International scientific conference New Challenges in Agricultural Development

6. 3. 2023

We are pleased to invite you to our special international scientific conference “New Challenges in Agricultural Development”. The aim of this conference is to share new theoretical and practical knowledge from the field of agriculture, rural and countryside area and the field of regional development. High quality papers will be published in the special issue “New Challenges in Agriculture” of the European Countryside journal (abstracted in Scopus and Web of Science).

Date:Friday, March 31, 2023, from 9 a.m.
Registration to the conference:March 1, 2023
Payment of the participation and publication fees:March 1, 2023
Submission of the contributions to the European Countryside journal:Friday, March 31, 2023
Pee review process of papers submitted in the European Countryside journal:March 1, 2023 – May 31, 2023
Place of the conference:Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies MENDELU
Registration for the conference:
Participants of the projects:Representatives of the agricultural sectors, academic workers, representatives of agricultural businesses; other participants from the field of agriculture are also welcome (from all Visegrad countries)
Language of the conference:English
Organizers of the virtual conference:Mendel University in Brno
Agricultural University in Krakow
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Science
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
European Countryside journal:
Instructions for authors:
Submissions of papers to the European Countryside
Participation fee (without publication in European Countryside):150 EUR
Participation fee (with a publication in the European Countryside):245 EUR
Fees for publication in European Countryside (without participation at the conference):95 EUR

This conference is organized as part of the international Visegrad project: “Post-covid recovery of small family businesses in V4 countries”, which aims to identify possibilities of post-COVID recovery and adaptation processes of small family businesses in the multifunctional agriculture in V4 countries. However, during the solution of the project, other current topics arose, which bring new opportunities and threats in the field of agriculture and which have to be urgently addressed to preserve the sustainable development of agriculture.

The aim of this conference is to present and lead a discussion on the results of the Visegrad project, which evaluates the consequences of solving the COVID crisis in the field of agriculture, as well as other topics related to current challenges in agriculture and other related topics related to the rural and regional development and countryside.

Brief programm of the conference

09:00 – 10:00 Participants registration
10:00 – 12:00 Plenary session, part 1
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 16:00 Plenary session, part 2
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30 Excursion to Villa Tugendhat, Group 1
17:00 – 18:00 Excursion to Villa Tugendhat, Group 2
19:00 – 00:00 Social Event

Detail programm of the conference download here.

Abstracts of presentations download here.

Practical notes:

  • Participation fee includes refreshments during the conference day and participation of the social event within the conference. Transportation and accommodation costs are not included.
  • Possible accommodation: Koleje Akademie (same building like the faculty), Hotel Cosmopolitation Boby Centrum, Hotel eFi
  • Contributions that fulfil the requirements of the European Countryside journal will be published within special issue “New Challenges in Agriculture” (6/2023)

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