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13 November 2012
När ett stort antal ”resilience-aktörer” samlades på Sida för en tid sedan var alla överens om att det är är ett område som kräver fortsatt prioritering. Studier visar att Sida gör massor på området, men det framgår dåligt i rapporteringen. Resilience är ett ord som kan tolkas på olika sätt,...
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5 November 2012
The subject of transnational land acquisitions, infamously referred to as land grabbing, has increasingly become an important policy concern in Africa as acquisitions have grown in scale and number. Is this another case of corrupt African leaders selling their citizens short or simply governments...
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5 November 2012
Silviculture aims at controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of forests and woodlands to meet the diverse needs of landowners and society on a sustainable basis.Click here to read more in the Secretariat for International Forestry Issues (SIFI) newsletter
25 October 2012
SIANI, Focali & Naturskyddsföreningen invite you to a one-day seminar in Gothenburg.The ‘landscape’ view has risen in importance within discussions on sustainability, resilience, improved agriculture and climate change. This is particularly evident in large parts of the developing...
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17 October 2012
Mer än 800 miljoner människor lider idag av kronisk undernäring och Sverige har möjlighet att påverka genom att stötta jordbrukssatsningar i de fattiga delarna av världen skriver aktörer inom jordbrukssektorn i GP. Aktörerna välkomnar regeringens ökade satsningar inom området samtidigt som dessa...
Smallscale farmers play a crucial role in national development strategies, as th
10 October 2012
There are approximately 400 to 500 million small farms around the world. This implies that some two billion people – a third of the world‘s population – are dependent on smallholding for their livelihoods. Historically, such smallholders have adapted autonomously to environmental and climatic...
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10 October 2012
In One Billion Hungry, Sir Gordon Conway, one of the world’s foremost experts on global food needs, explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security. He expands the discussion begun in his...
8 October 2012
Weather-related crises pose a serious threat to human development and in some places it is already undermining the international community’s efforts to reduce poverty. How should we refocus and strengthen our work to become more effective?Sida increases its engagement in resilience and has...
11 September 2012
THIS EVENT HAS NOW FINISHEDThe seminar "Cash transfers, resilience and agriculture development" is streaming LIVE!For a full description of the event, with documents and agenda, please see the Event page.If you have any questions about the live streaming or the event, please contact SIANI...
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9 September 2012
SIANI reported from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea between the 6-8th September participating in events relating to Food Security.  We produced daily digests from the events we attended and these you can find below. We also tweeted a lot on the @SIANIagri address! 06.09....