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Focali at Global Landscapes Forum 2018: Connecting for impact – From commitment to action

Focali at Global Landscapes Forum 2018: Connecting for impact – From commitment to action

Dec 01, 2018

Focali is together with our partners SIANI participating in the Global Landscapes Forum 2018 (GLF) in Bonn. We have a booth in the Landscape Action Pavilion where we share Focali members research and hope to engage in interesting and inspiring meetings. The Focali and SIANI team will report back on some of key issues discussed at Global Landscape Forum via our homepages and social media.

Developing secure land rights. Yes, but for whom?

Developing secure land rights. Yes, but for whom?

Sep 05, 2018

Community-based approaches to tenure formalization are gaining traction in development policy. The concept is nothing new. Collective tenure has been recognized in legislation for over a decade. What’s new is that it’s now being implemented, which has created a whole new area for research.

Rethinking development: One perspective never tells the full story

Rethinking development: One perspective never tells the full story

Aug 29, 2018

We are in the midst of the quest for sustainable development. The ambition to leave no one behind, together with the global political consensus that the challenges we are facing are common and interrelated frame the new development narrative. However, this inter-connectedness does not always trickle down to the local level.

Meet Focali and SIANI at the DevRes Conference in Gothenburg

Meet Focali and SIANI at the DevRes Conference in Gothenburg

Aug 20, 2018

The biennial Development Research Conference – DevRes, sponsored by the Swedish Research Council and Sida, will be held in Gothenburg 22-23 August. The Focali research network, hosted by GMV, will participate in the conference together with its partner SIANI.

The palm oil dilemma – Podcast with Focali member Martin Persson

The palm oil dilemma – Podcast with Focali member Martin Persson

May 30, 2018

In this P3 news podcast experts on palm oil, the most consumed oil in the world, are interviewed about the consequences it has as a driver of deforestation.

Sveriges första nationella skogsprogram sätter fokus på hållbart brukande och bevarande av skog

Sveriges första nationella skogsprogram sätter fokus på hållbart brukande och bevarande av skog

May 28, 2018

Den 17 maj 2018 beslutade regeringen om en strategi för Sveriges nationella skogsprogram. Kärnan i programmet är den breda dialogen om skogens roll för ett hållbart samhälle och en växande bioekonomi. Hållbart brukande och bevarande av skogen ska enligt strategin inte bara vara i fokus i Sverige utan även en profilfråga i svenskt internationellt samarbete.

New brief from AgriFoSe2030 on gender issues in research on agriculture for food security

New brief from AgriFoSe2030 on gender issues in research on agriculture for food security

Apr 26, 2018

Agriculture in low- and middle-income countries face considerable challenges with rapidly evolving complexity. Although opportunities for agricultural research to succeed in addressing the issues are significant, one major barrier is the low level of gender equity. This brings challenges across entire crop and livestock value chains, all the way to landscape management.

Sweden must act stronger for women's right to use and own land

Sweden must act stronger for women's right to use and own land

Apr 06, 2018

Representatives from the Agroforestry Network, amongst them Focali researchers Anders Malmer and Johanna Björklund, writes in a debate article about how Sweden need to act stronger to promote women's right to use and own land.

Can more trees improve groundwater levels?

Can more trees improve groundwater levels?

Feb 26, 2018

Focali researchers have challenged the dominant paradigm in forest hydrology – that more trees equal less water – and their groundbreaking research has now lead to more grants. Four years ahead they will investigate how the use of trees can best address water scarcity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Focali intern fall 2018

Focali intern fall 2018

Feb 21, 2018

A chance to get involved! We are looking for a committed student with an interest in sustainability, who wants an internship with Focali during September 2018 to January 2019.

Chalmers och Göteborgs universitet stärker samarbetet för hållbar utveckling

Chalmers och Göteborgs universitet stärker samarbetet för hållbar utveckling

Feb 20, 2018

Focalis värdinstitution Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum byter namn till Göteborgs centrum för hållbar utveckling. Detta på grund av ett förnyat samverkansavtal mellan Chalmers och Göteborgs Universitet med större fokus på hållbar utveckling och FN:s 17 globala mål för hållbar utveckling.

Call for papers to the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists

Call for papers to the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists

Jan 22, 2018

The five day congress, 25-29 June 2018 in Gothenburg, now call for papers in all areas of environmental and natural resource economics for presentation, as well as proposals for thematic and policy sessions. Deadline for application the 31st of January.

Yearly open call for research grants from Formas

Yearly open call for research grants from Formas

Jan 18, 2018

The yearly open call for Formas research grants opens for applications the 1st of March, and closes the 12th of April, 2018. Applications are welcomed within the three main areas – environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning. Start writing your application today!

News from the 3rd national Agroforestry Conference in Alnarp 2017

News from the 3rd national Agroforestry Conference in Alnarp 2017

Nov 30, 2017

The Agroforestry Network - on of the main organizers of the Agroforestry Conference in Alnarp - shares their perspective on the conference where researchers, practitioners, students and NGO's met for two days of in-depth discussions on elevating agroforestry in Sweden with inspiration from the world.

OPPORTUNITY: Post doc in transformative sustainability science

OPPORTUNITY: Post doc in transformative sustainability science

Nov 23, 2017

The university of Luxemburg invite applications for a 3-year full time Post Doc position in a transdisciplinary team of researchers. The position is part of the project NEXUS FUTURES, and seeks to foster transformative learning for sustainable water and land-use governance. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply now!

Vatten, skog, människor – hur återskapar vi produktiva landskap?

Vatten, skog, människor – hur återskapar vi produktiva landskap?

Aug 15, 2017

Stora arealer utarmad skogsmark är efter avskogning och omfattande degradering i behov av restaurering. Hur kan Sverige bidra till att möta denna globala utmaning? Under årets Almedalenvecka arrangerade SIWI Swedish Water House ett seminarium i ämnet tillsammans med Focali, SLU Global, Skogsstyrelsen och Sveaskog.

On video - Wangu Mutua talking about women and agroforestry

On video - Wangu Mutua talking about women and agroforestry

Jul 11, 2017

What are the links between women, agroforestry, leadership, land tenure and farmer organizations? After the Focali seminar "Feminism and forest - a love story" in Almedalen 2017, Wangu Mutua, Deputy Director of Vi Agroforestry Kenya was interviewed by GMVs Hugo Gustafsson.

Open Call for SIANI Expert Groups

Open Call for SIANI Expert Groups

Apr 27, 2017

Excellent chance to apply for new SIANI Expert Group funding! Have you got an idea about how to make our food systems more sustainable and our food security better? Do you have in mind people who would make a god team for realizing your idea? Time to put your ideas to practice.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), University of Michigan

Apr 04, 2017

Join a team of researchers working with land and livelihoods systems research. The projects are focusing on systematic analyses of the impacts of changes in land tenure, and different types of project implementation efforts in relation to forests and agriculture.

A golden opportunity: Halt deforestation with agroforestry

A golden opportunity: Halt deforestation with agroforestry

Mar 21, 2017

Focali partner Agroforestry Network urges the Swedish government to clearly position agroforestry in the upcoming policy framework for Swedish development cooperation.

1st Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon - potential implications of the new political landscape?

Welcome to this first meeting in a series of dialogue seminars initiated by Focali at GMV in collaboration with SIANI, GGBC, GAC, LUCSUS and other partners interested to join this initiative with a fo ...

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