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Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
 
News Story
15 November 2016
New initiative aims to consolidate money and power for climate change adaption in Africa

Launched at a side event during COP22, Adaption of African Agriculture (AAA) is a new initiative aimed at reducing vulnerability of African agriculture to climate challenges.  Working both with individual projects and with international policy, the initiative specifically targets soil and water management in agriculture, climate risks management and financing of smallholde

Gender and equality
Youth
 
Blog Post
13 November 2016
Is gender inequality in Africa about culture or is it about poverty?

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Trade and production
 
News Story
26 October 2016
Making innovation “shine” in Tanzania

Drones, aquaponics systems, solar power water desalinization, LED-lit farms with optimized photosynthesis and digital soil mapping.  That’s the list of top five innovations in agriculture for 2015. How many of these are applied in Africa?

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Slides
25 October 2016
Livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa: Prospects for exploiting resilient livestock genotypes in the light of climate change

This presentation was held by Okeyo, A. Mwai & J.M.K. Ojango at the international seminar 'Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by SIANI and SLU Global...

Climate change and resource conflict
Trade and production
 
News Story
20 October 2016
Nairobi fresh: How an innovative law is helping the city to grow its own food

Ever heard of Kibera vertical farms?  These are not perhaps the designer skyscraper greenhouses you might imagine, but rather sacks filled with soil. However, Kibera dwellers are able to grow tomatoes, spinach and kale in those sacks which, together with ugali and eggs, from Kibera-kept chickens, make a nutritious meal.

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.

Health and nutrition
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Event
13 April 2016
Uppsala Health Summit 2016 – Pre-conference workshop

SIANI - SLU Global joint workshopLink to Program with bios

Trade and production
Food Security and Energy Access
 
Video
30 March 2016
Energy access and food security in sub-Saharan Africa

More than two-fifths of the world’s population depends on unsustainably harvested wood energy for cooking and heating. This has significant impact on health, food production and nutrition, and...

Health and nutrition
 
Slides
22 March 2016
Segenet Kelemu – African edible-insects: diversity and pathway to food and nutritional security

Segenet Kelemu, Director General of ICIPE (African Insect Science for Food and Health) about the potential of insects as a way to improve food security and nutrition

Gender and equality
 
Blog Post
10 March 2016
Scaling up community land and resource rights – a new global initiative

Despite certain progress in recent years a large proportion of the world’s rural population, especially in low and middle-income countries, still does not have statutory recognized rights to the agricultural land and other natural resources they have been using for generations and on which they depend for their livelihoods.