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Farming + Forests = Food security: Integrated landscapes offer hope of sustainability in Asian uplands

Farming + Forests = Food security: Integrated landscapes offer hope of sustainability in Asian uplands

This joint Focali/SIANI/SLU Global Policy Brief shows how natural resource management policies and institutions influence livelihoods and food security for communities in upland areas of Thailand, Vietnam and Nepal.

Scenarios for dryland development in West Pokot, Kenya

Scenarios for dryland development in West Pokot, Kenya

This joint Focali and Triple L report by Eric Röhss, Gert Nyberg and Per Knutsson, describes the process and results of a workshop arranged by the Triple-L research initiative, focusing on the development of future dryland scenarios in West Pokot County, Kenya.

Focali-SIANI policy brief on the key to successful partnerships with forest communities

Focali-SIANI policy brief on the key to successful partnerships with forest communities

Focali member Torsten Krause has written a policy brief within Focali’s thematic collaboration with SIANI. In the policy brief “Building partnerships with forest communities” Krause compiles strategies for establishing effective partnerships with local communities who use or own forest land.

Agricultural commodity consumption and trade responsible for over 40% of tropical deforestation

Agricultural commodity consumption and trade responsible for over 40% of tropical deforestation

This new Focali brief is written by Martin Persson, Sabine Henders and Thomas Kastner and is mainly based on their article: Trading forests: land-use change and carbon emissions embodied in production and exports of forest-risk commodities. Environmental Research Letters (in Press)

Focali brief: Can India´s wasteland be used for biomass plantations?

Focali brief: Can India´s wasteland be used for biomass plantations?

Focali brief 2015:02 by Madelene Ostwald, Göran Berndes and Martin Karlson with colleagues.

Sharing the Land: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems and Improving Livelihoods Through Agroforestry

Sharing the Land: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems and Improving Livelihoods Through Agroforestry

This brief examines how agroforestry approaches – growing trees with crops, and sometimes with animals – can advance land restoration and conservation while also strengthening livelihoods. The brief has been produced through a collaboration between Focali and SIANI around the theme “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security”.

Trees in Home Gardens: Making the Most of an Age-Old Practice to Improve Food Security and Nutrition

Trees in Home Gardens: Making the Most of an Age-Old Practice to Improve Food Security and Nutrition

This brief explores the value of an agroforestry approach to home gardens, incorporating multiple layers of trees, shrubs and crops, in the context of nutrition and food security. The brief has been produced through a collaboration between Focali and SIANI around the theme “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security”.

The bioenergy and water nexus – a complex relationship

The bioenergy and water nexus – a complex relationship

Focali brief 2013:03 by Göran Berndes and Maria Ölund

New Focali brief about biofuel production and indirect effects of land-use change

New Focali brief about biofuel production and indirect effects of land-use change

This Focali brief is based on a written response, made by the brief authors, to the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications. This due to a consultation process opened by the ministry about the proposed changes in renewable energy directives presented by the European Commission.

Forests and trees - essential for food security on a landscape level

Forests and trees - essential for food security on a landscape level

Today, on the International Day of Forests, Focali and SIANI publish the brief “Forests and trees – essential for food security on a landscape level”. The brief is written jointly by the two networks as a contribution to the upcoming FAO conference “Forests for Food Security and Nutrition” that will be held in May 2013.

REDD and Poverty in Cambodia

REDD and Poverty in Cambodia

Focali Report 2012:03 by Robin Biddulph

REDD+ revisited - steady pace or passed momentum?

REDD+ revisited - steady pace or passed momentum?

Focali brief 2012:05 by Westholm, L., Mattsson, E., Ostwald, M.

Conflict and Rhetoric in Bolivian Forest Protection

Conflict and Rhetoric in Bolivian Forest Protection

Focali brief 2012:04 by Lisa Westholm

Version français du rapport d’un atelier sur les parcs agroforestiers au Burkina Faso.

Version français du rapport d’un atelier sur les parcs agroforestiers au Burkina Faso.

Focali report 2012 par Gert Nyberg, Lisa Westholm et Maria Ölund

Forests, Landscapes and Food Security - a collaboration with SIANI

Focali has, since 2014, collaborated with SIANI under the theme "Forests, Landscapes and Food Security". ...

Putting Agenda 2030 into practice - how the landscape perspective can contribute

This workshop, co-arranged by Focali-SIANI, will facilitate an interactive dialogue about effective ways to implement the Agenda 203 in both policy and practice by applying a landscape perspective. Th ...

SIANI Annual Meeting 2017

Invitation from Focali´s partner SIANI to participate in the inception and planning of Phase 3 in the SIANI Annual Meeting 2017: Towards Zero Hunger through Rural Transformation. ...

Focali part of cluster group on Water and Forests at SWH

Since December 2014 is Focali represented as one of five members in the cluster group "Water and Forests" hosted by the Swedish Water House (SWH). ...

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