Program ICABR 2020

Monday, October 12

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Conference Opening (16:00-17:00h)
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– Manuel Otero – Director General of  IICA

– Carl Pray – ICABR President

– Luis Basterra – Argentine Minister  of MAGyP

– Sergio Busso – Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Córdoba, Argentina

Plenary I (17:00-20:00h)

Policies for Bioeconomy Growth as part of COVID-19 Recovery in the Americas
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Organizers: Agustin Torroba and Carl Pray

 Chair: Hugo Chavarría

  1. Experience of Costa Rica – Federico Torres-Carballo – Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica (MICITT)
  2. Experience of Uruguay – Walter Oyhantcabal and Carolina Balian – Sustainability and Climate Change Unit, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay (MGAP)
  3. Experience of Argentina – Marcelo Eduardo Alos – Secretary of Food, Bioeconomy and Regional Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina (MAGyP)
  4. Experience of Colombia – Mabel Gisela Torres – Minister of Science and Technology of Colombia
  5. Experience of Brasil – Bruno Prosdocimi Nunes – General Coordinator of Bioeconomics, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil (MCTI)

Moderator: Jose Maria da Silveira

Bioenergy in South America
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  1. Biomass Supply Contracts for Sugarcane Biorefineries – Marcelo M Magalhães – School of Sciences and Engineering, São Paulo State University
  2. Economic Incentives and Energy Production from Forest Biomass in Argentina – Demián Olemberg – Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
  3. Net Social Benefit of Developing Energy from Biomass in Argentina: An input-output analysis for the province of Misiones – Lorenzo Perrotta – Instituto Interdisciplinario de Economía Política UBA – CONICET
  4. Environmental performance of Argentine biofuels – Jorge Antonio Hilbert, Jonatan Manosalva Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
  5. Sugar-energy in Brazil: an inclusive expansion? – Andreia Camargo – UNICAMP
  6. Prices and Bioenergy Systems – Agustín Torroba – IICA

Tuesday, October 13

Moderator: Regina Birner

Supply Food Chains

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  1. Trade, Value Chains, and Rent Distribution with Foreign Exchange Controls -Seneshaw Tamru Beyene Ethiopian Strategic Support Program
  2. Impact Assessment of Renewable Energy Technology Adoption by Rural Households in Nigeria – Toyin Benedict Ajibade, University of Ilorin
  3. Enhancing Tilapia Resources Conservation In A Context Of Salinization In Rural Coastal Areas Of Benin – Toundji Olivier Amoussou – Nazi Boni University
  4. Determinants of Households’ Food Security In Akure South Local Government Area, Ondo State, Nigeria – Oluwakemi Oduntan, Ayodeji Oluwaseun Akinro – The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State
  5. Scope Effects In Contingent Valuation: An Application To The Valuation Of Irrigation Water Quality Improvements In Infulene Valley, Mozambique – Graca Manjate – University of Pretoria
  6. Feeds Of The Future: Understanding Farmers’ Perceived Benefits and Value – Chain Governance Of The Insect-Based Chicken Feed In Kenya – Afrika Okello – University of Nairobi

Plenary II

Climate Change, Environment and the Bioeconomy Post-COVID-19

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Organizer: María Rosa Murmis
Chair: María Rosa Murmis

  1. The Sustainable Bioeconomy: Conditions for the bioeconomy to be a contribution to sustainability – Gabriel Blanco – Universidad Nacional del Centro, Argentina – Co-author of Working Group III of IPCC’s 5th and 6th Assessment Reports
  2. Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy: A macro-economic perspective on trade-off and synergy effects – Hans van Meijl – Wageningen University
  3. The Importance of Biomass and the Bioeconomy as a Climate Change Mitigation Option for Latin America – Hugo Chavarría and Kelly Witkowsky – Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  4. Biosequestration – Anthony Artuso – University of Virginia
  5. The GBEP Sustainability Indicators: Latin American applications – Maria Michela Morese – Global Bioenergy Partnership – FAO

Plenary III

The Role of Bioenergy Post-COVID-19

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Organizers: Agustín Torroba & Miguel Almada
Chair: Miguel Almada

  1. Corn-based Bioethanol in the United States – Candice Wilson – US Grain Council
  2. Perspectives on Bioenergy post COVID-19 in Brazil.Suani Teixeira Coelho – University of São Paulo
  3. International Overview on Biofuels – Agustín Torroba – Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  4. Soybean-based Biodiesel Post-COVID-19 in Argentina – Luis Zubizarreta – Argentine Chamber of Biodiesel
  5. The Opportunity of Corn-based Bioethanol Post-COVID-19 – Patrick Adam – Corn Bioethanol Chamber, Argentina

