural resource endowments, geographic and climatic features, and their economic, social and environmental impact on intensive horticultural production systems. It is expected that the symposia will highlight many alternative theoretical approaches to the problems and their solution.

Main themes:

  • Resource use in horticultural production, efficiency, profitability and sustainability
  • Socio-economic aspects of the production
  • International trade
  • Competitiveness
  • Marketing
  • Consumer demand
  • Farm appraisal methods
  • Management information systems
  • Farming systems
  • Feasibility studies
  • Supply chain management
  • Value chain analysis
  • Transport and logistics
  • Quality assurance and quality management systems for horticultural products

Scientific Committee

  • Peter J Batt(Peter J Batt and Associates, Australia)
  • Rajendra Adhikari(Ministry of Agriculture Development, Nepal)
  • Victor Afari-Sefa(AVRDC, Tanzania)
  • Idha Widi Arsanti (Indonesian Agency Agriculture Research and Development, Indonesia)
  • Bridget Behe (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Vera Bitsch (Technical University Munich, Germany)
  • Wolfgang Bokelmann (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
  • Jo Cadilhon (France)
  • Ray Collins (University of Queensland Australia)
  • Eugenia Czernyszewicz (Poland)
  • Kursat Demiryurek (Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey)
  • Jennifer Dennis (Purdue University, USA)
  • Walter Dirksmeyer (Thunen Institute of Farm Economics Germany)
  • Claudia Dussi (Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina)
  • Lena Eklund (Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Sweden)
  • Fredrik Fernqvist (Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Sweden)
  • Wojciech Florkowski (University of Georgia, USA)
  • Andreas Gramzow (AVRDC, Tanzania)
  • Eike Kaim (Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany)
  • Ruzica Loncaric (Hungary)
  • Michael Lyne (Lincoln University, New Zealand)
  • Suzie Newman (University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Tomy Perdana (Indonesia)
  • Saad Shama (Egypt)
  • Sunil Sharma (Indian Agriculture Research Institute, India)
  • Sara Spendrup (Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Sweden)
  • Wolfgang Stauss (Germany)
  • Sherrie Wei (Taiwan)

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