Sunday 18th
Opening Session - 18:00 – 19:15hrs - “Challenges for agricultural systems research: contributing to the achievement of sustainable development goals"
  • Opening words
  • Keynote 1: Dr. José Paruelo "How to include ecosystems services to assess the sustainability of agricultural intensification pathways".
  • Keynote 2: Daniel Rodríguez “Agricultural systems research: a transformative approach to sustainable development”

Welcoming cocktail at the end of the session

Monday 19th
Plenary session 1 - 8:30 – 9:30 - “Building sustainable food systems”
  • Jean Marc Blazy “Integrated modeling of transition scenarios towards climate-smart agriculture based on agro-ecology and territorial bio-economy”
Plenary session 2 - 9:30 – 10:30 - “Improving links between agricultural systems analysis and food security outcomes”
  • Charles Nicholson “Setting Priorities to Address the Research Gaps Between Agricultural Systems Analysis and Food Security Outcomes in Low and Middle income Countries”
  • Mark van Wijk “Farming systems design using Rhomis, a systematic data collection and analysis approach”
Coffee break 10:30 – 11:00
Plenary session 3 - 11:00 – 12:00 - “Participatory action-research approaches to build sustainable agricultural systems”
  • Marie-Helene Jeauffroy “Developing participatory innovative design both at field and territory scales to support the transition toward legume-based farming systems”
  • Walter Rossing “Crafting usable knowledge in action-oriented research projects on ecological intensification: lessons from co-innovation approaches”
Lunch + Posters session 12:00 – 13:00
Plenary session 4 - 13:00 – 14:00 - “Supporting transitions towards agro-ecological systems”
  • Bertrand Dumont “Agroecology and sustainable intensification of herbivore farming systems: can different worldviews converge for a better future?”
  • Jean-Marc Meynard “A step-by-step approach for innovative design of farming systems”
Plenary session 5 - 14:00 – 14:30 - "Farming systems design methods for smallholders"
Plenary session 6 - 14:30 – 15:30 - “New modelling methods to help address current farm system issues”
  • Guillaume Martin “What kinds of modelling to support the transition of farming systems to agroecology?”
  • Val Snow “New process-based modelling methods to help address current farm system issues”
Coffee break and Posters session - 15:30 – 16:30
  • World Café session - 16:30 – 18:30 -Interdisciplinary group discussionsaround four main themes related to main challenges for agricultural systems research and development, selected in a participatory way. Written summaries should be produced and organized as a synthesis presentation delivered in a plenary session at the end of Day 2.
Conference dinner - 19:00
Tuesday 20th
Parallel sessions 
Wednesday 21st
On–Farm Workshops – 7:30 – 18:30