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The 40th International Colloquium of the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in Agriculture will take place in Rome, Italy on 22-23 September 2022. The subject of the Colloquium is: OSH in agriculture development. This will include one day and a half of the plenary part.

The war in Ukraine is affecting global food security across the continent and the wider world. Instability in the region which is called the ‘breadbasket of Europe’ is therefore likely to affect food supply in the importing countries. Many of them are currently food-insufficient. Therefore, in order to restore a balance in global food supply, it is extremely important to concentrate efforts of all partakers on agriculture development also in the remaining areas. The OSH package is devised to support this task. As a farmer is exposed to  a number of dangers during his/her daily duties or routine activities, compliance with the regulations and rules of occupational safety and health are crucial. The aim of the Colloquium is to make participants aware of the threats and opportunities, familiarise them with socio-economic aspects of prevention in agriculture as well as strengthen social inclusion in agriculture development. As envisaged in the Memorandum of Understanding between ISSA and IFAD on extending social protection to rural areas this will include the latest measures aimed at improving safety, health at work and well-being of a farmer and his family.

The event is mainly addressed to employers and employees from agriculture sector, occupational safety experts, researchers, work medicals and experts from the area of public health. The conference organizers would especially welcome farmers, OSH experts, national institutions, social partners, testing and certification bodies.

The Colloquium is organised in a hybrid format. There is no conference fee for either personal or virtual participation, however on-site attendance is strictly limited. If you are interested in an on-site participation please contact the Secretariat of the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in Agriculture (agro.issa(at)krus.gov.pl).

The Colloquium language is English. 

Please see the promotional video:


The programme of the Colloquium will include the following topics:

Main topic:

  • OSH in agriculture development


  • Vision Zero and social inclusion in agriculture development
  • Economic and environmental determinants of prevention
  • New technologies and digitalisation in agriculture
  • Return to work post-Covid-19
  • Safe farm without wellbeing?

Keywords: agriculture, security, social policy, safety, health, wellbeing, prevention, protection, digitalization, diseases, disabilities, work, inability to work, return to work, occupational diseases, new technologies, Covid-19, Vision Zero

Please see the first announcement


The Colloquium organizers reserve the right to select abstracts of oral presentations according to scientific quality criteria. 

Oral presentation instructions:

Deadline: Abstracts of the oral presentations should be submitted by 22 July 2022.

The submission of abstracts does not depend on ISSA membership.

Abstracts must be filled in and submitted electronically through the form that you will find here

Author(s) who submit(s) abstracts will be notified of the acceptance/rejection by 15 August 2022.

The abstracts language is English

Duration of the oral presentation of the accepted abstracts should not exceed 20 minutes.
The selection and approval of abstracts will be made by the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in Agriculture based on the opinion of the Section’s Advisory Board and representatives from IFAD.

Please see the call for abstracts - first annoucement

Please see the call for abstracts - second annoucement


Registration is open till 15 September 2022. Please complete a form on-line here

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Via Paolo di Dono, 44 00142 Roma, ITALY.


For questions and further information, please contact:

Secretariat of the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in Agriculture:
Email: agro.issa(at)krus.gov.pl
Phone: +48 22 592 66 12, +48 22 592 66 25 (English, French, Polish)

The personal data requested above are collected and processed by the Secretariat of the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in Agriculture in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR) and all other applicable EU and Polish privacy and data protection legislation, in furtherance of our legitimate business interest to effect your registration to our events and to effectively organize such events.


  • Oral Presentation Abstract Submission Deadline 22 July 2022
  • Oral Presentation Abstract Submission Approval Deadline 15 August 2022
  • Colloquium Programmes published with 2nd Announcement 15 August 2022
  • Colloquium registration reminder with 3rd Annoucement 31 August 2022
  • Registration Deadline 15 September 2022

Let's meet in Rome