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Rural transformation
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Publikation
15 September 2017
Agri4D – 2017 Book of Abstracts

Book of abstracts for the Agri4D - 2017 conference with general program, session schedules and bios of speakers and moderators

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Nyhet
15 August 2017
Launch: SLU Global Annual Report 2016

Introducing and forming work along the United Nation's global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has left its mark on a lot of our university’s activities in 2016, activities arranged both by SLU Global and by others at SLU.

Gender and equality
Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Nyhet
13 August 2017
Gender-sensitive ’kindergarten’ policy improves beans and chickpeas in Ethiopia

A kindergarten for children of female employees of the Agricultural Commodity Supplies (ACOS) factory in Ethiopia, is helping boost the productivity of the workers of the factory. This, in turn, leads to an efficient and profitable value chain for common beans and chickpeas.

Health and nutrition
Rural transformation
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Nyhet
9 August 2017
A small fish with huge nutritional benefits for rural households in Bangladesh

Mola and carp fish farming: A winning combination to boost nutrient intakes in Bangladesh and beyondEvidence that small indigenous fish species can affect significant nutritional outcomes is growing.

Landscape management
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Nyhet
8 June 2017
How to increase maize yield in rainfed agriculture?

Maize yields in sub-Saharan Africa have been at the lower end of the global range for decades. A new thesis by Emilio Magaia, PhD candidate at the Department of Soil and Environment at SLU presents a way to improve water use efficiency in semi-arid regions through better soil and water management.

Landscape management
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Nyhet
8 June 2017
Towards a more efficient irrigation and fertiliser management in Mozambique

As much as 40% of the global food production comes from irrigated agriculture, but large amount of fertilisers and irrigation water is lost due to inappropriate irrigation practices.

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Nyhet
7 June 2017
African swine fever slows development in Uganda

Uganda has the fastest growing pig production in sub-Saharan Africa.

Rural transformation
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Nyhet
11 May 2017
Immigration in rural Sweden – What determines a good reception?

SLU have looked into the matter of reception of asylum seekers in rural areas in Sweden. Researchers at SLU have studied the responsibilities of the municipalities and the civil society and have asked the question; have the municipalities done what they should and what have the people of the civil society contributed with?

Climate change and resource conflict
Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Nyhet
12 April 2017
High milk yields in a harsh climate: Is it all about the genes?

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.

Climate change and resource conflict
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Publikation
5 April 2017
Use of Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change

Livestock are essential for food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. They serve multiple purposes and are economically important, contributing 20–40% of agricultural gross domestic...