SIANI News

Photo courtesy Eskil Mattsson
21 September 2016
Focali member Eskil Mattsson who has rich research experience from Sri Lanka is invited to hold a key-note speech  at the “International Research Symposium on Valuation of Forest Ecosystems and their Services” to be held on the 18th of October in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The symposium is...
20 September 2016
On the 10th of September, FuF and LSU, two Swedish civil society organizations, co-hosted the seminar “Youth and Agenda 2030” with the aim to involve young people in the movement for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs. “Agenda 2030 is all about youth!” With these words, Johan Hassel...
19 September 2016
Big up to all the instagrammers! We are starting our first Instagram contest! Are you growing your own beans, lentils or peas? Are you doing research about pulses in Sweden or abroad? Or do you just love to cook and eat them? Whatever your relation to pulses is, we invite you to share your best...
19 September 2016
The 16th of October is World Food Day. It is the day to celebrate the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the day to highlight continuing work for improved food security and nutrition worldwide. In Sweden, World Food Day is organized by the Swedish...
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16 September 2016
Indigenous and local communities, particularly in forest areas, are increasingly affected by environmental degradation and deforestation, which is often the result of unsustainable land use and global demand for commodities and mineral resources.A growing number of public and private actors and...
Photo by Miron Arljung
14 September 2016
This is a summary of a SIANI seminar about the impact of coffee certification on livelihoods and sustainable farming practices Swedes drink a lot of coffee, and that coffee needs to be grown somewhere. Most of the coffee is grown by smallholder farmers with low-income in the regions with high...
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12 September 2016
I den paneldiskussion som följde dagens presentationer konstaterades att det finns behov av ökat samarbete mellan olika svenska aktörer i genomförande av utvecklingsprojekt i ett samarbetsland. Det är också viktigt och självklart att involvera den mottagande parten i planeringen av projektet, dels...
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12 September 2016
Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Director General of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) was one of the keynote speakers in the "Zero Hunger in a Changing Climate" Sida Development Talk, co-organised by SIANI and SEI. ICIPE is carrying out research about alternative and...
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12 September 2016
A new research project will study how participatory forest monitoring can be a viable option to achieve long-term forest conservation goals by including animal species in the scope of forest conservation schemes.Torsten Krause, researcher at LUCSUS-LU and a member of Focali secured a three year...
8 September 2016
How has Sweden succeeded in involving people in nature conservation and species protection? What are the experiences of using the concept of ecosystem services in Swedish planning and decision making? These are two of the subjects which will be presented by scientists from the Swedish University of...