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Health and nutrition
Rural transformation
 
Blogg
27 September 2017
Aquaculture: Pandering to the elite or a tool for rural development and food security?

can aquaculture be that missing piece of jigsaw in the food security puzzle? And if yes, how does it fit in the new development agenda?

Trade and production
 
Nyhet
22 August 2017
Apply for Sida’s Advanced International Training Programme on regulation of genetic resources

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) offers Advanced International Training Programmes (ITPs) as part of its global development assistance of strategic importance to the social, environmental and economic development. ITP 313d will focus on building human capacity in Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources – in Support of Innovation.

Trade and production
 
Blogg
16 August 2017
The future food system is open-source, high-tech and operates through networks

“While the third agricultural revolution boiled down to the effects of a small number of actors focusing on the singular goal of maximizing the yields, I believe the fourth revolution will be the opposite — a huge amount of actors across disciplines will crowdsource multivariable solutions, based on a greater understanding of the emergent phenomena in agricultural systems.”

Trade and production
 
Blogg
7 July 2017
Forgotten fruit always tastes better

Unlike oranges or apples, NUS species perform well under extreme weather conditions and adapt easily. Neglected species are insurance crops that will provide in difficult times, and apart from immediate effect on famine prevention, underutilized species are also donors of genes for future climate-proof plant breeding.

Rural transformation
 
Evenemang
12 December 2016
Fostering rural transformation – a pathway to a sustainable, peaceful and equitable development?

The change across world’s cities and rural areas is obvious, constant and rapid. Growing demand for food, driven by population growth and rising incomes, creates opportunities and challenges for...

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
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?

Health and nutrition
Trade and production
 
Blogg
3 October 2016
A diary about the world’s first CRISPR-edited cabbage

One of the plant’s genes has been “edited”, so to speak, using CRISPR/Cas9 technology in which a small part of the DNA has been removed.

Trade and production
 
Evenemang
29 August 2016
Antimicrobial resistance; linkages between humans, livestock and water in periurban areas

Another aspect of farming intensification is the increased use of antimicrobial pharmaceutical to avoid production losses from animal diseases. Therefore it is an assumed high priority on the...