Moderator: Jose Maria da Silveira

Bioeconomy in South America

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  1. Bioeconomy Strategy For Public Policies In Beekeeping: Food Security And Sustainable Management Of The Sector – María Mayda Verde – Fraunhofer Chile Research
  2. Understanding Incentives Within The Bioeconomy Framework: Prices, Markets And The Diversion Of Waste To New Uses – William Ellis Foster – Departamento de Economía Agraria, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  3. Evaluation of Alternative Materials Obtained from Agroindustrial Waste in Peruvian Amazon – Diana Carolina Parada – Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnologia
  4. Monitoring Local Bioeconomy in Colombia: The case of Antioquia – Andres Garcia – Universidad EIA
  5. The Impacts of Fees and Transport Costs in Ethanol Trading – Jamile de Campos Coleti – University of Campinas
  6. Circular Bioeconomy: Bioethanol mini- distilleries in the field – Maria Soledad Puechagut, – National Institute of Agricultural Technology

Wednesday, October 14

Moderator: Sara Savastano

Agriculture Production in Africa

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  1. Illegal Cross Border Trade of Cocoa in Togo by Farmers from Ghana (Case Study of Kajebi District) – Dennis Eghan – University of Cape Coast
  2. Climatic Dynamics and Implication for Food Security in Sub-Sahara Africa – Ikechukwu Sebastine Asogwa – University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria
  3. Assessment of Female Farm Households Management Practices to Extreme Weather Event in Southeast, Nigeria – Joy Nneamaka Obi
  4. Cassava Seed Commercialization And Profitability In South-East and South-South Agro Ecological Zones, Nigeria – Lilian Akunna Onyegbulam – University of Agriculture, Umudike
  5. Economics Of Rice Production In Kano And Niger States Of Nigeria In The Presence Of Technological Heterogeneity – Matthew Adewumi – University of Ilorin
  6. Impact of Technology Adoption on Land Productivity and Households’ Welfare: Evidence from Two Agro-Ecological Zones of Southwestern Nigeria – Adekemi Adebisola Obisesan – Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
  7. Leveraging Big Datasets for Smallholder Farmers: Crop Choices, Market Access and Dietary Diversity across Spatial Scales in Sub Saharan Africa – Travis Reynolds – University of Vermont

Plenary IV

The New Biologicals: Experiences in Management and Development of Bioinputs

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Organizer: Dalia Lewi
Chair: Dalia Lewi

  1. Institutional Management of Bioinputs. Public-Private Liaison – German Ceizel Borella – Advisory Committee on Bio-products for Agricultural Use
  2. Development of Bioinputs in Argentina – Roberto Rapela – President of the Argentine Chamber of Bioinputs
  3. Argentinian Experience in the Impact of Bioinputs for Agriculture – Ricardo Yapur – Chief executive officer of Rizobacter
  4. Bioinputs for Agricultural use in Colombia: current situation, challenges and expectations. Fabiola Moreno MartinezColombian Institute of Agriculture

Plenary V

Bioeconomy for the Economic Recovery Post-COVID-19

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Organizers: Agustin Torroba & Gabriela Quiroga
Chair: Gabriela Quiroga

  1. Bioeconomy and Reactivation Post-COVID-19 – David Zilberman – University of California, Berkeley
  2. Contribution and Measurment of Bioeconomy – Ariel Coremberg – University of Buenos Aires
  3. Potential of Bioeconomy for Agriculture – Agricultural systems in the COVID-19 era – Eduardo Trigo – Adviser of the Bioeconomy and Production Development at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) – Center for Agribusiness of Austral University, Argentina
  4. Bioeconomy and Biofactories: ¿Towards a new industrial organization? – Roberto BisangUniversity of Buenos Aires
  5. Applied Bioeconomy Research to Strengthen National Innovation Systems in Latin America – Ruben Echeverría – Director General Emeritus, International Center for Tropical Agriculture
  6. Data, Innovation, Technology and Governance, what we need to do post COVID-19– Maximo Torero – Chief Economist at Food and Agriculture Organization

Moderator: Carl Pray

Bioenergy in South America 2

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  1. Carbon and Energy Footprints of Corn-based Ethanol Produced in Small-Scale Distilleries in Central Argentina – Rodolfo Gustavo Bongiovanni – INTA
  2. Macaúba (Acrocomia Aculeata): A New Possibility For An Inclusive Biodiesel Production? – Gabriela Solidario de Souza Benatti – University of Campinas
  3. Biofuel Flows Embodied Into The Brazilian International Trade – An Input-output Analysis – Pablo Dadalti Borba Barroso – University of Campinas
  4. Regional Inequalities In Agriculture: Brazilian Bioethanol Production In A Learning Economy – Fernando Mesquita – University of Campinas
  5. The Role Of Universities In The Moving Of Sugarcane Frontier In Brazil – Fernando Mesquita, André Tosi Furtado – University of Campinas
  6. Socioeconomic Impacts of the Biodiesel Productive Chain on Family Farming in Brazilian States of Rio Grande do Sul and Mato Grosso – Pedro Gilberto Cavalcante Filho – University of Campinas

