The workshop will look at how agriculture in developing countries can be made more resilient to evolving threats such as conflict and climate change. Topics of interest include:
- The effect of conflict on agriculture
- The role of trading networks and intermediaries in farming
- The influence of digital technology on food supply networks
- How farming can adapt to the challenge of climate change
- Improving productivity in agriculture
The workshop will run from 9am – 3pm on Wednesday the 8th June in HU1.49 with an informal social dinner on Tuesday 7th June.
9 – 9.15 Opening remarks
9.15 – 9.45 Dr Dang-Trung Le (Real Time Analytics) ‘A smartphone app to facilitate farmer value chains’.
9:45 – 10:15 Dr. Carmen Hubbard (Newcastle University), ‘Adding Value to the Agri-food Sector: Evidence from Vietnam’
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 – 11.15 Dr. Quy-Duong Le (Vietnam National University Agriculture)
11.45 – 12.15 Professor Bhavani Shankar, (University of Sheffield) ‘Climate resilient markets for nutrient-dense foods’
12:15 – 12:45 Segun Fadare (University of Reading), ‘Effects of conflict on livestock assets ownership: Implications for nutrition and health in Nigeria’
12.45 – 1:30 Break
13:30 – 14:00 Godwin Okafor (De Montfort University)
14:00 – 15:00 Panel discussion
The workshop is partly supported by a British Academy funded project on Food resilience and rural poverty in developing countries: the role of trading networks and information flows where we partner with the Center for Agricultural Research and Ecological Studies (Vietnam National University of Agriculture).