2021 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
There is renewed urgency to find solutions that will improve our food system. Battered by the pandemic, climate change and geopolitical instability, a radical rethinking is needed to change the current paradigm-- from producer and importer--to the end consumer.
Our new theme “Innovations Reshaping the Future of Food” will present novel initiatives in 2021 that are reshaping the global food chain.
IFAMA provides the World’s premium agribusiness platform for interactions between industry, researchers, teachers and students. Contributors are invited to share their novel perspectives at the IFAMA 2021 Virtual Conference.
Note: Researchers who have already submitted papers intended for the Costa Rica 2021 conference need not resubmit their papers. These papers will remain within their original track (Technologies and digital transformation for sustainability in Agribusiness) as outlined in the previous call for papers.
1. CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS
IFAMA invites new extended abstracts, full papers, and teaching case submissions for oral presentations in the following tracks:
Track 1: Sustainability and resilience in food supply chains
Track 2: Circular Economy - Innovations solving societal challenges in the agribusiness sector
Track 3: The roles and challenges of new digital technologies for agri-food systems
Track 4: Challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic for cross-cutting disruption in agri-food systems
Track 5: Changes in international financing for sustainable development
Track 6: Includes subject areas traditionally addressed by the agribusiness profession:
- Agribusiness strategy and value chains
- Food and agribusiness sector development
- Customer orientation and marketing
- Smallholders and food system transformation
- Food health and one health, food security, and food safety
- Agribusiness education
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Food loss and waste
- Environment, landscapes, and society
Please see formatting guidelines and deadlines below.
2. CALL FOR POSTER PAPERS
Up to 2,000 words to propose a research idea, seek research collaboration, present a literature review, describe a research design, or report work-in-progress. Presentations are primarily focused on sharing and discussing innovation practice and experience.
Please see formatting guidelines and deadlines below.
Formatting Guidelines for Abstracts, Full Papers, and Posters
- Extended abstracts of 5 to 7 pages, written in English, should contain the following structure:
- Problem definition, context, and relevance of a paper; provide references to key literature
- Key findings
- Implications for policymakers, food and agribusiness managers, or the agribusiness profession
- References – a maximum of five literature references may be added at the end of the abstract text
Submission Deadlines for Abstracts, Full Papers, and Posters
February 21: Notification of review committee decisions on papers submitted for Costa Rica
March 31: Submission Deadline for New Proposals (full proposals included)
Early May: Notification of acceptance to present virtually during IFAMA 2021 conference
3. CALL FOR TEACHING CASES
The Case Conference track of IFAMA’s academic Symposium is intended for a broad audience of professionals who are interested in developing effective food and agribusiness related cases and using them as learning tools, as well as for those interested in the specific case topics discussed. Teaching Cases may cover any topic of managerial relevance, but preferably related to one of the IFAMA 2021 themes which explore innovations that are currently reshaping the agribusiness sector.
Submission Deadlines for Teaching Cases
February 21: Notification decisions on cases submitted for Costa Rica 2021
March 31: Submission deadline for Teaching Cases.
Early May: Notification of acceptance to present virtually during IFAMA 2021 conference.
Please read complete submission guidelines for Teaching Cases
The Scientific Committee will select the best papers presented at the conference and consider them for publication in special issues of leading international academic journals such as the International Food and Agribusiness Review, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change , Journal on Food System Dynamics (IJFSD), and a Handbook, a collection of selected papers published by Rutledge. All papers will follow the respective guidelines for the selected journal. If you are interested in publishing, do not miss the opportunity to submit a full paper by 31-March. Please note: the special issue for the Technological Forecasting and Social Change will only contain papers relevant to Track 3.
Please Note: The acceptance and invitation to present your research paper during the IFAMA 2021 Symposium does not guarantee acceptance of the paper for publication in a Special Issue. While most papers presented at the conference are not ready for publication, many provide a good starting point but require additional work before they are publishable. So, true to its nature, IFAMA selects a number of papers for possible development into Special Issues, based on their potential. The Special Issue Editors will then work together with experienced reviewers, to help the invited authors further develop their paper to a publishable standard.
SYMPOSIUM PAPER REVIEW COMMITTEE
Committee Chair: Maria Annosi, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Co-Chair: Irene Alvarado of Earth University, Central America
Marianonietta Fiore, University of Foggia, Italy
Derek Baker, University of New England, Australia
Melissa van Merwe, University of Pretoria, South Africa
QUESTIONS? Please contact: M. Annosi: firstname.lastname@example.org
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