Nutrition & Health

Seminar: Cash Transfers, resilience and agriculture development

On the 11th September 2012, SIANI, FAO Norden, Sida and Svenska kyrkan held a seminar called "Cash Transfers, resilience and agriculture development".
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Webcast: Cash transfers, resilience and agriculture development

The seminar "Cash transfers, resilience and agriculture development" is streaming LIVE!
For a full description of the event, with documents and agenda, please see the Event page.
If you have any questions about the live streaming or the event, please contact SIANI Programme Manager Matt

07.09.2012 A Day of Known Unknowns

Today the main part of the conference got up and running, the theme was Nature+ Climate.  In the main auditorium high level dialogues were running throughout the day whilst smaller sessions between 1-6hrs were held in the surrounding conference area.  SIANI was present at two of these sessions and you can read my session notes below.

06.09.2012 The World Conservation Congress Opens

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

In 2012 it is being held on the island of Jeju, Republic of Korea.

Recognising the African woman farmer article & Interviews with the authors

Boys learning new ideas of masculinity around campfires in rural Africa and “sisterhoods” formed to provide a common voice to women are starting to change attitudes about African women farmers, say the authors of a forthcoming book about gender and agriculture.

Sustainable development after Rio+20: formulating global sustainable development goals

Jeffrey D. Sachs

A seminar with Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Followed by a panel debate including

Transforming gender relations in agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Promising approaches.

Agriculture is at the core of many of humankind’s greatest challenges:
how to feed a population fast rising to 10 billion, how to
mitigate and adapt to climate change, and how to protect and restore
vital ecosystems and agro-biodiversity. These challenges are
particularly pronounced in Africa, where productivity remains far

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Vikten av långsiktighet - så kan biståndet förhindra katastrof och hunger

Seminariet arrangerades i Almedalen den 2 juli i samarbete med The Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative, SIANI, FAO Norden, Röda Korset och Swedish Water House. 


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Ecological Sanitation in peri-urban area of El Alto city, Bolivia

The general objective is to improve health and the living conditions of the families settled in peri-urban areas of El Alto city, through the provision of ecological toilets with a sustainable and productive approach.  The water supply of El Alto and La Paz depends on deep wells and glaciers (snowy-mountains).

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