29 Jan

Tammsalen, Ecology Centre, SLU Ultuna, Uppsala. The seminar will be streamed. Link below!

Insect research for food security

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Dr. Segenet Kelemu, icipe Director General visits SLU on 29 January.

In conjunction to the visit, Dr. Kelemu will participate in a seminar about Insect research for food security where she will talk about research and innovation activities at icipeSLU researchers will also present relevant contributions, followed by discussions on the importance of insect research for food security and poverty reduction to achieve zero hunger.

Link to streaming.


13:00 Welcome - Introduction. Ylva Hillbur, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International relations, SLU and Sara Gräslund, Head of SLU Global

13:10 R&I activities at icipe. Segenet Kelemu – icipe Director General

14:00 Plant protection in a food web and landscape context. Mattias Jonsson, Dept. of Ecology, SLU

14:10 AgriFoSe2030. About Agriculture for Food Security - Translating science into policy and practice. Sofia Boqvist, Programme Director 

14:20 Crickets as sustainable food. Anna Jansson, Dept. of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, SLU

14:30 Plant-plant chemical interaction, and applications in sustainable pest management. Sokha Kheam/Velemir Ninkovic, Dept. of Ecology, SLU

14:40 Discussion: the importance of insect research for food security

15:00 End of the seminar


About icipe (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology).


Time: 2020-01-29 13:00 - 15:00
City: Uppsala. The seminar will be streamed. Link below!
Location: Tammsalen, Ecology Centre, SLU Ultuna
Organiser: SLU Global
Additional info:

To join the seminar from distance:

Link to streaming.


Ioannis Dimitriou
Senior Research Advisor, SLU Global
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
ioannis.dimitriou@slu.se +46 (0)18 672553, +46 (0)702474583

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