SLU Global released a new report titled “Innovative Doctoral Education for Global Food Security 2013-2014. A Swedish Government Initiative”. The programme with focus on higher eductation for food security in low-income countries has been a major effort that brought many possibilities for SLU.
In the programme, the 25 activities directed towards doctoral education for food security, have involved Swedish and African universities as well as around 30 African universities and organisations. In total 530 doctoral students and senior staff participated in courses and workshops. The programme also included 20 scholar exchanges.
For three consecutive years, 2010 – 2012, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) received funding from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (UD) out of its specific allocation for long-term strengthening of global food security through capacity development of research and higher education in agricultural and environmental sciences. The program was organized and administered through the SLU programme Agricultural Sciences for Global Development – SLU Global. This report presents results from the Innovative Doctoral Education for Global Food Security scheme, which was run during 2013 and 2014 and which constitutes the concluding part of SLU’s actual UD funding.