SIANI News

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7 October 2016
Lennart Båge is stepping down from his role as SIANI Steering Committee member as he is taking on the role of Sidas new Acting Director-General from the 1st of November 2016. He has been part of SIANIs steering committee since August 2015.Lennart Båge has a long career in international development...
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3 October 2016
A new sustainability standard, 2017 SAN was launched by Rainforest Alliance and their partner Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) on 29 September in Stockholm. The 2017 SAN standard update, reduced the number of key principles from ten, like it used ot be in the 2010 SAN standard, to four:...
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3 October 2016
Making a movie about a research project is frequently mentioned as a desirable output, but it does not happen that often. “Fruits of Our Labour” series is an attempt to make research by making a film and exchange knowledge with those whose stories are told, giving them a chance to learn from the...
27 September 2016
Applications for a communication internship at SIANI are now open! Are you interested in sustainable development and poverty reduction in agriculture, food supply, natural resource management, and consumption? Join our team!    About the internship SIANI works with a...
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...