Nutrition & Health

Can mobile phones improve agricultural productivity, resilience and food security? Seminar Handout

Can mobile phones improve agricultural productivity, resilience and food security?

29th May 2012, 08.30 - 12.30
 Hörsalen, Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm

Moderator: Matthew Fielding, SIANI

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The Challenge of putting Agriculture aspects into Sanitation Planning

Survey of Stakeholder Perspectives (Activity 1)

Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI)

Agriculture-Sanitation Expert group

While Sweden has an established history of research and development in ecological sanitation and urine‐separating systems, we have so far failed in linking agriculture and sanitation on a large‐scale within the urban context.

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Biofuel: A Guide for the Confused

Preface

“Biofuels: A Guide for the Confused” is written primarily for field staff and decision-makers involved in biofuel development. It assumes no previous or specialist knowledge of biofuels in terms of their technical/engineering characteristics or biological/cultivation aspects of biofuel feedstocks.

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Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Africa: From Microbes to Markets

Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Africa: From Microbes to Markets

The conference seeks to improve both scientific and practical understanding of how biological, organic and mineral resources are best integrated in the management of agricultural soils by African smallscale farmers.

Specific themes include:

“Vegetables: From Seed to Table and Beyond” - 31st International Vegetable Training Course

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center's 31st International Vegetable Training Course aims to enhance technical, scientific and managerial skills of the participants to contribute to sustainable development of their countries through increased production and consumption of health-promoting vegetables.

South at the Steering Wheel - Seminar and workshop on large scale tropical biofuel investment

Oilpalm in Borneo - Photo by MontegoBay

The goal of the day is to use a number of presentations in the morning on related topics to develop a common base in the formation of guidelines for an informed update on crucial topics for advancement in the field. These topics, together with written instructions, will then be handed out to scholars for developing a set of policy papers on the issues involved.

Alertnet - In Focus: Hungry World

A very nice interactive feature article on 'Solutions for a Hungry World'.