Landscape management workshop co-arranged by the SIANI-Focal theme held at Chalmers 15-16 March. Contact Eskil Mattsson email@example.com if you want to take part of the workshop outcomes.
Biochar has recently gained attention in scientific and popular media for its potential to sequester carbon and enhance soil fertility (World Bank 2014). There are also opportunities to improve energy efficiency through pyrolytic cookstoves, improve health through reduced indoor air pollution, and reduce drudgery through reduced need for firewood etc.
How much of India’s vast wasteland can be used for growing plants such as eucalyptus and Jatropha? As land demands have increased, the sustainable use of marginal lands has become increasingly important. In India about 47 million hectares, or 15 percent of the total geographical area, is classified as wastelands.
Energy and food are basic human survival needs. Today three quarters of the people in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) have no access to adequate, reliable and safe energy sources for cooking and heating, and rely on biomass traditional energy forms such as dung, agricultural residues, wood and charcoal.
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.