SIANI News

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22 September 2017
IFAD, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, is targeting half a billion smallholders in the Africa, Latin-America, Central Europe and Asia with its programmes and funding.   Recently appointed president of IFAD, Dr. Gilbert Houngbo visited Sweden for meetings with the Swedish...
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21 September 2017
Since their discovery in the late 1920s, antibiotics and antimicrobial drugs, like amoxicillin, have been vital in human and animal healthcare. These powerful drugs enabled us to treat previously fatal infections, like tuberculosis and pneumonia. These products are used in most surgeries as well as...
14 September 2017
During the first week of October, Stockholm will be a global hub for dialogue on land and resource rights, as various institutions host seminars and workshops that bring the challenge of land tenure into focus. If you are interested in engaging with land and resource rights leaders,...
14 September 2017
Chalmers University of Technology is looking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher who will be working at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment for two years. This position focuses on understanding the role that agricultural commodity supply chain sustainability initiatives, such as...
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12 September 2017
12 September, 2017 Global Land Outlook (GLO) launched “Energy and Land Use” working paper at the UNCCD COP 13 in Ordos, China. Prepared in partnership with the international renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), this working paper is one of a series that synthesizes knowledge about the land-...
11 September 2017
After seeing flying cars and energy stored in salt, the focus of the 2017 Stockholm Tech Festival fell upon the future of food. A topic that is fairly unique on a stage of high-tech and innovation – however it’s a sector ripe from disruption – “Tech is really needed in this sector” said Johan...
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6 September 2017
SIANI Expert Groups are broad-based working groups established around our vision and mission. The purpose of these groups is to convene experts on specific issues together to contribute to a holistic understanding of emerging issues in the field of food security and agricultural development. The...
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22 August 2017
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) offers Advanced International Training Programmes (ITPs) as part of its global development assistance of strategic importance to the social, environmental and economic development. ITP 313d will focus on building human capacity in...
15 August 2017
Introducing and forming work along the United Nation's global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has left its mark on a lot of our university’s activities in 2016, activities arranged both by SLU Global and by others at SLU.Welcome to experience some of the highlights of the year 2016 in these...
13 August 2017
A kindergarten for children of female employees of the Agricultural Commodity Supplies (ACOS) factory in Ethiopia, is helping boost the productivity of the workers of the factory. This, in turn, leads to an efficient and profitable value chain for common beans and chickpeas.ACOS grain exporters are...