International Conference on Agribusiness and Food Industry in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges

The conference aims to explore and map various opportunities for agribusiness and food industry in developing countries in the internationally integrated and globalized economic environment, and identify challenges likely to be faced.
Send paper via e-mail up to 1000- word abstract of their case studies/papers briefly describing objectives, methodology and findings to the address given at the end.
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1.      Submission of Abstracts: April 30, 2007
2.      Communication of decision on acceptance: May 21, 2007
3.       Electronic submission of Full case studies/papers: June 25, 2007
4.      Submission of Hard copies of full case studies/papers: July 9, 2007
5.       Submission of Registration Fee and Form: July 31, 2007
Conference will be held at the campus of:
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road,
Lucknow – 226013, Uttar Pradesh, India
Phone: +91 522 2734101, 2734111-120, 2736987
Fax: +91 522 2734027
The conference will attempt to explore promising institutional mechanisms and innovative business models for strengthening of agribusiness and food industry in developing countries. Case studies and empirical research outcomes will be the key tools of the conference deliberations.
About Lucknow
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is an autonomous business school established by the Government of India. It was established in 1984 as the fourth Indian Institute of Management (IIM). It is recognized as an institution of excellence by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Popularly known as the seat of the Nawabi culture, Lucknow stands out as a city that takes pride in the endearing but subdued articulation of its essence and identity. Its mystical elegance and amorous ethos rarely fail to fascinate a perceptive mind. Indeed, it is difficult to remain unimpressed by its 'tehzeeb' (cultural refinement), hospitality, politesse, cuisines and 'Shaam-e-Awadh'. At the same time, Lucknow is placed among the fastest growing cities of India and is rapidly emerging as a manufacturing, commercial and retailing hub. This unique combination of rich cultural traditions and brisk economic growth provides Lucknow with an aura that refuses to fade away.