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6 February 2013
Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems contribute to food security, nutrition and livelihoods in several ways, including as a direct source of food, fuel, employment and cash income. They are fundamental to the survival of forest-dwellers, particularly many indigenous peoples, and are...
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5 February 2013
Doktor Linley Chirwona-Karltun och hedersdoktor Inge Gerremo på Sveriges jordbruksuniversitet (SLU) ställer frågan hur en nyvald kvinnlig ordförande för Afrikanska unionen (AU) och den kvinnliga presidenten för Malawi skulle kunna göra en skillnad i kampen mot hunger och i främjandet av...
22 January 2013
 In 1992, China started a comprehensive research program into conservation agriculture (CA) and by 2009, China had adopted a national plan for CA and thereby seriously and deliberately taking steps in progressing conservation agriculture.  By 2012 China was applying CA on more than 6...
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9 January 2013
In October 2011 the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested its High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to conduct a study on smallholder investments, and in particular, to assess: “a comparative study of constraints to smallholder investment in agriculture...
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3 January 2013
The Powering Agricultural Energy Grand Challenge seeks proposals for clean energy technologies projects. We are writing to let you know of this opportunity, and to encourage you to look into it.  The Challenge is in search of market-driven solutions that can expand farmers’ and farm –...
Kaffebönor vid trädjordbruk som ingår i Vi-skogens projekt utanför Kisumu i Keny
29 December 2012
Det finns fler träd i jordbrukslandskap världen runt än vad forskare tidigare trott, visar en ny kartläggning. På nära hälften av all jordbruksmark täcks minst en tiondel av ytan av träd och i vissa områden ökar nu samodlingen av träd och jordbruksgrödor. I området kring Victoriasjön i...
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18 December 2012
Through a partnership between the US Government’s Feed the Future initiative, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University a new index...
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13 December 2012
The overarching goal for the Policy for Global Development is to contribute to equitable and sustainable development and it should apply to all policy areas. The focus of the bill is on poor people and poor countries. Shared Responsibility: Sweden's Policy for Global Development  2013 marked...
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12 December 2012
SIANI is now entering a second phase and we need your feedback in order to develop improved working methods and common Vision, Mission and Overarching goals.Thank you for your contribution!(You can fill in the survey in a bigger window here)
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27 November 2012
As the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, a number of processes have been put in place to seek inputs from country, regional and global levels, into the “Post-2015 Development Agenda and Framework”. Consultations are being held across the globe, both within...