Scientific Committee

 Dr. Baasansukh Badarch is the Dean of the School of Economics and Business, Mongolian University of Life Sciences. He had worked as the Dean of the School of Economics and Business in 2005-2006; and Vice-President for Academic Affairs of Mongolian University of Life Sciences from 2006 to 2014; since 2014 he has returned to School of Economics and Business as the Dean.

He has participated in the long-term and short-term training and fellowship programs in many different countries: Orange College of Sydney University, Australia; Timeryazav Academy, Russia; Institute of Social Science, Haag the Netherlands; Asian Development Organization Tokyo, Japan and University of Saskatchewan, Canada among others.

He has participated in the following International projects: “Improving Nutrition for Poor Mothers and Children” JFPR 9005 project funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB); “Improving Poor Herdsmen’s Income” training course for business plan IFAD; Business plan for small and medium scale agro processing factories Development Agricultural sector” funded by ADB project; “Survey Outline of Impact of Trade Liberalization on Agricultural Producers and Rural Poor” APO (Asian Productivity Organization) Project No. SUV-02-01 etc.

He has published numerous articles, 5 books, 121 peer reviewed articles, chapters in books on management science and 35 handbooks and has contributed too many other publications as an editor and consultant

Professor, Dean
School of Economics and Business, Mongolian University of Life Sciences;
Folmer  HENK
Professor, Academic Dean
Groningen University; College of Economics and Management, Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University;
Luc   D’Haese   is   Emeritus   Professor   of   the   Department   of   Bio Science   Engineering   of   the   University   of   Antwerp   and   the Department of Agricultural Economics at Ghent University. At Ghent University he was managing for more than 15 years the   International   Master   program   in   “Nutrition   and   Rural Development” at the Faculty of Bio Science Engineering. He   is   currently   Extra  Ordinary   Professor   of   the   University   of Stellenbosch and the University of Pretoria. In this position he coordinated recently at the University of Stellenbosch the setup   of  the   “Master   in   food   and   nutrition  security”  and  at   the University of Pretoria the “Institute of Food Nutrition and Wellbeing”. He served as CEO of the Belgian Technical Cooperation (CTB) and   he   was   from   1977   to   1992   Professor   at   University   of  Burundi.   He   is   associated   member   of   the   Belgian   Royal Academy of Science. Contact : e mail:  and
Ghent University, Belgium,
Minjuan Zhao was trained as researcher in Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics at University of Connecticut, the U.S. where she received my doctoral degree. Her research focused on non-market evaluation. As the main member, she has participated several research related   non-market   evaluation.   She   is   well   familiar   with   natural   resources   non-market assessments,   questionnaires   design,   survey,   methods,   benefit   transfer   and   related   latest research   review.  Now,  Prof.   Zhao   is   the   project   PIs   in   several   China   national   or   local academic funding in this field, including two National Natural Science Foundations of China and   National   Social   Science   Major   Foundation   regarding   water   system   evaluation   and allocation   in   Northwest   China.   She   also   actively   engage   in   Northwest   China   local governments’ planning   and  public  education,  strive   to  make  my   findings   integrated  into official  documents.  I  work   with  agents   of  watersheds  and   Natural  Resources  Bureau   of Northwest China to spread outcomes derived from my projects through group meetings and presentations,   newsletters,   fact   sheets,   workshops,   county   and   community   networks, broadcast, poster.
College of Economics and Management, Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University,
Professor, Dean
Dr. Xiu Changbai is the vice president for research and international at Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities located in Tongliao City in the northeastern part of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Before this appointment in this September, he was an assistant president international (since 2008) and the dean of College of Economics and Management (from 1999 to 2014) at Inner Mongolia Agricultural University in Hohhot City, where he has been serving for 30 years. Mr. Xiu's study areas include poverty reduction, rural integrated development, agribusiness management, and farmer cooperatives. He has published more than 60 journal papers, 15 books and finished more than 30 research projects. Prof. Xiu received his bachelor degree at Inner Mongolia Agricultural University in Hohhot and PhD at Renmin University of China in Beijing.
Professor, Vice President
International Exchange and Cooperation, Minzu University
Robert J. Johnston is Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute and Professor of Economics at Clark University. Dr. Johnston is an environmental and natural resource economist whose research addresses economic valuation, benefit transfer and ecosystem services, with an emphasis on aquatic, riparian and coastal systems, as well as climate change adaptation.  He is a current member of the US EPA Science Advisory Board, the Ecosystem Science and Management Working Group of NOAA Scientific Advisory Board, the Management Committee and Science Advisory Board of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, the Senior Advisory Board of the Connecticut Sea Grant Program and the Program Committee for the Charles Darwin Foundation in Galapagos, Ecuador.  His work has been funded by numerous agencies including the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Department of Agriculture, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and others. He has published over 125 peer reviewed articles, chapters and books on the economics of the environment and natural resource management
 Johnston  ROBERT
Professor, Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute
University of Clark,
QIAO,   Guanghua,  Dean   of  College   of   Economics   and   Management,   Inner   Mongolia Agricultural University, China. PhD in major of Agricultural Economics & Management, Renmin University of China Beijing P.R.C.  Visiting Scholar  of  Australia National University, Canberra,and University of  Alberta, Canada. He is Member of  Economic Team, National  Agricultural Technical System of MOA, Associate Chair of National Society of Animal Husbandry Economics. Main research areas:  Animal husbandry Economics, Economics of Food Safety,  Economics of Dairy Industry, Grassland Ecological Economics and  Project Appraisal and Management. Hehas   published   over   60   peer   reviewed   articles,   chapters   and   books   on   the   on   the   topics mentioned above.
Professor, Dean
College of Economics and Management, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University

