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...
Water is required for all stages of food production - from growing to preparation, and it is no surprise that 70% of all fresh water withdrawals are used for agricultural purposes. Yet water and agriculture actions in most of the regions often operate with little or no coordination.
Focali researcher Martin Persson will receive a scholarship award of 100 000 SEK from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50th Jubilee Fund.
SEI Researchers Adam John and Magnus Benzie travel through Senegal to explore how the country is planning to achieve food security in the face of climate change impacts both at home and...
Recent research, published by Focali members Javier Godar and Martin Persson with colleagues in Ecological Economics, develops a method to trace socio-environmental impacts of production to consumption.
Many countries are highly dependent on food imports. It is important to recognize this as a form of climate vulnerability, as climate change impacts in producing countries are likely to exacerbate global food price shocks.
Melinda Fones Sundell, SIANI's Senior Advisor reflects on "Food Security: Mapping Risks, Building Resilience" conference held in London on the 1-2 December 2014.
International mechanisms like REDD are meant to work as an incentive for countries to slow down and possibly stop the rates of deforestation of valuable forests land. REDD is implemented in many countries around the world but the effectiveness and fairness of the strategy is debated in the policy and research arena. Is this the most effective way to encourage sustainable forestry?
We have long known that what we eat affects our health, but we are only beginning to grasp how much our food affects the environment, close to home and around the world.