Agribusiness and the allied supply chains in developing and emerging economies are facing twin challenges: first, feeding their own populations and second, the integration of their supply chains with global food markets in light of the burgeoning open international market regime. There is no denying that opportunities for agribusiness in developing and emerging countries are plenty in the global market, yet small and marginal farmers face huge challenges in harnessing these opportunities. Agribusiness in these countries plays a critical role in the livelihoods and well-being of a large segment of the population, the growth of new and established organizations, and the economic vitality of their respective economies. During the Rio 20+ summit, United Nations Security Council attracted the world’s attention towards one billion hungry people and initiated the Zero Hunger Challenge by urging all stakeholders of agricultural supply chains—governments, farmers, businesses, scientists, civil society, and consumers to work together and develop inclusive and sustainable food systems to eliminate food waste and ensure food security (United Nations, 2012). This conference aims to bring together scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders from around the world to present and share their original research and expertise on agribusiness in the developing and emerging economies. The conference will cover a broad spectrum of themes, methodologies, and research approaches including empirical, conceptual, review, and case studies.


Conference Chairs: 

Sapna A. Narula Ph.D.,Conference Co-chair, Associate Professor & Head, Department of 
Business and Sustainability,Faculty of Policy and Planning, TERI University   & Dr S P Raj,
Conference Co-chair,Distinguished Professor of Marketing,Syracuse University, New York


The Following 14 themes are:

  • Climate change and agribusiness
  • Managing food and agribusiness firms including cooperatives
  • Public policy issues in agribusiness
  • Marketing, distribution, and retailing in agribusiness
  • Value chains and strategic alliances
  • Agricultural finance, insurance, and risk management
  • Information and communication technologies in agribusiness
  • Supply chains in agribusiness
  • Food and nutritional security and its implications in agribusiness
  • Agribusiness education
  • Gender issues in agribusiness
  • Sustainable consumption and production (including sustainable standards)
  • Innovations in agribusiness
  • Rural development and agribusiness
  • Agribusiness and ecosystem services
  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Food-water-energy nexus.


The organizers are:

TERI University TERI University was conceived to cater to the need of disseminating the vast reservoir of knowledge created by TERI, a not-for-profit, independent research institute recognized globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research in the realms of energy, environment, and sustainable development. It offers Master’s and Doctoral programmes in the disciplines of Law, Public Policy, Business Sustainability, Climate Science, Environmental Studies, Geo-informatics, Biotechnology, Water Science, Renewable Energy and Urban Development. It has been recognized globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research. The Martin J. Whitman School of Management The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University was established in 1919 and became the 16th business school in the nation to be accredited by the AACSB in 1920. Today, the School includes programs in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, real estate, retail management and supply chain management, and is home to nearly 2,000 doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students. http://whitman.syr.ed

The South Asia Center The South Asia Center—a part of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs—in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University is a United States Department of Education National Resource Center. The Center participates in collaboration with Cornell University to form a consortium with a focus on the research and scholarship of the countries in the South Asia region. programs/sac JADEE The Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies (JADEE) is the only academic journal of excellence solely dedicated to agribusiness and related issues in developing and emerging economies. The journal publishes double-blind, peer reviewed research on issues relevant to agriculture and food value chain in emerging economies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. JADEE was launched in 2011 with an exceptional editorial board.


Confrence Name: International Conference on AGRIBUSINESS IN EMERGING ECONOMIES

Date: 3-4 January 2018

Venue: Teri University, New Delhi


Conference Coordinators


Anushree Poddar (Senior Research Fellow, TERI University)

Mobile:  +91-9654410289 
Devender Samant (Senior Research Fellow, TERI University)

Mobile: +91-9821461499 
Muneer Ahmad (Senior Research Fellow, TERI University)

Mobile:  +91-9761777418 





Chander Mohan

Krishi Jagran,Delhi

Share your comments

More Events