Equity & Gender

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 (2012), a Nigerian Author and feminist.

Indigenous youth and the climate chaos resistance in Peru

Fires raging across the Peruvian Amazon these past few months have consumed a region three times the size of Manhattan. Brought on by drought, the flames hit an Ashaninka Communal Reserve, home to 5,000 people, turning forests that ten communities rely on to cinders.

Scaling up agroecology for food security, empowerment and resilience

This policy brief discusses ways to scale up agroecological approaches and suggests actionable advice tailored for various stakeholders, including policy-makers, private sector, financial partners, research and development community and civil society. The brief focuses on how to design scaling up initiatives and provides success as well as failure stories.

Resource Type: 
Publication

'I haven't been given my share': young Kenyans' long wait to inherit land

CHEBORGEI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mid-morning in Cheborgei village in Kericho County - and against the stunning backdrop of vivid green fields of tea - some farmers were still plucking leaves while others packed tea into sacks ready for transportation to collection centers.

FN-förbundet söker unga som vill engagera sig i Referensgruppen

Vi vill inkludera ett ungdomsperspektiv på all vår verksamhet. Därför utser vi varje höst en referensgrupp bestående av sex unga och engagerade ungdomar från olika delar av landet som har i uppgift att bidra till verksamheten utifrån ett ungdomsperspektiv och som tillsammans vill arbeta för att stötta vår ungdomsverksamhet.

How can avocado improve the livelihoods of smallholders in Tanzania?

Avocado has important nutritional values and the potential to contribute to cash flow in smallholder farming particularly for women in Tanzania.

Chances of high value crops entering local, regional markets and beyond is, however, often constrained by quality, particularly for home garden smallholder farmer settings.

USAID visits SLU for potential collaboration on pests and pesticides

Dr. Yeneneh Belayneh from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) met with SLU researchers for discussions about potential collaboration within the area of pests and pesticides. The visit was hosted by SLU Global.

During the meeting held on October 5th 2016, Dr.

SLU discusses collaboration with Eastern Africa

A delegation from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa (IGAD) led by the Executive Secretary His Excellency Dr. Mahboub Maalim, visited SLU on October 10, 2016.

The purpose of the visit was to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IGAD and SLU and to discuss possible areas of research collaboration.