Prof. Sayed Azam-Ali attends luncheon hosted by HRH Prince of Wales

On 30 January 2018, HRH The Prince of Wales hosted a lunch reception at Clarence House in London to help raise awareness of the importance of crop diversity and the need to safeguard it.

In his speech, HRH highlighted his trip to the CFF headquarters in Malaysia, where he launched the Forgotten Foods Network. “I must say I had the good fortune, on a recent trip to Malaysia last Autumn, to visit Crops For the Future, where they are conducting valuable research into underutilised crops. I was impressed with the research that the centre, led by Professor Sayed Azam-Ali, who I am pleased to see here today, is undertaking, and I hope that Crops For the Future’s ‘Forgotten Foods Network’ can work together with the Food Forever Initiative towards their shared goal of securing the future of food for the benefit of humanity.”
 
Speaking on the reception, Prof. Sayed Azam-Ali said, “for CFF to be commended by HRH  The Prince of Wales is a huge honour for us and recognition for the Government of Malaysia and the University of Nottingham who support CFF. The presence of leaders from business, politics and society at the event is a testament to the power of the vision that HRH described in his speech and the leadership shown by the Crop Trust in delivering it. It was especially gratifying that HE President of Mauritius, herself an eminent scientist, noted the contribution of CFF research to agricultural biodiversity.”