Programme Director of AgriFoSe2030, SLU
Professor Ulf Magnusson, program manager of AgriFoSe 2030, participated in the the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development and presented the AgriFoSe2030 program.
The conference (arranged by the Global Forum Agricultural Research and CGIAR Opens in new window) took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 5-8 April 2016. More than 500 participants from 83 countries gathered to address the overall theme of ‘No One Left Behind: Agri-food Innovation and Research for a Sustainable World.’
In his talk, Professor Ulf Magnusson stressed the need for science-based knowledge in agricultural development to balance ideologically driven practices. Another important point was the need for multi-disciplinary research where economics, agricultural and social sciences work together to assure food security. Finally, he emphasized the great need for capacity development along the chain of translating science into policies and development.
– It was interesting to note that our strong track-record in capacity development and how AgriFoSe2030 is interacting both with universities and the CGIAR institutes really attracted the attention of the audience, says Ulf Magnusson.