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The 10th CAER-IFPRI Annual Conference - 40 Years of China's Agricultural and Rural Reforms: Farmers, Food and Futures. November 08-10 2018, Guangzhou , China

China Agricultural Economic Review (CAER) is an academic journal published by Emerald Publishing in association with China Agricultural University (CAU) and listed as one of the SSCI (Social Science Citation Index) journals. CAER is delighted to announce its tenth annual conference in 2018 in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).  The theme of 2018 conference is on exploring the 40 Years of China’s Agricultural and Rural Reforms: Farmers, Food and Futures. Internationally and nationally renowned scholars will be invited to present and discuss their insights at the conference.  More than 150 researchers from China and around the world are anticipated to participate.

Suggested Topics

Submissions are solicited on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to:
-    Rural Development and Institutional Transformation        
-    Agricultural Market
-    Trade and Prices
-    Food Security and Food Safety      
-    Food Consumption, Nutrition and Health
-    Technology Innovation and Adoption    
-    Rural Land, Labor, and Finance
-    Natural Resources, Environment and Agriculture     
-    Agribusiness and Supply Chain Management
Important Dates
1 April 2018---------Deadline for organized session proposal submission (Only for session organizers)
15 April 2018----------- Notification of decision for organized session proposals
31 July 2018-------------Deadline for full paper submission
31 August 2018---------Notification of decision for full paper submission
8-10 November 2018---The 10th CAER-IFPRI Annual Conference
Submission Guidelines
-   Please format the submission following the Authors Guidelines, which is available on
-   Please submit your manuscript or session proposal on
-   All submissions will be evaluated by two independent reviewers with respect to their: (a) relevance of the topics and potential for discussion, (b) originality, (c) academic quality and (d) clarity of exposition.
-   Author(s) of the accepted papers, or at least one of them, are required to register and present their work at the conference.
Registration Fee
RMB 1200 (Chinese Currency),  including entrances to the sessions, badge, conference program, printed proceedings, coffee breaks, welcome reception, and meals during the conference. The registration fee will be paid at the conference registration desk.. There is no registration fee for students with one accepted paper.

The conference will compile a proceedings for reference, and the organizing committee will select and recommend the high-quality submitted papers to be published in CAER journal.
English. No simultaneous language interpretation will be provided.
We will award best papers presented at the conference and the most cited paper published in CAER. The award winner will receive a certificate and a RMB 5,000 prize.
For any information, please contact conference coordinator, Mr. Yitian Xiao at [email protected]/[email protected] or 86-10-6273 8685 (office).
South China Agricultural University
China Agricultural Economic Review
International Food Policy Research Institute
China Agricultural University
Emerald Publishing, UK
Keynote Speakers
Dr. Shenggen Fan (TBC), Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
Prof. Quentin Grafton, President (2017-2018), Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
Preliminary Schedule
November 8, 2018 (Thursday)
Morning: Registration
Afternoon: Registration & Pre-conference Workshop
Evening: Registration & Author Workshop
November 9, 2018 (Friday)
Morning: Opening Session & Plenary Session
Afternoon: Contributed Sessions
Evening: Welcome Reception
November 10 , 2018 ( Saturday)
Morning: Contributed Sessions, Plenary Session & Closing Session