of the specific targets of Agro2015 / FSD5 conference is to
widen the interdisciplinary coverage of the FSD community,
beyond the original core of agronomists and crop modelers. We particularly
welcome contributions from animal science (including fisheries),
economy, sociology, geography, ecology, management science, knowledge
science, computer science…provided that they contribute to
the advancement of science on farming systems analysis, assessment
of the conference
Any type of agricultural and aquacultural systems
can be taken into account (including urban agriculture, greenhouse
agriculture), from any part of the world, provided it contributes
to the development of the FSD approach
or to the demonstration of the effectiveness of a method to design
Any challenge for agricultural systems
can be addressed (food security, adaptation to climate change, sustainable
intensification, bio-based economy, poverty alleviation…)
provided they are addressed with an approach relevant to FSD.
Any level (between field and territory) can be
considered provided there is a consideration of scaling/integration
issues at the farm level or a multiscale system’s
approach of agricultural systems. This implies that research
conducted at field or animal level without integration in a design
process at farm or territory level or a multi-scale system’s
analysis will not be accepted for FSD5. An exception will be made
for field experiments or surveys on farmers practices which contribute
to the development of quantitative methods for agricultural
systems comparisons and information systems (see TO3 topic).
A large range of disciplines is aimed to be shared
during the conference (crop science, animal science, fish science,
ecology, economy, geography, sociology, modelling…) provided
that they address scientific questions related to farming systems
analysis, assessment or design.
• TO 1: Quantitative analysis and comparison of farming systems
structures and functions.
• TO 2: Designing adaptive, productive and/or diversified
multi-service farming systems
• TO 3: Methods for scaling up from farm to territorial and
• TO 4: Scaling
out: design, testing and adaptative management with stakeholders.
• TO 5: Supporting policy decisions with farming system trade-off
and scenario analysis.
These topics will not necessarily correspond to a specific session
during the conference.
The call for ideas (300 words abstracts) is now closed
In order to favor interactions among participants
(on concepts and methods, on international projects…), the
policy of FSD is to keep the size of its biennial conferences to
a reasonable number of participants (set to 400 for FSD5 in Montpellier),
with a priority to scientists who contribute to the development
of the FSD science or who are in a process of capacity
building in this domain.
The call for ideas (300 words abstract), now closed, aimed to identify
participants who will be further asked to submit a 2-page
paper to be published in the Agro2015/FSD5 proceedings.
Keynotes, oral presentations and sessions chairs
are currently selected by the Agro2015/FSD5 Scientific Committee.
Some of these authors may also be invited to submit a full paper
in the special issues of Agricultural Systems and European Journal
of Agronomy to be edited for this conference.
you missed the call for ideas, you can still submit a 2-page paper
to numerous requests, and in order to strengthen the FSD community,
the organizers remain open to participants/institutions who want
to join the FSD5/AGRO2015 conference and have missed the call for
ideas. Thus, you still have the chance to submit a 2-page paper
before March 15, even if priority will be given to oral presentations
issued from the first selection of 300 words abstracts. Anyway,
in the format of an FSD conference, discussions will be facilitated
as far as possible and authors will have opportunities to present
their posters during the sessions.
• March 29, 2015: Deadline for submission
of the 2-page paper
• May 11, 2015: Final acceptance
of the revised 2-page paper