CAES 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, June 21 – 25, 2021
CAES will be holding a virtual summer conference on June 21 – 25, 2021. All events will be scheduled in the afternoon on EST.
Program: Click here to download program
Annual Report: 2021 CAES Annual Report
Dates: June 21-25, 2021, afternoon each day
Registration fee: FREE for Members and $60 for Non-Members.
Location: Virtual, through Zoom
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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Haddad
Date: June 22; Time: 12 noon – 1 pm EDT (5-6pm UK time).
Title: Impacts of COVID-19 on Food Security and Malnutrition: How to minimise the negative impacts and build forward better
Short bio of Dr. Haddad
Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Dr. Lawrence Haddad became Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in October 2016. Prior to joining GAIN, he was the founding co-chair and lead author of the Global Nutrition Report (GNR). From 2004-2014 Lawrence was the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the world’s leading development studies institute, and prior to that, he was a research Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He was the UK’s representative on the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the UN’s Committee on Food Security (CSF) from 2009-2010. He is an economist, and completed his PhD in Food Research at Stanford University in 1988.
In 2018, Lawrence was awarded the World Food Prize for his: “relentless leadership and advocacy in mobilizing political will to make nutrition the focal point of development strategies.”
Presidential Address: Dr. Ellen Goddard
Date: June 21; Time: 12 noon – 1 pm EDT
Title: The Critical Role of Beliefs, Values and Attitudes in the Adoption and Acceptance of New Technology
Short bio of Dr. Goddard
Ellen Goddard is Cooperative Chair in Agricultural Marketing and Business, University of Alberta, since December 2000. She has a BSc, an MSc and a Phd in Agricultural Economics. Her current research includes consumer research, behavioural research with farmers, outfitters, veterinarians and others in food supply chains. She is also a social science researcher (GE3LS lead) in six livestock genomics projects (Genome Canada) –on animal disease resilience, on feed efficiency and on surveillance for animal disease, eg. Chronic Wasting Disease. Her research is focused on understanding what policies or management techniques might be best for reducing the further spread of CWD.
Technology is dramatically changing agriculture and food with large potential benefits if we get it right – and policies are in place that encourage the use of beneficial technologies. However, with change, sometimes disruptive change, there is need to understand the barriers and enablers of adoption/acceptance. And the reality is that the individuals involved across the supply chain do not always make rational simple economic decisions. Therefore, there is a need to understand more about the decision making of producers, consumers and policy makers to be able to understand the possible evolution of the agriculture and food sector given the myriad of new technologies facing the sector. At a simple level although weather and climate related risks are not likely to disappear it is entirely possible that support for such risks needs to be completely reconstructed given the availability of different and more detailed farm/farmer and natural resource data already accessible. I will explore the importance of individual decision criteria in affecting both technology adoption and enabling policies, with specific examples from livestock genomic technologies.
Call for Submissions 2021 – revised. – Deadline February 28, 2021