SIANI News

20 March 2017
Rapid population growth is by no means a food security challenge. At the same time, the fact that there might be 9 billion people in the world by 2050 is also an opportunity to create sustainable solutions for the food industry and develop new business models. For Sweden, with its big food imports...
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16 March 2017
IEA Bioenergy Task 43's call for contributions: Attractive Systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes.The initiative aims to identify attractive examples of landscape management and design for bioenergy and the bioeconomy. IEA are seeking information about biomass...
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16 March 2017
Is your pension fund invested in deforestation? Today, on International Day of Forests we take the chance to highlight a new report from Swedwatch and Fair Finance Guide that is showing how seven of Sweden's largest banks are investing billions in companies linked to deforestation and violations of...
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16 March 2017
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and SIANI are pleased to announce the Call for abstracts for the Agri4D 2017 Conference. The theme of this year's event is Urbanization and Rural Transformation. Many of the rural poor move to swelling urban centers in search of better...
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7 March 2017
Anyone who has walked outside on a sunny day knows that forests and trees matter for temperature, humidity and wind speed. Planting trees speaks to concerns about climate change -- but the directly important aspects of the tree-climate relationships have so far been overlooked in climate policy...
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28 February 2017
Worldwide, massive amounts of food are wasted and in this policy brief, the SIANI Expert Group “Food Waste Prevention Strategies for Global Food Chains” identifies what can be done to decrease and avoid food waste. Reducing food waste is a way to feed more people without increasing production, with...
27 February 2017
After a long wait, the Swedish Government, the Left Party and the Alliance parties have agreed on long-term objectives in the field of food. The Government has recently presented its long-awaited food strategy.The food strategy encompasses the entire food production chain, from primary production...
17 February 2017
Do you want to pursue a career in international development, but are unsure of how and where to start? SLU Global recently published a pamphlet on international careers, explaining which organisations and pathways there are for graduates that want to work globally. Working with sustainable...
7 February 2017
Africa’s lack of agricultural youth adds on to other sustainability challenges such as climate change, rural poverty and food insecurity. However, being the youngest continent, Africa could potentially turn this challenge into opportunities and rejuvenate its agricultural sector. This is a summary...
3 February 2017
Young people are central to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda; many are already working on creating a more sustainable future, shaking and moving the existing state of order with innovative thinking, creativity and passion. In a newly published report the Sustainable Development Solutions...