International Conference on Agricultural, Biodiversity and Environmental Economics


The International Conference on Agricultural, Biodiversity and Environmental Economics (ICABEE 2024) is being organized and will be held on June 13, 2024 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. 

ICABEE 2024 is organized by Trakia University in partnership with the Association for Cultural and Socio-Economic European Collaboration and Odesa State Agrarian University.

ICABEE 2024 is a peer-reviewed international conference focusing on research advances and applications in agroecology, bioeconomy and environmental management.

The papers of ICABEE 2024 will be published in BIO Web of Conferences journal that indexed in Scopus.

Deadline to submit papers for publication in BIO Web of Conferences journal (eISSN: 2273-1709): 15 April 2024.

ICABEE 2024 organizing committee opted for a HYBRID CONFERENCE combining a live in-person event with a virtual component.

The ICABEE 2024 organizing committee will send an invitation with a link to the meeting and the conference program. The conference will provide a platform for researchers, scientists, practitioners and policymakers to exchange knowledge, research results and experience in agricultural, biodiversity conservation and environmental economics.

ICABEE 2024 will examine the problematic areas in the agricultural and environmental sectors. Participants can engage in discussions about potential solutions, strategies and innovations to address issues related to natural resource management, the impact of agricultural practices on ecosystems and economic factors affecting environmental conservation. ICABEE 2024 will contribute to developing evidence-based policies applicable to agriculture, biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability.

The topic areas of the conference are related to implementing the UN sustainable development goals in the context of the valuation of ecosystem services in sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation, food security and nutrition.

ICABEE 2024 will focus on the themes of Agricultural, Biodiversity and Environmental Economics and in this context, the aim of conference is to provide a platform for researchers, entrepreneurs, faculty members and authorities to present their research results and development activities in the following areas:

  • Agroecology and Sustainable Farming Practices
  • Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Environmental Economics
  • Food Security and Nutrition

The working language is English.

We invite you to participate in the conference and look forward to our fruitful cooperation.  



Authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (10 pages) including surveys, tutorials, perspective/colloquia papers on conference topics, by filling out the Registration Form.

All accepted papers from ICABEE 2024 will be published BIO Web of Conferences journal that indexed in Scopus.

Paper Formatting

Accepted papers written in English will be published after the conference.Therefore, before submitting your work, please FOLLOW STRICTLY the Editorial Guidelines.

Authors should send their paper online before April 15, 2024:

  1. Papers should be formatted according to the requirements for conference proceedings (10 pages)..
  2. Author’s guidelines for conference proceedings.                         After accepting the paper:
  3. Video presentation of up to 10 minutes (the authors will be given instructions on how to prepare a video presentation).
  4. Authors are strongly encouraged to include the DOI in their references, as shown in the Style Points. The DOI can be easily found on on Google Scholar and linked via Crossref. Please check all sources (Scopus, CrossRef) and ensure that data provided in the references are correct before submitting a paper.
  5. The number of references in the list should more than than 10 (most sources from Scopus).
  6. The quality of the digital images should have an original high-resolution, at least 300 dpi for figures that will be printed, and at least 150 dpi for an online only publication.

Papers will be checked using Strikeplagiarism software  tool and any ethical misconduct will be addressed very seriously. Each paper will be peer-reviewed after it has been checked for plagiarism.

Authors are encouraged to refer to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for all aspects of publication ethics (http://publicationethics.org) and to strictly conform to the ethical rules described in publishing policies ethics.

Papers which are prepared for publishing should be original research manuscripts, never published before and not under consideration for publication in any other conference proceedings (journal etc.).

All papers are expected to deliver novel research results of international interest. Papers need to be related to the main topic of the conference and the conference topic fields.

Articles are published in English only. The paper should be written in a language conprehensible to a specialist in the relevant field. Compliance with English translation requirements is done by native speakers and professional translators.

All papers are reviewed by a native speaker. All papers are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. The acceptable minimum of originality is 90%. All papers should be more than than 10 pages (recommended). At least one author of each article should attend the conference.  All references mentioned in the Reference List must be cited in the text, and vice versa. References can only be linked via Crossref if they are correct and complete.

The manuscript must be in DOC (or DOCX) file. The manuscript should follow the IMRAD format:

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods
Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.

