Campus Ultuna, Almas allé 10, Uppsala, SLU Uppsala, Sweden

Agri4D 2017

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The Agricultural Research for Development Conference – Agri4D – is an international bi-annual event that has been held at SLU since 2011.

The conference will take place on 20-21 September and this year the theme is Rural Transformation and Urbanization

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) are pleased to announce the Agri4D 2017 Conference. This is a two­ day event for researchers and professionals working with and/or interested in agriculture for development. Master and 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.

Keynote speakers and sessions

Keynote speakers to the conference include Rita Sharma (ICRAF), Bimbika Sijapati Basnett (CIFOR), Thomas Jayne (Michigan State University - MSU), Antony Chapoto, (Indaba agricultural policy research institute - IAPRI, Zambia), Pay Drechsel (International Water Management Institute - IWMI), Nighisty Ghezae, (International Foundation for Science – IFS), Luc Mougeot (International Development Research Centre – IDRC) and Ingrid Öborn (ICRAF and SLU).

We will have three parallel thematic sessions on each day of the conference. The poster session will open on the first day. See preliminary agenda below.

Time: 2017-09-20 09:00 - 2017-09-21 16:00
City: SLU Uppsala, Sweden
Location: Campus Ultuna, Almas allé 10, Uppsala
Last signup date: 6 September 2017
Additional info:

More information and registration 


Preliminary conference program

Wednesday 20 Sept   

08.15-08.45     Registration and coffee

08.45-09.00     Welcome and opening. Moderator Annika Åhnberg

09.00-10.30     Keynote speeches

10.30-11.00     Coffee break

11.00-12.15     Poster session

12.15-13.15     Lunch

13.15-17.15     Thematic sessions

  1. Land - under pressures or dynamic changes? Session leaders: Ewa Wredle, SLU; Madelene Ostwald, GMV (Chalmers/GU) and Linköping University
  2. Forests for Food Security – in the light of Equal Rights and Sustainable Resource Management. Session leaders: Malin Gustafsson, Focali/GMV; Jenny Friman, GU.
  3. Fish farming for food security, nutrition and poverty reduction. Session leaders: Anders Kiessling, SLU; Anna Norman Haldén, SLU

(Coffee break 14.45-15.15)

17.15-19.00     Reception (mingle)

Thursday , 21 Sept     

08.15-08.45     Coffee

08.45-12.15     Thematic sessions

  1. Knowledge Based Bioeconomies – Tools for Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development. Session leaders: Ivar Virgin, SEI; Antony Chapoto, IAPRI, Zambia
  2. Water in Transforming Landscapes. Session leaders: Lotta Samuelson, SIWI; Nighisty Ghezae, IFS
  3. Urban and peri-urban agriculture, livelihoods, and food and nutrition security in the Global South. Session leaders: Magnus Jirström, LU; Beatrix Alsanius, SLU

Coffee break (10.30-11.00)

12.15-13.15     Lunch

13.15-13.30     Welcome to Day 2

13.30-15.00     Keynote speeches

15.00-15.30     Coffee break

15.30-17.00     Panel discussion with keynote speakers. 

Closing of the conference

Read more about:


Margarita CuadraCommunicator SIANI-SLU Global theme
Phone: +46 (0)18-671153
E-mail: margarita.cuadra@slu.se


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