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Trade and production
 
News Story
2 October 2015
Post-Harvest Losses – a low hanging fruit that no one wants to pick? Interview with William Lanier

Almost every article about food security starts with the statement that we will have to increase food production by at least 50% in order to be able to meet the future food demands of the planet’s booming population.

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
News Story
31 August 2015
Sweden calls to keep the pressure up to reduce the use of antibiotics in food production

On August 30, 2015  Jose Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General together with Elizabeth Backteman, the Swedish State Secretary for Rural Affairs visited the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU in Uppsala.  The focus of the visit was to exchange knowledge about ways to reduce the use of antibiotics in global livestock and aquaculture production.

Health and nutrition
 
News Story
1 July 2015
Productive sanitation in practice: Learning by doing

The SEI Initiative on Sustainable Sanitation organized a session at AfricaSan 4 in Dakar entitled Productive Sanitation, Food Security and Resilient Livelihoods: What Have We Learned and What Are Barriers to Scale and Sustainability?

Climate change and resource conflict
Health and nutrition
 
News Story
20 May 2015
Right Livelihood Laureates visit Swedish Parliament and Stockholm Environment Institute to discuss the threat of climate change to global health

Three Right Livelihood Award winning Laureates met with Swedish parliamentarians today in Stockholm at a seminar addressing the risk of climate change to worsening global health. The Laureates emphasized how bottom-up approaches can reduce the spread of infectious diseases by improving community-level social and environmental resilience.

Climate change and resource conflict
Health and nutrition
 
Event
19 May 2015
Global Health, Climate Change and the Environment – a Rights Based Approach

The seminar will provide a platform for three Right Livelihood Award (RLA) Laureates: Frances Moore-Lappé (RLA 1987, USA), Hans Herren (RLA 2013, Switzerland), and Nnimmo Bassey (RLA 2010,...

Landscape management
Trade and production
African Biochar
 
News Story
15 May 2015
SIANI African Biochar Expert Group holds meetings at Biochar Symposium in Potsdam

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.

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Blog Post
12 March 2015
Animal borne diseases: Double trouble for health and development

Clearly, interactions between livestock and people can pose high public health risks. However, keeping animals for food production is an undeniable part of human reality.

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
Urban Animals: Balancing Good and Bad
 
News Story
25 August 2014
Urban Livestock Production: “to be or not to be” – Expert Group on Urban Animals Is Looking for the Answer

Population growth poses many risks, but it also creates a lot of opportunities, and urban agriculture is one of them. Growing urban population with increasing incomes creates demand for a more diversified diet with a substantial fraction of animal products.

Trade and production
 
Blog Post
27 May 2014
CSR is Dead, Long Live the Triple Bottom Line! – Sustainable Business at the EAT Forum

“How can we change the food system in order for it to provide us with healthy food, save environment and make a business sense?” “Should we give up on our planet if the solutions don’t make business sense?” and “Does food production need stricter regulation and how does business get on board of the global race for sustainability?”

Gender and equality
 
Video
24 February 2014
Will Saving Poor Children Lead to Overpopulation?

Hans Rosling explains a very common misunderstanding about the world: That saving the poor children leads to overpopulation. Not only is it not right, it’s the other way around! CC by...