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Dr. Jana Šiftová serves as a guest editor of a Special Issue of Sustainability journal (ISSN 2071-1050, IF: 2.576) entitled “Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Urban Development Planning”. More information  can  be found here
The submission deadline is 30 November 2021. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. If you plan to contribute, please send us the paper type, the tentative title, and a short abstract to for announcement at the Special Issue website.

Online conference of the Share City project will run from September 22nd to September 24th with a diverse line up of talks about food sharing from researchers and practitioners. Watch the videos available here. The videos will be available two weeks after the conference.

The annual Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society conference will take place in Athens, Georgia, from 27 to 30 May, 2020. The theme will be food justice, with a keynote by Monica White. This is a great interdisciplinary food systems conference, co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Food & Society; and this upcoming conference should be especially interesting. Proposals due 31 January, 2020. More information about the conference can be found here.

The Tenth International Conference on Food Studies will be held at Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, New York, 17–18 October 2020. The deadline for early bird registration is on the 17 January 2020. More information about the conference is available here.

Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference will take place between 9 and ​11 September 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands. The subtitle of the conference is: From invasive species, to crop management practices & digital solutions. The PHAB 2020 Conference aims to connect various stakeholders in the plant health field, on a broad range of topics to enable a sustainable future. One of the fourth thematic tracks of the conference is The future of food. You can find more information about the conference and its thematic tracks here. The deadline for abstracts is 8 January 2020.

A conference named Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present, and Future will be hosted on 4–7 June 2020 by The Royal Anthropological Institute, The British Academy, The British Museum, the Royal Geographical Society and SOAS University of London. Within this conference, a panel Mapping the Edible City: Making visible communities and food in the city, is convened by Ferne Edwards (RMIT), Katrin Bohn (UoB) and André Viljoen (UoB). It welcomes inputs from anthropologists, geographers and other disciplines engaged with urban space to explore the emergence and possibilities for urban food mapping practices. You can submit a 250-word abstract proposal by 8 January 2020 via the online form, which can be found here. Further information about the conference can be found here.

World Food Day, organised by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), will take place on 16 October. This year it is all about inspiring action for healthy diets, promoting “healthy eating and zero hunger as a way of life”. All about the events and promotional activities happening worldwide for World Food Day is available here.

The week from 16 to 24 November is European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR). It is an initiative promoting the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management. It encourages a wide range of audiences (public authorities, private companies, civil society as well as citizens themselves) to get involved. For more information or to register your action visit the EWWR website here.

From May 29 to June 1 2020, Vienna will host a thematic degrowth conference. The four-day conference will focus on exploring transformations and the role of strategy for a degrowth transformation and thoroughly reflect on existing strategies amongst practitioners, activists, and academics. It is hosted by the association Degrowth Vienna as well as several university institutes from Vienna. A call for contributions is out now, you can find it here.

We invite you to the international seminar Urban Food Sufficiency which will take place from 26th to 28th of September in Avignon, at the amphitheater of Lycée Agricole François Pétrarque (3592 Route de Marseille). More information and time line of the seminar is available here.

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