Global Outlook – Future Competition for Land

An International Symposium as a part of KSLA’s 200 year celebration

With an expected world population of 9 billion people in 2050, the global need for Food, Feed, Fibre and Fuel has become a matter of high political concern. In order to satisfy the ever increasing needs of “the four Fs”, there will be a progressively severe competition for limited land and water resources. During two days this will be highlighted from four different perspectives:

1. Agricultural policies over the past 40 years – three cases (Prof. Alan Swinbank, UK; Prof. Bill Winders, USA; Prof. Philipp Aerni, Switzerland; Moderator: Prof. Mats Morell, Swe)

2. Opportunities and challenges for farmers, researchers and business in the agricultural sector (Prof. Robert Thompson, USA; Prof. John Pickett, UK; EU Parlamentarian Marit Paulsen, Swe; Chairman Elisabeth Gauffin, Swe; Moderator: Prof. Bo Andersson, Swe)

3. Opportunities and challenges in the forestry sector (Prof. Sten Nilsson, Swe; Prof. August Temu, Kenya; Prof. Xu Jintao, China; Prof. Jan-Erik Nylund, Swe; Moderator: Dr. Björn Lundgren)

4. From knowing to acting – paths to a sustainable future (H.E. Dr. Jacques Diouf, Senegal; Prof. Paul Alan Cox, USA; Prof. Susan Baker, UK; Moderator: Dr. Johan Kuylenstierna, Swe)

Among all the internationally most renowned lecturers at the Symposium we are especially proud to welcome H.E. Dr. Jacques Diouf, Minister and Special Adviser of the President of Senegal, as key note speaker.

Date: Tuesday January 29, 2013 – Wednesday January 30, 2013

Time: 09.30–17.00 both days

Venue: Norra Latin Conference Center, entrance: Barnhusgatan 7B, Stockholm

Registration: No later than January 21, 2013

Fee: Free of charge

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