Programme Director of AgriFoSe2030, SLU
The ’Development Research Conference 2016’ took place in Stockholm 22-24 August. The theme was Global visions and local practices and AgriFoSe2030 arranged the well-visited session ’Food security and improved nutrition for the poor – a multi-disciplinary research task’.
“It is very stimulating that the interest for food security and nutrition is that large in the research community –we had to triple the number of these AgriFoSe2030 panels and was the largest contributor to the conference! This reflects the global weight of food security and nutrition and the commitment from the international research community to take part”, says Ulf Magnusson, program manager of AgriFoSe2030.
The sessions attracted participants from various research disciplines and the seminars were followed by fruitful panel discussions that highlighted the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in order to combat food security and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. From the various seminars it could be concluded that multidisciplinary research is indeed challenging but very rewarding when it works.