Agricultural Production & Trade

Smallholder farming: a way towards sustaining food security and adapting to climate change: Video

Seminar on Landscapes in a Carbon Focused World 26 October 2012
SIANI, Focali & Naturskyddsföreningen organized a one-day seminar in Gothenburg.

Summary: Smallholder farming, the dominant in Ethiopia, has a multi-functional dimension.

Potentials for soil carbon sequestration in different cattle feeding strategies: Video

Seminar on Landscapes in a Carbon Focused World 26 October 2012
SIANI, Focali & Naturskyddsföreningen organized a one-day seminar in Gothenburg.

Summary: Grassland for silage, hay and pasture has for long been the traditional roughage feeding strategy for cattle in northern Europe.

Seminar - Water harvesting: an option for sustainable agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa

Warmly welcome to attend the half-time PhD seminar “Water harvesting: an option for sustainable agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa” by Yihun Dile on the 26th of November at 13.30 in room 251. Yihun will start the seminar by giving a presentation summarising his work so far, which will be followed by a discussion led by Dr.

NAI Forum has published a new article: 'African Land Grabbing' by Ernest Aryeetey

The subject of transnational land acquisitions, infamously referred to as land grabbing, has increasingly become an important policy concern in Africa as acquisitions have grown in scale and number. Is this another case of corrupt African leaders selling their citizens short or simply governments pursuing an economic development opportunity?

Kvalitet, hälsa och ekologisk mat – nya rön från forskningen

Photo: Ekologiskt forum

När konsumenter väljer ekologiska produkter är ett av skälen att dessa livsmedel antas vara mer hälsosamma. Men är det så?

Vad menar vi med kvalitet? Vilka hälsoeffekter förväntar vi oss? Hur godkänns bekämpningsmedlen, och vilka risker finns med bekämpningsmedelsrester fastän de är godkända? Hur reagerar växter på konstgödsel och stallgödsel?

Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5: Solutions for People in Drylands and Beyond

Photo: CGIAR

This year’s event Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5: Solutions for People in Drylands and Beyond aims to add value to the climate debate, and help discussions progress by leveraging the collective expertise and knowledge that consortium members and event participants bring to the table.

ARDD at Rio+20: Summary, From field to fork to field: nutritious food and nutrient cycling to enhance health, wealth and resilience: Video

This 9th learning event at the ARDD showcased the value wise crop choices for more nutritious food as well as the value of nutrient cycling in crop production. Using case studies from Niger and the Philippines the ‘case to scale’ effect different parts of the loop were demonstrated.

ARDD at Rio+20: Introduction: From field to fork to field: nutritious food and nutrient cycling to enhance health, wealth and resilience: Video

This 9th learning event at the ARDD showcased the value wise crop choices for more nutritious food as well as the value of nutrient cycling in crop production. Using case studies from Niger and the Philippines the ‘case to scale’ effect different parts of the loop were demonstrated.

ARDD at Rio+20: Closing loops and opening minds, nutrients recycling in Aguié, Niger: Video

In the famine prone Aguié province in Niger, the Ministry of Agriculture is implementing PPILDA (Project for the Promotion of Local Initiative for Development in Aguié), an IFAD-financed rural development project.