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Allison Loconto
Jun 20, 2022
In RC40 Announcements
Dear RC40 Colleagues, Herewith is the link to the call for papers for the Conference on Novel foods and Novel Food Production that will be held in March 2023 https://aur.edu/novelfoods2023 Thank you for sharing with potentially interested colleagues and students. Best regards, Maria Fonte and Maria Grazia Quieti Master in Food Studies The American University of Rome www.aur.edu/gradschool Sustainable Food Systems – Sustainable Diets
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Allison Loconto
Jun 15, 2022
In RC40 Announcements
Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that FAO is currently recruiting for professional vacancies for the FAO Investment Centre (CFI). The CFI aims to be the go-to place for investment and finance solutions that lead to more efficient, sustainable, inclusive and resilient agrifood systems. Working in over 120 countries, CFI provides a full suite of investment and finance support to FAO Members. It partners with governments, international financing institutions, national and international organizations, the private sector, research institutions, academia and producer organizations to improve the quality and quantity of agrifood investment. The Centre’s four main areas of work include support to strategic investment planning and policy, public investment, private investment and innovative finance. These are complemented by the knowledge for investment and capacity development for investment programmes that serve to share knowledge more widely and position the Centre as a trusted voice on investment and finance. CFI is a multidisciplinary centre comprising of the Director’s office, which leads on strategy and business development, knowledge management, communication and administration, and five regional services: Asia and the Pacific; Near East and North Africa, and Europe and Central Asia; West and Central Africa; East and Southern Africa; and Latin America and the Caribbean. CFI is now looking for several high-caliber technical senior professionals at P-5 level with different specializations to fulfil FAO’s mandate. Below are the Technical Profiles: 2201440 - Senior Animal Production and Health Officer, P-5, CFIE, current deadline for the VA is 27 June 2022. 2201441 - Senior Irrigation and Rural Infrastructure Engineer, P-5, CFIB, current deadline for the VA is 27 June 2022. 2201442 - Senior Credit and Rural Finance Officer, P-5, CFIE, current deadline for the VA is 27 June 2022. 2201443 - Senior Irrigation and Rural Infrastructure Engineer, P-5, CFIF, current deadline for the VA is 27 June 2022. 2201469 - Senior Agribusiness Officer, P-5, CFIB, current deadline for the VA is 29 June 2022. 2201471 - Senior Natural Resources Management Officer, P-5, CFIB, current deadline for the VA is 29 June 2022. 2201472 - Senior Agribusiness Officer, P-5, CFIA, current deadline for the VA is 29 June 2022. 2201473 - Senior Economist, P-5, CFIF, current deadline for the VA is 29 June 2022. 2201506 - Senior Rural Institutions and Land Tenure Officer, P-5, CFIA, current deadline for the VA is 4 July 2022. 2201507 - Senior Rural Sociologist, P-5, CFID, current deadline for the VA is 4 July 2022. I would be very grateful if you could disseminate within your institution the above vacancies also available on the FAO career portal. Applications from qualified women and developing countries are welcome. In addition, in the following weeks, FAO Investment Center will be advertising vacancies at different grade levels (P-4, P-3 and P-2) on our FAO career portal. Thank you and best regards, Valentina De Marco (Ms) Head of Recruitment, CSHR
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Allison Loconto
Feb 11, 2022
In RC40 Announcements
Appel à candidature bourses post-doctorales 2022 (English bellow) CLIQUER SUR LE LIEN SUIVANT POUR OUVRIR VOTRE DECLARATION DE CANDIDATURE : https://labex.ifris.org/post-doc-application-gdpr/ Accès à l'appel sur le site de l'IFRIS ici L’IFRIS (Institut pour la recherche et l'innovation dans la société ouvre cette année cinq (5) postes de postdoctorat. (ifris.org). L'IFRIS accueille des chercheurs et des chercheuses en sciences, technologie et société dans toutes les disciplines des sciences sociales : histoire, sociologie, sciences politiques, anthropologie, économie, sciences de gestion ou droit. Les candidat(e)s sélectionné(e)s seront rattaché(e)s.es à une des unités de recherche de l'IFRIS. Candidatures Les candidat.s.es devront déposer leur candidature en ligne sur le site web de l'IFRIS. Celle-ci sera composée comme suit : - Une lettre de motivation - Un Curriculum Vitae - Un projet de recherche - Une liste complète des publications. Évaluation du projet de recherche - Qualité de la trajectoire académique et de recherche du candidat. - Qualité du parcours des candidats expérimentés. Les jeunes doctorants sont les bienvenus. - Originalité scientifique et solidité méthodologique et faisabilité du plan de travail. - Pertinence par rapport à l'agenda de l'IFRIS et aux orientations stratégiques de recherche Dates utiles Ouverture de la déclaration d'intérêt en ligne : 11 février 2022 Date limite pour la réception des propositions : 4 mars 2022 Fin de la phase de présélection : 31 mars 2022 Phase de sélection : processus d'examen international en mai et juin et décision du comité exécutif de l'IFRIS début juillet 2021. Transmission de la décision aux candidat.s.es pour un retour d'information : fin juillet 2022 Accès à l'appel sur le site de l'IFRIS ici English 2022 Call for IFRIS post-doctoral positions CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO DECLARE YOUR CANDIDATURE: https://labex.ifris.org/post-doc-application-gdpr/ Access to the call on the IFRIS website here Five (5) post-doctoral positions are available at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Society (ifris.org). IFRIS welcomes science, technology and society scholars in all social science disciplines: history, sociology, political sciences, anthropology, economics, management sciences or law. Selected candidates will be attached to one of the IFRIS research units. Applications Candidates will have to fill an online form by clicking on the IFRIS website. A cover letter A one page Curriculum Vitae A research project A complete list of publications Evaluation of the research project Quality of the candidate’s academic and research trajectory. Quality of the track record for experienced candidates. Young PhD researchers are welcome. Scientific originality and methodological robustness and feasibility of the work plan. Relevance in relation to IFRIS agenda and Strategic Research Orientations. Useful dates Online declaration of interest opened: February 11th, 2022 Deadline for the reception of proposals: March 4th, 2022 End of pre-selection phase: March 31th, 2022 Selection phase: international reviewing process during May and June and decision by the IFRIS Executive Committee in early July 2022. Decision transmission to candidate for a feedback: End of July 2022 Access to the call on the IFRIS website here
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Allison Loconto
Nov 03, 2021
In RC40 Announcements
INVITATION Please find here the program of a webinar event next 16 November, in the frame of what we call in France « Fête de la science » (this year 30th anniversary). There will be interesting scientific contributions (with translation from French to English). Its about what science can offer in agriculture, environment, food systems, with some specific point in digital agriculture, zoonosis prevention, school meals, the Great Green wall, sustainability science, science diplomacy, science for the development. Register : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZvydpMpBTjK6FyDWN7Yhew. You can transfer this event inside to potential interested colleagues. ------------------- Soyez invités à cette Fête internationale de la science (https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZvydpMpBTjK6FyDWN7Yhew). La Représentation permanente de la France auprès des Nations Unies à Rome (FAO-WFP-IFAD) organise une manifestation dans le cadre du 30ème anniversaire de la Fête de la Science. Celle-ci aura lieu le 16 novembre prochain sous forme de webinaire (9h30-11h30). Cette première édition 2021 (programme en pièce-jointe), est co-organisée avec plusieurs organismes de recherche en France (CIRAD, INRAE, IRD) ainsi que le Pôle universitaire Muse à Montpellier. L’édition 2021, une première, se veut festive et ouverte à un public averti, mais non exclusivement constitué d’experts. Il permettra d’aborder et de discuter, sur le périmètre thématique de l’agriculture, de l’alimentation et de l’environnement, de l’apport de la science tant en production de connaissances, que d’expertises scientifiques et d’appui aux politiques publiques et de source d’innovations. Le lien d’inscription est ci-après (et sur la première page du programme). https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZvydpMpBTjK6FyDWN7Yhew Je suis certain que cette manifestation vous intéressera ainsi que vos collègues, et ils pourront aussi largement relayer ce qui est une première et pourrait réunir une large communauté francophone autour de cette édition 2021. Il y aura aussi traduction du français vers l’anglais donc les anglophones peuvent aussi participe). N’hésitez pas à me demander des informations complémentaires à raoul.mille@diplomatie.gouv.fr Raoul MILLE Conseiller scientifique Permanent Mission of France to the UN in Rome Corso del Rinascimento, 52 00186 Rome - Italie +39 06 68 40 52 16 - +39 335 533 96 50 https://onu-rome.delegfrance.org
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Allison Loconto
Oct 26, 2021
In RC40 Announcements
Dear Partner, We would like to inform you that the Chateaubriand Fellowship program 2022-2023 is now accepting applications, from October 13, 2021, to January 14, 2022. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding PhD students registered in a U.S. institution who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 8/9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, with expert evaluation in France and in the United States. You will find attached a more detailed description of the Chateaubriand Fellowship. We would appreciate it if you could forward this information to any of your colleagues or other contacts that might be interested. We remain at your disposal for any further information and thank you in advance for your help in disseminating this call for applications. Kind regards, Anissa Rejeb Program Officer, Higher Education Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States 972 Fifth Avenue NYC, NY 10075 (+1) 929-526-0582 www.frenchhighereducation.org www.frenchculture.org
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Allison Loconto
Aug 09, 2021
In RC40 Announcements
Dear colleagues, Here is a call for papers for a special issue on Removing pesticides. Competing alternatives for changing agriculture, for the journal Environmental Science & Policy : https://www.journals.elsevier.com/environmental-science-and-policy/call-for-papers/call-for-papers-special-issue-on-removing-pesticides-competing-alternatives-for-changing-agriculture Submission deadline : 15th January 2022 Guest editors: alexis.aulagnier@gmail.com ; eve.fouilleux@cirad.fr ; frederic.goulet@cirad.fr The pdf of the call is attached. Please consider to forward to your networks.
