Agricultural Research for Development Conference 2019, Agri4D
Zero Hunger By 2030: Our Shared Challenge! Drivers of change and sustainable food systems
According to the FAO, there is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone. However, close to 1 billion people are hungry or undernourished. In order to feed another two billion people in 2050, food production will need to increase by 50 % globally. At the same time, about 1.5 billion suffer the effects of malnutrition being overweight or obese.
To improve food security and nutrition, the role of the small-scale farmers in the South and particularly in Africa will be crucial. Assisting a transformation of the small-scale farming systems to produce more and the development of value addition opportunities for small scale farmers will be crucial. Agenda 2030 focuses on eradicating poverty by 2030, and on “Leaving no one behind”. A crucial focus must be the rural poor who depend on agriculture and related services for their livelihoods.
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, and 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.
It is in this complex context that Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) are organising the Agri4D Conference 2019 that will take place at SLU, Uppsala on 25-26 September 2019. 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. Abstract submission is open for:
- Presentations of results or ongoing activity in research.
- Presentation of networks, research groups or organisations.
- We welcome abstract submissions on issues related to youth in agriculture and/or gender in agriculture for all sessions.
Margarita Cuadra, Communicator SIANI-SLU Global theme
Phone: +46 (0)18-671153
SLU Global supports and develops SLU's commitment to improve the situation for people in low-income countries based on the Global Goals of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.