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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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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.

Energizing agroforestry: Ilex guayusa as an additional commodity to diversify Amazonian agroforestry systems

Energizing agroforestry: Ilex guayusa as an additional commodity to diversify Amazonian agroforestry systems

Focali member Torsten Krause and colleague Barry Ness has just published a paper on agroforestry and the crop guayusa (Ilex guayusa) in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Guayusa - a native tree of the western Amazon region with leaves used for brewing tea, is grown by indigenous farmers in traditional agroforestry systems.

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.

The value of trees in Myanmar: Q&A with Laura Kmoch

The value of trees in Myanmar: Q&A with Laura Kmoch

Today is the International Day of Forests, this year with the theme: Forests & Energy. We are celebrating by talking to Focali member Laura Kmoch, PhD candidate at the Division of Physical Resource Theory, Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers. Laura has just returned after 8 weeks in the field in upland Myanmar, where she has been studying the contribution of trees to rural livelihoods.

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?"

Cool insights for a hot world - the symposium

Cool insights for a hot world - the symposium

Virtual Symposium
Mar 21, 2017 09:00 AM to Mar 22, 2017 12:00 PM.

CGIAR presents a virtual Symposium on the topic of Trees and Forests Recycle Water and Modify Climate. The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry is hosting a virtual symposium on the linkages of forests, water and climate on the occasion of the International Day of Forests (21 March) and World Water Day (22 March).

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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