SIANI News

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...
Photo by Helen Saarniit, SEI Tallin
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...
Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
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....
Photo by Anne Marie Peterson via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
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...
Photo by Christy Gillmor/ The Advocacy Proj via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
20 October 2016
Ever heard of Kibera vertical farms?  These are not perhaps the designer skyscraper greenhouses you might imagine, but rather sacks filled with soil. However, Kibera dwellers are able to grow tomatoes, spinach and kale in those sacks which, together with ugali and eggs, from Kibera-kept...
19 October 2016
Policy recommendations provided by the World Committee on Food Security (CFS) are not legally binding; implementation is up to country members. But let’s skip the talks about why this should be done at all and imagine that all politicians agreed to actively take the CFS recommendations forward.So,...
14 October 2016
Many development initiatives have limited impact. Educational curricula are developed, but children do not learn. Nurses are trained, but clinics lack staff. Governments adopt reforms, but institutional practices remain the same and citizens experience little change. Genuine development progress is...