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Abstract submission deadline: 4 December 2020

Oral and poster abstracts are invited on the following conference topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.


Modelling climate change and its impact on agriculture
Including developments in modelling climate change and predicting both the positive and negative impact of this change on agriculture.

Climate change and increased agricultural uncertainty
Examines agricultural resilience, climate-smart agriculture, and sustainable intensification of food production in a changing climate.

Abiotic stress
A major session covers the impact of various abiotic stresses on agriculture and crops. It includes the impact of extremes (e.g. heat stress, drought, waterlogging) and managing increased variability (e.g. seasonal forecasts for crop management).

Effects of CO2 on plant growth
Includes predicting the impact of increased CO2 on plant growth, the relation between increased CO2 and other aspects of agriculture such as heat and drought stress and approaches to exploit the predicted changes in atmospheric CO2.

Food and nutritional security in low income regions
Adapting the agriculture of low income regions to global change, challenges, strategies, success stories and policies.

Impacts of climate change on nutrition, quality and resource use efficiency
Examines how predicted climate change may impact food quality and nutrient content as well as the role of resource use efficiency such as water and nitrogen for sustainable agriculture.

Biotic stress, microbiomes and climate change
Includes both beneficial and detrimental interactions, how these may be impacted by climate change, changes in plant diseases and pests, and the exploitation of plant-microbe interactions to reduce the impact of climate change.

Reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change
Moving to low impact, efficient and sustainable practices, reducing CO2 emissions and pollution from crop and animal production, innovative agronomic practices.

Innovative breeding practices
New technologies to support advances in breeding climate resilient crops. Genetic improvement for adaptation to climate change, including heat tolerance and increased utilisation of elevated CO2.

New crops for a new climate
Success stories on adaptation to climate change and their drivers, including the application of genetic diversity, germplasm and wild relatives.

Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.

Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.

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If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please contact the Conference Content Executive ( with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.