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Landscape management
 
Slides
2 March 2017
Sustainable intensification – solution for all global challenges? Yes, No or both?

Presentation by Anders Malmer, Director, SLU Global, held at the young researchers meeting on multifunctional landscapes, Gothenburg June 7-8, 2016. 

Landscape management
 
Slides
1 March 2017
Understanding multifunctional landscapes and their change to inform intensification efforts

Presentation held by Hanna Sinare, Stockholm Resilience Centre - at the young researchers meeting on multifunctional landscapes, Gothenburg June 7-8, 2016.

Landscape management
Rural transformation
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
Blog Post
6 December 2016
Local knowledge about ecosystems key to grasping landscape multi-functionality: Q & A with Hanna Sinare

Rural people in the Sahel derive multiple benefits from local ecosystem services on a daily basis. At the same time, a large proportion of the population lives in multidimensional poverty. The global sustainability challenge is thus manifested in its one extreme here, with a strong need to improve human well-being without degrading the landscapes that people depend on.

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
News Story
25 October 2016
How can avocado improve the livelihoods of smallholders in Tanzania?

Avocado has important nutritional values and the potential to contribute to cash flow in smallholder farming particularly for women in Tanzania.Chances of high value crops entering local, regional markets and beyond is, however, often constrained by quality, particularly for home garden smallholder farmer settings.

Landscape management
Trade and production
 
Event
10 June 2016
How about a cup of coffee?

Coffee is usually grown in tropical forest areas – places rich in biodiversity which are often home for poor smallholder farmers. Coffee is the second most consumed drink in the world after...

Landscape management
 
Event
7 June 2016
Young researchers meeting on multifunctional landscapes

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Gender and equality
 
Event
21 October 2015
World Food Day 2015 and 70 years of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Every year, all the UN Agencies celebrate the World Food Day on October 16, the day on which the FAO was founded in 1945.  It is celebrated to raise public awareness about hunger in the world,...

Landscape management
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
News Story
25 September 2015
How to reduce vulnerability in rural Burkina Faso: keeping the trees and planting more or diversifying the livelihoods?

How to understand vulnerability and how to reduce it? If you ask this question to several people on the street they are likely to give you different answers. Same is probably true for those who work with policy and make decision on how to reduce vulnerability of people in rural communities in Africa or elsewhere. Different understanding results in different way of doing things.

Trade and production
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
Publication
25 September 2015
Interpretation matters: Exploring the policy outcomes of competing vulnerability framings in rural Burkina Faso

This brief explores how two different framings - the Resilience Discourse (RD) and the Human Security and Development Discourse (HSDD), can produce different conclusions about vulnerability in...

Landscape management
Rural transformation
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
News Story
7 September 2015
Addressing food security & climate change with agroforestry, what are the policy options?

Do agroforestry systems produce more and a greater range of ecosystem services than segregated agriculture and forestry systems? Agroforestry practices and multi-functional landscapes have recently returned to the forefront of discussion in response to challenges of the conventional agriculture systems.