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Prof. Frans Swanepoel appointed to represent Africa
2010-03-02

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Prof. Frans Swanepoel, Director: Research Development and involved in the Centre of Sustainable Agriculture at the University of the Free State, is one of 15 official delegates appointed by the Rome-based, United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to represent the Africa continent at a Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD). The purpose of GCARD 2010 is to develop an action plan and a framework for improving agricultural research globally. These will involve blueprints for collaborative action for agricultural research and innovation, new relationships that push agricultural development forward and new tools and relationships directly related to increased food production and security. The first of a series of meetings will take place in Montpellier, France during March 2010. Prof. Swanepoel is the only delegate from South Africa included in the official African delegation.

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