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INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION


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IFAMA would like to express our sincere thanks to more than 155 volunteers who contributed to the success of the
IFAMA 2021 World Conference!

    PROGRAM ORGANIZING COMMITTEES


    ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM

    Committee Chair: Maria Carmela Annosi, Wageningen University, Netherlands

    Co-Chair: Irene Alvarado of Earth University, Central America

    Coordinator: Caleb Pichardo, INCAE, Costa Rica

    Marianonietta Fiore, University of Foggia, Italy

    Derek Baker, University of New England, Australia

    Melissa van Merwe, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Esteban R. Brenes, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

    Federica Brunetta, University of Rome, Italy

    Francesco Appio, Skema Business School, France


    Symposium Moderators

    Edeoba William Edobor, Purdue University, USA

    Brent Ross, Michigan State University, USA

    Brian Briggeman, Kansas State University, USA

    Winson Tan, University of Sussex, UK

    Kok Ann Wong, National Pingtung Univ.of Science and Tech., Indonesia

    Rocío Reina, San Telmo Business School, Spain

    Susana Falcão, Fondation Ondjyla, Switzerland

    Meike Rombach, Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Hildah Lefophane, University of Limpopo, South Africa

    Tatevik Avetisyan, California State-Chico, USA

    Livia Padilha, University of Adelaide, Australia

    Hernán Palau, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Pernilla Fajersson, AgroEcoPec, Mexico

    Gregory Baker, Santa Clara University, USA

    Maria Noriza Q. Herrera, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines

    Meidiana Purnamasari, National Pingtung Univ. of Science and Tech., Indonesia

    Maria Virginia Solis Wahnish, Matera, Argentina


    2021 Case Conference

    Chair: Brent Ross, Michigan State University, USA

    Co-Chair: Bernardo Pizzardi, University of Austral, Argentina

    Co-Chair: Rocio Renia, San Telmo Business School, Spain


    STUDENT CASE COMPETITION

    120 Students and Early Career Professionals
    26 teams competed in the Preliminaries

    11 teams competed in the Finals

    2021 Student Case Competition Steering Committee

    Chair: Juan José Bolaños Herrera, Piñalbo, Costa Rica

    Co-Chair: Esteban R. Brenes, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

    Gerry Kouwenhoven, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    Melissa van Der Merwe, South Africa

    Justin McNally, Lallemand Plant Care, Canada

    Pernilla Fajersson, AgroEcoPec, Mexico


    2021 Case Competition Judges

    Jeff Jia, University of York, UK

    Vera Bitsch, Technical University of Munich, Germany

    Xander Beks, i4Nature, Netherlands

    Elena Garvenska, Massey University, New Zealand*

    Rocio Reina, San Telmo Business School, Spain

    Bernardo Pizzardi, University of Austral, Argentina

    Nicola Shadbolt, Massey University, New Zealand

    Irene Alvarado, Earth University, Costa Rica

    Ernesto Gallo, Peru

    Heinrich Jantjies, Tiger Brands, South Africa

    Joanna Wiśniewska-Paluszak, Poland*

    Roberto Feeney, University Austral, Argentina

    Andre Jooste, University of Pretoria, South Africa

    Gerry Kouwenhoven, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    Lourival Carmo Monaco Neto, Purdue University, USA

    William Nelson, Ralph K. Morris Foundation, USA

    Pernilla Fajersson, AgroEcoPec, Mexico*

    Gerhard Adams, Bayer, Germany

    Beatriz Arrieta, Bayer, Columbia

    Aaron Tepperman, Bayer, Germany

    Kristen Warner, Syngenta, USA

    Thad Simons, Yield Lab, USA

    Gregory Baker, Santa Clara University, USA

    *Served as a judge in both the Preliminaries and Finals


    2021 Student Case Writer: Mary Shelman, Shelman Group, USA

    FORUM


    2021 Conference Chair

    Gregory Baker, Santa Clara University, USA


    Regional Co-Chairs

    ASIA-OCEANIA REGION

    Chair: Derek Baker, UNE Australia

    Nicola Shadbolt, Massey University, New Zealand

    Jack Keeys, IFAMA Young Board

    Raj Vardhan, Mcleod Russel India Ltd., India

    Longbao Wei, Zhejiang University, China
    Kevin Chen, Zhejiang University, China


