The SLU Global Food Security Research Symposium. PowerPoint-presentations

Last changed: 24 June 2013

Results of a Swedish Government Initiative, 12-13 June 2013, SLU Uppsala

Venue: Loftet, SLU Ultuna, Duhrevägen 8, Uppsala


Wednesday 12 June

09.00-09.15 Welcome, Prof. Arvid Uggla, SLU Global

09.15-09.30 State Secretary Sofia Strand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

09.30-10.00 Challenges and opportunities of soil organic matter management for sustainable crop production intensification in Africa, Dr André Bationo, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee and posters

10.30 Plant Breeding Chair: Dr Eva Thörn

10.30-10.45 Tapping the reservoir of genetic diversity in the Sorghum genus, Prof. Christina Dixelius

10.45-11.00 Exploring the crop development potential of yellow nutsedge - a prospective tuber crop for East Africa, Prof. Anders Carlsson

11.10 –11.00-11.15 Plant breeding and genetic resources – Collaborations between SLU, South Africa and Southern Africa, Prof. Eva Johansson

11.15-11.30 Genetic resources and plant breeding – Collaboration between SLU and Central Asia, Dr. Larisa Gustavsson

11.30-11.50 Synthesis, Prof. Christina Dixelius

12.00 -13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 14.10 Animal production, Chair: Prof. Ulf Magnusson

13.00-13.15 Dairy cattle performance in agro-pastoral production systems of Uganda, MSc. Christina Johansson

13.15-13.30 Reproductive health management in dairy cows in Uganda, Assoc. Prof. Renée Båge

13.30-13.45 Animal genetic resources for improved productivity under harsh environmental conditions, Prof. Jan Philipsson, MSc. Emelie Zonabend, Prof. Erling Strandberg

13.45-14.00 Metagenomic studies on virus dynamics at the livestock/tick/wildlife interface: with special reference to African swine fever, Prof. Mikael Berg

14.00-14.10 Synthesis, Assoc. Prof. Ewa Wredle

14.10 – 14.30 Gender perspectives, Chair: Prof. Lennart Salomonsson

14.10-14.30 Gender and REDD: Global instruments and changing environmental governance, Dr. Seema Arora-Jonsson

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee and posters

15.00 – 15.40 Expanding cassava production and commercialization Chair: Prof. Lennart Salomonsson

15.00-15.15 Cassava commercialization – adding value through product development, Assoc. Prof. Leon Brimer

15.15-15.30 Cultivated genetic diversity and farmers’ knowledge – keys to cassava breeding, Assoc. Prof. Anna Westerbergh

15.30-15.40 Synthesis, Prof. Magnus Jirström

15.40 – 16.50 Agroecosystems Chair: Prof. Anders Malmer

15.40-15.55 Soil carbon, water infiltration and root competition; implications for management in African cropping and agroforestry systems, Dr. Gert Nyberg

15.55-16.10 Multifunctionality of agroforestry systems: Can integration of trees on smallholder farms contribute to enhance agricultural productivity, resource utilization and livelihood? Prof. Ingrid Öborn

16.10-16.25 Integrated soil fertility management systems and Striga in Western Kenya, Dr. Kristina Röing de Nowina

16.25-16.40 Participatory soil fertility management – a case of social soil science, Assoc. Prof. Erik Karltun

16.40-16.50 Synthesis, Assoc. Prof. Erik Karltun

17.30 Get together with buffet


Thursday 13 June

09.00-09.30 Contribution of north-south collaboration in tertiary agricultural education to food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Aissétou Dramé Yayé, African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE)

9.30 – 11.30 Crop protection / Biological control, Chair: Assoc. Prof. Richard Hopkins

09.30-10.00 Insect pestmanagement in high value crops, Assoc. Prof. Teun Dekker

10.00-10.15 Biodiversity and ecosystem services, contacts with South Africa, Prof. Barbara Ekbom

10.15 – 10.45 Coffee and posters

10. 10.45-11.00 The importance of landscape and local factors for biological control, Assoc. Prof. Mattias Jonsson

11.00-11.15 New, dominanting clones of Phytophthora infestans in East Africa, Prof. Jonathan Yuen

11.15-11.30 Synthesis, Prof. Barbara Ekbom/Assoc. Prof. Teun Dekker

11.30 – 11.50 Controlling zoonoses, Chair: Prof. Kerstin Svennersten Sjaunja

11.30-11.50 Enhanced surveillance and control of zoonoses in peri-urban dairy farming in Tajikistan, Prof. Ulf Magnusson

12.00 -13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 13.55 Urban and peri-urban animal farming, Chair: Prof. Kerstin Svennersten Sjaunja

13.00-13.15 Brucella infections among cattle in urban and peri urban areas in Uganda, MSc. Kim Rock

13.15-13.30 Feed for livestock in urban and peri-urban areas in Uganda, Prof. Jan Erik Lindberg

13.30-13.45 Animal protein production from waste and manure, Dr. Cecilia Lalander

13.45-13.55 Synthesis, Assoc. Prof. Sofia Boqvist

13.55 – 14.15 Questions and reflections from the audience

14.15 – 14.45 Coffee

14.45 – 15.45 Panel discussion, What´s next? Moderator: Ambassador Lennart Båge

15.45 – 16.00 State Secretary Magnus Kindbom, Ministry of Rural Affairs, Sweden

16.00 Concluding remarks, Prof. Arvid Uggla