New deadline for abstract submission-March 15


Jointly with the steering committee, the host institution has identified a series of topics relevant for both academics, practitioners and producers, along three main thematic areas.


-Social and economic themes: FT beyond farm and certification


-Social and political themes: partnerships and sectoral approaches


-Environmental themes: solutions at the landscape scale


For more information about these topics please visit the Themes  section

Any other research related to FT is welcome.

Sessions will be built on the basis of received and accepted papers.


Presenting at FTIS 2020

The symposium will feature plenary keynote addresses, parallel paper presentations, poster sessions and participatory workshops. The main languages of the symposium will be Spanish and English, with simultaneous translation during as many of the sessions as possible. There will be an opportunity during poster sessions for multilingual presentations and discussions.


Researchers and practitioners who would like to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract (500 words written in Spanish or English). Paper sessions will include time for audience questions and feedback. The abstract should include the theme addressed, the applied theory and methodology, the results obtained and the main bibliography.

Free format presentations

Farmers and people belonging to farmers’ organization are welcome to submit a free-format presentation, relating their experience in one of the topics that will soon be announced. These presentations will be part of specific sessions oriented to the exchange of knowledge through a “campesino a campesino” (farmer-to-farmer) method. Texts should be written in a maximum of 500 words including pictures, graphs and drawings.


Participants are also given the opportunity to submit a 1-page abstract for poster presentations. Poster abstracts can be written in Spanish or English. Limited translation support will be provided, but authors are encouraged to consider an effective presentation format for an international audience.


A workshop is a working meeting that focuses on a specific area related to the conference themes. Proposals for workshops should be 1 page in length. The proposal should include a brief overview of the area of research, teaching or practice that will be addressed, a summary of the session’s planned activities, and a brief discussion of the workshop leaders and some tentatively identified participants. A workshop session can require participants to read and prepare feedback on one another’s abstracts or do some other preparation prior to the session.


Abstract submission

All abstracts should be submitted online by March 15th 2020, although the organizers would appreciate earlier submissions. All abstracts will be evaluated through a peer review process. Notification of acceptance or refusal will be sent within 1 month. Reviewers may formulate suggestions, or in some cases require specific conditions, which will need to be considered for the acceptance of the full paper.

Please make sure the abstract submission includes:

  • The intended session format – paper, poster, workshop
  • Designated corresponding author
  • Contact information (name, address, phone, email) for the author and any other participants (e.g., workshop panelists, symposium presenters, etc.)
  • Three keywords to assist in assigning reviewers.

Submission constitutes a commitment that at least one paper author will attend the conference if the submission is accepted.

Everyone submitting a proposal should be prepared to serve as a reviewer for at least three other submissions if requested.

Abstracts should be submitted online at


Scientific committee


Rémy Vandame (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur)

Matthew Anderson (University of Portsmouth)

Anne Tallontire (University of Leeds)

Roberta Discetti (University of Portsmouth)

Marie-Christine Renard (University of Chapingo)

Laura Gómez (University of Chapingo)

Helda Morales (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur)

Peter van Dam (University of Amsterdam)

Mateo Mier y Terán  (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur)

Aurélie Carimentrand (The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development)

Allison Marchildon (Sherbrooke University)

Tatsuya Watanabe (Fair Trade Forum Japan)


For any conference enquiries please email: