Webinar: Building back better

Building back better: How can public food and agricultural research institutions be strengthened and rebuilt after the COVID-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges and new opportunities for publicly funded food and agricultural research in the global South. Spillovers from government and industry research and investment to fight COVID-19 may benefit agricultural research. In view of these opportunities and growing demand, national agricultural research systems—and their funders—may need to rethink research priorities. The future will require a more systemic view of food systems, one that links agriculture, nutrition, and health to prevent future pandemics.

Date and Time
Tue, February 2, 2021
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST

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Webinar 2 feb 2021

Wally Huffman passed away

We are saddened by the death of Wally Huffman. He was an important part of the ICABR family since its beginning. His papers and presentations contributed to our understanding of the impact of agricultural technology on farmers and consumers and how consumer attitudes towards technology are formed. His questions and comments improved our discussions and research. He helped in the planning of our conferences. He will be missed. Our condolences go out to his family.

New publication

EU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies: Volume I & Volume II
Dries, L., Heijman, W., Jongeneel, R., Purnhagen, K., Wesseler, J. (Eds.)

This two-volume book provides an important overview to EU economic and policy issues related to the development of the bioeconomy. What have been the recent trends and what are the implications for future economic development and policy making? Where does EU bioeconomy policy sit within an international context and what are the financial frameworks behind them?

Volume I explores the economic theory of bioeconomy policy, as well as European integration, European agriculture, EU budget and future developments in EU agriculture policies.

Volume II explores the EU food sector, as well as food law and legislation, rural development in the EU, bio-based economy strategy, the circular economy and and bioenergy policies.