SIANI News

27 February 2017
After a long wait, the Swedish Government, the Left Party and the Alliance parties have agreed on long-term objectives in the field of food. The Government has recently presented its long-awaited food strategy.The food strategy encompasses the entire food production chain, from primary production...
17 February 2017
Do you want to pursue a career in international development, but are unsure of how and where to start? SLU Global recently published a pamphlet on international careers, explaining which organisations and pathways there are for graduates that want to work globally. Working with sustainable...
7 February 2017
Africa’s lack of agricultural youth adds on to other sustainability challenges such as climate change, rural poverty and food insecurity. However, being the youngest continent, Africa could potentially turn this challenge into opportunities and rejuvenate its agricultural sector. This is a summary...
3 February 2017
Young people are central to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda; many are already working on creating a more sustainable future, shaking and moving the existing state of order with innovative thinking, creativity and passion. In a newly published report the Sustainable Development Solutions...
31 January 2017
Food production is essential to tackle global issues such as nutrition and food insecurity and to improve livelihoods of the world’s poor people. Education, information exchange and knowledge about the food system and about sustainable development in general, will play a central role in...
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27 January 2017
Food waste is increasingly recognised as a major problem, and several initiatives and projects are working to reduce it. Here is a quick guide to what Sweden is doing, followed by highlights of initiatives around the world. Swedish action on food waste In 2013–2015, the Swedish Board of Agriculture...
17 January 2017
NIRAS is again looking for talented and highly motivated graduates with relevant first working experiences and the passion for pursuing an international career within development consulting for NIRAS’ Young Professional Academy  (NYPA). The NYPA is a fast-track on the job training and learning...
12 January 2017
Did you know that during the last few years, Swedish restaurants and grocery stores reduced food loss and waste by 15-35%? According to the Swedish EPA, the sector improved its ways of reducing waste and recycling of what is not being sold. Yet, Sweden has a long way to go to food waste elimination...
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21 December 2016
Heads up all food and agriculture scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and in South/Southeast Asia! Take part in a region-wide survey on how scientists in SSA, South and Southeast Asia engage with policy-makers and practitioners. This survey is part of the Agriculture for Food Security (AgriFoSe2030),...
21 December 2016
Ahead of their planned field trip to Malawi, we at SIANI, hosted a short preparatory session with a class of the Global College (“Globala Gymnasiet”) in Stockholm, to discuss topics around smallholder farming, #ZeroHunger, and rural poverty.Young people have to be at the heart of our work...