SLU: Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security

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8 June 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.
8 June 2017
Maize yields in sub-Saharan Africa have been at the lower end of the global range for decades. A new thesis by Emilio Magaia, PhD candidate at the Department of Soil and Environment at SLU presents a way to improve water use efficiency in semi-arid regions through better soil and water management.
7 June 2017
Uganda has the fastest growing pig production in sub-Saharan Africa.
11 May 2017
SLU have looked into the matter of reception of asylum seekers in rural areas in Sweden. Researchers at SLU have studied the responsibilities of the municipalities and the civil society and have asked the question; have the municipalities done what they should and what have the people of the civil...
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12 April 2017
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.
Man feeding cattle
27 February 2017
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.
27 February 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.
17 February 2017
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.
7 February 2017
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.
3 December 2016
Antimicrobial resistance in the livestock sector is an emerging global threat associated with extensive non-rational use of antimicrobials.