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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.

CIFOR PhD field scholarships: Evaluating Subnational REDD+ Programs

CIFOR PhD field scholarships: Evaluating Subnational REDD+ Programs

Mar 20, 2017

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is seeking eight PhD scholars to focus on evaluating the impacts of subnational REDD+ initiatives in Brazil, Peru and Indonesia.

Focali intern this fall

Focali intern this fall

Mar 20, 2017

A chance to get involved! We are looking for a committed student with an interest in sustainability, who wants an internship with Focali this fall.

Call for abstracts! Agri4D 2017

Call for abstracts! Agri4D 2017

Mar 17, 2017

Focali will host a session at this years Agri4D conference on the topic; Forests for Food Security – in the light of Equal Rights and Sustainable Resource Management. The theme of the conference is Rural Transformation and Urbanization. Also, Focali member Madelene Ostwald will together with Ewa Wredle, SLU, host the session "Land - under pressures or dynamic changes?"

Brighter outlook for the rainforest?

Brighter outlook for the rainforest?

Mar 13, 2017

Focali member Martin Persson, in the studio when the Swedish Radio show Klotet reports on positive development of rain forest restoration in Costa Rica. Research shows that new trees are establishing in logged areas, faster than expected and spontaneously, without planting.

New report links Swedish banks to deforestation in Borneo

New report links Swedish banks to deforestation in Borneo

Mar 10, 2017

New report from Swedwatch and Fair Finance Guide shows that seven of Sweden's largest banks invest billions in companies linked to deforestation and violations of indigenous people in Borneo.

Focali a partner when Swedish forest is in focus at Universeum

Focali a partner when Swedish forest is in focus at Universeum

Jan 30, 2017

Focali will bring a global perspective when Universeum is launching an initiative on Swedish forests in collaboration with a group of stakeholders from civil society and the private sector.

Course: How to enhance capacity to transform science into policy and practice in the field of food security

Course: How to enhance capacity to transform science into policy and practice in the field of food security

Jan 16, 2017

AgriFoSe2030 together with GMV will give a one week training course for African young researchers on effective research-to-policy communication for agricultural development in Nairobi, Kenya, next week.

PhD student position in Sustainability and leakage in beef & soy supply chains in South America

PhD student position in Sustainability and leakage in beef & soy supply chains in South America

Dec 15, 2016

The PhD candidate will use participatory approaches to help further the understanding of the role that supply chain sustainability initiatives can play in reducing forest clearing for agricultural production in the tropics. The PhD will be based at Chalmers University of Technology, but is part of a bigger research project led by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), focusing on sustainability initiatives and risks for leakage in soy and beef supply chains in South America. Several Focali members are involved in this project. Deadline to apply 31 December.

Focali in GMV's Christmas Calendar on the Sustainable Develoment Goals

Focali in GMV's Christmas Calendar on the Sustainable Develoment Goals

Dec 02, 2016

Follow the GMV christmas calender with short films about the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG´s each day. Today Maria Ölund, the Focali Project Coordinator, talk about how Focali's work is related to SDG no.2 "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture"

Eskil Mattsson invited by the UN-REDD programme and Government of Sri Lanka to hold a key-note address on forests and agroforestry

Eskil Mattsson invited by the UN-REDD programme and Government of Sri Lanka to hold a key-note address on forests and agroforestry

Sep 16, 2016

Focali member Eskil Mattsson who has rich research experience from Sri Lanka is invited to hold a key-note address at the “International Research Symposium on Valuation of Forest Ecosystems and their Services” to be held on October 18 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

New research project: Silent forests - Defaunation as the missing piece in forest governance

New research project: Silent forests - Defaunation as the missing piece in forest governance

Sep 02, 2016

Focali member Torsten Krause (LUCSUS-LU) has secured a three year international post-doc grant from VR – the Swedish Research Council. He will work closely with communities in the Amazon region of both Ecuador and Colombia e.g. by studying how participatory forest monitoring can be a viable option to secure long-term successes in forest conservation that includes animal species and not just trees. Since as he states: "By not including animals as an important part of the forest ecosystem and mostly paying attention to forest cover; an incomplete and inaccurate sense of conservation success is being created. In the long run the disappearance of animals also threatens the trees and the entire forest ecosystems at large."

The heat on land: Promoting multifunctional land-use systems – creating synergies between UNFCCC and the Sustainable Development Goals

The heat on land: Promoting multifunctional land-use systems – creating synergies between UNFCCC and the Sustainable Development Goals

Aug 25, 2016

A new project from the Swedish Energy Agency (1,4 million kr) has landed at GMV - Centre for Environment and Sustainability. Focali members are leading and participating in the project that will start in the fall of 2016.

SIANI Annual Meeting 2018

Invitation from Focali´s partner SIANI to participate in the SIANI Annual Meeting 2018: Nutrition for everyone everywhere. Get the opportunity to interact with SIANI's members and explore how the net ...

Forests, Landscapes and Food Security - a collaboration with SIANI

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

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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