Agroforestry, a multifunctional and climate-smart method of integrating trees into agricultural landscapes, plays an important role in a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in their implementation Agenda 2030.
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa are hampered by low productivity, high vulnerability to climate change and poor market infrastructure.
With this discussion forum, FAO aims to bring together experts of all levels from scientists who study the potential of sustainable crop production, to the practitioners who apply sustainable horticultural practices - to exchange their experiences, new findings and challenges faced.
Together, SIANI and SLU Global host Agri4D, a large biannual national conference. This conference also has an inter-twining biannual smaller meeting for young researchers since 2014. For 2016 it was proposed to carry out the smaller conference with the thematic field of “multifunctional landscapes”.
“We are two Swedish networks… the research network Focali, focusing on Forest, Climate and Livelihood issues and SIANI, the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative…”
A rising world population requires increased food production. The achievements of Green Revolution have dramatically reduced hunger in certain parts of the World. However, these methods have most reached the limit of further intensification.
Roughly 7.2 billion people now inhabit the Earth, and by 2050, that number could reach 9.6 billion. Adequately feeding them could require increasing food production by two-thirds or more. In part,...
Meeting the growing demand for food will require a major increase in agricultural production, akin to the Green Revolution that dramatically reduced hunger in the last half-century. The approaches...
Global forecast for 2050 is a continued growing, increasingly urbanized and more affluent population, which, most likely, will demand both more food and more water intensive food. As a result, the pressure on already stressed water resources for food production will increase further.
This talk presented two sister projects in Ethiopia and India. In both case studies the SWAT model was used to analyze how scenarios of upstream water harvesting and nutrient application...