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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.

Vice-Chancellor's Message

On behalf of the TERI University, I would like to invite you all  to be a part of the International Conference on Agribusiness in Emerging Economies to be held in our green campus on January 3-4, 2018. This international conference  is a collaborative effort by the TERI University and Whitman School of Management and South Asia Center at Syracuse University, USA and the Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies.

We feel privileged to organise this  dynamic conference at our campus as it will deliberate at length on  agribusiness issues in emerging economies which constitutes to be a very significant sector for us. I hope many sustainable solutions would emerge out of this two day of intellectual synergy.

Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, TERI University


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, Geoinformatics, Biotechnology, Water Science, Renewable Energy and Urban Development. It has been recognized globally for its contribution to scientific and policy research. http://www.teriuniversity.ac.in

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, realestate, retail management and supply chain management, and is home to nearly 2,000 doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students. http://whitman.syr.edu

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. https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/moynihan/programs/sac

Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies

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. www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/jadee.htm


Dr. Leena Srivastava,
Vice Chancellor,
TERI University


Dr Sapna A Narula
Co-chair, Associate Professor,
Department of Business Sustainability,TERI University, Delhi and Associate Editor, JADEE
Dr S.P.Raj
Founding Editor of JADEE,
Distinguished Professor, Syracuse University, New York

Advisory Committee

Dr Ajit Kumar
National Institute for Food Technology and Entrepreneurship Management,
Sonepat, Harayana

Dr Arabinda Mishra
Senior social scientist (Livelihoods)

Dr Arvind Kapur
Vegetable Seed Division, Rasi Seeds Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon

Dr Ashok Gulati
Distinguished Fellow, ICRIER
Former Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, GOI

Dr B K Sikka
Global Agrisystems,
New Delhi

Prof. David Cahill
Associate Dean
Faculty of Science Eng & Built Environment
Deakin University, Australia

Dr C S Sanwal (IFS)
Divisional Forest Officer
Forest Department, Government of Uttarakhand

Dr Gokul Patnaik
Global Agrisystems, New Delhi

Dr J V Meenakshi
Department of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Dr Julie Niederhoff
Assistant Professor
Syracuse University, New York

Dr K Rathnam
Managing Director
Amul Dairy, Anand, Gujarat

Dr K Sivakumar
Lehigh University, Pennsylvania

Mr K Vijay Raghavan
Satguru Management Consultants, New Delhi

Mr Vivek Voora
Economic Law & Policy and Water Programs, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada

Dr MV Durga Prasad
Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, Gujarat

Dr Nanda Joshi
Director(International Program)
College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, Michigan

Dr P S Vijayshankar
Research Director
Samaj Pragati Sahyog, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

Dr Poornima Varma
Assistant Professor
Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, Gujarat

Dr Pramod K Joshi
Director for South Asia
International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi

Mr Rajesh Kumar Sinha
MD and CEO
NCDEX eMarkets Ltd.

Dr S P Singh
Tennesse State University

Mr Shamal Khan
Afghan Agroservices, Afghanistan

Dr Stéphane Ingrand
French National Institute for Agricultural Research

Dr Steven Haggblade
Michigan State University, Michigan

Dr Subrat Sharma
Head(Climate Change)
G B Pant national institute of himalayan environment and development ‎, Almora, Uttarakhand

Dr Sudha Raj
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition, Syracuse University, New York

Dr Tara Nath Pandey
Environmental Services Administrator
Global Forum of Agricultural Research and Food Security, Nepal

Dr Thomas Reardon
Distinguished Faculty
Michigan State University, Michigan

Mr Tushar Pandey
Sr. President and Country Head
Public and Social Policy Management Group, YES Bank, New Delhi

Conference Organizing Committee

Dr Sapna A Narula, Co-chair, Associate Professor, Department of Business Sustainability, TERI University
Dr S P Raj, Co-chair, Editor JADEE, Distinguished Professor, Syracuse University, New York
Dr Sukanya Das, Assistant Professor, TERI University
Dr Chubamenla Jamir, Assistant Professor, TERI University

Conference Coordinators

Anushree Poddar , Senior Research Fellow, TERI University
Devender Samant , Senior Research Fellow, TERI University
Muneer Ahmad , Senior Research Fellow, TERI University

Call for Papers

Scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world are invited to submit original research papers based on the themes given in theme section. The following are illustrative of the scope of the conference and are not meant to be exhaustive.


    • 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

Abstract Submission

Authors who wish to present their research at the conference must submit the following: title of the paper, names, affiliations and emails of authors, extended abstract of 500 words, and 4–5 keywords in Times New Roman font size 12, single spaced. Email id and contact number of corresponding author should be given as a footnote. Suggestions for writing the abstract are available at: www.teriuniversity.ac.in/icab.

Click here to submit the abstract. All accepted abstracts will be published online. Acceptance of abstracts implies the work will be presented in the conference and at least one author will register and attend the conference.

Paper Submission

Authors whose abstracts have been accepted may submit a full-length paper if they wish to have their papers further considered for possible publication by JADEE. Papers may be revised and submitted after presenting and receiving feedback at the conference. Guidelines for submitting the full paper: Download

For Full paper submission kindly email us at: agribusinessconference@teriuniversity.ac.in


Experienced Scholars will be peer mentors and give one-on-one guidance to early career faculty and doctoral students who submit a full-length paper. In addition, a session will be held during the conference focusing on the process of conducting impactful research and enhancing the skill set of emerging researchers. Notification of Peer Mentoring: November 30, 2017.


  • Selected papers are expected to be published in Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies (JADEE)
  • Conference proceedings will be complied as a book and also made available in CD.

Registration Details



Early Bird till 31stOctober 2017

Registration fee after 31stOctober 2017

Delegates – India, South Asia and other emerging economies

3,000 (INR)

4,000 (INR)

Students – India, South Asia and other emerging economies


1,500 (INR)

Delegates – International

US $ 150

US $ 200

Students – International

US $ 50

US $ 75

Important Dates

Last date of Abstract Submission

31st July, 2017

Notification of acceptance of Abstract

15th August, 2017

Full Paper Submission (optional)

15th October, 2017


Accommodation for participants will be arranged by TERI University at different guest houses, hotels, etc., on payment basis.
For more information, contact:
Mr Vikas Bhati, Email: vikas.bhati@teriuniversity.ac.in
Website: www.teriuniversity.ac.in/icab


TERI University, 10 Institutional area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 100 070

Contact Us

TERI University, 10 Institutional area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 100 070.
Contact Person : Devender Samant (+91-9821461499)
Email Id: agribusinessconference@teriuniversity.ac.in

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