SIANI News

27 July 2016
Summary of the seminar Antibiotikan i djurhållningen – vad kan Sverige lära världen? 7th July 2016, Almedalen ”Antibiotic resistance might one day be a challenge as big as climate change” the moderator said and kicked off SIANI’s second seminar in the political week of Almedalen. The topic that...
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30 June 2016
A new study finds that in the state of Pará alone, selective logging, road-building, fires and other disturbances have reduced biodiversity as much as clearing 92,000–139,000 km2of pristine forest.For more than a decade, Brazil has been aggressively fighting deforestation in the Amazon, including...
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29 June 2016
A paper by an international team including SEI’s Francis X. Johnson argues that with good programme design, biofuel production can boost overall agricultural yields and food security. Bioenergy is a key element of many countries’ climate strategies – including liquid biofuels, which are blended...
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21 June 2016
This blog is written by Larissa Stiem and Focali member Torsten Krause based on results presented in their article “Exploring the impact of social norms and perception on women´s participation in customary forest and land governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Implications for REDD+”....
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7 June 2016
The Food Loss and Waste Protocol, a multi-stakeholder partnership, convened by the initiative of the World Resources Institute at the Global Green Growth Forum announced the launch of the new accounting and reporting standard for food waste prevention – the FLW Standard.The partnership unites The...
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7 June 2016
More than half of the world’s seven billion people live in urban areas – a proportion that is set to increase to 69% by 2050. Rapid urbanization will increase the demand for food security, nutritious diets and food safety for urban populations. It can be impossible to transport perishable products...
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3 June 2016
A new EBA report based on a systematic review of impact evaluations about our understanding of the double objectives, climate benefits and poverty reduction, shows a ‘know-do gap’. Three Focali members, Gunnar Köhlin, Madelene Ostwald and Eskil Mattson, were part of the review that focused on...
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27 May 2016
Food security is often considered fulfilled if a nation has access to food in some fashion; whether that food is locally grown or imported from elsewhere is less important. In a way, food sovereignty approach goes a step further and emphases self-reliance and independence from external food sources...
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24 May 2016
Energy access is a tricky puzzle for the African continent. 70% of the population in sub Saharan Africa relies on biomass for energy. It means that most of the population burns firewood, charcoal, agricultural residues and animal dung for cooking food and for getting done with other day-to-day...
19 May 2016
The joint SIANI-SLU Global and Focali Workshop on Community resource management, landscapes and climate change in South- and Southeast Asia took place on 16-17 May.About 30 participants attended the worskhop session on the first day. The participants discussed possible research gaps, as well as the...