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Forests, climate and livelihoods are interconnected

Forests, climate and livelihoods are interconnected

Forests can play a vital part for both climate- and poverty issues; in reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases and as a source of income for poor people that depend on the forest for their livelihood.

Multifunctional landscapes

Multifunctional landscapes

Many Focali researchers focus on synergies and trade-offs between different land-uses in the landscape, such as interactions between forests and agriculture

REDD

REDD

REDD stands for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. It is aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide from forests.

Welcome to Focali

Focali (Forest, Climate, and Livelihood research network) is a Swedish research network focusing on forest / bio-energy, climate change and poverty issues. Several Swedish universities and institutions are represented in the network. The purpose is to contribute to the provision of relevant knowledge to Sida and other Swedish authorities for the effective use of forest operations to achieve climate-poverty targets. Focali also aims to increase the flow of relevant information between scientists, industry, government and civil society.

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Do multifunctional landscapes really benefit women?

Do multifunctional landscapes really benefit women?

Sep 12, 2019

Diversified land use is often promoted as solution to the pressures of increasing global demand for land and food. Moreover, proponents of multifunctional land use often claim the approach is highly beneficial for women. But are these benefits real? And if yes, what do these benefits entail?

Why indigenous hunting is essential to forest sustainability

Why indigenous hunting is essential to forest sustainability

Sep 11, 2019

Hunting has a bad reputation and is rarely considered in forest governance and conservation strategies. But what if, instead, we tried to learn from it?

Food production and gender relations in multifunctional landscapes: a literature review

Food production and gender relations in multifunctional landscapes: a literature review

Do multifunctional landscapes hold specific opportunities for women in enhancing food production and food security? Lisa Westholm (SLU) and Madelene Ostwald (GMV) find in this literature review that products controlled by women in multifunctional settings risk being ignored in decision-making, and that increasing the value of these products might have adverse effects on women's empowerment. To remove these barriers, traditional gender roles have to change.

Final Program Out - Focali Annual Meeting & 10-year Anniversary

Final Program Out - Focali Annual Meeting & 10-year Anniversary

Annual meeting
Nov 05, 2019 09:45 AM to Nov 06, 2019 02:00 PM.

Join us the 5-(6th) of November for the first ever Focali annual meeting and our 10-year anniversary. We welcome both Focali members and our partners to attend this oportunity to learn from and network with each other.

Forest Tenure Reform in the Amazon – A path to livelihoods and tenure security for local people?

Forest Tenure Reform in the Amazon – A path to livelihoods and tenure security for local people?

Seminar
Sep 27, 2019 12:00 AM to Sep 27, 2019 02:30 PM.

Welcome to this Focali-LARRI-SIANI lunch seminar with guest speaker Iliana Monterroso from Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR in Perú.

Agenda 2030 in practice - lessons from socio-environmental work in Brazil

Agenda 2030 in practice - lessons from socio-environmental work in Brazil

Seminar
Sep 18, 2019 11:15 AM to Sep 18, 2019 01:00 PM.

Welcome to this seminar with guest from CETRA a socio-environmental NGO working in Ceará north-eastern Brazil. They are visiting Sweden for international networking and knowledge exchange and are interested to meet researchers and others with experience, knowledge or interests related to socio-environmental work in practice as: small scale biogas, rainwater harvesting, agroforestry, agroecology and social cooperation.

Licentiate seminar: Florence Pendrill

Licentiate seminar: Florence Pendrill

Licentiate defence
Sep 10, 2019 10:00 AM to Sep 10, 2019 01:00 PM.

​Focali-member Florence Pendrill presents her licentiate thesis “Felling Forests from Afar: Quantifying Deforestation Driven by Agricultural Expansion and International Trade”. Florence is a PhD Student at the division of Physical Resource Theory, at the department of Space, Earth and Environment.

Agricultural and forestry trade drives large share of tropical deforestation emissions

Agricultural and forestry trade drives large share of tropical deforestation emissions

Research from Focalimembers Florence Pendrill, Martin Persson, Javier Godar and others reveal that up to 39 % of emissions from deforestation are driven by international trade, where Europe and China are major importers. In fact, a sixth of the carbon footprint of an average EU-diet is due to deforestation emissions. This calls for implementation of policy measures that cross international supply-chains if deforestation emissions are to be effectively reduced.

Final Program Out - Focali Annual Meeting & 10-year Anniversary

Join us the 5-(6th) of November for the first ever Focali annual meeting and our 10-year anniversary. We welcome both Focali members and our partners to attend this oportunity to learn from and networ ...

Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Registration open!

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but close to 1 billion people are hungry or undernourished, according to the FAO. To feed another two billion people in 2050, food ...

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