SIANI News

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19 June 2017
Sweden is stepping up the efforts to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. The government is preparing a support of SEK 50 million to the Food and Agriculture Organizationof the United Nations, FAO, for the implementation of the Port State Agreement. Sweden and Fiji have jointly taken...
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14 June 2017
SIANI Youth was very active in the month of May starting off with a workshop on Youth, Agripreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals, co-organised with SLU Global. In the morning inspirational speakers talked about business opportunities and how to overcome challenges for entrepreneurs in...
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13 June 2017
SIANI is collaborating with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) as a local partner –  together with Sida, Stockholm Environment Institute, International Foundtion for Science and media partner Devex – on the October 2017 conference Reducing Inequality in a Turbulent World: Scaling up...
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13 June 2017
One can't grow much food without water. In fact, agriculture is the largest consumer of water; Using more than 70% of global freshwater supply, it gives a head start to any other sector. Clearly, water is critical for food production,and we need a lot of it to produce food for the growing...
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13 June 2017
SIANI är återigen i Visby i juli för att delta i samhällsdebatterna och nätverka för förbättrad livsmedelssäkerhet och hållbart jordbruk! Vi organiserar i år tre olika seminarier alla på Sidas scen Sverige i världen, varmt välkomna att delta och bidra!Tisdag 4 juli 16.00-16.45: Ung kraft för Agenda...
12 June 2017
The 3rd annual meeting of the Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement, FLARE network will take place in Stockholm in the end of September 2017. The meeting will provide a unique space for discussions about forests and livelihoods and will foster collaboration, favouring...
8 June 2017
As much as 40% of the global food production comes from irrigated agriculture, but large amount of fertilisers and irrigation water is lost due to inappropriate irrigation practices. In a new doctoral thesis, Mário Chilundo put forward suggestions for sustainable agriculture with different...
8 June 2017
Maize yields in sub-Saharan Africa have been at the lower end of the global range for decades. A new thesis by Emilio Magaia, PhD candidate at the Department of Soil and Environment at SLU presents a way to improve water use efficiency in semi-arid regions through better soil and water management....
7 June 2017
Uganda has the fastest growing pig production in sub-Saharan Africa. The stocking could be a good tool for poverty reduction, but constant outbreaks of African swine fever slow down positive developments.In the last decade millions of people have been able to leave poverty, increasing the regional...
30 May 2017
Sveriges Radio sänder inslag i Vetenskapsradions Klotet där bland annat Focali forskaren Anders Malmer (SLU) lyfter den nya synen på träd som är på väg att växa fram, både i Sverige och i andra delar av världen. I det globala samhället har träden på senare tid succesivt givits en ny och mer...