58th Annual Conference GEWISOLA 2018


58th GEWISOLA annual conference

12 - 14 September 2018

at the University of Kiel


The 58th annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V. (GEWISOLA) will be held from Wednesday 12 September 2018 to Friday 14 September 2018 at the University of Kiel.


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The conference theme is:

Visions for an agriculture and food policy after 2020


Some of the most important global challenges of our time are being influenced by the framework conditions set by agriculture and food policies. Examples of these challenges include climate change, the conservation of biodiversity, the fight against hunger, poverty and poverty-linked migration, as well as a reduction in diet-related diseases. Decision-makers in politics, industry associations and the private sector are dependent on relevant analyses and scientifically substantiated recommendations for action. Making such recommendations is a key objective of economics and social sciences in the agricultural and food sector. These should aim at the long-term maximisation of macroeconomic welfare through the sustainable management of natural resources. The key issues at the annual conference will be:

  • Which agricultural and food policy interventions are needed in certain markets, and why?
  • What should the future priorities of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy be?
  • What food policy measures are suitable for generating more sustainable consumption patterns?
  • How can buying behaviour and societal policy goals be reconciled more effectively?
  • What role can new technologies (e.g. digitisation) play in the sustainable use of resources along value chains?
  • What new scientific theories and methods appear to be particularly well suited to meeting the above challenges?

Download Call for Papers, EN


Registation and filling of the papers and posters via Conftool

Submission of proposals for self-organized sessions / pre-conference activities: send to gewisola2018@ae.uni-kiel.de


Conference fee / Time Discounts:
50 € (member) for Early registration  till 31.08.2018
  60 € (non-member)
60 € (member) for Normal registration  01.09.2018 - 11.09.2018
  70€ (non-member)
80 € for On-site registration  12.09.2018 - 14.09.2018



Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude (Audimax)
Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2
D-24118 Kiel


E-Mail: gewisola2018[at]ae.uni-kiel.de

Kirsten Kriegel
Phone: ++49 (0)431 880 4437

Christina Bartel (Webmaster)
Phone: ++49 (0)431 880 4823

Institut für Agrarökonomie
Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 7
D-24118 Kiel


Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Henning
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Hess
Prof. Dr. Uwe Latacz-Lohmann
Prof. Dr. Jens-Peter Loy
Prof. Dr. Martin Braatz
Prof. Dr. Holger Thiele



Child care for children between 0 – 14 years of age can be organized during the conference. The child care workers will be research assistants studying pedagogics. They charge 12 Euros per hour. Please inform the Gewisola team as early as possible, if you want child care. More details can be found in the attached document Childcare (in German only); please also note the necessity to sign the letter of agreement. In case of further questions concerning child care please contact Mrs. Jennifer Schmidt (0431 / 880-5221).