29 • JUNE • 2021

Time­zone: GMT+2

1 :45 PM — 2:00 PM  OPEN­ING REMARKS
2:00 PM — 3: 10 PM  PLE­NARY SES­SION I
3:20 PM — 4:20 PM  PAR­AL­LEL SES­SIONS I & II

30 • JUNE • 2021

Time­zone: GMT+2


Plenary Sessions

Session I - Bottlenecks and opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis

Moderator: Frank van Tongeren (OECD)

Julie Collins: Resilience and New Zealand Agriculture in the age of Covid-19

Lars Mikael Jensen: Container Shipping – Central to the global logistic pipeline during COVID periods .

Session II - Policy responses during the COVID-19 crisis

Moderator: Jonathan Brooks (OECD)

Darci Vetter: COVID 19: Shifting US trade policy priorities

Alan Matthews: Lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic for food security planning in the EU .

Session III - Unblocking multilateral trade negotiations in agriculture 

Moderator: Lee Ann Jackson (OECD)

Carmel Cahill: New Pathways for Progress in Multilateral Trade Negotiations in Agriculture

Parallel Sessions

Session I

Moderator: Fabio Santeramo (University of Foggia)

Has Global Agricultural Trade Been Resilient Under Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Findings From an Econometric Assessment
Shawn Arita (USDA, Office of the Chief Economist), Jason Grant (Virginia Tech. Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics), Sharon Sydow (USDA, Office of the Chief Economist), Jayson Beckman (USDA, Economic Research Service)

Assessing the Heterogeneous Effects of COVID-19 on Agricultural Trade
Soojung Ahn, and Sandro Steinbach (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut)

Agricultural Trade and Environmental Sustainability
Kathy Baylis (University of California), Thomas Heckelei (University of Bonn), Thomas W. Hertel (Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University)

Session II - Organized session : China's role in international grain markets

Moderator: Nathan Kemp (IGC)

China and the Global Short Term Grain Market Outlook
Erin Collier, David Bedford and Lavinia Lucarelli (Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UnitedNations)

How important is China's feed net deficit for the medium terms prospects of grain markets
Marcel Adenäuer (OECD, TAD/ATM)

Session III - Organized session: The contributions of trade and agri-food value chains to resilience - what have we learned from the COVID-19 crisis?

Moderator: Ekaterina Krivonos (System Organization, CGIAR)

Resilience, Innovation, and Adaptation in Domestic and International Agrifood Supply Chainsin Africa and Asia
Thomas Reardon (Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan StateUniversity)

Food security and the role of trade under the current global crisis
Valeria Piñeiro (International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI)

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on agri-food value chains: fractures, responses and opportunities for building back better
Dietmar Stoian (World Agroforestry, ICRAF)

Session IV

Moderator: Ignacio Perez-Dominguez (JRC)

Coping with COVID-19 in ASEAN’s Agri-Food Value Chains: Trade’s Role in Fostering Resilienceand Improving Nutritional Outcomes
Brad Gilmour (Mouralea Consulting, Asia Pacific Foundation), Stephanie Lee (Asia Pacific Foundation),Tian Lin (World Agroforestry)

Identifying the drivers of SME resilience: evidence from developing countries during theCOVID-19 pandemic
Justine Falciola, Sarah Mohan, Barbara Ramos, Valentina Rollo (Division of Market Development,International Trade Centre)

The Impact of the African Swine Fever Outbreak in China on Global Agricultural Markets
Clara Frezal, Stephan Hubertus Gay, Claude Nenert (Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Agri-Food andMarket Division, OECD)

Session V

Moderator: Jonathan Coleman (US International Trade Commission)

The Potential Impacts of Increased Afforestation on the Irish Agricultural Sector
Lucie Adenäuer, James Breen and Anne Hayden (University College Dublin)

Tariffs, Agricultural Subsidies, and the 2020 US Presidential Election: UnintendedConsequences
Jaerim Choi (University of Hawaii, Economics), Sunghun Lim (Texas Tech University, Agricultural andApplied Economics)

The value of the Committee on Agriculture: Mapping Q&As to trade flows
Lee Ann Jackson (OECD), Federica Maggi, Roberta Piermartini (WTO) and Stela Rubínová (OECD) 

Session VI

Moderator: Ian Sheldon (Ohio State University)

European and Member State policy responses and economic impacts on agri-food markets dueto the Covid-19 pandemic
Christine Wieck, (University of Hohenheim, Coordinator and contact author), Liesbeth Dries(Wageningen University), Victor Martinez-Gomez (Universitat Politècnica de València), Olayinka Idowu Kareem (University of Hohenheim), Bettina Rudloff (German Institute for Security Affairs Berlin), FabioGaetano Santeramo (University of Foggia), Magdalena Sliwinska, Rafal Sliwinski (Poznan University of Economics and Business)

Realigning Policy Interventions on Agricultural Prices: Facilitating Economic Recovery in Low-and Middle-Income Countries in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Sarah Consoli, Juan José Egas Yerovi, Cristian Morales Opazo (Agrifood Economics Division, FAO)

Session VII - Organized session: Agro-Food Trade and Policy Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Moderator: Shawn Arita (USDA, Office of the Chief Economist)

COVID-19 and Cotton Import Demand in China
Andrew Muhammad, S. Aaron Smith, Edward Yu (Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee)

Measuring the impact of COVID-19 trade actions on international food trade
Soojung Ahn, and Sandro Steinbach (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University ofConnecticut)

Distributional Impacts of Policy and COVID-19 on Low-income Household Food Demand inThailand
Hoa Hoang, Wyatt Thompson, Sanguk Kwon (University of Missouri-Columbia)

Session VIII

Moderator: Lesley Ahmed (U.S. International Trade Commission)

Revisiting the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Canada’s Agricultural Trade: The SurprisingCase of an Agricultural Export Boom
Rick Barichello (University of British Columbia)

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on global agricultural trade
Helena Engemann, Yaghoob Jafari (Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn),Cosimo Avesani, Ishrat Gadhok, Andrea Zimmermann (Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of theUnited Nations)

A theoretical framework to analyze the resilience of agricultural value chains to the COVID-19crisis
Lionel Cosnard (GREThA, Université de Bordeaux and French Ministry of Agriculture and Food)