Programme Director of AgriFoSe2030, SLU
AgriFose2030 has now been up and running for one year. Science is being translated into policy and practice in all parts of the programme in an effort to contribute to the fulfilment of Sustainable Development Goal 2: "End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture".
Within all the four themes colleagues from Africa, Asia and Sweden have been working together validating, synthesising and communicating the current science on agriculture for food security to support a successful transformation of smallholder agriculture in low-income countries.
AgriFose2030 has also successfully arranged courses and workshops on how to synthesise science and communicate to stakeholders. This capacity development is crucial for the longevity of the AgrifoSe2030 effort and a priority in the programme.
– We look forward to high-quality and easily palatable science-based knowledge to be delivered 2017 in the realm of our crosscutting issues: sustainable intensification, improved market access and strengthening the role of women and youth in agriculture, says Professor Ulf Magnusson, Programme Director of AgriFoSe2030.