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 icipe. SLU 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).