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Landscape management
Rural transformation
 
Nyhet
21 December 2016
Scientists, your opinion counts: How do you engage with agricultural policy and practice?

Heads up all food and agriculture scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and in South/Southeast Asia! Take part in a region-wide survey on how scientists in SSA, South and Southeast Asia engage with policy-makers and practitioners.

Climate change and resource conflict
Trade and production
 
Evenemang
30 November 2016
Book launch: Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies

Rapid globalization and a surging global demand for food, feed, bioenergy, renewable materials and agricultural land are radically changing the conditions of the bioeconomy. At the same time,...

Climate change and resource conflict
Trade and production
Moving Africa Towards A Knowledge Based Bio-economy; How Can Sweden Assist?
 
Publikation
24 November 2016
Developing knowledge-based bioeconomies in sub-Saharan Africa: how can Sweden help?

Economies in sub-Saharan Africa are hampered by low productivity, high vulnerability to climate change and poor market infrastructure.

Trade and production
 
Nyhet
24 November 2016
Boosting African economies with knowledge & bio-innovation

Economies in sub-Saharan Africa are hampered by low productivity, high vulnerability to climate change and poor market infrastructure.

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
 
Nyhet
15 November 2016
New initiative aims to consolidate money and power for climate change adaption in Africa

Launched at a side event during COP22, Adaption of African Agriculture (AAA) is a new initiative aimed at reducing vulnerability of African agriculture to climate challenges.  Working both with individual projects and with international policy, the initiative specifically targets soil and water management in agriculture, climate risks management and financing of smallholde

Gender and equality
Youth
 
Blogg
13 November 2016
Is gender inequality in Africa about culture or is it about poverty?

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Trade and production
 
Nyhet
26 October 2016
Making innovation “shine” in Tanzania

Drones, aquaponics systems, solar power water desalinization, LED-lit farms with optimized photosynthesis and digital soil mapping.  That’s the list of top five innovations in agriculture for 2015. How many of these are applied in Africa?

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Bilder
25 October 2016
Livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa: Prospects for exploiting resilient livestock genotypes in the light of climate change

This presentation was held by Okeyo, A. Mwai & J.M.K. Ojango at the international seminar 'Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by SIANI and SLU Global...

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.

Rural transformation
Trade and production
African Biochar
 
Nyhet
24 May 2016
Doing wonders with biochar for soil quality in Africa, how do we take it to the next level?

Energy access is a tricky puzzle for the African continent. 70% of the population in sub Saharan Africa relies on biomass for energy. It means that most of the population burns firewood, charcoal, agricultural residues and animal dung for cooking food and for getting done with other day-to-day routines.