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The future of research on sustainable foodsystems: Building an early‐career network of agricultural economists in Europe

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Nutrition / Food Systems
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Tobias Dalhaus, Linda Steinhübel, Bernhard Dalheimer, Liesbeth Colen

The agricultural economics profession plays an essential role in the transition towards more sustainable and resilient food systems. The interdisciplinary perspective of the profession, the rapidly evolving methods and new data, as well as the diverse agricultural, climatic, and political and cultural landscapes of the European Union member states and associated countries pose specific challenges. In this study, we summarize what this implies for Early‐Career researchers and how the European Network of Early Career Agricultural Economists (AgEconMeet) tries to support these youngsters in their career development. Finally, we introduce the articles of this special issue that represent the diverse landscape of agricultural economics in Europe