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Food Systems for New Realities – Agri4D 2021

Published: 06 September 2021
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The digital Agri4D 2021 conference “Food Systems for New Realities” is open for registration!

On 28-30 September, the Agri4D 2021 conference will gather people dedicated to agriculture for development from across the world. The focus of this year’s conference is how we can shape sustainable and just food systems that are resilient to new realities.

Every two years, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI), bring researchers and practitioners together during the Agri4D conference. The main focus this year will be on how we can address the urgent challenges posed by the pandemic, climate changes, and other global crises that rapidly change our societies. 

The conference takes place digitally 28-30 September. 

We are very happy to have received a wide range of interesting abstracts from a multitude of disciplines and different nationalities. We now look forward to have inspiring discussions, connecting science to policymaking and practice, and to spark new collaborations. 

Register to join us online 28-30 September! 

Opening speakers

  • Maria Knutson Wedel, Vice Chancellor at SLU
  • Janine Alm Ericson, Sweden´s State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation

Meet the Agri4D opening speakers here

Plenary keynote speakers

  • Ana María Loboguerrero, CIAT
  • Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka, FAO
  • Martien van Nieuwkoop, World Bank
  • Stephen Muchiri, EAFF
  • Shirley Tarawali, ILRI
  • Line Gordon, SRC
  • Kola Masha, Baban Gona
  • Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Kerstin Jonsson Cissé, Sida

Meet the Agri4D plenary keynote speakers here

Moderator and co-moderators

  • Matthew Fielding, SEI and SIANI
  • Anneli Sundin, SEI
  • Emil Planting Mollaoglu, SLU

Meet the Agri4D moderator team here

Conference topics 

  • Topic 1: Justice in Food Governance 
  • Topic 2: Towards Improved Food and Nutrition Security from Smallholder-inclusive Food Systems  
  • Topic 3: Agroecology 
  • Topic 4: Closing the Loop – Making Food Systems Circular 
  • Topic 5: Innovation and Innovative Approaches  
  • Topic 6: Build Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks and Stress 

For more information about the conference, please visit the Agri4D 2021 website:

We look to forward to seeing you, digitally, at the end of September! 

Time: 2021-09-28 - 2021-09-30 
Location: Online 
Organisers: SLU Global and SIANI