The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography invites you to join the 2020 Vega Symposium on the topic of Soil and Civilization
Read this impact story about how SIANI helped to enhance agroforestry for the rural poor and women in Southeast Asia.
Learn directly from the IPCC authors about the latest trends of global land-use and its effects on climate.
For generations, upland communities of Vietnam, Thailand and Nepal relied on fruits, nuts, mushrooms and berries when harvests were low, and used shifting agriculture, allowing soil to rebound.
Together, SIANI and SLU Global host Agri4D, a large biannual national conference. This conference also has an inter-twining biannual smaller meeting for young researchers since 2014. For 2016 it was proposed to carry out the smaller conference with the thematic field of “multifunctional landscapes”.
A new initiative for restoring degraded land – the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) - was launched during COP21 in Paris. The goal of AFR100 is that 100 million hectares of land will be restored or in the process of being restored by 2030.
The Economics of Land Degradation Initiative, an SEI partner, launches key report at the 70th United Nations General Assembly. The report, titled The Value of Land, is a comprehensive assessment of land
Based on the article The Role of Trees in Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics published in the Annual Review of Phytopathology, vol.52, by SIANI Member Roger Leakey.
Home gardens have been vital to human societies for thousands of years: from clusters of beneficial trees and shrubs planted on forest edges in pre-historic times, to the lush edible gardens grown traditionally in many tropical regions, to the tiny, densely planted backyards that dot cities worldwide.