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INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION


As the global pandemic continues to disrupt our personal and professional lives, IFAMA has decided to postpone all in-person events in 2021.

The Costa Rica conference as originally planned for 2021 is postponed until 2022, when we will be able to travel again and fully immerse ourselves in the rich and unique food and agribusiness experience that this country offers.

We will instead host a 5-day virtual event: “Innovations Reshaping the Future of Food.” The conference will contain some of the originally planned theme of digitalization and is expanded to include the broader dynamics of innovation in agri-food sectors.

IFAMA provides the World’s premium agribusiness platform for interactions among industry, researchers, teachers, and students. Contributors are invited to share their novel perspectives at the IFAMA 2021 virtual conference. 

2021 FORUM PROGRAM

Battered by the pandemic, climate change, and geopolitical instability, a radical rethinking of the entire global food system is necessary, from producers to consumers to change the current paradigm.

Our new theme “Innovations Reshaping the Future of Food” will present initiatives that are reshaping the global food chain in 2021.

We will discuss the evolution of food-systems and the challenges of agricultural development in both industrialized and developing countries. In so doing, we aim to provide a catalyst for change and further research on these rapidly evolving fields as we explore the following:

  1. COVID and a variety of other threats are reshaping the global food industry. How can we achieve supply chain resilience while reducing food insecurity to make the world a better place?
  2. What innovative ways is the food industry adapting to changes in consumer eating and spending since the pandemic?
  3. As consumers seek healthier and more sustainable diets, interest in alternative proteins is on the rise. Will they be more sustainable?
  4. Will sustainability promote new jobs, new landscapes, new lifestyles, and vibrant communities?
  5. How can agribusiness and the food industry best carry out its digital transformation

This livestreamed event will feature all the components of IFAMA’s in-person conferences (Forum, Symposium, Virtual Student Case Competition). It will operate in three different time zones [Americas (North, Central, and South America); Europe and Africa; and Asia and Oceania] making it convenient for presenters and participants to attend the regional program with unlimited on-demand access to presentations from the entire global program. The event is expected to attract 500 participants with executive-level speakers generating thought-provoking discussions from around the world.

2021 REVISED CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PAPERS

“Innovations Reshaping the Future of Food”


Contributors are invited to share their novel research and perspectives  on topics surrounding Innovations Reshaping the Future of Food during the IFAMA 2021 Virtual Symposium.

Academics 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.

SEE REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS AND TIMELINES


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