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Allison Loconto
Jul 30, 2021
In RC40 Announcements
THÈMES DU NUMÉRO SPÉCIAL Le commerce équitable vise à transformer les échanges marchands en vue d’une plus grande justice sociale et environnementale. Fondé sur le dialogue, la transparence et le respect, il participe à la transition socio-écologique en questionnant et en renouvelant les pratiques liées aux prix, qualités des produits, relations commerciales ou contrôles des filières (Blanchet et Carimentrand, 2012). Depuis son émergence aux lendemains de la Seconde guerre mondiale, le commerce équitable n’a eu de cesse de croître. Entre 2010 et 2020, son chiffre d’affaires fut multiplié par quatre ; en 2020, il s’élevait à 1,824 milliards d’euros, poursuivant ainsi une croissance à deux chiffres malgré la crise sanitaire liée à la pandémie mondiale de SARS-CoV-21. Ce développement du commerce équitable est allé de pair avec une reconfiguration de son périmètre : 1. De nouvelles catégories de produits : le commerce équitable s’est historiquement construit autour des produits artisanaux et agroalimentaires. Puis, il s’est progressivement élargi à d’autres produits, dont le bois, l’or, les cosmétiques, les fleurs et les ballons de sport (Carimentrand, 2012). Ainsi, l’appellation « commerce équitable » est utilisée de manière de plus en plus extensive pour englober des critères comme les conditions de travail dans les usines des filières textiles, le prix plancher pour les crédits carbones (Howard et al. 2016) ou encore les garanties de durabilité des téléphones (Jindra et al., 2019). Au-delà des produits, le commerce équitable touche aussi de plus en plus des services dans les domaines de l’éducation et du tourisme (Schéou, 2012). Ces nouveaux produits questionnent la confiance et le sens que les consommateurs donnent au commerce équitable (Andorfer et Liebe, 2012 ; Eberhardt et al. 2021 ; Coulibaly-Ballet et Tagbata, 2021). En outre, la montée en complexité conduit les acteurs du commerce équitable à questionner leur capacité à réguler l’ensemble de la chaîne de valeur et à se concentrer sur un nombre limité de composants (Jindra et al., 2019). 2. De nouveaux labels et cahiers des charges : l’essor du commerce équitable est passé par un développement des filières certifiées (Coulibaly-Ballet, 2021). Fairtrade International — Max Havelaar fut l’un des premiers labels de commerce équitable. Puis, d’autres ont émergé, donnant naissance à un marché des standards et des certifications (Reinecke et al, 2012). Parmi eux, les labels ingrédients, certifiant non pas un produit mais l’un de ses composants (comme le coton ou le cacao), occupent une place grandissante au sein du commerce équitable. Cette multiplication des labels s’est accompagnée d’une plus grande variété des modes de contrôle dans les filières : la traçabilité documentaire (mass balance) est venue compléter la traçabilité physique. En parallèle de cet essor des filières certifiées, certaines organisations prennent le parti de développer des formes de régulation des filières basées sur d’autres mécanismes que les labels, tels que la confiance ou des marques spécialisées. 1 https://www.commercequitable.org/le-commerce-equitable/quelques-chiffres/ APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS REVUE DE L’ORGANISATION RESPONSABLE 3 3. De nouveaux enjeux : le commerce équitable s’est initialement développé autour des questions de la rémunération des producteurs et des conditions de travail (cf. Guide International des Labels de Commerce équitable2). Son développement conduit à faire évoluer ces principes historiques. L’approche « living wages », par exemple, porte un regard renouvelé sur le concept de prix minimum garanti. Parallèlement, les enjeux environnementaux deviennent de plus en plus prégnants : la double labellisation « agriculture biologique » et « commerce équitable » touche 88% des produits labellisés3 ; certains labels (ex : Bio Équitable en France) intègrent directement les dimensions agroécologiques et équitables. 4. De nouveaux territoires : le commerce équitable s’est historiquement concentré sur la transformation des échanges internationaux Nord-Sud. Depuis une dizaine d’années, de nouvelles initiatives éclosent pour développer des initiatives de commerce équitable Sud-Sud et Nord-Nord (Ballet et al., 2012). En France, la Loi sur l’économie sociale et solidaire du 31 juillet 2014 englobe l’ensemble de ces initiatives inter- et intra-régionales. En définitive, le commerce équitable sert désormais d’outil pour transformer l’économie au niveau international, national et local. 5. De nouvelles formes d’interventions publiques : le commerce équitable s’est originellement développé au sein de la société civile. Depuis une quinzaine d’années, l’État français joue néanmoins un rôle grandissant dans sa régulation. La Loi du 2 août 2005 sur les PME le dote d’une définition légale ; la Loi du 31 juillet 2014 sur l’économie sociale et solidaire l’étend aux relations avec tous les producteurs (y compris avec les producteurs français), et régule l’utilisation de l’allégation équitable ; la Loi du 6 août 2015 sur la croissance, l’activité et l’égalité des chances fixe un cadre pour la reconnaissance de ses labels. En plus de cette législation, les collectivités territoriales mènent des politiques publiques pour développer des achats responsables ou des « territoires de commerce équitable » inspirés du principe des « Fairtrade towns » (Rolland, 2015 ; Ballet et Carimentrand, 2019). Les recherches antérieures ont surtout étudié ce développement du commerce équitable à l’aune de sa conventionnalisation (mainstreaming) (Raynolds, 2009 ; Le Velly, 2015). Elles éclairent les enjeux liés à une participation accrue d’acteurs conventionnels (multinationales, grande distribution, etc.). En particulier, elles pointent les risques d’une récupération de la critique du commerce équitable par le capitalisme (Reinecke, 2010), la reconfiguration des relations de pouvoir au sein des filières (Blanchet, 2010) et la résistance des acteurs face à ces changements (Robert-Demontrond et Joyeau, 2010). En plus de ces questions essentielles, le présent numéro spécial souhaite mettre l’accent sur des enjeux moins discutés dans la littérature. 