Power distribution and poverty are important reasons of why El Niño and other natural phenomenon become “disasters” in some places but not in other.
Making a movie about a research project is frequently mentioned as a desirable output, but it does not happen that often.
It has been ten years since the global climate community agreed that a financial mechanism to support reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) must play a role in fighting climate change. Since then, a vast number of research projects have studied how REDD+ can be implemented in practice, and it has become apparent that paying local landowners for keeping trees is not a fix for sustainable forest management in its own right.
Are women able to benefit from their cattle ownership? A recent study by SLU researcher Andrea Petitt shows how they can do it. Cattle are often portrayed as a male affair in Botswana. However, venturing out into the Kalahari countryside to scratch the surface of this state of affairs, another picture emerges.
Representatives from the African Women Agribusiness Network on their vision and the social impact of their activities for smallholder female farmers in 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...
Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change
The seminar "Zero Hunger in a Changing Climate" was arranged by Sida in cooperation with the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
The SIANI African Biochar Expert group is in the process of starting a network of researchers and development professionals with experience and interest in biochar. We are interested in getting in touch with ongoing biochar activities in Africa, as well as with people who are interested in information about biochar development in Africa.