Farmlands, or agricultural landscapes, captures the interest of a number of researchers based at the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. On this blog we share information about research findings, activities, events and comments related to our work.

Our interest in farmlands has three roots: farming, landscape and society.
Farming as a practice, including farmers knowledge and labour investments
Landscape as society-nature relations, congealed history, and as space and place
Society as a short form for institutions, gender relations, political economy and scientific relevance

Most Welcome to FarmLandS!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Watch the Global outlook symposium in Stockholm

As a part of the The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry's bicentennial anniversery there was a two-day symposium in Stockholm. It was organized in four sessions:

1. Agricultural policies over the past 40 years – three cases (session 1, Tues 29 Jan AM)
Speakers: Professor Alan Swinbank, UK; Professor Bill Winders, USA; Dr. Philipp Aerni, Switzerland.

2. Opportunities and challenges for farmers, researchers and business in the agricultural sector (session 2, Tues 29 Jan PM) Speakers: Professor Robert Thompson, USA; Professor John Pickett, UK; EU parliamentarian Marit Paulsen, Sweden; Dairy farmer Elisabeth Gauffin, Sweden.

3. Opportunities and challenges in the forestry sector (session 3, Wed 30 Jan AM) Speakers: Professor Sten Nilsson, Sweden; Professor August Temu, Kenya; Professor Jintao Xu, China; Professor Jan-Erik Nylund, Sweden.

4. From knowing to acting – paths to a sustainable future (session 4, Wed 30 Jan PM)
H.E. Dr. Jacques Diouf, Senegal; Professor Paul Alan Cox, USA; Professor Susan Baker, UK.

It is now possible to see all the filmed presentations at this website:

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