Agroforestry Network, with support from SIANI, recently launched a policy brief discussing how agroforestry can improve the livelihoods of young people in sub-Saharan Africa.
This policy brief provides findings and recommendations from the Triple-L research initiative how to build resilience among pastoralists in West Pokot, Kenya.
This policy brief discusses socio-economic transformations in the drylands of West Pokot, Kenya. It focuses on how land tenure is affecting marginalized groups in society and how climate change is...
Salme Timmusk from the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and colleagues have received 3 million SEK from VR (the Swedish...
Understanding land-use transitions requires moving from simplistic and linear representations of both their causes and the processes of change to interaction among many factors at different spacial and temporal scales.
Droughts, heat, erratic rainfall and floods can leave cows, sheep and goats with little to graze on. Changing climate will affect production of feed for livestock too. Harsh and extreme weather conditions can also reduce reproductive ability and undermine health of animals.
Synthetic rice odour blend lures gravid malaria mosquitoesThe increased use of irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito – an important malaria vector – particularly in rice paddies. A research team led from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences now shows that rice odours attract females, and elicit egg laying.
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa are hampered by low productivity, high vulnerability to climate change and poor market infrastructure.
Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change
Are we ready to meet the world’s increasing food demand over the coming decades? Some people are doubtful of how we are going to feed 2.4 billion more people when no extra land is available and degradation of existing farmland is widespread.