SLU Global

Launch: SLU Global Annual Report 2016

Introducing and forming work along the United Nation's global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has left its mark on a lot of our university’s activities in 2016, activities arranged both by SLU Global and by others at SLU.

Accelerating Youth, Education & Innovation in Agribusiness for Sustainable Development

Involvement of local youth in developing agri-food value chains is key to face the challenges of an increasingly knowledge-intensive agriculture, while at the same time providing local employment and meet the needs of a growing global population. This will retain local human capital where it is needed most, and will reduce migration flows.

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

Programme

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?

Where to start your international career?

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.

SLU Global: International career brochure

The aim of this brochure is to provide advice to those interested in pursuing an international career, as well as provide a list of potential employers working in the field of global development. You can also read interviews with SLU alumni about how they designed their careers.

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Youth, Entrepreneurship and African Agriculture

The workshop will feature talks from invited guests, among which from colleagues from Kenya, Uganda, Somaliland on issues related to agripreneurship (entrepreneurship in agriculture) in Africa, the yield gap, sustainable intensification, and global agriculture. The workshop aims to explore possible links between SLU and educational programs in Africa.