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Health and nutrition
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Urban Animals: Balancing Good and Bad
 
News Story
6 March 2015
Nutritional value vs health risks: exploring urban livestock systems with Ulf Magnusson

It is official: we are predominantly an urban species. More than 50% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, this fact appeals to have a fresh look at urban agriculture.

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Event
12 February 2015
Urban and peri-urban agriculture in low-income countries

The world-wide migration of rural inhabitants to cities is particularly prominent in Africa and Asia. Rural dwellers moving to cities often bring agricultural practices with them for food security...

Landscape management
Trade and production
Urban Animals: Balancing Good and Bad
 
News Story
25 June 2014
Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture for Food Security in Low-income Countries – Challenges and Knowledge Gaps

The anthology on Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture for Food Security in Low-income Countries was launched on June 18.

Landscape management
Trade and production
Urban Animals: Balancing Good and Bad
 
News Story
22 May 2014
Introducing: The Expert Group on Urban Animals

The world is becoming a more urbanized place, currently about 50% of the worlds´ population lives in cities and the proportion is expected to increase to almost 70% in 2050. The increase is likely to be particularly prominent in Africa and Asia, where urban population is expected to double between 2000 and 2030.

Health and nutrition
Landscape management
 
Blog Post
1 October 2013
Reporting from Global Food Security Conference – Pigs and Insects come to our rescue!

Reporting back from Melinda Sundell in The Netherlands!The energy at this conference is amazing and as a result I am continuing in the rebellious mode of studiously avoiding all of the presentations by my fellow agricultural economists and going for sessions where I am a complete novice, which are basically those sessions which have more to do with food than

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
 
Blog Post
30 September 2013
Reporting from Global Food Security Conference – 600 participants from 70 countries

Reporting back from Melinda Sundell in The Netherlands!Being at this conference is like facing a particularly tempting smorgasbord—so many wonderful tastes and smells and a limited physical ability to partake of everything!  Present here is every topic a food security person could be interested in, but I will try to highlight some of the strengths (and w

Landscape management
Trade and production
 
Slides
26 July 2013
Farming with Organic Fertiliser: Crop-Livestock Integration for Sustainable Resource Management in Ethiopia

This study was presented during the conference “Production and Carbon Dynamics in Sustainable Agricultural and Forest Systems in Africa” held in September, 2010.

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
 
News Story
15 July 2013
Reporting from SLU Global Food Security Symposium: Urban and Peri-Urban Animal Husbandry

In 2008 the world’s urban population exceeded the rural population for the first time in the history. This urbanization process is happening together with growing urban poverty and food insecurity and this trend is set to continue. 

 
Slides
27 May 2013
On soil carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change: potentials and drawbacks

Global farmers face an enormous challenge to satisfy a rapidly growing demand for food, feed, fibres and fuels. At the same time the environmental sustainability of production methods is...

 
Slides
27 May 2013
Perennial possibilities for increasing food and ecosystem security

Global farmers face an enormous challenge to satisfy a rapidly growing demand for food, feed, fibres and fuels. At the same time the environmental sustainability of production methods is...