Value chains

Developing knowledge-based bioeconomies in sub-Saharan Africa: how can Sweden help?

Economies in sub-Saharan Africa are hampered by low productivity, high vulnerability to climate change and poor market infrastructure.

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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”.

No time to waste! Our Expert Group is on the quest for the weak links in the food chain

On the 22nd of April, the SIANI expert group on “Food Waste Prevention Strategies for Global Food Chains” arranged a workshop to discuss good examples and possible solutions to reduce food waste on a global scale with a whole value chain perspective in mind.

Development Talk: Global Value Chains Offers New Opportunities for Developing Countries

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New production and trading structures offer new opportunities for developing countries. The world’s production structure has become increasingly fragmented. It has progressively been split into different tasks and scattered geographically. The increased importance of these so called global value chains is one of the key features of today’s international trade pattern.

Transforming Gender Relations in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa - a book by SIANI

This book distills lessons learned about integrating gender equality into agricultural development initiatives in Africa, with case studies of efforts at all levels, from households to national government.

Changing value systems: one village at a time

By Nidhi Tandon. Food production systems in Africa are founded on values centered around incomes and profitability. Unless and until the over-emphasis on the values that underpin the global market economy is reversed, equality and equity for women is doomed.