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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...
2 December 2016
It’s nothing less than a phenomenon: Agribusiness TV, a web-based video channel that brings you news on successful young innovators in African agriculture. Founded 7 months ago in Burkina Faso, the channel’s videos have already been viewed over 1 million times, their Facebook page has over 63,000...
1 December 2016
Innovations and fresh ideas are crucial for achieving #ZeroHunger and #NoPoverty by 2030. But the rural population is ageing around the world and youth oftentimes show little interest in agriculture and food. This is a summary of the event “AgTalks: Whassup with Agriculture? Young innovators tell...
29 November 2016
Pulses, which is a common name for beans, peas and lentils, are important crops for achieving #ZeroHunger by 2030. They are nutritious, good for soil and for farmers. That’s why 2016 is the international year of pulses, initiated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Pulses are filled...