AGRO2010    The International Scientific Week around Agronomy

Montpellier, August 29 to September 03, 2010



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NEWSLETTER #1 - April 2010


I am pleased to send you this first Agro 2010 e-newsletter to keep you informed of the latest developments in the organisation of this major event.

The 2010 ESA congress is to be held in Montpellier and this occasion marks the ESA’s return to France, twenty years after its creation in Paris. As Montpellier has one of the largest concentrations in the world of scientific staffs and students in agricultural and environmental sciences, the XIth ESA congress offers the opportunity to organise an International Scientific Week around Agronomy: AGRO2010.

I am confident that Agro2010, with your participation, will be an important milestone in the return of Agronomy as a major component on the international research agenda.

I look forward to welcoming you in Montpellier

Jacques Wery
President of AGRO2010 Scientific Committee
President of ESA



Call for papers

We have received 483 two-page papers from 409 authors (53 countries represented), which is beyond our expectations and augurs well for a successful congress. Replies to authors will be completed before the end of May. Obviously all requests for oral presentations will be satisfied but we are examining the opportunity of adding some parallel sessions and some workshops to the programme. The Scientific Committee and session chairs will pay special attention to making all posters visible (guided poster tours, advertising of specific posters, proposals for a special issue, etc…).


The detailed programme is regularly updated on the website. Check back regularly for sessions, key notes and, soon, oral presentations.
We can already announce that a new workshop for an international programme on Environmental Change and Sustainable Agricultural Systems has been added on September 3rd. For practical reasons the number of participants will be limited to 50. Some of them will be invited on the basis of the 2-page paper they have submitted. Details of the workshop programme will be available in June.
For further information you can contact John Ingram or Peter Gregory.

International courses and grants

We have received 65 applications for grants and 40 for international courses. The selection results will be released soon.


Secured online registration is now open, and some of you have already registered. ESA members are eligible for a reduced fare for the congress.

Do not miss the earlybird deadline on June 15th

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Social programme

As the end of August is a perfect time to spend holidays in the South of France, we offered also an accompanying person programme and post-tours to enjoy the culture and gastronomy of the Languedoc-Roussillon region.


We have still some spaces available in the exhibition...Do not miss this valuable opportunity to communicate on your institute or company !


Information of interest from...Australia......

  • ESA is involved in organising of the 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating the 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference, 26-29 September 2011 in Brisbane (Australia). The call for expressions of interest is now open on the website. The co-location of WCCA and FSD will provide an excellent opportunity to explore the application of conservation agriculture practices and principles in a farming systems - household context. A key objective of the meeting will be to discuss achievements and opportunities for developing more productive, economic, and sustainable farming systems that meet the challenges of an expanding population, global change, and environmental degradation, in large scale and smallholder agriculture.

  • Visit the website of the XVIII international botanical congress - July 23-30, 2011 - Melbourne



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Updated 27.09.10

Comité d’organisation AGRO2010

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