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News 170th EAAE Seminar: Governance of food chains and consumption dynamics: what are the impacts on food security and sustainability?


The seminar will explore consumption behavior and food chain dynamics as the result of the capabilities, strategies and environment of stakeholders in the food chain, including consumers. Consumption dynamics mostly refer to food transition with a rising intake of meat, sugar, fats and processed food in some regions and consumers’ groups, but also patterns of resistance in others. These go hand-in-hand with concentration trends in distribution, vertical integration and innovations in logistics, quality and labelling at various levels, as they may be promoted by SMEs as well as corporations. Particular attention will be paid to the issue of how public and private strategies and governance can gear these dynamics towards increased food security and sustainability by changing the stakeholders’ range of options in terms of the diversity and affordability of proposed food items and formats. Food security is considered through the traditional dimensions of availability, access and quality (including nutritional balance), while food sustainability encompasses the limitation of negative impacts on the environment (depletion of natural resources,  health, employment and income.

Call for papers

The seminar invites an international scientific audience of economists and management specialists working in the fields of food consumption, food industries and food security.

  • Extended deadlineParticipants who would like to present a paper or poster are requested to send a full text, between 6,000 and 8,500 words (Times New Roman font size 12, double spacing), before December 15, 2018.
  • The paper should include an abstract (maximum of 150 words), objectives, research questions, theoretical framework, methodology and results. People submitting papers will be involved in the reviewing process.
  • Authors of accepted papers will be notified by January 15, 2019.
  • A poster session will also be organized. 
  • The official language of the seminar is English.

The organizers will explore options of publications of a selection of papers in special issues of journals in agricultural economics.

Call for posters

A special session will be organized for posters. Participants who would like to present a poster are requested to send an abstract of a maximum of 150 words.

Call for sessions

Proposals to organize sessions, should include the following information:

  1. The title of the workshop.
  2. The name, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address(es) of the proposer(s).
  3. A description of the topic of the session (not exceeding 100 words).
  4. Three paper contributions (titles and authors; these will be submitted and evaluated through the general evaluation process).

Extended deadline : Submission of abstract and full text until Thursday 15 December 2018

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News type CallForPaper
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Source of information seminaire Inra
Keyword(s) Food security
Geographical coverage France
News date 23/11/2018
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH