Agrinatura conference

Agrinatura 1st Conference 2022

  • 25th February 2022
  • by secretary

Call for contribution to 1st Agrinatura conference held in Cork, Ireland 18th May 2022

Agrinatura GA is the two-day event and it is dedicated as well to bring Agrinatura collective knowledege to broader audience.

Therefore, Agrinatura launched its first mini-conference for our members to present their activities, this year held in Cork.

This conference will be half day event as a part of the General Assembly meeting, with aim to engage and showcase the work of your member institution. This conference is free of charge and only requirement is Membership in Agrinatura (list of Agrinatura Members here).

On behalf of the Agrinatura Research Working Group, we would like to invite you to submit your research topic, abstract, project activity or result of your research in the following topics to respective chair of the session.

The conference will take place in two sections and each section in two breakout rooms. Therefore, you can even participate in two sections!

Please submit your contribution till April 15th 2022. Evaluation will be done by the end of April.

Key note Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Justus Wesseler

holds the chair in Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He has a degree in agricultural, environmental and natural resource economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. His research work is on bioeconomy economics and policies. The major focus is on the contribution of value chains to improve sustainability and the impact of new technologies and regulations on the value chain in this respect. His research work has been published in more than 100 contributions to peer reviewed journals and books. He is president of the International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) and editor of the Palgrave series on bioeconomy economics and policies. He has been involved in a number of small and large scale international research project as team member and/or coordinator and been invited to serve as an adviser in academia and research. Currently he is the coordinator of the EU funded project Monitoring the Bioeconomy (BioMonitor) and a member of the EU High Level Expert Group to assess the needs, potential, feasibility and approach for an International Platform for Food Systems Science (IPFSS).

Prof. Dr. Patrick Van Damme



– Policy

(chair: Miguel de Porras, )

– Food system transformation 

(chair: Susanna Rokka, )

– Value chains

(chair: Heval Yildrim, )

– South-north cooperation

(chair: Olga Leuner, )



Submission should include:

  • your contact information,
  • title, 
  • max 300 words abstract or a description of the activity (figures/tables allowed)

Send it as a word document by email to the chair of the topic (cc.

The conference presentations will be 3-10 min oral introductions and/or posters or info sheets.


Link to the Agrinatura General Assembly 2022 (here) and Registration (here) (deadline 9th May, 2022)


Conference Timetable

Date Time  Name Abstract Topic Section
18th May 15:30 – 16:30  Samuel Poskitt Putting the last mile first: How contextualisation can support successful participatory climate services Policy (Chair: Miguel de Porras, Olga Leuner)
Luis Goulao Enhancing Evidence-Informed Decision Making in Nutrition: The Nutrition Research Facility Policy
Amalia Orsina (online) Agroecology and biodiversity aspects in the EU Green Deal: the role of Criminal Law Policy
18th May 15:30 – 16:30  Claire Durand Contribution of Wild Edible Resources to Food Security in the Central Highlands of Madagascar. An Exploratory Research in Itasy Region Food systems (Chair: Susanna Rokka, Claire Durand)
Elena Mihailescu What research interventions towards the Swiss food production system ? Food systems
Isabelle Vagneron et al. From food systems assessment towards effective transitions/transformations Food systems
18th May 16:30 – 17:30 Heval Yildirim VCA4D contributing to the knowledge on value chains Value chains (Chair: Heval Yildirim, Claire Durand)
Pierre Girard et al. (online) Bionergies and Job Creation in West African Agricultural Value Chains Value chains
Andreas Melcher Sustainable Fisheries Management Transformation Pathways for Burkina Faso Value Chains
18th May 16:30 – 17:30 Marie Hrabanski et al. (online) Policy Instruments for Agricultural Adaptation for Climate Change in global south and north: which innovations and conditions of successful implementation? South-north cooperation (Chair: Olga Leuner, Susanna Rokka, Miguel de Porras)
Susanna Rokka LEAP4FNSSA database South-north cooperation
Miguel de Porras SustainSahel: Synergistic integration of Crops, Livestock and Shrubs in the Sahel South-north cooperation
Lilian Treasure Flood-based farming practices, ​productivity, and associated costs for farmers in wetland ecosystems of Abia State, Nigeria South-north cooperation




Sponsored by: Part of Fáilte Ireland, Ireland’s National Tourism Development Authority and Cork University Business School