Governance

What do forests have to do with food security? A glance at this year’s HLPE Report

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?

Balancing competing interests and opportunities for better wastewater governance

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The water crisis has been described as largely a governance crisis, however the role of wastewater has been overlooked in this discussion. With growing interest in harnessing the potential of wastewater, there is a growing need to address conflicting interests associated with managing and using this resource.

Governance at the ‘edge’ of the State: political subjectivity and citizenship

State rule is presently challenged in many parts of the world such that governance is achieved by overlapping authorities. The course focuses on the implications of these achievements for conflict, citizenship and social inequality. ‘Political subjectivity’ captures how power operates to produce desires for recognition, belonging, and rights, which all shape inclusion and exclusion.

Putting 2030 Agenda into practice, how the landscape perspective can contribute?

It has been over a year since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the historic signing of the Paris Climate Agreement. Both of these events put forward a new agenda for development, and those who work in this field have been looking into the ways to navigate in this new context.

Multifunctional landscapes for food security, livelihoods and the environment

Together, SIANI and SLU Global host Agri4D, a large biannual national conference. This conference also has an inter-twining biannual smaller meeting for young researchers since 2014. For 2016 it was proposed to carry out the smaller conference with the thematic field of “multifunctional landscapes”.

New research project to examine the empty forest syndrome

A new research project will study how participatory forest monitoring can be a viable option to achieve long-term forest conservation goals by including animal species in the scope of forest conservation schemes.