Agroforestry is often regarded as a panacea to food security, climate, and biodiversity. But, to what extent does agroforestry really support the wildlife?
The IPBES report on the state of our biodiversity paints a dark picture - species are going extinct at a rate tens to hundreds of times faster than the average over the last 10 million years.
Research by the PRINCE project provides the most comprehensive calculation of the environmental impact of the Swedish consumption to date.
There are many initiatives and instruments for carbon offsetting and climate change mitigation, but how are they developing? What is their implementation status? And how effective are they for...
At the core of the programme is broad dialogue about the role of forests in a sustainable society and a growing bioeconomy. Sustainable management and conservation of the country’s forests should not only be a domestic issue, but also a priority for Swedish-international cooperation.
Global handel av palmolja, soja och kött, arrangerat i komplexa nätverk av leverantörer, orsakar enorm tropisk avskogning. Hur kan akademi, näringsliv, offentlig sektor och civilsamhället...
Focali researchers have challenged the dominant paradigm in forest hydrology – that more trees equal less water – and their groundbreaking research has now lead to more grants. Four years...
Focali is one of the partners to the newly launched Agroforestry network. On November 19, the network published an opinion piece in Göteborgs-Posten where we argue that more funding for agroforestry in development cooperation can help to reach both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the climate deal from COP21 in
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.
Lisa Westholm, Focali member and PhD candidate in rural development at Swedish Agricultural University (SLU), will organize a panel at next year’s IUFRO forestry congress in Freiburg, Germany. The theme for the 2017 congress is “Interconnecting Forests, Science and People”.