Droughts, heat, erratic rainfall and floods can leave cows, sheep and goats with little to graze on. Changing climate will affect production of feed for livestock too. Harsh and extreme weather conditions can also reduce reproductive ability and undermine health of animals.
Large swathes of the Horn of Africa are currently in the midst of a drought, and around 15 million people are facing food and water shortages. It is a humanitarian crisis with no signs of improving during 2017.
After a long wait, the Swedish Government, the Left Party and the Alliance parties have agreed on long-term objectives in the field of food. The Government has recently presented its long-awaited food strategy.
Do you want to pursue a career in international development, but are unsure of how and where to start? SLU Global recently published a pamphlet on international careers, explaining which organisations and pathways there are for graduates that want to work globally.
Africa’s lack of agricultural youth adds on to other sustainability challenges such as climate change, rural poverty and food insecurity. However, being the youngest continent, Africa could potentially turn this challenge into opportunities and rejuvenate its agricultural sector.
Antimicrobial resistance in the livestock sector is an emerging global threat associated with extensive non-rational use of antimicrobials.
The 2030 Agenda and Ecosystems - A discussion paper on the links between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals.New report by Torbjörn Ebenhard from CBM; and Maria Schultz and Tristan D. Tyrrell from SwedBio.
Synthetic rice odour blend lures gravid malaria mosquitoesThe increased use of irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has benefited the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito – an important malaria vector – particularly in rice paddies. A research team led from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences now...
Avocado has important nutritional values and the potential to contribute to cash flow in smallholder farming particularly for women in Tanzania.Chances of high value crops entering local, regional markets and beyond is, however, often constrained by quality, particularly for home garden smallholder...
Dr. Yeneneh Belayneh from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) met with SLU researchers for discussions about potential collaboration within the area of pests and pesticides. The visit was hosted by SLU Global.During the meeting held on October 5th 2016, Dr.