Organizers: Marcel Adenäuer, Annelies Deuss, and LeeAnn Jackson (OECD)

29-30 June 2021

Virtual Meeting

The contributions of trade to resilience – what have we learned from the COVID 19 crisis.

The OECD’s Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD) is supporting the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC) in the organisation of the 2021 IATRC Symposium.

Call for paper presentations and organised sessions

Individual Research Paper Presentations

  • Papers can be completed, work in progress or research planning.
  • These sessions include individual papers and provide an opportunity to report on research results or work in progress, present research plans for critique, and discuss research priorities.
  • Presentations will be no longer than 10 minutes to accommodate the restrictions of the virtual environment.

Organised Multi-Paper/Panel Discussion Sessions

    These 50 minutes sessions, usually organised by one or two individuals, consist of one to four panel members or several paper presentations, followed by open discussion/working format.

Paper submission

Send your paper proposals (1-page long) and organised session proposals (2-pages long) to the co-Chairs (Marcel Adenäuer, Annelies Deuss and Lee Ann Jackson) via e-mail: IATRC-SYMPOSIUM-2021@OECD.ORG

Deadline: 30 April 2021.

Papers and session proposals received after 30 April will be accepted on the basis of quality and space available.

Notifications of acceptance: 31 May 2021.


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Background and objectives

The Covid-19 outbreak has revealed bottlenecks but also opportunities in the current agricultural trade system to deal with a world-wide pandemic. This symposium aims at identifying how trade contributes to resilience by identifying which sectors were most affected by the outbreak, whether new initiatives were created to increase resilience, what are the medium term impacts of the outbreak, and how policies can contribute to the recovery and resilience of the sector.


The symposium will take place on 29-30 June 2021 from 2:00-6:00pm (Paris time).

Confirmed speakers:

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Organising Committee


  • Marcel Adenäuer (OECD)
  • Annelies Deuss (OECD)
  • Lee Ann Jackson (OECD)


  • Andrew Muhammad (University of Tennessee)
  • Melissa Sullivan (University of Minnesota)