5 Sep

Crafoordsalen Articum/Café Navet, Alnarp and online

Symposium dedicated to millets

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The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2023 the International year of millets: "Millets are among the first plants to be domesticated and are considered nutri-cereals due to their high nutritional content. Their potential to address climate change and food security is not being realized in full." The SLU Breeding Network, the SLU Plant Protection Network and SLU Global organise a symposium dedicated to millets on 5 September 2023. Welcome!


9:30 Registration with coffee and millet cookies

10 – 10:05 Welcome from the SLU Breeding Network, the SLU Plant Protection Network and SLU Global. Moderator Teun Dekker, researcher at the Department of Plant Protection Biology

10:10 – 10:45 An introductory talk about the role and importance of millets cultivation and breeding at a global perspective. 
Patrick Okori from The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in Africa.

10:50 – 12.00 Breeding

12 – 13.15 MILLETS LUNCH from a green restaurant in Alnarp PlantKafeet       

13:15 – 13:55 Climate change and millets

13:55 FIKA

14:25 – 14:45 The Millet Sisters - How Dalit women are changing the discourse on agriculture in India. Alexandra Klang från Svalorna 

14.45 – 15:15 Q&A session moderated by Teun Dekker

15:15 – 15:30 Wrap up summary of the importance of our research on millets at SLU on a global scale.
Rodomiro Octavio Ortiz Rios, Professor at the Department of Plant Breeding

The last day for registration was Thursday 31 August. 

NB The registration for the seminar is now closed. There is still an opportunity to participate online. Please send an email to anneli.adler@slu.se and you will get the zoom link.

More on millets

Find out more about SLU's research and activities on millets and other traditional crops on SLU Global's web here.


Time: 2023-09-05 09:30 - 15:30
City: Alnarp and online
Location: Crafoordsalen Articum/Café Navet
Organiser: SLU Breeding Network, SLU Plant Protection Network and SLU Global
Additional info:

Last day to register
is 21 August.

Travelling expenses
For registrations by participants travelling from other SLU campuses in Sweden, two hotel nights and travel (by train) expenses will be paid by the SLU Breeding Network and the SLU Plant Protection Network. First come first served. Please contact the coordinator for the network to which you belong.

SLU Breeding Network: anneli.adler@slu.se
SLU Plant Protection Network: katja.fedrowitz@slu.se