International Conference in Falkenberg September 17–19, 2001
in cooperation with Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and
The conference focused on what biotechnology science can do for the long-term supply of agricultural and forestry products. Despite the absence of four speakers from the US and Australia (who were unable to come due to the events in New York on September 11) the programme was broad, thorough and inspiring. The most important result of the scientific work, as Prof. Donald Grierson put it, is the increased understanding of how it all works, but of course it is also a challenge to be able to adapt this increased knowledge in practical horticulture, agriculture and forestry.
Text: Maria Larsson