SIDA, SIANI and SLU invite you to submit proposals for oral and poster presentations and concept notes for session proposal at the Agri4D 2023 Conference.
Presentations can focus on research results, lessons learned, case studies, best practices, and more related to the congress themes:
Theme 1: Securing food and nutrition within planetary boundaries
This theme aims to bring forward discussions about all stages of food systems and their outcomes, from ecosystems supporting production to the producers, and consumers, including value chain and market actors, linking farmers to consumers.
Within this topic, we invite researchers, decision-makers and practitioners who are exploring challenges and innovative solutions to increase the resilience of food systems in times of crisis across the Global South.
This theme embraces related research topics, including:
- Resilient food production systems;
- Sustainable food processing approaches and value chains;
- Transparent and inclusive market systems;
- Accessible food, nutrition and health, and
- Landscape approaches and climate change.
Theme 2: Governance and rights in food systems: Leaving no one behind
To create sustainable and resilient food systems, it is crucial to identify vulnerabilities and opportunities to prevent future risks and promote sustainable solutions. This theme emphasises topics that aim to answer ’resilience for whom?’ within food systems. Food crises often impact marginalised groups in society the most but have unique opportunities for transforming those systems away from the status quo. These groups vary across contexts but may include, e.g. smallholder farmers, indigenous groups, marginalised genders, children and youth, etc.
We encourage stakeholders to bring forward context-specific experiences and examples to discuss why and how vulnerabilities exist in food systems, who is affected and why, and potential ways to solve such challenges.
This theme invites presentations exploring examples concerning:
- Food (in)justice, food sovereignty, gender;
- Rights to food (i.e. food as a human right), food security, food and nutrition;
- Understanding vulnerabilities in food systems (e.g. intersectional processes and power relations that make specific people vulnerable);
- Transformative or innovative practices promoted by marginalised people or groups;
- Income security and wealth creation in agri-food systems;
- Smallholder rights, e.g. land tenure/ natural resources rights, to secure access to land, and
- The roles of private and public sectors in food systems (e.g. how the public sector can enable private sector investments, how the private sector involve in community engagement and supply chains at local levels).
The deadline for submitting oral and poster presentations and concept note for session proposal is 8 May 2023.
Read HERE de guidelines