2 https://www.commercequitable.org/actualites/commerce-equitable-france-publie-le-guide-international-des-labels-de-commerce-equitable/ 3 https://www.commercequitable.org/wp-content/uploads/observatoire-du-commerce-equitable-2020/cef-observatoireduce-2021.pdf APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS REVUE DE L’ORGANISATION RESPONSABLE 4 PRINCIPALES QUESTIONS Déjà objet d’interprétations ambiguës (Robert-Demontrond et Joyau, 2007), le développement du commerce équitable rend plus prégnantes encore les questions sur la définition, les frontières et les acteurs de cette catégorie de marché.  Quelles sont les convergences et les divergences entre le commerce équitable et d’autres initiatives telles que l’agriculture biologique, les circuits courts, etc. ? Vers quels nouveaux produits ou services s’étend le commerce équitable ? Quel sens les consommateurs donnent-ils aux nouveaux périmètres de cette catégorie de marché ? Quelles sont les conséquences sur leurs pratiques ? En quoi les nouveaux périmètres du commerce influencent-ils les stratégies des organisations (et réciproquement) ? L’argument pragmatique d’une efficacité supérieure et d’un impact accru est souvent avancé pour justifier le développement des filières certifiées et l’émergence des labels "ingrédients".  Quels sont les impacts des nouveaux périmètres du commerce équitable sur les producteurs ? sur les marchés concernés ? Quelles sont les nouvelles pratiques de contrôle, de traçabilité ou de certification ? De plus en plus, le commerce équitable rompt avec la tradition d’échanges Nord-Sud :  Quels sont les enjeux du commerce équitable Nord-Nord ou Sud-Sud ? Comment développer des filières équitables françaises ? Comment transformer les relations de pouvoir au sein des échanges (inter-)nationaux ? Etc. L’urgence climatique, la crise sanitaire, la lutte contre les discriminations ou encore les guerres font émerger de nouveaux enjeux sociétaux :  Comment les nouveaux périmètres du commerce équitable intègrent-ils de nouveaux enjeux ? En quoi cette intégration ambitionne-t-elle de transformer les pratiques au sein des marchés ? En quoi les perspectives postcoloniales, féministes, écologiques, etc. éclairent ces enjeux ? Etc. La multiplication des acteurs, la différenciation de leurs pratiques et la variété de leurs engagements posent la question de la régulation du commerce équitable :  Quels mécanismes de concertation, de coordination et de gouvernance participent à la régulation des nouveaux périmètres du commerce équitable ? Quels rôles jouent la soft law et la hard law ? Quels rôles jouent l’État et les collectivités territoriales ? Etc. Cette liste de questions demeure ouverte : le numéro spécial est ouvert à d’autres problématisations liées aux nouveaux périmètres du commerce équitable. APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS REVUE DE L’ORGANISATION RESPONSABLE 5 CALENDRIER Le calendrier indicatif est calculé sur la base d’un processus d’évaluation en double aveugle, conformément aux principes de la ROR.  31 décembre 2021. Échéance pour la soumission des articles.  Mi-février 2022. Envoi des évaluations aux auteur·es (tour 1)  Fin mai 2022. Soumission de l’article révisé  Fin juin 2022. Envoi des évaluations aux auteur·es (tour 2)  Début octobre 2022. Soumission de l’article finalisé  Début décembre 2022. Publication du numéro spécial dans la ROR SOUMISSION ET PUBLICATION DES ARTICLES La ROR publie des articles en français ou en anglais. Dans ce dernier cas, les auteurs s’engagent à fournir un certificat de copy-editing (à leurs frais). La ROR publie des articles issus des différentes disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales, dont les sciences de gestion, l’économie, la sociologie, l’anthropologie, la géographie, l’histoire, la science politique et le droit. Les manuscrits doivent respecter les règles de forme de la revue (cf. ici). Ils doivent être originaux et ne pas être en cours d’évaluation dans une autre revue. Les manuscrits doivent être adressés à ror.revue@gmail.com au plus tard le 31 décembre 2021.
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Allison Loconto
Apr 15, 2021
In RC40 Announcements
Linking Technological and Social Innovation towards a transition to sustainable FOOD Roskilde University, Department of Social Sciences and Business Date and time Friday April 23, 2021 From 1:00 PM to 3.00 PM (CET) Contact Sevasti (Sevie) Chatzopoulou, seva@ruc.dk Register here **** Food is more than production of nutrition. Food represents socio-cultural, environmental and economic dimensions that transcend peoples’ heritage and history, culinary traditions and identity. Food is linked to our health and well-being and has a tremendous connecting power to bring together people of various ages, ethnic, religious and social backgrounds. Food initiatives can enforce change, integrate new and old technological innovations, and enable new gastronomic experiences and habits beyond urban elitist paradigms that can create solutions for the emerging environmental challenges, e.g. reducing food waste and loss. Moreover, these initiatives construct social communities through learning and coordination processes, creating new norms and practices enhancing transitions towards sustainable food systems. Industrialised farming practices have caused widespread degradation of natural capital and negative environmental externalities across the food value chain. We need to reconsider our food production practices in order to address the emerging challenges and risks, exploit new opportunities and identify new mechanisms that can guide and enable sustainable transformations in our food systems. These transformations can be supported by new governance models for food that a. transcend and dissolve hierarchies, territories and policy sectors; b. move beyond a compartmentalised approach of the agri-food value chain and support new forms of coordination and synergy building between public and private; c. connecting the global to the local; and, build on expertise knowledge, technological and social innovation, connecting the environment, the economy and the society. The webinar on Technology and social innovation towards a transition to sustainable FOOD aims to address some of these aspects by bringing together the following speakers: Featured Speakers (confirmed): Thanos Feskos (Topic TBC). Assistant Head Chef at restaurant Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark (2015-2020). Head Chef at Restaurant Delta in Athens, Greece George Papazaxarias (Topic TBC). R&D Chef at restaurant Under in Norway (2016-2020). R&D Chef at restaurant Delta in Athens, Greece Mariana Kavroulaki : Food Innovations and their impact on ancient Greek and Byzantine society. Experimental Archaeologist- Food Historian, Conference Founder & Organizer. Winner of the 2012 ​Gourmand​ ​World​ ​Cookbook​ ​Award (category: Food Literature) for her book​ ​"The​ ​language​ ​of​ ​taste". Founder of Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures, Experimental, Sensory, and Public Food – Archaeology. Founder and organizer of the Symposia of Greek Gastronomy, . (www.greekgastronomy.wordpress.com). Founding member and Secretary of the Board of the Carob of Crete (Society the Cultivation of Natural and Cultural Development of the Carob Tree in Crete) Dr. Allison Loconto: Social innovations for sustainable food system transformation: Local experiences from around the world. Deputy Director, Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Science, Innovation and Society (LISIS), University of Gustave Eiffel. Researcher, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE). Sustainable Trade and Innovations Expert, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Wieke Huizing Edinger: Fermentation – How an ancient technique brings innovative solutions to global challenges. EU public affairs manager at Chr. Hansen, Ph.D Chair: Sevasti (Sevie) Chatzopoulou, Associate Professor, Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University
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Allison Loconto
Mar 09, 2021
In RC40 Announcements
Position : Gustave Eiffel University opens a position for an Assistant Professor in innovation studies and transition studies, with a specialization in sustainability transitions. The position is at ESIEE Paris (https://www.esiee.fr/en), an engineering school member of Gustave Eiffel University. Teaching responsibilities concern the following topics: ethics and societal responsibility of engineers, responsible innovation, management simulation, introduction to the firm, innovation management… Most of the teaching will be provided in French, and the ability to teach in English is seen as an advantage Research responsibilities will be conducted at LISIS (Interdisciplinary Lab Sciences Innovations Society - http://umr-lisis.fr/), which is specialised in the analysis of the processes of societal transformations induced by the sciences, technologies, innovations and their governing institutions. The candidate will be involved in the Thematic Group “Innovation” which focuses on innovation and transitions. Her/his research project should focus on societal changes induced by SDGs and sustainable transition in innovation ecosystems, in one or more industries/sectors/domains relevant for LISIS (digital, agrofood, biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, advanced manufacturing, energy…). The research profile implies the mastery of a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Link: https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/postes_grands_etablissements/UGE_ESIEE_LISIS_innovation_durabilite_6_19_sections_2021.pdf Contacts : Aurélie Delemarle, responsible of MTEL department MTEL - aurelie.delemarle@esiee.fr David Demortain , Director of LISIS - david.demortain@inrae.fr Jean-François Bercher, doyen du corps professoral - doyen@esiee.fr Deadline : March 30th 2021
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Allison Loconto
Mar 08, 2021
In RC40 Announcements
Dear Colleagues and fellow food system researchers, We are pleased to invite you to a special session titled «S49 The impact of COVID-19 on alternative and local food systems (ALFS) and the potential for sustainability transitions – case studies and theoretical considerations» to be held at the 60th ERSA Congress in Bolzano, Italy (24-27 August 2021). Session organizers: Chiffoleau Yuna; Institut National de la Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement (INRAE), France Nemes Gusztáv; Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (KRTK), Hungary Zollet Simona; Hiroshima University, Japan We invite presentations for this special session discussing how alternative and local food systems (ALFS) responded during the first year of the Covid-19 crisis and what are the consequences for territorial development, resilience and sustainability. Through this special session, we aim to explore: 1) the innovations and adaptations implemented within ALFS in different territorial economic and cultural contexts; 2) how these innovations and adaptations are creating or supporting a transition in food production and consumption systems; 3) how the combination of social and technological innovation, greater citizen involvement, and the increase in the interest of policy-makers and large retailers in these systems are enabling ALFS to scale up and leading new actors to adopt more sustainable practices. We welcome both case studies (comparative or dealing with individual countries, regions, localities, sectors, businesses, etc.) and more theoretical papers, perceiving the COVID-19 crisis as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see how different systems embedded in different local contexts reacted to the same challenges and using it to broaden and deepen the theoretical and analytical frameworks for the analysis of ALFS. As a further outcome of this Special Session, we also aim to collect outstanding contributions from food system researchers and organise a special issue discussing the topics outlined above. The session will be followed by a workshop where the presenters and the organizers will establish the basis for the special issue. The call for presentations is available at this link: https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairwesteuprod/production-ersa-public/6ed75b8c8f3645449b78cf147b943043 Important dates: February 15, 2021 Call for abstracts (and papers) Open - March 9, 2021 Deadline for abstract (and paper) submission April 22, 2021 Notification of acceptance and registration start Congress website: https://ersa.eventsair.com/60th-ersa-congress-bolzano-italy/ Feel free to share this call widely with other researchers who might be interested in the topic, and for any question about the session, please contact one of the organizers: Chiffoleau Yuna (yuna.chiffoleau@inrae.fr ) Nemes Gusztáv (nemes23@gmail.com) Zollet Simona (simona.zollet@gmail.com )
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Allison Loconto
Sep 07, 2020
In RC40 Announcements
