SIANI News

15 August 2017
Introducing and forming work along the United Nation's global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has left its mark on a lot of our university’s activities in 2016, activities arranged both by SLU Global and by others at SLU.Welcome to experience some of the highlights of the year 2016 in these...
13 August 2017
A kindergarten for children of female employees of the Agricultural Commodity Supplies (ACOS) factory in Ethiopia, is helping boost the productivity of the workers of the factory. This, in turn, leads to an efficient and profitable value chain for common beans and chickpeas.ACOS grain exporters are...
9 August 2017
Mola and carp fish farming: A winning combination to boost nutrient intakes in Bangladesh and beyondEvidence that small indigenous fish species can affect significant nutritional outcomes is growing. A new paper by WorldFish highlights how mola, reared alongside other fish in a...
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9 August 2017
One can't grow much food without water. In fact, agriculture is the largest consumer of water; Using more than 70% of global freshwater supply, it gives a head start to any other sector. Clearly, water is critical for food production,and we need a lot of it to produce food for the growing...
10 July 2017
The Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture (NORSØK) is an independent foundation aimed at developing organic agriculture in Norway. NORSØK have recently received funding from Møre and Romsdal county council to educate a PhD-student graduated in soil and plant science, where...
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7 July 2017
Forests are not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about food security. Sure, it’s fun to go mushroom picking, but otherwise what is the big deal about the role of forests in food security? Why is this year’s High Level Panel of Experts Report (HLPE), the science-policy interface...
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26 June 2017
How do we keep food on the plates of UK households in the coming decades? This is a central question for IKnowFood, a major collaborative research project launched in June, 2017. Thanks to advances in agriculture and logistics, and the burgeoning of international trade, absolute food shortages are...
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19 June 2017
Sweden is stepping up the efforts to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. The government is preparing a support of SEK 50 million to the Food and Agriculture Organizationof the United Nations, FAO, for the implementation of the Port State Agreement. Sweden and Fiji have jointly taken...
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14 June 2017
SIANI Youth was very active in the month of May starting off with a workshop on Youth, Agripreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals, co-organised with SLU Global. In the morning inspirational speakers talked about business opportunities and how to overcome challenges for entrepreneurs in...
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13 June 2017
SIANI is collaborating with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) as a local partner –  together with Sida, Stockholm Environment Institute, International Foundtion for Science and media partner Devex – on the October 2017 conference Reducing Inequality in a Turbulent World: Scaling up...