Nyheter från SIANI

10 juli 2017
The Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture (NORSØK) is an independent foundation aimed at developing organic agriculture in Norway. NORSØK have recently received funding from Møre and Romsdal county council to educate a PhD-student graduated in soil and plant science, where...
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7 juli 2017
Forests are not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about food security. Sure, it’s fun to go mushroom picking, but otherwise what is the big deal about the role of forests in food security? Why is this year’s High Level Panel of Experts Report (HLPE), the science-policy interface...
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26 juni 2017
How do we keep food on the plates of UK households in the coming decades? This is a central question for IKnowFood, a major collaborative research project launched in June, 2017. Thanks to advances in agriculture and logistics, and the burgeoning of international trade, absolute food shortages are...
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19 juni 2017
Sweden is stepping up the efforts to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. The government is preparing a support of SEK 50 million to the Food and Agriculture Organizationof the United Nations, FAO, for the implementation of the Port State Agreement. Sweden and Fiji have jointly taken...
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14 juni 2017
SIANI Youth was very active in the month of May starting off with a workshop on Youth, Agripreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals, co-organised with SLU Global. In the morning inspirational speakers talked about business opportunities and how to overcome challenges for entrepreneurs in...
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13 juni 2017
SIANI is collaborating with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) as a local partner –  together with Sida, Stockholm Environment Institute, International Foundtion for Science and media partner Devex – on the October 2017 conference Reducing Inequality in a Turbulent World: Scaling up...
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13 juni 2017
One can't grow much food without water. In fact, agriculture is the largest consumer of water; Using more than 70% of global freshwater supply, it gives a head start to any other sector. Clearly, water is critical for food production,and we need a lot of it to produce food for the growing...
Photo credit: Region Gotland/Malin Ericsson
13 juni 2017
SIANI är återigen i Visby i juli för att delta i samhällsdebatterna och nätverka för förbättrad livsmedelssäkerhet och hållbart jordbruk! Vi organiserar i år tre olika seminarier alla på Sidas scen Sverige i världen, varmt välkomna att delta och bidra!Tisdag 4 juli 16.00-16.45: Ung kraft för Agenda...
12 juni 2017
The 3rd annual meeting of the Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement, FLARE network will take place in Stockholm in the end of September 2017. The meeting will provide a unique space for discussions about forests and livelihoods and will foster collaboration, favouring...
8 juni 2017
As much as 40% of the global food production comes from irrigated agriculture, but large amount of fertilisers and irrigation water is lost due to inappropriate irrigation practices. In a new doctoral thesis, Mário Chilundo put forward suggestions for sustainable agriculture with different...