It is my pleasure to announce that the first of a series of several videos for academic writing I am producing has been released today. These digital tools are part of my mandate as Vice-president for the International Sociological Association. https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/publications/isa-digital-worlds/videos/academic-writing Please feel free to share, use in the classroom  and send me your comments and suggestions so I could include them in the material I will be releasing in the near future. Best wishes, Eloísa --------- Dr. Eloísa Martín Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University Associate Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (on leave) Vice-President for Publications, International Sociological Association (ISA) Chair, ISA Human Rights Committee
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Allison Loconto
May 27, 2020
In RC40 Announcements
What critical measures are required to both combat the #COVID-19 crisis and build sustainable food systems? Can responses to the #COVID-19 crisis catalyse transformation toward sustainable food systems? The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for food systems worldwide - but also enormous opportunities. It is a wakeup call that has highlighted the need for holistic approaches to address both the shock brought by the pandemic, but also to address the vulnerabilities of our unsustainable food systems. To build sustainable food systems we will need more coordinated, more integrated measures – a food systems approach. We invite you to this SFS Programme webinar in which the WHO Secretary General’s Special Envoy for COVID-19, Dr. David Nabarro, will give a keynote speech. INRAe and UNSCN will set the scene with fresh research findings, and you will learn from practical response experiences from the government of Costa Rica and from the Council of Food Security and Nutrition of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state. To close, an interactive discussion will be kicked off by FAO, IFAD, UNEP and WWF, which will focus on key measures required to both combat the pandemic’s impact and build sustainable food systems. Join us on 3rd June at 2:30 PM CEST. Register and submit your own answers in this participatory webinar here: https://bit.ly/3c2W4aE ¿Qué medidas son necesarias tanto para combatir el COVID-19 como para construir sistemas alimentarios sostenibles? Pueden las respuestas a la crisis del #COVID19 catalizar la transformación hacia #sistemasalimentarios sostenibles? Aunque la pandemia del COVID-19 ha supuesto un desafío global sin precedentes para los sistemas alimentarios de todo el mundo, presenta también oportunidades. Ha hecho sonar la alarma, poniendo de relieve la necesidad de implementar medidas holísticas para abordar tanto el impacto provocado por la pandemia, como también las insostenibles vulnerabilidades que se han revelado en nuestros sistemas alimentarios. Para construir unos sistemas alimentarios más sostenibles, con menos riesgos de generar futuras pandemias, necesitaremos de mayor coordinación entre actores y de políticas más integrales. Les invitamos a un completísimo seminario online que contará con la intervención del Enviado Especial de la OMS para el COVID-19, Dr. David Nabarro; la presentación de resultados de dos encuestas del INRAe y UNSCN, ejemplos prácticos de respuestas gubernamentales de la mano del gobierno de Costa Rica y del Consejo de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición del estado brasileño de Rio Grande do Sul, seguido de una discusión interactiva con expertos de FAO, FIDA, PNUMA y WWF acerca de qué tipo de medidas pueden combatir el impacto de la pandemia y a su vez construir unos sistemas alimentarios sostenibles. Únase a nosotros el 3 de junio a las 2:30 PM CEST. Regístrese y envíe sus propias respuestas en este seminario web participativo aquí: https://bit.ly/3c2W4aE Quelles mesures essentielles sont nécessaires pour lutter contre la crise du #COVID-19 et pour mettre en place des systèmes alimentaires durables ? Les réponses à la crise du #COVID-19 peuvent-elles catalyser la transformation vers des systèmes alimentaires durables ? La pandémie du COVID-19 pose des défis sans précédent aux systèmes alimentaires du monde entier, mais elle offre également d'énormes opportunités. C'est un signal d'alarme qui a mis en évidence la nécessité d'adopter des approches globales pour faire face au choc provoqué par la pandémie, mais aussi pour remédier aux vulnérabilités de nos systèmes alimentaires non durables. Pour mettre en place des systèmes alimentaires durables, nous aurons besoin de mesures plus coordonnées et plus intégrées - une approche des systèmes alimentaires. Nous vous invitons à ce webinaire du programme SFS au cours duquel l'Envoyé spécial de l'OMS pour le COVID-19 Dr David Nabarro interviendra. L'INRAE et l'UNSCN démarrent le webinaire avec les résultats de nouvelles recherches, et vous tirerez des enseignements par les résultats des expériences du gouvernement du Costa Rica, du Conseil de la sécurité alimentaire et de la nutrition de l'État Brésilien du Rio Grande do Sul. Pour conclure, une discussion interactive sera lancée par la FAO, le FIDA, le PNUE et le WWF, qui se concentrera sur des mesures nécessaires afin de combattre des effets négatives de la pandémie et de mettre en place des systèmes alimentaires durables. Rejoignez-nous le 3 juin à 14h30 CEST. Inscrivez-vous et soumettez vos propres réponses dans ce webinaire participatif ici : https://bit.ly/3c2W4aE
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Allison Loconto
May 08, 2020
In RC40 Announcements
Université Gustave Eiffel in Paris/Marne La Vallée opens two post-doctoral positions within the project conducted by LISIS, Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Sciences, Innovations and Societies entitled “City Sustainability: from ‘de facto’ via ‘proactive’ to ‘transformative’ innovation policies”. The project is managed by Mireille Matt (LISIS), Matthias Weber (LISIS and AIT) and Philippe Larédo (LISIS and MIOIR, University of Manchester). See text attached for a short project description. The positions are for two years, starting September 2020. In term of location, the position is split between Paris (LISIS) and Vienna (AIT), with temporary stays at both locations. Candidates need to have obtained their PhD with a specialisation either in urban studies (and in particular Urban planning) or in innovation policy studies, with demonstrated interest in the other domain. Candidates need to be fluent in English and at least in one of the two national languages French and German. Candidatures should be made of a detailed CV, a motivation letter and one relevant piece of text. They should be addressed to Mireille Matt, Mireille.matt@inrae.fr by 12 June 2020.
