SIANI News

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...
Photo credit: WG Films
31 March 2017
New Swedish documentary about land investments in EthiopiaInterest in international investments in developing countries has attracted media interest and international concern. Complex and controversial economic, political, institutional, legal and ethical issues are raised in relation to food...
22 March 2017
Agriculture is one of the main emitters of greenhouse gases globally. However, as sources differ from country to country, calculating emissions on a national level can be tricky. At the same time knowing the sources and the amount of the exhaust of the green house gases is a crucial step for...
Photo by James Anderson, World Resources Inst via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
21 March 2017
DEBATT I arbetet med den nya strategin för miljö och klimatmässigt hållbar utveckling har regeringen ett gyllene tillfälle att positionera den effektiva odlingsformen agroforestry, skriver fem experter i Agroforestry Network.I dag 21 mars är det den internationella skogsdagen. Dessvärre finns...
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...
Photo credit: Rainforest Action Network, Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
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...
Photo by Nestlé via flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
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...
Photo credit: Gavin Golden via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).
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...