PlantLink Day “Biodiversity: the key to resilient agri-food systems” – Join us on 05 October!

Register for the forthcoming PlantLink Day on October 5th in Lund! The canopy subject is “Biodiversity: the key to resilient agri-food systems.” We will begin with a lunch and wrap up with a panel discussion and a mingle!

You can look forward to diverse multidisciplinary experts covering the entire agricultural production chain! From genetic resources to soil health, pollination, and global societal and economic consequences.

Registration for lunch and coffee is now closed but you can still register for the meeting below!

Confirmed speakers:

Agnes Bernis Fonteneau, Sapienza Università di Roma; Lise Lykke Steffensen, Nordgen; Maj Rundlöf, Lund University; Michael Broberg Palmgren, University of Copenhagen; Mohammad Bahram, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala; and Susanne Arvidsson, Lund University; panel discussion moderator: Roland von Bothmer, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp


12:00-13.00 Lunch and mingle

13:00-13:05 Introduction and welcome, PlantLink

13:05-13:15 Wrapping up 6 years of NordPlant, Erik Alexandersson, SLU Alnarp

13:15-13:20 Flash info! Major grants information, Konstantinos Karantininis, SLU Alnarp

13:20-13:50 Keynote lecture: Agnes Bernis Fontenau – Sapienza Università di Roma – Agrobiodiversity: key for pro-poor development and ecosystem services

13:50-14:10 Maj Rundlöf – Lund University – Agroecology for biodiversity conservation and agricultural production

14:10-14:30 Mohammad Bahram – SLU Uppsala – Microbial diversity in agricultural systems: challenges and opportunities

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15:00-15:20 Lise Lykke Steffensen – NordGen – Interview – What can a genetic resource centre do for a biodiverse food chain?

15:20-15:40 Michael Palmgren – University of Copenhagen – From genes to new crops 

15:40-16:00 Susanne Arvidsson – Lund University – Integrating biodiversity consideration into the financial system

16:00 – 16:30 Panel discussion – moderated by Roland von Bothmer, SLU Alnarp

16:30 – Mingle

Venue: Blå Hallen, Ecology Building, Lund University; Sölvegatan 37, Lund

Program in PDF