Sofia Boqvist is the new programme director of AgriFoSe2030
The AgriFoSe2030 programme contributes to sustainable intensification of agriculture for increased food production on existing agricultural land. Now, Sofia Boqvist, leader of one of AgriFoSe2030's four themes, has stepped up as programme director.
Alongside the science-based work on how to improve food security in which we have engaged partners and key stakeholders, the AgriFoSe2030 was subjected to a very constructive review during 2018.
– This review will help us to further develop AgriFoSe2030. I am therefore very pleased to tell you all that associate professor Sofia Boqvist will step up as programme director while I will continue in the programme as deputy director. Sofia has an excellent management track record, awarded communication skills and solid field experiences ever since her PhD-thesis work in the Mekong delta some 20 years ago. Sofia is thus the ideal person to lead Agrifose2030 into the future and I wish her all success, says Ulf Magnusson, deputy director, AgriFoSe2030.
Sofia Boqvist has been engaged in the programme from the start, as theme leader for Theme 4: Livestock-keeping among smallholders for a nutritious diet and increased food security. The theme is currently focusing on delivering results and communicate to stakeholders in three very different projects; from how to improve goat rearing in Laos, to the use of the Jersey cow breed and artificial insemination in Uganda to insect value chains and production in Zimbabwe and Kongo. Sofia will continue to be theme leader for Theme 4 until October this year.
– I am very excited to become progamme director as we embark on the last year of the AgriFoSe2030 programme. I will continue to build on and advance the niche of the programme – supporting synthesis of knowledge, capacity development of researchers in our target regions as well as genuine engagement with target stakeholders, all through a science-based approach, says Sofia Boqvist.