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18 August 2017
How can young people receive the support and knowledge they need to innovate and lead the sustainable future? How can youth engage in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? These are the questions that were on the discussion table at the SIANI Youth’s and SDSN Youth’s joint...
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16 August 2017
“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,...
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7 July 2017
Ever tried an African pear? Or a bush mango? Or a tree tomato? Or, perhaps, a custard apple? The custard apple, also known as sharifa in India, cherimoya in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, etc. depending on the variety of the simliar trees that produce them. Photo by...
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1 July 2017
Yusra Moshtat is from Baghdad, Iraq. She fled the Gulf War in the 1990s and came to Sweden. This blog tells her astonishing story and how she ended up working with new immigrants, helping them to integrate through exploring Swedish nature.  Yusra in the forest near Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo...
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3 May 2017
I am a young professional from Nairobi. Since 2015 I have been part of a mentorship programme involving young people in Kenya. I started off as a lead junior professional, coordinating and managing a group of peers. Fast forward six months into the project, I was appointed project administrator,...
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21 April 2017
When we talk about food security we tend to think about livestock or land production. However, many people around the world, especially those in coastal areas, also heavily rely on fish and seafood. In some countries, fish accounts for more than 25% of animal protein intake and some low-income...
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5 April 2017
Being both an environmentalist and an agronomist, I have always been fascinated by organic agriculture. Although the organic market in Russia is in its early stages, Russia seems to be an attractive location for the development of organic agriculture, since agriculture is not as intensive as it is...
Bönor från Kalmar Ölands Trädgårdsprodukter. Foto: Gunilla Lorentsson
16 March 2017
År 2016 var det internationella året för baljväxter. Syftet var att öka allmänhetens medvetenhet om fördelarna med baljväxter för en hållbar livsmedelsproduktion och tryggad livsmedelssäkerhet. Under året har mängder av olika aktiviteter arrangerats runtom i världen, och i Sverige har flera...
A woman pastoralist milks her goat in Borana, Ethiopia.
15 March 2017
Hand on your heart: Is animal health one of your main considerations when you think about international development cooperation or food security? When you read the news about the recent famine in East Africa, do you think: ‘I bet animal health played into this!’? Well, neither do I, but maybe that’...
14 March 2017
Youth and young people are becoming a hot topic among development donors and actors. But who exactly do these "labels" apply to, and are they too broad for effective policies? Or do they create too narrow a focus which is blind to larger structural issues? A driver of the Mogadishu Taxi Company...