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15 - 17 June 2023

Workshop: Sustainability and Resilience in Agri-Food Value Chains in Times of Multiple Crises

In June 2023 Peter Dannenberg, member of the research initiative “Sharing a Planet in Peril” (SAPP) co-organized and co-hosted a workshop on “Sustainability and Resilience in Agri-Food Value Chains in Times of Multiple Crises” together with Alexander Follmann from the University of Cologne’s Institute of Geography and Global South Studies Center (GSSC). Among the participants were 18 scientists from various institutions from all over the world, among them fellow SAPP members Emmanuel Sulle and Javier Revilla Diez.

Thursday, 15 June 2023

18:30 – 18:45 Welcome Peter Dannenberg & Alexander Follmann
18:45 – 20:15 Keynote and Discussion

Pathways to sustainable upgrading in value chains and production
networks – Aarti Krishnan (University of Manchester)

Friday, 16 June 2023
9:00 – 10:30 Panel I: Getting started and introduction of participants

• Peter Dannenberg & Alexander Follmann – Why Sustainability and Resilience in
(Agri-Food) Value Chains in times of multiple crises?
• Boris Braun – First ideas of the DFG Round Table: Resilience of supply chains
under shocks and crises

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11:00 – 12:30 Panel II: Crisis and impacts along the chain: focus on the Global South
and Germany
Short Inputs 1-4 (max 7 minutes each):

• Tinoush Jamali Jaghdani & Linde Götz– Impacts of multiple crises
along agri-food value chains
• Jan Börner – What can we expect from the new EU Deforestation
• Emmanuel Sulle – From Covid-19 & Russia – Ukraine War Shocks
Towards Resilient African Food Systems
• Javier Revilla Diez – Covid-19 and regional value chains: from
adaptation to adaptability? Insights from the Zambezi Region, Namibia
• Gilbert Nduru – Adaptations of Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Value
Chains in Kenya to External Challenges
Group DiscussionSustainability and Resilience in Agri-Food
Value Chains in times of multiple crises

13:30 – 15:00 Panel III: Sustainability in global agri-food supply chains
Short Inputs 1-4 (max 7 minutes each)

• Nina Baur – Obstacles Against Transforming Agri-Food Value Chains Toward
More Sustainability. A Sociological Perspective
• Priya Priyadarshini – Fostering Sustainability and Resource Efficiency within the
Agri-Food Value Chains of India: An analysis at the State level
• Michael Brüntrup – Social and environmental due diligence laws: Do they cause
more harm than benefit smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa? Towards an
agenda for research
• Johanna Rütt – Biochar in sustainable agricultural value chains
Group Discussion

15:30 – 17:00 Panel IV: Risks and resilience in global agri-food supply chains:
Short Inputs 1-4 (max 7 minutes each)
• Inéz Labucay – Contribution of value chain circularity to vulnerability mitigation and
crisis resilience
• Thomas Neise* & Martin Franz – Risk narratives in global production networks –
insights from meat production in Germany
• Christian Scheller – Sustainable resilience in the agri-food industry: Challenges
and future research framework
• Grit Walther – Resilience in global supply chains – What can we learn from
different disciplines?

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Group Discussion

17:15 – 18:00 Group discussion: next steps / roadmap for Saturday

Saturday, 17 June 2023
9:00 – 11:00 World Café

11:30 – 12:30 Final Discussion: Next steps

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Noah Kahindi

Global South Studies Center (GSSC)
Classen-Kappelmann-Straße 24
50931 Cologne, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)221 47076657

E-mail: noah.kahindi@uni-koeln.de