Call for Papers

Theme: “Wild Harvests, Governance and Livelihoods in Asia”

The conference aims at having participants from a wide range of disciplines, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of examining and understanding wild harvests, governance and livelihoods, e.g. foresters, botanists, economists, anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, and political scientists. Participants will come together, share experiences, and discuss research findings, including their translation into practical action on the ground.
The conference will provide networking opportunities with more than 200 conference participants from a range of countries, insights from reputed keynotes, and high quality technical sessions emphasizing novel findings and the opportunity to discuss. 

Please submit your abstract before the deadline of August 30, 2017. Remember to indicate what sub-theme your abstract belongs to and whether it is for an oral presentation or a poster. All abstracts are reviewed and accepted by the Conference Organizing Committee and Advisory Committee. Accepted presenters should register before September 30, 2017 to be eligible for the conference. We recommend you to register early and reserve your seat for this global gathering.

The organizers will publish a peer-reviewed conference proceeding. It is also planned to publish a special issue in an international journal. 


  1. Collection, Marketing and Trade covers aspects from harvesting to end consumers, including value chains and global production networks.
  2. Conservation and Sustainable Use addresses issues from estimating single species harvest limits to obstacles to macro-level conservation planning.
  3. Policy and Governance aims at identifying institutional challenges to improvements in livelihoods and conservation outcomes.
  4. Livelihoods strives to increase our understanding of the role of wild products in households’ wellbeing, income generation and asset building.