Capacity development

High milk yields in a harsh climate: Is it all about the genes?

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.

Swedish Capacity Development on Food Security: What has worked, and how could it improve?

About this report

This report is based on presentations and discussions at the workshop “The Impact of Capacity Development on Food Security”, held in Stockholm, on 3 March 2016. It was organised by SLU Global, in collaboration with the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI). 

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Report from the SIANI - SLU Global Capacity Development Workshop

A joint SIANI-SLU Global workshop took place on March 3, 2016 at SEI, Stockholm. The workshop aimed at discussing the impact of the Swedish involvement in capacity building as well as lessons learned.

The workshop had the participation of international researchers, PhD and master students, members of the Swedish government, universities, consulting agencies and the SIANI network.

Impact of capacity development on food security

Science and technology solutions are critical to meet a growing demand for food, maintaining market competitiveness and adapting to and mitigating climate change. Agricultural research is crucial for generating new technologies and improved policies--key drivers of growth in agricultural productivity and resilience.

Our Expert Group is all set to examine Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture in the ASEAN region

This Expert Group aims to initiate collaborative cross-disciplinary research to assess the state of HESA in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region and provide recommendation for its higher capacity and better quality.

Biodiversity and Food Security – From Trade-offs to Synergies

Photo courtesy Davy Landman via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Biodiversity at all levels, including the diversity of genes, species and ecosystems, is lost at alarming rates. Critical factors for these trends are habitat destruction, global warming and the uncontrolled spread of alien species. Pollution, nitrogen deposition and shifts in precipitation further affect biodiversity.