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ICABR-2020 virtual conference has started

The ICABR 2020 Virtual Conference has begon, on this link you will find the sessions that take place live and the recordings of it.  Furthermore the speakers’ Power Points will be uploaded shortly on the same page. 

There are also the links to access the webinars.

The preliminary attendence numbers are looking good and the conference was even mentioned in the leading newspaper in Argentina

Wally Huffman passed away

We are saddened by the death of Wally Huffman. He was an important part of the ICABR family since its beginning. His papers and presentations contributed to our understanding of the impact of agricultural technology on farmers and consumers and how consumer attitudes towards technology are formed. His questions and comments improved our discussions and research. He helped in the planning of our conferences. He will be missed. Our condolences go out to his family.

New publication

EU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies: Volume I & Volume II
Dries, L., Heijman, W., Jongeneel, R., Purnhagen, K., Wesseler, J. (Eds.)

This two-volume book provides an important overview to EU economic and policy issues related to the development of the bioeconomy. What have been the recent trends and what are the implications for future economic development and policy making? Where does EU bioeconomy policy sit within an international context and what are the financial frameworks behind them?

Volume I explores the economic theory of bioeconomy policy, as well as European integration, European agriculture, EU budget and future developments in EU agriculture policies.

Volume II explores the EU food sector, as well as food law and legislation, rural development in the EU, bio-based economy strategy, the circular economy and and bioenergy policies.

Related conferences

ICABR 2020Call for abstracts
Paper submissions accepting soon. Please await a link to submit.


Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395) Special Issue “Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Cropping Systems”.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: December 1, 2019
Click here to submit manuscript to Agronomy Special Issue


German Journal of Agricultural Economics – Special Issue
Bioeconomy in Europe: Between social expectations and economic possibilities.
Click here for further details

Job posting

School of Governance, Economics & Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) has a number of job opportunities currently in economics, political science, international relations, sociology, and psychology. If interested or would like more information, the job openings are accessible on both the UM6P website and ResearchGate.

David Zilberman awarded Wolf Prize in Agriculture, 2019

Dr. David Zilberman, professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of California – Berkeley, was awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize in Agriculture.

The Wolf Prize is an annual international award since 1970s, recognizing six categories: agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, physics, and the arts. Dr. Zilberman is one of 329 elite to be honored across the world as a Wolf Award recipients.

David is one of the founders of the ICABR conference, with Vittorio Santaniello and Robert Evenson. David has a passion for agricultural development and innovation as it applies to biotechnology and the bioeconomy. He has been a staunch supporter of technology advancement in developed and developing countries.

The Board of Directors of the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconmy Research would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to David for being awarded such a distinguished prize. His contributions to research and teaching make him a very deserving recipient.

Dr. David Zilbermann’s personal blog and response to his Award. >>> Click Here

To learn more about Dr. Zilbermand and his work, check out the February 2019 featured article on Globes – No genetic engineering means people die.