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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.

Apply for PhD position in environmental social science at University of Gothenburg

Apply for PhD position in environmental social science at University of Gothenburg

Jan 04, 2016

The School of Global Studies at University of Gothenburg is advertising a doctoral studentship in environmental social science. Deadline to apply is 1 February 2016.

Meet Focali at the Global Landscape Forum in Paris

Meet Focali at the Global Landscape Forum in Paris

Dec 03, 2015

Take the time to meet Focali at the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) in Paris on December 5-6. The network will participate at the forum as part of the thematic collaboration with the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) around forests, landscapes and food security.

Interview with Focali researcher Martin Karlson who just “nailed” his PhD thesis

Interview with Focali researcher Martin Karlson who just “nailed” his PhD thesis

Oct 14, 2015

Martin Karlson PhD candidate at Linköping University will defend his thesis, on Remote Sensing of Woodland Structure and Composition in the Sudano-Sahelian zone, 23 October. In this interview he shares experiences from his field research in Burkina Faso and the main contributions from his research for the use of remote sensing in the region.

New brief: How to reduce vulnerability in rural Burkina Faso: keeping the trees and planting more or diversifying the livelihoods?

New brief: How to reduce vulnerability in rural Burkina Faso: keeping the trees and planting more or diversifying the livelihoods?

Sep 29, 2015

A new publication by Jenny Friman within our thematic collaboration with SIANI.

New brief: Addressing food security & climate change with agroforestry, what are the policy options?

New brief: Addressing food security & climate change with agroforestry, what are the policy options?

Sep 29, 2015

A new publication by Eskil Mattsson within our thematic collaboration with SIANI.

Water, Forests and People

Water, Forests and People

Aug 31, 2015

The Swedish Water House cluster group Water and Forests´ work on how and why Sweden should build resilient landscapes are now published in a report and policy brief.

Live streaming from Landscape-event at World Water Week

Live streaming from Landscape-event at World Water Week

Aug 25, 2015

Focali participate as part of the Swedish Water House cluster group for Water and Forests.

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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