September 20-21, Uppsala

Sweden hosts Agricultural Research for Development Conference

The Agricultural Research for Development Conference 2017 (Agri4D 2017 Conference) is a two­ day event for researchers and professionals working with and/or interested in agriculture for develop­ment. The Conference is organized by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI).

There is today a rapid migration of the rural poor to swelling urban centers in search of better job opportunities and improved livelihoods. A large part of these rural migrants succeed in finding a better life, but for many the hopes of a better future often turns into a nightmare of economic and social insecurity. Rural-urban linkages may have a positive impact on the rural poor connecting them to economic incomes and development opportunities. A rural transformation linked to pro poor inclusive growth and urban dynamics can thus be a critical component of sustainable development as a whole.

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