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Food Systems
Youth
Food systems
Youth
 
News Story
18 March 2022
Young people’s needs and rights must influence the transformation of food systems

Agroforestry Network, with support from SIANI, recently launched a policy brief discussing how agroforestry can improve the livelihoods of young people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Climate change and resource conflict
Rural transformation
Land, Livestock and Livelihoods; the Triple L Research Initiative
 
Publication
5 March 2019
Building resilience and disaster risk reduction among pastoralist communities in West Pokot

This policy brief provides findings and recommendations from the Triple-L research initiative how to build resilience among pastoralists in West Pokot, Kenya.

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
Land, Livestock and Livelihoods; the Triple L Research Initiative
 
Publication
5 March 2019
Creating opportunities for sustainability through understanding of livelihood transformations in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa

This policy brief discusses socio-economic transformations in the drylands of West Pokot, Kenya. It focuses on how land tenure is affecting marginalized groups in society and how climate change is...

 
News Story
21 December 2017
Native soil bacteria will improve crops in Africa

Salme Timmusk from the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and colleagues have received 3 million SEK from VR (the Swedish...

Rural transformation
Land, Livestock and Livelihoods; the Triple L Research Initiative
 
News Story
15 November 2017
Triple-L digs deeper into land-use transitions in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa

Understanding land-use transitions requires moving from simplistic and linear representations of both their causes and the processes of change to interaction among many factors at different spacial and temporal scales.

Climate change and resource conflict
Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
News Story
12 April 2017
High milk yields in a harsh climate: Is it all about the genes?

Droughts, heat, erratic rainfall and floods can leave cows, sheep and goats with little to graze on. Changing climate will affect production of feed for livestock too. Harsh and extreme weather conditions can also reduce reproductive ability and undermine health of animals.

Landscape management
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
News Story
3 December 2016
Can we reduce malaria by luring malaria mosquitoes?

Synthetic rice odour blend lures gravid malaria mosquitoesThe increased use of irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito – an important malaria vector – particularly in rice paddies. A research team led from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences now shows that rice odours attract females, and elicit egg laying.

Trade and production
 
News Story
24 November 2016
Boosting African economies with knowledge & bio-innovation

Economies in sub-Saharan Africa are hampered by low productivity, high vulnerability to climate change and poor market infrastructure.

Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
News Story
16 March 2016
Reporting from the SIANI – SLU Global Livestock Resources Seminar

Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change 

Rural transformation
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
News Story
18 November 2015
The changing face of Eastern and Southern African agriculture: from subsistence to commercial enterprises

Are we ready to meet the world’s  increasing food demand over the coming decades? Some people are doubtful of how we are going to feed 2.4 billion more people when no extra land is available and degradation of existing farmland is widespread.