Tammsalen, Ecology Centre, SLU Ultuna, Uppsala. Possible to follow the seminar by video link, see 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.


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 agricultural systems in Sweden and East Africa. Mattias Jonsson, Dept. of Ecology, SLU

14:10 Edible insects for food security and health- from practice to evidence and policy implications. Sofia Boqvist, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

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).

Tid: 2020-01-29 13:00 - 15:00
Ort: Uppsala. Possible to follow the seminar by video link, see below.
Lokal: Tammsalen, Ecology Centre, SLU Ultuna
Arrangör: SLU Global
Mer information:

To join the seminar from distance:

Use app: Skype for Business

Use web browser: https://join.video.slu.se

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