AgriFoSe2030 Phase II, which was launched in November 2020, will focus on four challenges. These challenges are at the core and provide the platform for upcoming activities.
Each challenge addresses a specific aspect of agriculture and food security in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. The challenges were chosen in dialogue with AgriFoSe2030 partners, including steering group members and researchers in the AgriFoSe2030 network representing different agricultural disciplines and regions. The theme-specific expertise from Phase I will be present in each challenge, and communication and engagement strategies will be developed on a project basis for each challenge.
Caption: Challenges in AgriFoSe2030 Phase II. The figure illustrates the four challenges and how the AgriFose2030 expertise areas overlaps in every challenge. Communication and Engagement covers each challenge.
Here you can read more about the four challenges:
- Improving access to safe and nutritious food
- Agricultural productivity and ecosystem functions
- Science-based innovation and extension
- Smallholder agriculture in transforming systems
Caption: A schematic illustration of how the AgriFoSe2030 programme is organised.
The AgriFoSe2030 programme is developed by a consortium of scientists from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Lund University, University of Gothenburg and Stockholm Environment Institute. The programme is funded by Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and is starting a new four-year phase in 2020 with a budget of SEK 60 million. The programme began in November 2015 with its first phase, which ended in June 2020. AgriFoSe2030 is hosted by SLU Global at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.