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24 November 2020

Accelerating change in agriculture

– AgriFoSe2030 phase II launch event

Vendors at a street market / GettyImages

Welcome to this launch of AgriFoSe2030 to highlight and celebrate the new, second phase of the programme.

This online event marks the start of the second phase of the AgriFoSe2030 programme. AgriFoSe2030 contributes to sustainable intensification of agriculture for increased food production; the aim is to do so by transforming practices toward more efficient use of human, financial and natural resources. We synthesise and translate existing science into policy and practice, and develop capacity to achieve this.

In this event we will get a brief overview of the challenges smallholder farmers are facing in AgriFoSe2030 target regions, sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. You will also get the opportunity to listen to some of the exciting projects that will continue in this next phase.

Moderator will be Anneli Sundin, communications lead of AgriFoSe2030.

The AgriFoSe2030 programme is hosted by a consortium of researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Lund University, University of Gothenburg and Stockholm Environment Institute. The programme is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency.




10.00- 10.15    Introduction

  • Opening remarks by Sofia Boqvist, programme director, AgriFoSe2030
  • Short keynote – Esse Nilsson, Senior Policy Specialist, Agriculture and Food Security Policy Support Unit, Sida.

10.15- 10.30    Challenges in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and Southeast Asia

  • Joseph Karugia, coordinator of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Eastern and Central Africa (ReSAKSS-ECA)
  • Overview of challenges in South and Southeast Asia (TBC)

10.30- 10.55    Panel discussion with audience engagement

10.55- 11.25    A snapshot of AgriFoSe2030 projects

11.25- 11.30    Closing remarks


From 24 November 2020 at 10:00 to 24 November 2020 at 11:30



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