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Allison Loconto
May 02, 2020
In RC40 Announcements
Volume 26, Issue 1 (2020) Download the whole issue as one PDF Passive feeding or active learning in the kindergarten foodscape? Qualitative insights from the Dagmar intervention  Bent Egberg Mikkelsen  Abstract PDF ​ Towards sustainable family farming and independent food co-operatives in Cuba? Possible lessons from Norway         Reidar Almås and Vegard Bye  Abstract  PDF Creating value(s) by integrating local and extra-local resources in cereal production in the Swiss Alps  Heidrun Moschitz and Bernadette Oehen Abstract PDF ​ “If I need to put more armor on, I can’t carry more guns”: the collective action problem of breeding for productivity in the California strawberry industry                             Julie Guthman and Erica Zurawiski Abstract  PDF
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Allison Loconto
Mar 14, 2020
In RC40 Announcements
CALL FOR CASE STUDIES ! Have you submitted yet? We are looking for inspirational case studies with recipes for change. REMEMBER: submission deadline is 25th March COB. INFO WEBINARS Want to learn more? Register for one of our webinars. We will provide further information and answer questions. WHEN - Webinar 1: 13th March at 11:00 AM (CET). REGISTER HERE - Webinar 2: 17th March at 04:00 PM (CET). REGISTER HERE SFS Programme call for case studies: Submit your story and develop an inspirational case study with us Showcase your great work and inspire others.Co-create our case studies for the SFS Programme Toolbox.The best case study will be invited to the 3rd global conference of the SFS Programme.The call is open between 21 February and 25 March 2020. To submit, please visit this site. Find out more
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Allison Loconto
Feb 12, 2020
In RC40 Announcements
We are seeking a professor - or an associate professor - of sociology of food and food systems here in Copenhagen. Please have a look at the links - and consider applying... https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=151022 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=151023 Best wishes Lotte Holm Lotte Holm Professor, M.Sc.soc and Ph.D. University of Copenhagen Department of Food and Resource Economics Section for consumption, Bioethics and Governance Sociology of food Rolighedsvej 25 1958 Frederiksberg C DIR +45 3533 2496 MOB +45 2729 0602 loho@ifro.ku.dk
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Allison Loconto
Jan 09, 2020
In RC40 Announcements
Sociologia Ruralis is interested in receiving proposals for a special issue to be published in summer 2021. The proposed special issue should result from the last congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology held in Trondheim. Special issue proposals should include: 1. An introduction to the overarching topic (“problem statement”) answering the following questions: what is the special issue about, what is its relevance (scientifically and societally) and potential interest for the readers of Sociologia Ruralis; 2. An explanation of the added value of a special issue, answering the following questions: what does a collection of these papers add to the existing body of work/publications on this topic? 3. A list and brief description of collected papers: authors, abstract and current stage of the papers; explaining the following: what is the contribution of the individual papers? What is the purpose of the introductory article? How do the papers relate to each other? 4. A presentation of the editors: background, experience with editing, publication record. The proposals will be evaluated by the journal’s editorial board and the two new editors in chief Ruth McAreavey and Apostolos G Papadopoulos who will start January 1st, 2020. Evaluation criteria include: quality of the proposal and academic standing of the editors, interest of the suggested topic to the readership of Sociologia Ruralis, expected quality of the papers based on the quality of abstracts and authors, stage of development and likelihood to have the special issue published around the time of the next conference of the European Society for Rural Sociology in June 2021. Please send your proposal to the new editors in chief: Ruth.McAreavey@newcastle.ac.uk and apospapa@hua.gr. For more information about the journal and recent special issues, please check the journal’s website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9523. The deadline for proposals is 30 January 2020.
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Dec 22, 2019
In RC40 Announcements
The INRAe (the French national institute for research on agriculture, food and the environment) is likely to open a position early next year for a research scientist on a full-time, permanent basis, for its Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés (LISIS). LISIS is a centre that specializes in the study of science, technology and innovation in society. It looks at contemporary sociotechnical transformations linked to the development and diffusion of scientific knowledge and technologies in governance, markets and organizations. The job profile consists in the conduct of research on sociotechnical transformations in agriculture and food production, as concern, notably, the digitalization and datafication of these systems and social worlds, using a combination of sociological and computer methods. Competencies and skills in both social sciences, notably science and technology studies, and data analysis as well as programming will be expected from the candidates. Information about the opening of the position and how to apply should be available in the course of january 2020 at http://jobs.inra.fr/en/offers/emploi_perm http://www.umr-lisis.fr
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Sep 04, 2019
In RC40 Announcements
The International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food - RC40's official Scientific Journal - has just published Issue 2 of Volume 25. This is a regular issue that includes original, double-blind peer reviewed articles on the theme: Trends in Food and Agriculture. Volume 25, Issue 2 (2019) Editors: Raymond Jussaume, Claire Marris and Katerina Psarikidou ​ Defining agroecology: Exploring the circulation of knowledge in FAO’s Global Dialogue (116-137) Allison Loconto and Eve Foullieux Abstract PDF ​ Varying Food Practices Among Three Low-Income Groups in the Northeastern United States: Rural, Homeless & Refugee (138-151) Amy Redman Abstract  PDF ​ Expanding Cashew Nut Exporting from Ghana’s Breadbasket: A Political Ecology of Changing Land Access and Use, and Impacts for Local Food Systems (152-172) James Boafo and Kristen Lyons Abstract PDF In-between Anxiety and Hope: Trusting an Alternative Among ‘Alternatives’ in the (Post) Organic Food Market in Turkey (173-190) Îrem Soysal Al and Bermal Küçük Abstract  PDF All articles are open access and freely downloadable on this site: https://www.isa-agrifood.com/current-issue and on the Publisher's website: http://ijsaf.org/index.php/ijsaf/issue/view/6
