The 2009 International Conference

 Submission and Peer Review Process

Conference Languages:

Papers can be written in English, French, Spanish or Arabic. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for participants during the Conference.


The abstract shall be self-contained and citation-free and shall not exceed 300 words. Abstracts are also expected to contain the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), contact information, 5 keywords and biographical notes of author(s). Authors are also required to indicate the conference theme pertained to their proposals (from I to VIII). All abstracts are evaluated by the Conference Scientific board. 

Please use the abstract form which can be downloaded from the following link: Abstract Form

Final papers:

The papers shall be evidence based and can be theoretical, empirical or policy oriented, and can approach the issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The papers submitted will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference themes, contributions, readability. Moreover, papers shall be unpublished, present findings from original data analysis, fill critical gaps in knowledge or policy, analyze a fundamental problem of significant scale, an emerging issue or presents a robust analytical model.

All papers shall be submitted according to these instructions: max 7000 words or 20 pages, A4 Word, one column, 12pt Times New Roman font, margins width (2 cm if possible). The line spacing should be 1. Papers shall include the following:

-   Title of the paper (Title of the paper in 14pt bold)

-   Full name(s) of the author(s)

-   Full contact details of the author(s)

-   Biographical note(s) of author(s) (max 100 words)

-   Abstract (300 words): This abstract will be also published in the conference abstract handbook

-   5 Keywords.

Plenary/Special Sessions:

A number of special sessions and workshops will be held alongside the general program during the three conference days. The special sessions and workshops are chaired by experienced scholars in all the fields covered by the Conference.

Each topic includes a keynote plenary lecture and numerous parallel sessions. It is open to all interested researchers. The Steering Committee seeks proposals for plenary sessions and workshops on foundational and emerging topics in areas relevant to Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development. The Conference workshops provide a challenging forum and vibrant opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share their research positions, original research results and practical development experiences on specific new challenges and emerging issues. The workshop topics should be focused so that Participants can benefit from interaction with each other and the cohesiveness of the topics. 


Abstracts and final papers will be accepted only by electronic submission. All submissions shall be sent according to the schedule below to Prof. Mohamed BEHNASSI, the Coordinator of the Conference at:  / 

The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review process.