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Climate change and resource conflict
 
Video
10 February 2016
Marie Ottosson – Introduction to SIDA Development Talks: Zero Hunger in a Changing Climate

An introduction by the Assistant Director General at Sida about the challenges of reaching SDG2 - Zero Hunger.

Trade and production
Youth
 
Publication
11 December 2015
Africa Agriculture Status Report 2015 – Youth in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

On September 25-27, 2015, the United Nations is holding a summit at which the Sustainable Development Goals and their associated targets for the next fifteen years are to be adopted. The Goals are...

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
News Story
23 May 2014
‘Scaling-up’ – From Technical Transfer to Empowerment

In the past scaling-up in agriculture was all about the ways extension could help informing farmers more effectively and about application of the good agricultural practice research.

Gender and equality
Trade and production
 
News Story
4 April 2014
How to Make Responsible Agricultural Investments in Developing Countries Effective?

A growing population as well as the growing role of biofuels has set the trend for increased demand on agricultural production systems. Meeting future food and energy demand on limited land area requires intensification in production and, hence, increased investment in the agricultural sector.

Landscape management
Trade and production
 
Blog Post
18 March 2014
Can ‘Insetting’ Make Carbon Finance Work Better for Farmers?

Carbon finance has become a hot topic in rural development, with many governments and civil-society groups looking to leverage the carbon capture potential of trees and soil to raise funds for agricultural and agroforestry projects.

Gender and equality
Trade and production
 
News Story
26 September 2013
Transforming Gender Relations in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa – a book by SIANI

This book distills lessons learned about integrating gender equality into agricultural development initiatives in Africa, with case studies of efforts at all levels, from households to national government.

Trade and production
Youth
 
Blog Post
27 August 2013
Historic Cocoa Farming in Cameroon: Future For Smallholders?

Cocoa farming was introduced in the Mount Fako region of Cameroon in 1886 by the Germans with the aim of supplying their local factories with raw materials (cocoa beans). They owned and managed vast hectares of cocoa plantations which were worked forcefully by indigenous slaves.

Landscape management
Trade and production
 
Slides
29 July 2013
Management of Ecosystem Services in Amazonian Smallholder Land Use Systems

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

Trade and production
Agriculture Transformation In Low-Income Countries Under Environmental Change
 
Video
8 July 2013
African Smallholders – Foodcrops, Markets and Policies

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

Trade and production
 
News Story
27 June 2013
Professor at The Nordic Africa Institute says that over-optimistic reporting gives a false impression of Africa

In a recent debate article published in the Swedish local newspaper, Uppsala Nya Tidning, Professor Kjell Havnevik of the Nordic Africa Institute, questions the reporting of economic growth in Africa.