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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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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!

Supply chain transparency: A green light to sustainable consumption?

Supply chain transparency: A green light to sustainable consumption?

Do you know where the palm oil in your breakfast peanut butter sandwich comes from? Can you tell if it comes from a former pristine rainforest? What if I tell you that it soon may be possible to find out with a mouse click? But first, let’s talk about why we need to know it at all.

SIANI Annual Meeting 2018

SIANI Annual Meeting 2018

Workshop
Jan 24, 2018 10:00 AM to Jan 24, 2018 03:00 PM.

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 network and its member can contribute to the global nutrition agenda.

Forest and food, a matter of social justice?

Forest and food, a matter of social justice?

When it comes to food security, forests can be a life-saver. Forests provide fruits, leaves, nuts and mushrooms. These foods are crucial for nutrition in rural communities, and can cushion against hunger when harvests are low. However, forests are rarely included in food security strategies.

What happened in Stockholm during the "Land rights autumn"?

What happened in Stockholm during the "Land rights autumn"?

In October 2017, Stockholm hosted a series of international events dedicated to the issue of land and resource rights. On October 3, Swedish Development Agency, Sida, organised a “Development Talk” on the theme: Land rights – a prerequisite for combating climate change and advancing peace and gender equality, followed by an in-depth session in the afternoon on Securing Community Land and Resource Rights in Practice.

Global Landscapes Forum 2017

Global Landscapes Forum 2017

Conference
Dec 19, 2017 09:00 AM to Dec 20, 2017 07:00 PM.

Don’t forget to register for the world’s largest science-led multi-sectoral platform for integrated land use - Global Landscape Forum; December 2017 in Bonn, Germany. Focali, SIANI and SLU global will host a booth at the Development Solutions pavilion, and Focali member Aida Bargués Tobella will present her research at the session on rainfall recycling, together with FTA and IUFRO. Join us!

Scaling up deforestation-free production and trade with jurisdictions

Scaling up deforestation-free production and trade with jurisdictions

This book chapter, written by Focali members Javier Godar and Toby Gardner together with other members of the Trase team, outlines steps to facilitate implementation of supply chains free of deforestation. One key challenge is transparency; seeing who trades forest-risk commodities and when and where they do so. Here, Trase could be part of the solution.

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.

Rethinking Development - Development Research Conference 2018, Gothenburg

Join the biennial Development Research Conference – Rethinking Development, 22-23 August 2018 in Gothenburg, for two days of discussions, panels and debates on the role of development and aid in a w ...

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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