Call for abstracts: Agri4D 2021 – food systems for new realities

African vegetable market, Assomada, Santiago Island, Cap Verde. Photo: Peter Adams / Getty Images

Call for abstracts: Agri4D 2021 – food systems for new realities

Agricultural Research for Development Conference (Agri4D) 2021 will take place September 28-30, 2021, and will be held online. Registration opens in June, but you can submit your abstract to the six different topics of the conference before May 31, 2021 (extended deadline).

What Conference
When Dec 30, 2020 11:00 PM to
Dec 30, 2020 11:00 PM
Where Online
Contact Name Alin Kadfak, SLU
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To progress towards sustainable and just food systems, Agri4D will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to engage with the challenges of food systems with a focus on low-income contexts in a globalized world. The conference aims to provide a platform to take stock of the current knowledge frontier, connect science to policy making and practice, and spark new collaborations.

Just and resilient food systems can contribute to all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At this year’s Agri4D conference, we ask the participants to specifically address the core question: ‘How can we shape sustainable and just food systems, resilient to the new realities of changing climates, ongoing
transformations in food production, supply and demand, health threats
and pandemics?’

The Agri4D platform

The objective of the conference is to present and integrate knowledge about
potential solutions and outcomes, while identifying how those solutions might
provide incentives and enable the social and economic transformations necessary to advance and achieve the goal of eradicating hunger in the world.

With the ongoing pandemic, we will hold the conference online enabling wide international participation creating a great potential for open and dynamic conversations. We divide the three days conference into 6 topics.

The conference is a learning opportunity for all involved, from young researchers
to stakeholders, to raise awareness based on scientific knowledge.

Submit abstracts!

We are welcoming abstract submission to 6 topics:

Topic 1Justice in food governance: calls for work on social and environmental justice in food systems with special attention to questions of gender, social marginalization and intersectionality.

Topic 2Towards improved food and nutrition security, from smallholder-inclusive food systems: focuses on the role of smallholders within inclusive food systems to enable food and nutrition security for producers and consumers in cities and rural areas.

Topic 3Agroecology: focuses on economic, environmental and social sustainability of food production. The topic will cover resource use and ecological interactions in agriculture as well as interactions between different actors in the food system, notably consumers and producers.

Topic 4 – Closing the loop – making food systems circular: looks closer into management approaches and technologies that can reduce waste generation and create new products from waste, like insect protein or fertilizers, including the drivers for change in the management from linear to circular systems.

Topic 5 – Innovation & innovative approaches: focuses on technical, social and organizational innovations that enable development towards the Agenda 2030 goals.

Topic 6 – Build resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress: focuses on making food systems more resilient and better prepared for future shocks and stressors. These stressors can be climate change, energy demand, recovering food system post-pandemic or access to and management of water.

Read more and submit your abstract here, no later than May 31!

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