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Agriculture for Food Security 2030 continues

Published: 16 September 2020

The programme Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) is now continuing into the second phase. After successful years a new contract has recently been signed with Sida for another four years.

The AgriFoSe2030 programme directly targets SDG2: Zero Hunger in low-income countries through a science-based approach on local, regional and global scales. The aim of the programme is to transform science into policy and practices toward more efficient use of human, financial and natural resources. 

"The overall objective remains the same; to contribute to the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of smallholder farming systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and South and South-East Asia (SE Asia) for improved food and nutrition security by translating science into policy and practice.", says Sofia Boqvist, Programme Director of Agrifose2030.

The new phase of the programme will focus on four areas:

  1. Improving access to safe and nutritious food
  2. Agriculture productivity and ecosystem functions
  3. Science-based innovation and extension
  4. Smallholder rural and structural transformations

Each area addresses a specific aspect of agriculture and food security in SSA and South and SE Asia, and will constitute the platform for upcoming activities.


The AgriFoSe2030 programme is developed by a consortium of scientists from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Lund University, University of Gothenburg and Stockholm Environment Institute. The programme, which started in 2015, is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and hosted by SLU Global.

Read a brief about AgriFoSe2030


Sofia Boqvist, Senior Lecturer and External Collaboration Specialist 
Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health, SLU, +46 18-67 23 88, +46 72 240 34 94

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