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Translating food security research into practice

Published: 23 January 2018

AgriFoSe2030 is now arranging a course on how to enhance translation of research into practice in Bangkok, Thailand. The course is attended by Asian scientists in fields related to food security.

The course “Research to policy-skills – enhancing translation of research into practice” is now taking place in Bangkok, Thailand 22-24 January. In total, 26 young Asian scientists in different fields related to food security are taking the course that is arranged by AgriFose2030’s Theme 1 - Social and economic dimensions of smallholder based agriculture and food security and Theme 2 - Multifunctional landscapes for increased food security.

– The aim of the course is to exercise communication with actors outside of academia, such as policy-makers and practitioners. We hope to improve the flow and uptake of research results and evidence-based information into the area of food security, says Madelene Ostwald, Theme leader of AgriFoSe's Theme 2.

Improving communication skills for increased food security

– The course is very informative and practical, and it is relevant to all who want to serve for food security, says course participant Dr Pao Srean from University of Battambang in Cambodia.

– This course is useful for researchers in the AgriFoSe2030 programme to improve their skills to reach out more and better with their research findings. With that they can be more effective in informing and influencing planners and decision-makers in the agricultural field to improve crop production and food security, says Dr Anders Ekbom.

"I joined the course because my research is not picked up by policy makers"

Dr Tran Thi Thu Ha from Vietnam National University of Forestry was one of the participant in the course.
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