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Towards a more efficient irrigation and fertiliser management in Mozambique

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.

How to increase maize yield in rainfed agriculture?

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.

Zoonoses and animals in the city

SLU Global and Centre for Global Animal Diseases invite to a seminar about Zoonoses and animals in the city

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Moderator Assoc. Professor Sofia Boqvist, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health, SLU

Immigration in rural Sweden - What determines a good reception?

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 society contributed with?

Lägesrapport om SLU:s arbete med Agenda 2030 inom Agronomprogrammen

This status report summarises the integration of the 2030 Agenda into agronomy education programmes at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU.

It is the final output of a project managed and conducted by five agronomy students within the university course "Project management & communication for agronomists" at SLU and was done in collaboration with SIANI.

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The Guardians of the 2030 Agenda - the role of SLU students in the new development agenda

Presentation by students David Gevert, Maria Eklund, Maja Möller, Elin Hålldin and Rebecca Hymnelius, from the Swedish University of Agricultural Science. 19th January 2017 at the SIANI Annual Meeting 2017.

Can we turn waste into feed? Find out at the New Feed Technology Laboratory at SLU

The new SLU laboratory initiative, the Feed Technology Laboratory (FTL), is a strategic infrastructure project for initiating inter- and intrafaculty networking and joint project initiatives with the purpose of creating new solutions for sustainable animal feed production.

Can we reduce malaria by luring malaria mosquitoes?

Synthetic rice odour blend lures gravid malaria mosquitoes

The 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 shows that rice odours attract females, and elicit egg laying.