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Register for the Agri4D Conference 25-26th of September

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Register for the Agri4D Conference 25-26th of September

Register no later than the 16th of September. This year´s theme of the annual conference is: Agricultural Research Towards Sustainable Development Goals. Focali is one of the co-organizers of the conference together with Agri4D, SIANI, SLU Global, SLU, Future Forests and Future Agriculture. The conference is held at SLU in Uppsala.

What Conference
When Sep 25, 2013 08:00 AM to
Sep 26, 2013 05:00 PM
Where SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala
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At the conference there will be opportunities for individual scientists and PhD students to present research projects, ideas and results in posters, open speakers corner sessions, parallel sessions and/or in discussion fora. Read more about these possibilities and take part of updates about the, conference 
program, parallel sessions, logistics etc. on: www.Agri4D.se
 
Registration: Register for the conference no later than September 16th at: www.akademikonferens.se/agri2013
 
For questions about the conference contact: Gert.Nyberg@slu.se 
 
Twitter: See and use #Agri4D2013 for tweets about the conference. 


About the conference theme: 

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) were formulated as a tool for focusing development work during the first fifteen years of this millennium. Although they have not been reached some important headway has been achieved for all of them (to varying degrees). They have also served to align and focus research in the development area. Most importantly, from an agricultural research perspective, the MDG’s have helped bringing agriculture and agricultural research back on the development agenda. 
 
In the UN system and in other international arenas there are now intensive discussions on what will follow on the MDG’s and consequently guide development, and thereby development research, for the next 15-20 years. The new proposal has been named Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Agricultural production, and agricultural research, are fundamental and instrumental in the tremendous challenge to reach Sustainable Development. Achieving the SDG’s could be the driver and motivator in Agricultural Research for Development. Hence the theme for the 2013 Agricultural Research for Development will be: Agricultural Research Towards Sustainable Development Goals 
 
We will in addition introduce some sub-themes, relevant to the theme and also continuously relevant to agricultural research for development, to the research society and to sustainable development. 
 
The sub-themes are: 
• Capacity Development 
• Sustainable Intensification 
• Climate Change 
• Multi-disciplinarity 
 

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