Mini Track on Resilient Agri-food and Environmental Systems for Sustainable Development and Agile Entrepreneurship


Fostering recovery through metaverse business modelling

16-17 June 2022, Bucharest, Romania

Mini Track Chairs

  • Mariarosaria Lombardi, University of Foggia, Italy

  • Diego Begalli, University of Verona, Italy

  • Simona Roxana Pătărlăgeanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

The agri-food and environmental systems have shown the signs of the transition to a more sustainable model, yet the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have proved that the path to achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is paved with resilient entrepreneurial intentions that strive to enable sustainability at all business levels, as well as efficient management during times of crisis.

The objective of the Mini Track entitled Resilient Agri-food and Environmental Systems for Sustainable Development and Agile Entrepreneurship is to explore multidimensional solutions to global challenges faced by the actors involved in the agri-food and environmental sectors. Moreover, this Mini Track aims to bring together academic scientists, researchers, decision makers, entrepreneurs and representatives of the business environment with the goal of collaborating towards identifying more resilient and agile managerial approaches specific to the agri-food and environmental systems. Papers related to all three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, environmental, and social) are highly welcome.

The main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related to:

  • Sustainable food systems

  • Sustainable Environmental Systems

  • Sustainable Development

  • Sustainable food production and consumption

  • Sustainability in the Agri-food business

  • Environmentally sustainable businesses

  • Environmentally-friendly Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurial Resilience in the Agri-food Sector

  • Food Supply Disruption due to COVID-19 Pandemic: Solutions

  • Resilient and Agile Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future

  • Circular Economy

  • Resilient Agri-food Value Chains

  • Food Safety and Food Security

  • Climate Change Mitigation

  • Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

  • Waste Management

  • Renewable Energy Topics

  • Green Buildings and Green Cities

  • Green Policies

  • Green Investments and Competitiveness

  • Green Labelling and Taxation

  • Other topics related to agri-food and environmental economics, sustainable development, resilience and entrepreneurship in the agri-food and environmental sectors

Mariarosaria Lombardi

has been assistant professor in the scientific area of Commodity Sciences at the Department of Economics, University of Foggia (Italy) Since 2006. Graduate in Economics, she took Ph.D. in Commodity Sciences at the University of Bari (Italy). She mainly deals with economic and environmental aspects of innovations applied to production processes. Since 2015, she has been member of the rural hub Vazapp, that is applying social innovation in agriculture. In 2019, she became “climate shaper” as certificated by FAO and Future Food Institute.

Diego Begalli

studied Agricultural Economics at Bologna University (Italy). After graduating his Phd studies in Food Economics and Policy at the University of Padua (Italy) he become, first assistant professor and then associate professor at the University of Udine (Italy). In 2000, Diego Begalli was appointed Professor of Rural Economics and Appraisal at the University of Udine and since 2002 he holds the Chair of Agri-food Economics at the University of Verona (Italy). He was head of Inter-university Department of Viticulture, Oenology and Wine Business between the University of Padua and Verona in 2003-06. He was chair of several master and post-graduate courses in the fields of wine Business, wine and food marketing, and agribusiness. He had the scientific responsibility of several national and European research projects with special regard to environmental and rural development policies, the management of sustainable development processes in the agri-food system, the impact of climate change on farm revenues, the value of territorial food systems in the regional and national economy. Since 2017 he is the vice-director of the Department of Business Administration of the University of Verona (Italy), where since 2019 he is also Pro-Rector for the Knowledge Transfer.

Simona Roxana Pătărlăgeanu

Associate Professor, PhD, studied Agrifood and Environmental Economics (EAM) at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Vice-dean of the Faculty Agrifood and Environmental Economics, her research is situated in the field of Eco and Agrifood Economics and Decision Making.