Thursday, October 15

Moderator: Justus Wesseler

EU Bioeconomy

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  1. Does Biotechnology Make a Difference? – Yan Jin – Wageningen University
  2. Understanding Business Environment And Success Factors For The Emerging Bioeconomy Through A Comprehensive Analytical Framework – Muluken Elias Adamseged – Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy
  3. A Cross-Country Measurement of the EU Bioeconomy: An Input- Output Approach – Mohammed B. Degnet – Wageningen University and Research
  4. BioEconomy Options and Sustainability – Kutay Cingiz – Wageningen University
  5. Structural Implications of Increasing Demand for Non-food Biomass in German Agriculture: A Transaction Cost Approach – Lanjiao Wen – Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies

Moderator: David Zilberman

Agricultural Policy

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  1. Safeguarding the Bioeconomy: The National Academies Report – George Frisvold – University of Arizona
  2. Did Digital Inclusive Finance Improve Incomes for both Rural and Urban Households and Reduce Rural–Urban Income Inequality in China? – Dan Liu – Nanjing Agricultural University
  3. Modeling the Impacts of Agricultural Support Policies on Emissions from Agriculture – William Martin – IFPRI
  4. The Economic and Environmental Costs of the Renewable Fuel Standard – Madhu Khanna – University of Illinois

Moderator: Stuart Smyth

Agricultural Technologies and Innovation

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  1. Breeding for disease Resilience in the North American Pork Markets: comparison of Public Responses to the Use of Genetic Modification, Using Genomics for Selective Breeding and Gene Editing – Albert Boaitey – University of Wisconsin
  2. Agriculture 4.0: Governance and Policy Challenges – David Castle – University of Victoria
  3. Behavioural Research For Improved Agricultural Mechanisms For Sustainable Agriculture – Ana Maria Bogdan – University of Saskatchewan
  4. A 2020 Vision of Agricultural Advisory Services Policy – Jock Anderson – Rutgers Consortium

Friday, October 16

Moderator: Regina Birner

African Bioeconomy

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  1. Baobab Fruit Shell (BFS) Processing: A Sustainable Bio-Economy Opportunity Untapped In Nigeria – Mercy Funke Salami – University of Ilorin
  2. Innovations, Policies and Business Models for Transition into Circular Bioeconomy in Africa – Shiferaw Tesfaye Feleke – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Tanzania
  3. Bioscience And Bioeconomy Training For Export Development, Promotion And Economic Development Of Uganda – Clet Wandui Masiga – Tropical Institute of Development Innovations
  4. Determinants Of Technical, Allocative And Economic Efficiencies Of Bio-Fortified Rice Innovation In Nigeria – Emmanuel Ejiofor Omeje – University of Nigeria
  5. Can Biotechnology Benefit Small Holder Farmers in Nigeria? – Godwin Anjeinu Abu – Hephzibah Obekpa University of Agriculture
  6. Consumers’ Evaluation of Genetically Modified (GM) Food: A Meta- review and Implications for Policy Regulation in Africa – Jubril Animashaun – University of Manchester

Moderator: Stuart Smyth

Panel: The Socioeconomic Impacts of Disinformation in the Attention Economy – Modern Ag in the Era of Social Media

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David Zilberman – The Political Economy of Disinformation – UC Berkeley

Slyvia Tetteh – GMOs: Scarecrows and the Irony of Farmers’ Hoes – Cornell Alliance for Science

Stuart Smyth – Exploring the Impacts of Disinformation on Societies – University of Saskatchewan

Cami Ryan – Monetizing Disinformation in the Attention Economy: Media signals and the case of GMOs – Bayer CropScience

Moderator: Travis Reynolds

Consumer Attitudes

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  1. The Effects of Considerations for Future on Consumer Preference for Genetically Modified Potatoes in Canada – Xiaoli Fan – University of Alberta
  2. Public Preferences For Livestock Research To Enhance Disease Resilience And Find Antibiotic Alternatives – Ellen Goddard – University of Alberta
  3. Ex-Ante Economic Assessment of Potential Impacts to Producers and Consumers of Eight GM Crop Technologies in Five Countries in Africa – Jose Falck- Zepeda – IFPRI
  4. Canadian Consumer Insights on Agriculture: Addressing the Knowledge-gap – Chelsea Sutherland – University of Saskatchewan
  5. How Stable Is Public Demand For A Ban In Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics In Livestock Production A Canadian Case – Kjel Arnston – University of Alberta