    EUROPE-AFRICA REGION

    Chair: Woody Maijers, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    Co-Chair: Loic Sauvee, UniLaSalle, France

    Johan van Rooyen, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

    John Purchase, AgBiz, South Africa

    Melissa van der Merwe, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Yelto Zimmer, agri benchmark, Germany

    Amber Akaboom, Netherlands


    THE AMERICAS-NORTH, CENTRAL & SOUTH

    Chair: Esteban R. Brenes, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

    Co-Chair: Ana Galiano, University of Austral, Argentina

    Hector Laurence, HL Partners, Argentina
    Mary Shelman, Shelman Group, USA

    Scott Downey, Purdue University, USA

    Aissa Good, Purdue University, USA

    Taryn Nance, Purdue University, USA


    78 Forum Speakers

    Anathi Makamane, Lecturer, University of the Free State, South Africa

    Bert Glover, Managing Director, Impact Ag Partners, Australia

    Bo Lei, Vice Chairman, Techlex (Tie Ai Li Shi)

    Chikomborero Chiobvu, Graduate Student, University of Pretoria, SA

    Christine Crosby, Global Sustainability Director, Hero Group, Switzerland

    Damien McLoughlin, University College Dublin, Ireland

    Damien Thomson, Australian Bureau of Agriculture, Australia

    Dana Muir, BNZ, New Zealand

    Dennis Donohue, Center for Innovation and Technology, USA

    Derek Baker, UNE, Australia

    Donald Moore, Global Dairy Platform of America, USA

    Ed Mabaya, Cornell University, USA

    Edeoba William Edobor, Purdue University, USA
    Esteban R. Brenes, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

    Efrain Resendiz, SuKarne, Mexico
    Eugenia Saini, FONTAGRO, Argentina

    Ferdi Meyer, Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy, South Africa

    Gus Van der Feltz, Farm Tech Society, Belgium
    Hector Laurence, HL Partners, Argentina

    Jack Keeys, KPMG, New Zealand Loick Fenaux

    Jahni de Villiers, Labour Amplified, South Africa

    Jan Greyling, Agventures South Africa

    Jay Akridge, Purdue University, USA
    John Purchase, AgBiz, South Africa
    Justin McNally, Lallemand Plant Care, Canada
    Jorge Acon, Groupo Acon, Costa Rica

    Juan José Bolaños Herrera, Pinalbo, Costa Rica

    Kendra Armstrong, AbacusBio, USA

    Kristian Moeller, GlobalG.A.P., Germany

    Langa Simela, ABSA, South AfricaUniversity of Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Lastiana Yuliandari, Aliet Green, Indonesia

    Lisanne Van Haarlem, Fruit Tech Campus Foundation, Netherlands

    Lise Korsten, Center for Food Security-University of Pretoria, South Africa 

    Loick Fenaux, Bright Seed, USA

    Loïc Sauvée, INTERACT, UniLaSalle, France

    Marcel Zevenbergen, One Planet, Netherlands

    Maria Annosi, Wageningen University, Netherlands

    Marianne van der Laarse, Agrijob, South Africa

    Mark Lyons, Alltech, USA

    Mary Shelman, Shelman Group, USA

    Melissa van der Merwe, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Nico Groenewald, Standard Bank, South Africa

