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16 December 2016
Är du i början på din karriär inom internationella utvecklingsfrågor? Har du samlat på dig lite arbetslivserfarenheter men vill ta klivet ut i en internationell organisation som jobbar med jordbruk och tryggad livsmedelsförsörjning? Då kan Sveriges JPO-program (Junior Professional Officer)...
9 December 2016
Try for a second to think what is your image of a peasant? Poor, badly educated, non-progressive, do these adjectives come to your mind? But why does this have to be like that? If we look into supply chains just a bit further than super market shelves, we will see that almost all of our food comes...
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9 December 2016
The Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme is a global multi-stakeholder initiative with the goal to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable food systems.The Programme aims to promote sustainability all along the food value chain, from farm to fork. It does so through concrete activities...
7 December 2016
Ahead of the Nobel Week Dialogue on the Future of Food, we give you some practical tips of how to get the most out of the event whether you’ll be able to join in person or not. The Nobel Week Dialogue is an event arranged by Nobel Media AB and the Nobel Center Foundation on the 9th of December 2016...
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6 December 2016
Focali is one of the partners to the newly launched Agroforestry network. On November 19, the network published an opinion piece in Göteborgs-Posten where we argue that more funding for agroforestry in development cooperation can help to reach both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs...
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6 December 2016
The research associated to this PhD position focuses on understanding the role that agricultural commodity supply chain sustainability initiatives, such as certification schemes, moratoria, voluntary corporate commitments and government regulations, play in reducing the clearance forests and other...
3 December 2016
Antimicrobial resistance in the livestock sector is an emerging global threat associated with extensive non-rational use of antimicrobials. How the livestock sector can contribute to reduce this threat and still maintain productivity was discussed at a side event during the Committee for Food...
3 December 2016
The 2030 Agenda and Ecosystems - A discussion paper on the links between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals.New report by Torbjörn Ebenhard from CBM; and Maria Schultz and Tristan D. Tyrrell from SwedBio.Biodiversity and ecosystem services are essential to achieve...
3 December 2016
Synthetic rice odour blend lures gravid malaria mosquitoesThe increased use of irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito – an important malaria vector – particularly in rice paddies. A research team led from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences now...
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3 December 2016
Agroforestry, a multifunctional and climate-smart method of integrating trees into agricultural landscapes, plays an important role in a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in their implementation Agenda 2030. The new Agroforestry Network, launched on November 22, 2016 was initiated...