The XVII Congress of the European Association of Agriculture Economists (EAAE) was held in Rennes, France from August 29 to September 1, 2023. The event entitled “Agri-food systems in a changing world: Connecting science and society” was hosted by the SMART Unit of INRAE, one of the consortium member of Trade4SD, and the Institut Agro.
The EAAE congresses are triennial events that bring together the Association’s members and provide an important occasion for the exchange of innovative ideas on research and teaching in the field of Agricultural Economics and related ones. Moreover, it has been the traditional venue for establishing long-term research collaborations instrumental to succeeding in the most challenging research proposals and projects. Lastly, Congresses have become a time of fruitful dialogue between academia, policy makers, agribusiness and representatives of civil society.
Therefore event was a logical and timely opportunity to present the results of our project both in the form of sessions, presentations and posters. The Trade4SD team in cooperation with its sister project, MATS, organized a special session entitled “Linking agri-food trade policies with Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from two EU Horizon2020 projects” Our presentations included the following:
– Recent Trends in Global Agri-Food Value Chains by Professor Attila Jambor, Corvinus University, Hungary
– Quantitative Assessment of the Impact of EU FTAs on SDGs in Agriculture, Mattia Di Ubaldo, University of Sussex, UK
A third project presentation entitled How To Integrate The Social Dimension Of Sustainability Into A Model-based Assessment? from Martin Base, Thuenen Institute, Germany, was featured in the session dealing with the International Agricultural Trade And Sustainability – Challenges to Applied Trade Models session.
Further contributions to the conference programme included poster presentations entitled “Interlinkages between agri-food trade and the SDGs: a literature mapping exercise” and “Interactions between international agri-food trade and sustainability: what we can learn from previous studies”