Present by Katja Bessonova, Communication Officer, SIANI at the SIANI Annual Meeting 2017.
Biochar has recently gained attention in scientific and popular media for its potential to sequester carbon and enhance soil fertility (World Bank 2014). There are also opportunities to improve energy efficiency through pyrolytic cookstoves, improve health through reduced indoor air pollution, and reduce drudgery through reduced need for firewood etc.
Presented by Melinda Fones-Sundell at the workshop "Moving Africa Towards a Knowledge based Bio-economy: How can Sweden assist?" organised by the SIANI Bio-economy Expert Group on 3 December 2014.
The first ever SIANI Annual Meeting took place on the 21st of January in Stockholm. About 60 members and interested people joined the SIANI Secretariat for a full day event at the City Museum to discuss the future development of the SIANI network.