    Nicola Shadbolt, Massey University, New Zealand

    Olaf Heidelbach, bei European Commission, Belgium

    Pawel Chmieliński, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

    Peter Maes, Koppert Biological Systems, Netherlands 

    Petra Berkhout, Project manager, Wageningen University, Netherlands

    Philip van Zanten, Beekenkamp, Netherlands

    Piet Verstegen, Inholland University, Netherlands

    Prem Maan, Southern Pastures, New Zealand

    Kim Ngọc Quang, Kim Hoang, Vietnam

    Raj Vardhan, Mcleod Russel India Ltd. India
    René Castro-Salazar, FAO-UN, Italy

    Richard Agetu, University of Herfordshire, Nigeria

    Richard Spelman, LIC, New Zealand

    Roberto Acon, Grupo Acon, Costa Rica

    Roberto Artavia, Marviva, Costa Rica

    Ronald E. Guendel, Bayer, Germany

    Ronald Kleverlaan, European Centre for Alternative Finance, Netherlands

    Ruben Sorto Alvarado, BioFortune Crops Group, Honduras

    Russ Conser, Blue Nest Beef, USA

    Russell Du Preez, Russellstone Group, South Africa

    Song Hu, Agribusiness Consultant, China

    Sunny Verghese Olam International, Singapore 

    Suzanne Rowe, AgResearch, New Zealand

    Tara McCarthy, Bord Bia, Irish Food Board, Ireland

    Thad Simons, The Yield Lab, USA

    Thinus van Schoor, Value Chain Solutions, South Africa

    Tinashe Kapuya, Senior Program Officer, AGRA, Kenya

    Tommie van Zyl, ZZ2, South Africa

    Valentino Marini Govigli, Researcher, University of Bologna, Italy

    Vern Hawkins, Syngenta, USA

    Wandile Sihlobo, AgBiz, South Africa

    Ward Anseeuw, CIRAD, France

    Willem Bas, B4agro.nl, Netherlands

    Woody Maijers, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands  

    Yair Volovitz, Licorice Extract LLC, Israel

    Yelto Zimmer, Agri benchmark, Germany

    Yudi Noor, Indonesia

    Zenal Asikin, Indonesia


    2021 Fellows Awards

    Walt Armbruster, Chair & Counselor, USA
    Greg Baker, Santa Clara University, USA

    IFAMA Young Board

    Edeoba William Edobor, (Chair) Purdue University, USA

    Juan José Bolaños Herrera (Treasurer) Piñalbo, Costa Rica

    Melissa van der Merwe (Secretary) University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Richard C. Agetu, University of Herfordshire, Nigeria

    Justin McNally, Lallemand Plant Care, Canada

    Anathi Makamane, Lecturer, University of the Free State, South Africa

    Tássia Gerbasi, Markestrat, Brazil

    Jack Keeys, KPMG, New Zealand

    Aaron Tepperman, Bayer, Germany


    IFAMA Business Office Conference Support Team

    Kathryn White – Executive Director

    Sue Crawford – Creative, design & marketing

    Mara Doane – Symposium & videos
    Hosanna White  –  Pre-conference

    Dana Ellis – Student Case Competition: Finals Admin

    Tammy Nguyen – Speaker on-board coach and  Airmeet Tech

    Petrie Vogel  –  Zoom Tech (Europe/Africa)
    Colin Leong Airmeet & Zoom Tech (Oceania/Asia)

    Zoom & Airmeet Techs:  Elektra, Cara, Zandile, Shubhankar, Kartik


    Volunteers (In-kind)

    Carol Kelly, Santa Clara University, USA

    Erika French-Arnold, Santa Clara University, USA

    Caleb Pichardo, INCAE, Costa Rica
    Amber Akaboom, Inholland, Netherlands


    SPONSORS

    Bayer Crop Science, Germany
    Syngenta, USA

    Koppert Biological, Netherlands

    USDA-Economic Research Service, USA

    McLaren Holdings, Argentina

    Food HQ, New Zealand

    INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

    Santa Clara University, USA

    Earth University, Costa Rica,

    Zhejiang University, China




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