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Virtual Workshop for the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains Project

    October 9, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    By Invitation Only, Online

About

To help guide activities in the fourth and final year, the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains project convened for a virtual full-team workshop focused on stakeholder engagement and extension. Workshop participants included scientists and extension specialists from the University of Florida, Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, Washington State University, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, and World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES).

Co-led by the University of Florida and Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, the multi-organization team was awarded a four-year grant by the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) in 2017. The team uses various forms of modeling to study US fruit and vegetable supply chains, with a focus on climate adaptation and mitigation opportunities.

Learn more about the project here!

Workshop Objectives

  • Refine approaches for making the project’s key findings actionable for stakeholders.
  • Identify and prioritize stakeholders most likely to be able to take meaningful action based on the project’s results.
  • Determine next steps

Participants from the Project

Dr. Senthold Asseng
University of Florida

Dr. Siddharth Chaudhary
Washington State University

Dr. Clyde Fraisse
University of Florida

Dr. Kaiyu Guan
University of Illinois

Dr. Dave Gustafson
Agriculture & Food Systems Institute

Dr. Sonia Hall
Washington State University

Dr. Karen Hills
Washington State University

Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom
University of Florida

Dr. Pon Intaraprapong
WAEES

Mr. Chad Kruger
Washington State University

Dr. John Kruse
WAEES

Dr. Marty Matlock
University of Arkansas

Dr. Morven McLean
Agriculture & Food Systems Institute

Dr. Ranjan Parajuli
University of Arkansas

Dr. Kirti Rajagopalan
Washington State University

Ms. Genghong Wu
University of Illinois

Dr. Claudio Stöckle
Washington State University

Mr. Tim Sulser
IFPRI

Ms. Layla Tarar
Agriculture & Food Systems Institute

Dr. Greg Thoma
University of Arkansas

Dr. Chuang Zhao
University of Florida

Agenda

10:00 am

Welcome

Summary of original plans for extension-related activities as articulated in the project proposal.

Dr. Senthold Asseng
University of Florida

10:10 am

Key Findings

Summary of key findings from the project’s research (to date), including how they could be made actionable by stakeholders.

Dr. Dave Gustafson
Agriculture & Food Systems Institute

10:30 am

Extension Challenges

Discussion of the unique challenges associated with delivering climate-related research to stakeholders.

10:40 am

Stakeholder Discussion

Prioritization of proposed types of stakeholders and identification of groups that could take meaningful action based on the project’s findings.

11:00 am

Parallel Breakout Groups

Development of a proposed engagement plan (including translation of results into specific actions, work products, etc.) targeted at a particular type of stakeholder.

11:50 am

Break

12:00 pm

Report from Breakout Groups

Report from each breakout group based on parallel discussions, with the opportunity for a Q&A with the full team and adjustment to engagement plan based on feedback.

1:00 pm

Conclusion

Assignment and coordination of prioritized list of action items, based on finalized engagement plans, as modified during the team discussion.

Dr. Senthold Asseng
University of Florida Dr. Dave Gustafson
Agriculture & Food Systems Institute

1:30 pm

Adjourn