A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development resting on a theoretical basis.

Results should be clear and concise.

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

References to the sources used should be in the order of mentioning in the text in the format [1], [2-6], [3, 5, 7]. You should not give links to unpublished articles.

Essential requirements

Articles must not contain page numbers, headers or footers

This is extremely important. Page numbers, copyright details, etc. will be added by the publisher during the production and publication process. If you put page numbers on your paper, we will have to contact you for a replacement PDF, which could delay publication of the entire proceedings.

Article margins must be adequate
We recommend a minimum of 25mm all round. The Microsoft Word template automatically provide the correct margins so their use is highly recommended.

All articles must have an abstract

When readers are searching for information online, an abstract of the article is likely to be the first thing they see. Your abstract needs to be concise but convey as much information as possible about the content. The abstract will help bring your work to the attention of the scientific community.

 All papers must have the e-mail address of one accessible author.


Essential guidelines

Please follow these essential guidelines when preparing your paper:


Authors must prepare their papers using our Microsoft Word template for submission:

Proceedings Licence

For papers published in our golden open access proceedings titles it is no longer required to have authors sign and submit copyright forms. Our other journals are unaffected by this change. Authors who wish to publish a paper in the following titles:

  • Conference Proceedings

are asked to submit a paper only if all authors of the paper agree in full to the terms of the licence. All papers submitted to us for publication in the above titles will be published according to the following terms and conditions.

Licence terms and conditions

By submitting a paper to the conference organizer, you, as copyright owner and author/representative of all the authors, grant a worldwide perpetual royalty free exclusive licence to use the copyright in the paper for the full term of copyright in all ways otherwise restricted by copyright, including, but not limited to, the right to reproduce, distribute and communicate the article to the public under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license  (or any newer version of the license) and to make any other use which publisher may choose world-wide, by all means, media and formats, whether known or unknown at the date of submission, to the conference organizer.

This licence does not transfer the copyright in the paper as submitted which, therefore, remains with the authors or their employer, as appropriate. Authors may not offer the paper to another publisher, unless the article is withdrawn by the author(s) or rejected by publisher.

Once published, the paper may be reused in accordance with the terms of the applicable Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence, including appropriate citation information (for electronic use best efforts must be made to include a link to the online abstract of the paper), a link to the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence, indicating any changes that have been made in the paper.

By granting this licence, the author warrants that the paper they are submitting is their original work, has not been published previously (other than in a research thesis or dissertation which fact has been notified to the conference organizer in writing), all named authors participated sufficiently in the conception and writing of the paper, have received a final version of the paper, agree to its submission and take responsibility for it, have read and understood Publishing’s ethical policy  and agree that the submission complies with its terms, and the submission has been approved as necessary by the authorities at the establishment where the research was carried out.

By granting this licence, the author also warrants that they act on behalf of, and with the knowledge of, all authors of the paper, that the paper does not infringe any third party rights, contains nothing libellous, all factual statements are, to the best of the authors’ knowledge and belief, true or based on valid research conducted according to accepted norms and our ethical policy (COPE: Committee on Publication Ethics), and all required permissions have been obtained.



Dobri YARKOV PhD, Professor, Rector of Trakia University, Bulgaria


Nikolay PENEV PhD, Assoc. Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, Bulgaria


Mariana PETROVA PhD, Professor, Association for Cultural and Socio- Economic European Collaboration

Mykhailo BROSHKOV Doctor of Veterinary Sciences, Professor, Rector of Odesa State Agrarian University, Ukraine


Iskra NENCHEVA PhD, Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, Bulgaria

Dimitrina STOYANCHEVA PhD, Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, Bulgaria

Sergey RADUKANOV PhD, Assoc. Professor, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Ryszard PUKALA PhD, Professor, Vice-Rector Bronislaw Markiewicz State University of Technology and Economics in Jaroslaw (PWSTE), Jaroslaw, Poland

Zhenya GUNDASHEVA Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, Bulgaria

Kalina PETROVA Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, Bulgaria

Tetiana NEBOHA PhD in Economics, Senior Researcher, Vice-Rector for Scientific Work and International Relations, Odesa State Agrarian University, Ukraine

Viktor Koval Doctor, Professor, Izmail State University of Humanities, Ukraine.


