SIANI News

8 June 2017
Maize yields in sub-Saharan Africa have been at the lower end of the global range for decades. A new thesis by Emilio Magaia, PhD candidate at the Department of Soil and Environment at SLU presents a way to improve water use efficiency in semi-arid regions through better soil and water management....
7 June 2017
Uganda has the fastest growing pig production in sub-Saharan Africa. The stocking could be a good tool for poverty reduction, but constant outbreaks of African swine fever slow down positive developments.In the last decade millions of people have been able to leave poverty, increasing the regional...
30 May 2017
Sveriges Radio sänder inslag i Vetenskapsradions Klotet där bland annat Focali forskaren Anders Malmer (SLU) lyfter den nya synen på träd som är på väg att växa fram, både i Sverige och i andra delar av världen. I det globala samhället har träden på senare tid succesivt givits en ny och mer...
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25 May 2017
For generations, upland communities of Vietnam, Thailand and Nepal relied on fruits, nuts, mushrooms and berries when harvests were low, and used shifting agriculture, allowing soil to rebound. However, with agricultural development and forest management evolving as discrete policy areas, these...
18 May 2017
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) are very pleased to announce that registration for our Agri4D 2017 Conference is open! The theme for this biannual conference is "Rural Transformation and Urbanization". This is a...
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15 May 2017
Research suggests that the way people use and manage forests is largely shaped by gender norms and relations. But how exactly? Linley Chiwona-Karltun, researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, and Ngolia Kimanzu, advisor at Salvation Army, share insights from their ongoing...
11 May 2017
SLU have looked into the matter of reception of asylum seekers in rural areas in Sweden. Researchers at SLU have studied the responsibilities of the municipalities and the civil society and have asked the question; have the municipalities done what they should and what have the people of the civil...
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27 April 2017
We are absolutely delighted to announce the new call for applications for our Expert Groups! Have you got an idea about how to make our food systems more sustainable and our food security better? Do you have in mind people who would make a good team for realizing your idea? Yes?! Then fill in the...
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12 April 2017
Droughts, heat, erratic rainfall and floods can leave cows, sheep and goats with little to graze on. Changing climate will affect production of feed for livestock too. Harsh and extreme weather conditions can also reduce reproductive ability and undermine health of animals.Another big concern is...
Kristianstads kommun/Fotograf Cecilia Paulstrup
11 April 2017
Vill du aktivera ungdomar och barn i eller nära naturen?Vill du skapa möten mellan människor inom jord- och skogsbruket eller trädgårdsnäringen?Vill du arrangera en aktivitet som skapar dialog och stärker de gröna näringarna i samhället?Svenska Lantbruksveckans fond, KSLA, främjar de...