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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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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.

Launch of the HLPE Report on Sustainable Forestry

Launch of the HLPE Report on Sustainable Forestry

Launch event
Jun 27, 2017 09:30 AM to Jun 27, 2017 12:30 PM.

Focali will report from the event, when High-Level panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) launch their report on the topic of “sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition” at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on June 27th.

What is good about Sri Lankan homegardens with regards to food security?

What is good about Sri Lankan homegardens with regards to food security?

New article with agroforestry focus by Focali researchers Eskil Mattsson and Madelene Ostwald, together with S. P. Nissanka. A synthesis of the current scientific knowledge of a multifunctional land-use system in Sri Lanka.

Farming + Forests = Food security: Integrated landscapes offer hope of sustainability in Asian uplands

Farming + Forests = Food security: Integrated landscapes offer hope of sustainability in Asian uplands

This joint Focali/SIANI/SLU Global Policy Brief shows how natural resource management policies and institutions influence livelihoods and food security for communities in upland areas of Thailand, Vietnam and Nepal.

Almedalen seminarium: Feminism och skog – en kärleksaffär

Almedalen seminarium: Feminism och skog – en kärleksaffär

Seminarium
Jul 05, 2017 08:00 AM to Jul 05, 2017 08:45 AM.

Skogen är viktig för den globala livsmedelsförsörjningen! Kvinnor har en nyckelroll i utvecklingen av hållbart brukande av skogslandskapet. Kan Sverige, med vår höga andel kvinnligt ägarskap och företagande i skogssektorn bidra med erfarenhet till en hållbar utveckling globalt?

Agri4D 2017 Conference - Registration open!

Agri4D 2017 Conference - Registration open!

Conference
Sep 20, 2017 08:00 AM to Sep 21, 2017 06:00 PM.

This year Focali researchers will lead two session at the two-day Agriculture for Development conference, for researchers and professionals working with and/or interested in agriculture for development.

Irrigating Forests with Wastewater - natural and effective water treament?

Irrigating Forests with Wastewater - natural and effective water treament?

Seminar
Aug 27, 2017 04:00 PM to Aug 27, 2017 05:30 PM.

At this year's World Water Week in Stockholm Focali is co-organizing this event together with e.g. SIWI, the Swedish Forest Agency, FAO and CIFOR.

World Water Week 2017

World Water Week 2017

Conference
Aug 27, 2017 12:00 AM to Sep 01, 2017 12:00 AM.

Register now! This year’s theme: Water and Waste - Reduce and Reuse will tackle some of the biggest and most complex challenges facing water professionals today.

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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