×B5. Sustainable and resilient agrifood value chains

A succession of shocks to both demand and supply over the last decade has challenged agri-food supply chains. These shocks are in many cases associated with broader trends such as climate change, expanded biosecurity threats, more fickle consumer demand, changes in labour mobility, and a concentrated retail environment. Together they have created an increasing interest in supporting resilient supply chains. In this regard, modeling and simulations are a crucial method to strategically plan for food system transformation and resilience. They can aid the design of sustainable outcomes, increase food security and reduce the vulnerability of value chains.

This session invites papers that connect conceptual models and simulation studies that are based on principles of sustainability and resilience with specific application to agrifood industries, particularly those that are related to:

Key topics: Resilient food systems, Value chain, Sustainable behaviour, Capacity for adaptation