International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR)


Pre-Conference Seminar

“The Economics of Agriculture Biotechnology”

 July 2-6, 2005
CEIS - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

Organised by the:

 International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR)

 in cooperation with:

 CEIS - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Catholic University of Leuven
Economic Growth Center, Yale University
Wageningen University



The aim of the pre-conference is to provide firm knowledge of theory and experience in agriculture biotechnology economics and regulations. At the end of the course, the participants should have a clear understanding of the economics of agriculture biotechnology. Participants will gain experience in how economic theory can be used to analyze benefits and costs of agriculture biotechnology at different levels. Finally, participants will get acquainted with recent developments in regulatory issues in agriculture biotechnology.


Robert E. Evenson
Prof. Department of Economics, Yale University.

Prabhu Pingali
Director Division of Agriculture and Development Economics at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization  (FAO), President of the IAAE.

Vittorio Santaniello
Prof. Department of Economics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

Erik Tollens
Prof. Centre for Agricultural and Food Economics, Catholic University of Leuven.

Justus Wesseler
Assoc. Prof. Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group, Wageningen University. 


CEIS - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"


The target group are science managers, policy advisers and PhD-students on science and innovational issues that operate in the public and in the private sector.


A limited number of scholarships is available for applicants from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries made available by CTA. Applicants, applying for a scholarship should send a curriculum vitae and a one page motivation letter by email to Vittorio Santaniello ( before April 30, 2005. Acceptance letters will be sent out by May 28.

Pre-conference fees:

The fee is 1270 EUR for participants attending the pre-conference workshop and ICABR conference and 900 EUR for the pre-conference only. Participants can book a full board participation (accommodation plus food) for additional 1490 EUR for the pre-conference and conference including transport Rome-Ravello-Rome. Cancellations may be made free of charge until 1 month before the start of the pre-conference. After this date the charge will be 50% of the fee paid or due.


Participants can register for the pre-conference at "Pre-Conference Seminar Registration"
Deadline for registration is April 30, 2005. Registration is only final when course fee has been paid!

For further information contact:

Vittorio Santaniello
Department of Economics and Institutions
University of Rome " Tor Vergata "
Via Columbia 2
00133, Rome
Tel: +39 - 06 7259 5843


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