Find the detailed programme of the 171st EAAE Seminar here (July 23, 2019) >>


Winner of the Best Presentation Award: Willemijn Vroege (ETH Zürich, Switzerland), Janic Bucheli, Tobias Dalhaus, Martin Hirschi, Robert Finger for the paper entitled ‘Evaluating satellite soil moisture data for index insurances’.

Winner of the Best Poster Award: Fabio Santeramo (University of Foggia, Italy), Martina Bozzola and Emila Lamonaca for the poster entitled ‘On the impact of climate change on global agri-food trade’.


Thursday, September 05 2019:

Start: 08.30 Welcome coffee and registration

08.50-09.00 Opening Address (Robert Finger, ETH Zürich; Nadja El Benni, Agroscope)

09.00-10.30 Keynote Talks

  • Prof. Dr. Thia Hennessy, Cork University, Ireland: ‘Beyond Income: towards a better measurement of farmer welfare’
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Heckelei, University of Bonn, Germany: ‘Impact of income support policies for European agriculture – state and limitations of analysis’

10.40 – 12.00 Parallel sessions

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Visit of the ‘Swiss Future Farm‘, a flagship project on digitalization and smart farming in Switzerland (on conference site)

15.00-17.40 Parallel sessions

17.40 – 22.00: Welcome drinks; Speech by Bernard Belk (Vice Director of the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture) and Conference Dinner (takes place on conference site)


Friday September 06 2019:

Start: 08.40

08.40-11.00 Parallel and plenary sessions

11.00- 12.00 Poster Sessions

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Parallel sessions

14.30-15.00: Closing session and best presentation and best poster awards

15.00: End of seminar

General Information: Oral presentations are scheduled for 15 minutes, plus 5 minutes discussion. Poster presenters shall bring a printed poster (A0, vertical). Further details follow.


Upload of final papers

Use this template for final full papers to be uploaded by August 23rd 2019 171EAAE_Seminar_finalpaperTemplate

Poster presentations shall upload a pdf of their poster by August 23 2019


Pre-seminar Events on Wednesday September 04, 2019

There will be two pre-seminar events on September 04, 2019: one takes place in Zurich (at ETH Zurich) and one in Tänikon (conference site). Participants of the 171st EAAE Seminar are warmly welcome to join!


1) Event at ETH Zürich: 

Title: ‘Digitalization of Agriculture – Implications for Farmers, Food Systems & Policy’

Organized by:  the Agricultural Economics and Policy Group as well as the World Food System Center of the ETH Zurich

Time and location: Sept. 04, 17.15-18.45, with a reception afterwards. ETH main building, Zurich

Content: The event consist of two talks, a discussion and a reception. The scheduled talks are:

  • Welcome and Introduction (Robert Finger, ETH Zürich)
  • ‘Digital Innovation for Sustainable Food Systems’ Sjaak Wolfert & Krijn Poppe; Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands,
  • ‘Responsible Research and Innovation in Digital Agriculture’, Áine Regan, Teagasc, Ireland
  • Discussion (moderated by Melf-Hinrich Ehlers, ETH Zürich)
  • Reception

Participation is free but registration will be necessary. More details and registration details can be found here >>. Contact: Robert Finger (


2) Event in Tänikon

Title: Workshop «Farming as Lifestyle»

Organized by: Agroscope

Time and location:  Sept. 04, whole day, Tänikon

Content: The whole day workshop consist of various presentations and dicsussions. Invited guest speakers are Noa Lincoln (University of Hawaii), Imre Kovach (Hungarian Academy of Science), and Anne Cassidy (MIT Sloan School of Management), Moritz Boddenberg (University of Hamburg), Gudula Madsen (Technical University Berlin), Terresa Pinto Correia, (University of Evora), Stefanie Düsberg (Bavarian Ministry of Agriculture)

Details can be found on the workshop website >>