SIANI News

31 January 2017
Food production is essential to tackle global issues such as nutrition and food insecurity and to improve livelihoods of the world’s poor people. Education, information exchange and knowledge about the food system and about sustainable development in general, will play a central role in...
A spoiled tomato.
27 January 2017
Food waste is increasingly recognised as a major problem, and several initiatives and projects are working to reduce it. Here is a quick guide to what Sweden is doing, followed by highlights of initiatives around the world. Swedish action on food waste In 2013–2015, the Swedish Board of Agriculture...
17 January 2017
NIRAS is again looking for talented and highly motivated graduates with relevant first working experiences and the passion for pursuing an international career within development consulting for NIRAS’ Young Professional Academy  (NYPA). The NYPA is a fast-track on the job training and learning...
12 January 2017
Did you know that during the last few years, Swedish restaurants and grocery stores reduced food loss and waste by 15-35%? According to the Swedish EPA, the sector improved its ways of reducing waste and recycling of what is not being sold. Yet, Sweden has a long way to go to food waste elimination...
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21 December 2016
Heads up all food and agriculture scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and in South/Southeast Asia! Take part in a region-wide survey on how scientists in SSA, South and Southeast Asia engage with policy-makers and practitioners. This survey is part of the Agriculture for Food Security (AgriFoSe2030),...
21 December 2016
Ahead of their planned field trip to Malawi, we at SIANI, hosted a short preparatory session with a class of the Global College (“Globala Gymnasiet”) in Stockholm, to discuss topics around smallholder farming, #ZeroHunger, and rural poverty.Young people have to be at the heart of our work...
21 December 2016
Congratulations to Adam Arnesson (@ekobonden), who has won SIANI's Instagram competition #sianipulses! With his picture and story on the diversity of beans and peas, Adam convinced the jury and secured first place.Adam's descriptionof the photo: “Soon to be harvested! Never before...
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...
Photo credit: SOIL (Flickr CC BY 2.0)
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...