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Rural transformation
 
Nyhet
16 March 2018
New SLU research project on entrepreneurial urban and peri-urban agriculture in Tanzania

Between 2010 and 2030, FAO projects that Africa’s urban population will double. With urbanization taking place at such a fast pace, it becomes important to understand how urban and peri-urban...

Health and nutrition
Co-Intentional Learning
 
Publikation
30 March 2017
Article about ”Fruits of our labour”

This paper reports from a one-year cross-cultural project about food security and nutrition in three countries. Drawing on theories in sociology and archaeology, it presents a community garden as...

Rural transformation
 
Nyhet
16 March 2017
Call for abstracts! Agri4D conference 2017 – Rural Transformation and Urbanization

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and SIANI are pleased to announce the Call for abstracts for the Agri4D 2017 Conference. The theme of this year's event is Urbanization and Rural Transformation. 

Landscape management
 
Bilder
2 March 2017
The potential of edible forest gardening in urban areas

Presentation by Christina Schaffer, Stockholm University - at the young researchers meeting on multifunctional landscapes, Gothenburg June 7-8, 2016.

Climate change and resource conflict
Trade and production
 
Nyhet
20 October 2016
Nairobi fresh: How an innovative law is helping the city to grow its own food

Ever heard of Kibera vertical farms?  These are not perhaps the designer skyscraper greenhouses you might imagine, but rather sacks filled with soil. However, Kibera dwellers are able to grow tomatoes, spinach and kale in those sacks which, together with ugali and eggs, from Kibera-kept chickens, make a nutritious meal.

Health and nutrition
Landscape management
Food systems
Urban Animals: Balancing Good and Bad
 
Nyhet
7 June 2016
Farm animals come to cities, is it good or bad?

More than half of the world’s seven billion people live in urban areas – a proportion that is set to increase to 69% by 2050. Rapid urbanization will increase the demand for food security, nutritious diets and food safety for urban populations.

Health and nutrition
Landscape management
Urban Animals: Balancing Good and Bad
 
Publikation
7 June 2016
Urban animals – feeding the cities of the future

This policy brief outlines policy actions for management of urban livestock production and identifies the existing knowledge gaps.

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Bilder
26 February 2015
Livelihood aspects of urban and peri-urban farming: A Ugandan perspective

Presented by Eli Katunguka-Rwakishaya at the workshop "Urban and peri-urban agriculture in low-income countries" organised by SLU Global and SIANI on 12 February 2015. 

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Bilder
26 February 2015
Challenges and Opportunities for African Urban Agriculture

Presented by Dr Diana Lee Smith at the workshop "Urban and peri-urban agriculture in low-income countries" organised by SLU Global and SIANI on 12 February 2015. 

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Bilder
26 February 2015
Introduction to the pros and cons of UPA

Presented by Ulf Magnusson at the workshop "Urban and peri-urban agriculture in low-income countries" organised by SLU Global and SIANI on 12 February 2015.