We hope that everyone is safe and adjusting to working from home if you have a chance to do so. We would like to share with you a new blog post by FAO's Tom Heilandt, Secretary of Codex Alimentarius, dedicated to exploring the impact of COVID-19 on food safety. Read it HERE
We have launched a resources library with useful resources dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on agriculture and food security. You can find it here: http://www.aiard.org/covid-19-resources-library.html
We have a new blog post dedicated to exploring the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural development and food security. We will be creating a resources library on the effects of pandemic and strategies to minimize its impacts to help everyone stay informed. Read the blog post HERE.
Due to COVID-19, the AIARD Board has decided to cancel the scheduled May 31 – June 2, 2020 AIARD annual meeting, which was to be held at the Hamilton Hotel in Washington, DC. This decision also means that the Future Leaders Forum program for 2020 has been canceled.
We would like to keep everyone engaged in our future activities which we will announce soon!
You can now submit an abstract for AIARD's 2020 Lightning Talks: http://www.aiard.org/lightning-talks-2020.html
Lightning Talks are fast-paced, highly energetic delivery style talks. Lightning Talks are 5-minute presentations, with exactly 20 PowerPoint slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. When one presentation ends, the next one begins. Presenters will then facilitate round table discussions with attendees for more in-depth discussion. Presenters will also have an opportunity, if desired, to publish a summary of their discussions in AIARD blog.
Come join us at AIARD’s 2020 Annual Conference that will take place on May 31 – June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC to discuss the many challenges of food safety in connecting farm to market and providing consumers across the globe with safe and nutritious food choices. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
In this blog post, we tried to highlight the importance of the next year's conference theme. Join us at AIARD’s 2020 Annual Conference from May 31 – June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC to discuss the many challenges of food safety in connecting farm to market and providing consumers across the globe with safe and nutritious food choices.
We encourage you to bring your ideas and experience as a panelist, speaker, small-group discussant or poster-board presenter – share with your peers across academia, industry, and government to become a part of the solution to zero hunger. You can still submit your abstract following this link as we extended the deadline till December 20th.
This year, on December 3rd, we joined the global GivingTuesday movement that helps transform communities. AIARD is inviting individuals and organizations to help nurture the new generation of change makers. You can support AIARD's scholarship fund HERE. You are also welcome to donate your time to AIARD's cause and support our efforts in reaching #ZeroHunger: ask us how!
AIARD’s 2020 annual meeting theme is Making Food Safe: Meeting the Global Challenge. We invite you to submit an abstract for a talk or a poster HERE. Help us shape the conference agenda and showcase your work on food security!
On October 15th, AIARD and APLU (International Agriculture Section of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities) held a side event "Agriculture as peace-building in post-conflict settings" at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa. We were joined by over fifty participants to discuss the role of agricultural development for post-conflict reconstruction.
Please find more about the event here: