Reception and Lightning Talks: Translating Research into Farmer Benefits
Global agriculture in the 21st Century faces intractable problems that can only be solved with innovative thinking and cooperation across nations, sectors and organizations. Producing sufficient nutritious food for an ever-increasing population in a changing climate under pressure from pests, diseases, and degrading soils requires scientific advances to be translated into tangible, appropriate technologies that can be utilized by smallholder farmers. This requires an integrated approach between scientists, international agricultural development institutions, and farmers to properly understand their needs, and partnership with local institutions to ensure solutions are accessible to the farmers that need them.
- Prof. Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser, UK Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
- Dr. Diana Horvath, President, 2Blades Foundation
- Dr. Cristobal Uauy, John Innes Centre
- Prof. Steven Banwart, University of Leeds
- Dr. Claire Quinn, University of Leeds
- Ms. Sithembile Mwamakamba, Climate Smart Agriculture Program Manager Manager, FANRPAN