Giga ABUSERIDZE PhD, Assoc. Professor, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Ludmila ALEKSEJEVA PhD, Professor Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia

Badri GECHBAIA Doctor, Professor, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Georgia

Ketevan GOLETIANI Professor, Dean of the Faculty Business and Logistics of Batumi Navigation Teaching University, Batumi, Georgia.

Oleksandr DOROKHOV Doctor of science, Professor, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.

Zhibek KHUSSAINOVA PhD, Professor, Academician E.A.Buketov Karaganda University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

Dinçay KÖKSAL Professor, Vice Rector of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey.

Aiman KUSSAINOVA PhD, Head of the Department of Postgraduate Education, Higher School of Business and Law, Shokan Ualikhanov Kokshetau University, Kokshetau, Kazakhstan.

Evaldas RAISTENSKIS PhD, Tax Disputes Commission under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania; Vilnius University, Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania.

Mykola SIDAK Ph.D. Professor, Director Institute of Public Administration, Bratislava University of Economics and Management, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Bozena SOWA Ph.D. DSc, Vice-Rector General Affairs, WSPiA University of Rzeszów, Rzeszow, Poland.

Olena SUSHCHENKO Doctor of science, Professor, Head of the Department, Kharkiv National University of Economics, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Tetiana SHABATURA Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Economic Theory and Enterprise Economics,  Odesa State Agrarian University, Ukraine

Zhanibek ZHARTAY PhD, assoc.prof., S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical Research University (KATRU)



Prof.PhD Mykola SIDAK

Bratislava University of Economics and Management, Bratislava, Slovakia


Assoc. Prof.PhD Zhanibek ZHARTAY

S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical Research University (KATRU)



Academician Е.A.Buketov Karaganda University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan


Assoc. Prof. PhD Giga ABUSERIDZE

Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia



Kharkiv National University of Economics, Kharkiv, Ukraine



Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania



Paper submission: April 15, 2024.

Notification of paper acceptance: May 15, 2024.

Final paper submission: May 30, 2024.

Registration: June 01, 2024.

Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, Bulgaria

Odesa State Agrarian University, Ukraine

Association for Cultural and Socio-Economic European Collaboration


Conference Program


Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, Bulgaria

Student Campus, Stara Zagora 6015, Bulgaria

Conference Day: June 13, 2024

09.30 – 10.00 Opening / Registration

10.00 – 10.15  Welcome speech from the ICABEE 2024 Chairman

Dobri YARKOV, PhD, Professor, Rector of Trakia University, Bulgaria

Nikolay PENEV, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, Bulgaria

10.15 – 11.45 Opening addresses by the Keynote Speakers

Mykola SIDAKPh.D. Professor, Director Institute of Public AdministrationBratislava University of Economics and Management, Bratislava, Slovakia

Zhibek KHUSSAINOVA PhD, Professor, Buketov Karaganda University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Giga ABUSERIDZE –  PhD, Assoc. Professor, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Olena SUSHCHENKO  Doctor of Economics Science, ProfessorHead of the DepartmentKharkiv National University of Economics, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Zhanibek ZHARTAY PhD, Assoc.Prof., S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical Research University (KATRU), Astana, Kazakhstan

Evaldas RAISTENSKIS PhD, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Litva

Mykhailo BROSHKOV Doctor of Veterinary Sciences, Professor, Rector of Odesa State Agrarian University, Ukraine

12.30 – 15.30      Parallel Sessions  

16.00 – 16.30       Closing Remarks

16.30 – 17.00       Closure of the Conference

Registration fee

The registration fee is 350 euros paid after receiving notification of your paper’s acceptance.

It includes conference promotion materials, proofreading, revising, & editing, refreshments/coffee breaks, admissions and organizing costs.  Bank account details and payment instructions will be sent to participants after the paper’s approval.

At least one of the authors must register and pay the registration fee by June 01, 2024 to participate in the conference. After this date, refunds are impossible. No refund is allowed after this date. If you feel uncertain, please contact the organizing committee for clarification at icabeeconf@gmail.com


Faculty of Economics at Trakia University

Student Campus

6000 Stara Zagora

Republic of Bulgaria

e-mails: nikolay.penev@trakia-uni.bg; iskra.nencheva@trakia-uni.bg

 +359 (0) 42 699 422