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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...
18 May 2016
With 19 participants, an introductory worskhop on Theory of Change for Agricultural Development took place at SLU, Uppsala on April 26, 2016. The event was organized by the SIANI-SLU Global theme on Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security. The workshop was led by Dr Isabel Vogel,...
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12 May 2016
A study by Benjamin Warner and Christopher Kuzdas, University of Massachusets recently published in the Climate and Development Journal looked into what happens in the Costa Rican agro-industrial before the dry season. The researchers found there is a difference between smallholder rice farmers and...
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10 May 2016
On the 22nd of April, the SIANI expert group on “Food Waste Prevention Strategies for Global Food Chains” arranged a workshop to discuss good examples and possible solutions to reduce food waste on a global scale with a whole value chain perspective in mind.This Expert Group focuses on working...
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4 May 2016
SIANI Youth held its first event in the Student Union of the University of Agricultural Sciences in Ultuna Campus in Uppsala. The purpose of the event was to create a space for sharing experience about how to start a career in international development. The event attracted students from...