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Gender and equality
Rural transformation
Youth
 
News Story
28 June 2018
Young researchers put rural transformation under the spotlight

During the 7-8th of June 2018, young researchers met at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala to discuss challenges related to rural development. A special focus was...

Gender and equality
Rural transformation
 
Blog Post
21 June 2018
Leaving women behind: Gender in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

Gender equality is a development booster and, indeed, women and girls made major strides in the last decade. But, have the lives of female farmers in sub-Saharan Africa improved?

Health and nutrition
 
Blog Post
23 March 2018
Could maize be a curse for Africa?

You must be wondering why the title? Well, this comes from a debate during the Third Global Food Security Conference in Cape Town in December 2017, and I will explain below the context in which it...

Health and nutrition
 
Blog Post
7 March 2018
Born undernourished, die undernourished: We have to break that curse!

This was the concluding remark by Dr Jessica Fanzo in her inspiring presentation at the Third Global Food Security Conference in Cape Town, this last December 2017. I attended the conference on...

Landscape management
 
News Story
28 February 2018
Can more trees improve groundwater levels?

Researchers from the Focali network have challenged the dominant paradigm in forest hydrology – that more trees equal less water – and their groundbreaking research has now lead to more...

Trade and production
 
News Story
1 February 2018
Don’t forget the African agriculture!

African leaders and their governments must whole-heartedly take on the issue of agricultural development in order to become the force of change which is now needed in order to create a modern African society. This can, however, only be done gradually but still with the final goal in sight.

Rural transformation
Youth
 
Blog Post
16 January 2018
Men det afrikanska jordbruket då?

Varför gör Afrikas och Europas ledare idag samma misstag som i samband med de afrikanska ländernas självständighet? Om befolkningen ska få mat i framtiden måste jordbruket utvecklas,...

Rural transformation
Agripreneurship Alliance
Youth
 
News Story
16 November 2017
Advancing agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa through cloud based e-learning

Our Expert Group will develop and pilot a cloud-based, blended learning educational course that will support young agripreneurs across Africa in development of their business ideas.

Trade and production
 
Blog Post
12 October 2017
Smoking hot: changing the way we cook

The demand for wood fuel in the developing regions will continue to rise, at least during the upcoming two decades. Wood fuel is here to stay, and it might be that, just like with any bad boy, we will need to figure out the right way of dealing with its trouble making.

Trade and production
 
Blog Post
3 October 2017
Leapfrogging into the green future, is it going to be tech for tat?

Researchers are still arguing about the definition of bioeconomy. However, it is an exciting concept that stimulates innovation and resource efficiency with a market value in mind. All essential for sustainable development. Clearly, the bioeconomy pathway will require transparent knowledge sharing, cross-sector collaboration and a novel view on academic research.