The Centre for Global Food and Resources (GFAR) at the University of Adelaide is delighted to jointly host the XXIII annual conference of the Agri-food Research Network (AFRN) and a gathering of the Australian Agricultural Resource Economics Society (AARES) in Adelaide this week (December 7-10, 2016).
The AFRN has been meeting annually in Australasia since 1993. It represents a group of scholars, students and activists who are interested in critical political and theoretical issues in agri-food systems.
We had a great turn out at tonight’s welcome reception with good food, wine and conversation enjoyed by all in attendance.
The focus of this year’s conference is “Food and the Asian Century: Opportunities and Challenges in the ‘Neighbourhood’”.
Over the next three days we will hear from keynote speakers speaking across the four conference themes: 1) Free Trade: The FTAs and Our ‘Neighbourhood’, 2) Nutrition, Food Security and Food Sovereignty, 3) Food Bowl or Provedore? Exploring the Cultures of Commodity and Value-added Production, and 4) Produce, Producers, Practitioners and Policy.
Two simultaneous presentation sessions will also run throughout the days, showcasing research addressing a range of agri-food issues. Panel sessions are also planned and are sure to stimulate some lively discussions.