Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Registration open!

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Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Registration open!

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but close to 1 billion people are hungry or undernourished, according to the FAO. To feed another two billion people in 2050, food production will need to double globally. At the same time, a large amount of people suffers the effects of malnutrition from overweight or obesity. Join the Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019, for drivers of change and sustainable food systems. Zero hunger by 2030, our shared challenge!

What Conference
When Sep 25, 2019 09:00 AM to
Sep 26, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Undervisningshuset, Almas allé 10 SLU Campus Ultuna, Uppsala
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To improve food security and nutrition, the role of the small-scale farmers in the South and particularly in Africa will be crucial. We will face a tremendous pressure on these small-scale farming systems to produce more, and the question will be how to do this in a sustainable manner while at the same time supporting those not able or ready to transform. The key challenge is therefore on how to raise productivity, while protecting the environment and supporting those losing out social support systems.

Focali coorganizing session on tenure

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) are together with partners organizing this Agri4D Conference 2019 that will take place at SLU, Uppsala, on 25-26 September 2019. Focali is one of the coorganizers and will lead the session Tenure reforms for inclusive rural development and food security. The session will focus on the importance of recognizing and upholding tenure rights to land and other natural resources among rural communities. How do community tenure rights matter for inclusive rural development and sustainable food systems? And how can the formalization of existing customary tenure rights make a difference in the competition for land and resources with other actors? We welcome papers from research, policy and practice to a dialogue around these issues to identify experiences and ways forward.

Focalimember Madelene Ostwald also hosts the session Translating science into policy and practice for food security for the program AgriFoSe2030. The knowledge base within the academic sphere is to a large extent an untapped resource that could be used within policy development and practice.This session highlights examples of how the process can be conducted, from plot level to global scale, failures or successes, requirements or warnings – all contributions are welcome.

The main aim of the conference is to promote knowledge exchange for improved sustainability and resilience in food systems. This is a two­ day event for researchers and professionals working with and/or interested in agriculture research for develop­ment. PhD students, senior scientists, experts from social, political, soils, crops, natural resources and animal science, economy, forestry, horticulture, vet­erinary medicine etc. are encouraged to participate.

Deadline for registration: August 26th 2019!

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