SIANI News

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1 November 2016
The 2016 World Food Prize, often called the “Nobel prize for food and agriculture” was granted to the International Potato Center (CIP). CIP is a research center that successfully bred a variety of orange sweet potato that is rich in beta carotene. Beta carotene is a nutrient that our bodies use to...
31 October 2016
Sustainable Development Goal 2 calls for ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030. Meeting this goal will be crucial to the lives and opportunities of millions. It is crucial that we focus not only on how much we produce, but also how we do it – and how it affects other sustainability...
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26 October 2016
Drones, aquaponics systems, solar power water desalinization, LED-lit farms with optimized photosynthesis and digital soil mapping.  That’s the list of top five innovations in agriculture for 2015. How many of these are applied in Africa? And how many of these are applied on a large scale in...
26 October 2016
This is a summary of the World Food Day celebration arranged by SIANI and the Swedish FAO Committee on the 14th of October 2016.The climate is changing – food and agriculture must too, was the theme for this years’ World Food Day. Anders Malmer, professor at SLU Global, gave an overview from the...
25 October 2016
Avocado has important nutritional values and the potential to contribute to cash flow in smallholder farming particularly for women in Tanzania.Chances of high value crops entering local, regional markets and beyond is, however, often constrained by quality, particularly for home garden smallholder...
25 October 2016
Dr. Yeneneh Belayneh from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) met with SLU researchers for discussions about potential collaboration within the area of pests and pesticides. The visit was hosted by SLU Global.During the meeting held on October 5th 2016, Dr. Belayneh held a...
25 October 2016
A delegation from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa (IGAD) led by the Executive Secretary His Excellency Dr. Mahboub Maalim, visited SLU on October 10, 2016.The purpose of the visit was to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IGAD and SLU and to discuss...
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24 October 2016
Tarbi toitu targalt (“consume food wisely”), co-led by SEI Tallinn and the Estonian Food Bank, seeks to raise awareness of the problem while offering tips and solutions to help consumers make smarter choices. Food waste is a growing problem on a global scale. According to a recent report by the UN...
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24 October 2016
Pick and choose from the list of 10 studentships on the ropics of agroecology, plant biology and crop science, sustainable soils and grassland systems. Rothamsted has a long history of successful doctoral training and we have a diverse portfolio of exciting projects for prospective students....
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22 October 2016
Don’t you think it is amazing that joint replacement operations are possible? Or that pneumonia and tuberculosis are not a death-warrant diagnosis? Anyone who has ever had a bad gastro-intestinal infection would agree: the discovery of antibiotics is one of the most extraordinary achievements...