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Landscape management
Trade and production
 
News Story
18 February 2019
Palm oil—can we enjoy it responsibly?

The slippery question of whether to ban the controversial commodity, or work with the producers.

Landscape management
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
News Story
12 September 2017
Global Land Outlook investigates the land-energy nexus

12 September, 2017 Global Land Outlook (GLO) launched “Energy and Land Use” working paper at the UNCCD COP 13 in Ordos, China.

Landscape management
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
News Story
16 March 2017
IEA Bioenergy: Call for contributions

IEA Bioenergy Task 43's call for contributions: Attractive Systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes.

Landscape management
 
Slides
2 March 2017
Design and Sustainability Assessment of Bioenergy Double Cropping System in Southern Sweden

Presentation by Sbatie Lama, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), at the young researchers meeting on multifunctional landscapes, Gothenburg June 7-8, 2016. 

Landscape management
Trade and production
 
News Story
29 June 2016
Is there a role for bioenergy in the global fight against hunger?

A paper by an international team including SEI’s Francis X. Johnson argues that with good programme design, biofuel production can boost overall agricultural yields and food security.

Rural transformation
Trade and production
African biochar
 
News Story
24 May 2016
Doing wonders with biochar for soil quality in Africa, how do we take it to the next level?

Energy access is a tricky puzzle for the African continent. 70% of the population in sub Saharan Africa relies on biomass for energy. It means that most of the population burns firewood, charcoal, agricultural residues and animal dung for cooking food and for getting done with other day-to-day routines.

Landscape management
 
Slides
8 April 2016
Virginia Dale – Incorporating bioenergy into sustainable landscape design

Virginia H. Dale (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) presents a landscape design approach to assess effects of bioenergy on ecosystem and social services

Landscape management
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
Event
14 March 2016
Landscape management and design for food, bioenergy and the bioeconomy: methodology and governance aspects

Landscape management workshop co-arranged by the SIANI-Focal theme held at Chalmers 15-16 March. Contact Eskil Mattsson eskil.mattsson@chalmers.se if you want to take part of the workshop outcomes.

Rural transformation
 
Publication
5 August 2015
Agro-industrial foreign investment and rural transformation: Lessons from the Makeni Project in Sierra Leone

This policy brief distils the findings of an SEI study of a major bioenergy project's impact on rural development and local livelihoods. 

Trade and production
 
News Story
18 May 2015
Q&A: Francis X. Johnson on the science and politics of bioenergy and sustainability

A major new book examines the potential for sustainable growth of bioenergy use, potential impacts, and the role of good governance in maximizing benefits and avoiding harm.