In the context of the Pan-African Network for Economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP), the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) is seeking to sponsor the travel costs of selected presenters at the joint AAAE & AEASA 2023 conference in Durban. The awardees will be selected from those Contributed Papers accepted to the conference. The papers should fall within the area of “Sustainable food systems transformations”, with no restrictions on the methodologies employed. At the conference, the selected papers will be part of the offering of the JRC.
The UN Food Systems Summit 2021 called for food systems that are healthier, fairer and more sustainable – beneficial for both current and future generations. The shortcomings of our current food systems, from environmentally degrading agricultural production systems to imbalanced supply chains to food loss and waste, have become clearer over time. Shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have further exposed its fragilities. Scientific evidence is needed to identify feasible and scalable solutions. The proposed Invited Panel for this sponsorship aims to identify examples of sustainable approaches and practices at the farm, regional or national level to enhancing climate change resilience/adaptation and mitigation, fostering an agroecological transition and limiting environmental services degradation and deforestation.
Submissions by researchers at African institutions, and especially by female researchers, are strongly encouraged. Presenters wishing to be considered for this sponsorship should follow the normal conference submission process by including the sentence “To be considered for the JRC travel sponsorship“ on the front page of their manuscripts.