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5 September 2023
Food systems

Symposium dedicated to millets – to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations round millets

Photo courtesy: Joyce Agalo

Photo courtesy: Joyce Agalo

To mark the International Year of Millets, the SLU Breeding Network, the SLU Plant Protection Network and SLU Global organise a symposium dedicated to millets on the 5th of September 2023.

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.

Listen to a range of speakers from SLU and abroad, including among others Dr. Patrick Okori from The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in Africa, PhD students at SLU working with millets, Prof. Jennie Barron at the Department of Soil and Environment, Alexandra Klang from the Swallows Association India Bangladesh (

More information and sign up for the symposium (deadline 21 August): Symposium dedicated to millets

Note that members at SLU Breeding Network can apply for travel funding to attend this conference IRL in Alnarp – please contact


Last day to apply is the 21st of August.


From 5 September 2023 at 09:30 to 5 September 2023 at 15:30


Alnarp & online