Agri4D 2021 Conference: Food systems for new realities

African vegetable market, Assomada, Santiago Island, Cape Verde. Photo: Peter Adams

Date: September 28, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Location: Online

Start date: September 28, 2021

End date: September 30, 2021

Institution: SLU and SIANI

Event summary: Agri4D brings together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to engage actively with the challenges of food systems.

Note! New deadline to submit your abstract: May 31.

How can we shape sustainable, just and resilient food systems? This year, the Agri4D conference will be held online and takes place September 28-30, 2021. Registration is free of charge and will open in June 2021.

To progress towards sustainable and just food systems, Agri4D will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to engage actively with the challenges of food systems. The conference aims to be a platform to take stock of the current knowledge frontier, connect science to policymaking and practice, and spark new collaborations, and to create a space for researchers, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the state of our food systems, to identify what is working, where the gaps are and to raise awareness about challenges and solutions based on scientific knowledge.

To have a chance of presenting your work, please submit your abstract before May 31, 2021.

Agri4D are welcoming abstract submission on 6 topics:

Topic 1 – Justice 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 2 – Towards 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 3 – Agroecology: 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.