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Aug 01, 2019
In RC40 Announcements
RURAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (RuSAN) ANNOUNCEMENT/CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for the 28th Annual Congress (Great Ife 2019) Theme: TRANSFORMING RURAL ENVIRONMENT: THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE Date: Monday Oct. 7th to Oct. 11th 2019 Venue: Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Chief Host: Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.Osun State. Host Prof. (Mrs.) O. F. Deji, Head, Dept. of Agric. Ext and Rural Devt, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Ile-Ife.Osun State. Introduction Rural environment was a pool of resources needed for Sustainable development. Over the years, it has been neglected; regarded as abode of superstition, poverty, lethargy, low income and low productivity. It is imperative to have a sociological perspective of desirable transformation in this crucial environment. Against this backdrop, this congress focuses on the underlying sub-themes: 1. Enhanced Livelihood 2. Politics, Democracy and Governance 3. Food Systems and Agro- value chain 4. Gender and Youths in Entrepreneurship 5. Energy, Infrastructure and Environmental Sustainability 6. Conflict, Food Security and Poverty 7. NGOs, CBOs and FBOs Activities in Policy and Advocacy CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND FULL PAPERS Abstracts and full papers are hereby invited from intending participants for the 28th Annual Congress. Abstract of each paper should not be more than 250 words, with at least three key words provided. Abstracts should be submitted in Microsoft Word file using single line spacing. The full paper should be structured to include: Title; Author(s) names with affiliation, correspondent author and e-mail, Abstract, Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendations and Reference. Note: Tables and Figures are expected to be within the text. Empirical and review papers will be considered. Papers should have depth and geographical spread for policy relevance. Papers should be written using the APA citation style, the full paper should not be more than 11 pages including the list of references. All accepted papers would be presented with PowerPoint. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION Abstracts should be submitted at the conference website http://rusan.org.ng/conference. Participants are expected to come to the conference with a copy of the full paper to aid their presentation. PowerPoint file of the slides for the presentation should be submitted via e-mail attachment to the Congress Organising Committee (COC) at rusan.congress2019@gmail.com and copy rusancongress@gmail.com. IMPORTANT DATES Deadlines for: Submission of abstracts - 31 August 2019 Submission of PowerPoint files to the COC - 30 September 2019 Submission of manuscripts for conference proceedings - 30 November 2019 IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE: 1. No person shall be allowed to present more than two (2) papers at the Congress. 2. Authors will register their papers at the editorial desk. You are NOT expected to deposit any hard copy at the paper registration desk. Fees Congress Registration New member registration NGN12,000 Members NGN15,000 Non- members NGN20,000 Students NGN2,000 Annual dues NGN2,000 Paper Registration NGN3,000/Paper Note: All requisite fees must be paid before the conference. All payments must be made prior to the Congress date through Bank payment. Official receipt(s) shall be issued on presentation of evidence at point of Registration in the venue. No cash would be collected at the Congress venue. Payment should be made to: Account Name: RuSAN Bank: Access Bank Plc Account Number: 0726523698 Conference Time Table Dates Events Monday 7th Oct., 2019 Arrival Tuesday 8thOct., 2019 Opening Ceremony Capacity building and Workshop Wednesday 9th Oct., 2019 Field visit, Technical Sessions I, II &I II, and Gala Night Thursday 10th Oct., 2019 Technical Session and Closing Friday 11th Oct., 2019 Departure HOTEL AVAILABLE FOR LODGING 1. Kufoniyi Hall & International Hostel RECTAS, OAU, Ile-Ife. 09052247337 N7,000 2. Alumni Guest House OAU, Ile-Ife 07034357418 N7,500 3. OAU Conference Centre & Guest Houses Ltd, Ile-Ife. 08038812512 N8,475, N10,775, /N11,500, / N13,500 Other Hotels available in town include: 4. Cameron Hotels Limited Across Ajanaku Estate, Off Ife-Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife 08035584532 5. Hotel De Treasure Opposite R.C.C.G. Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife 08032031438, 0803579999 6. Celebrations Hotel 7, Town Planning Road Layout, Eleyele, Ile-Ife. 07063818583 7. New Hotel Diganga Limited Km 1, Ife-Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife 08034839794 8. Xela Hotels & Resort Dr. Raymond Adedoyin Way, Parakin, Ile-Ife 08025559495, 09035384672 9. Hilton Hotels Dr. Raymond Adedoyin Way, Parakin, Ile-Ife 08060225555 For Further Enquiry, Contact any of the Following Members: Head, Dept. of Agric. Extension & Rural Devt. Prof. (Mrs.) O.F. Deji E-mail: dejiolanike@gmail.com Phone No.: 08033716695 COC Chairman Prof. A.O. Ajayi Email: dayoajayi218@yahoo.com 08034092337 COC Secretary Dr. K. A. Adeloye Email: kayloyeng@yahoo.com Phone: 08062224790 COC Technical Chairman Dr. S.A. Adesoji Email: dabadesoji@yahoo.co.uk 080350605062 COC Publicity Chairman Dr. B. O. Adisa Email: banjiolalere@yahoo.com 08034238364 Dr. S. I. Ogunjimi Department of Agric. Econs and Extension, Federal University of Oye-Ekiti 08035996430 Dr. T. O. Alao, H.O.D., Department of Agric. Econs.and Extension, University of Osun State, Ejigbo Campus, Osun State, 08035844257 Dr. (Mrs.) B. O. Lawal Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Moor Plantation, Ibadan. 08054042492
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