Nico Heerink is an associate professor with the Development Economics (DEC) Group at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and a guest professor at Nanjing Agricultural University (China). From 2012-2015 he held a Qiushi Chair at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (China). From 2004 to 2006, he worked in Beijing as China Office Co-ordinator & Research Fellow for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). His current research activities concentrate on the impact of economic policies on sustainable agricultural and rural development in China and other developing countries. He has published articles, books and book chapters on economic policy reforms in less developed countries, economics of sustainable land use, drivers and consequences of migration, income inequality and economic development, international trade and the environment, rural public investment, and the economics of low-external-input agriculture.

 Heerink  NICO
Wageningen University, Netherlands,

Xiangping JIA is a professor in agricultural economics at the Northwest Agriculture & Forest University (NAFU,China) since 2014. He received his PhD from University of Hohenheim in 2008, Germany. Working on research about agricultural policies and rural development, he has a particular interest in institutional issues of agro-food market coordination, development of inclusive financial markets, the organization and performance of small holder farms, and agricultural extension system. Before working at NAFU, he worked as a senior research fellow at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)."

College of Economics and Management, Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University,
Dr. Lee Song Kun is a KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) advisor to ‘The School of Economics and Business in Mongolian University of Life Science’ and ‘Honorary professor of  Daegu University of  Korea’. He received Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Seoul National University and MBA at LaSall University of USA and Ph.D. at Seoul National University. His major fields of interest are productions and operations management, quality management, decision management, business strategy, and entrepreneurship. His current research fields are ‘technological innovation strategy of automobile and textile industry in Asian countries’, ‘production strategy’, ‘knowledge management”, etc. In year 2009, he was elected and served as a Chairman of Korean Association of Industrial Business Administration in which more than 1,000 professors of business major, researchers and company managers participate. 
Daigu University, South Korea
Jiri Hejkrlík, Ph.D. is the vice-dean, lecturer and researcher at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague – Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences. Currently he works at the position of vice-head of the Department of Economics and Development. His field of research and teaching is related to Agricultural and Development Economics, especially to the topics of rural institutions, producers groups (cooperatives) and international value chains and ethical trading. He is chairman of the Fairtrade Czech Republic and Slovakia, and active member of the Czech Evaluation Society. Current development and research project activities cover especially former socialists and post-Soviet countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Vice-dean, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague,
Faculty of Tropical Agri-Sciences

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