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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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FLARE 3rd Annual Meeting

FLARE 3rd Annual Meeting

Conference
Sep 29, 2017 12:00 AM to Oct 02, 2017 12:00 AM.

Call for abstracts! Focali is part of the Coordination Committee when FLARE (Forests & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) will have its annual meeting in Stockholm, hosted by Stockholm University.

Reducing Inequality in a Turbulent World: Scaling-up strategies to secure indigenous, community, and women’s land rights

Reducing Inequality in a Turbulent World: Scaling-up strategies to secure indigenous, community, and women’s land rights

Conference
Oct 04, 2017 12:00 AM to Oct 06, 2017 12:00 AM.

3rd International Conference on Scaling-up Efforts to Secure Community Land and Resource Rights. The event is co-organized by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI), and the International Foundation for Science (IFS).

Scenarios for dryland development in West Pokot, Kenya

Scenarios for dryland development in West Pokot, Kenya

This joint Focali and Triple L report by Eric Röhss, Gert Nyberg and Per Knutsson, describes the process and results of a workshop arranged by the Triple-L research initiative, focusing on the development of future dryland scenarios in West Pokot County, Kenya.

Vattnets betydelse i landskapsrestaurering

Vattnets betydelse i landskapsrestaurering

Workshop
Apr 19, 2017 09:30 AM to Apr 19, 2017 12:30 PM.

Swedish Water House startar en ny klustergrupp – ”Vatten i landskapet”. Till denna workshop bjuder de in aktörer som redan är aktiva i svenska och globala restaureringsprojekt, och aktörer som de bedömer har angelägen kunskap som kan användas mer. Syftet är ge en stärkt insikt och förståelse för kopplingen mellan hydrologi och produktiva landskap. Målsättningen är att gruppen ska ha positiv inverkan på det internationella arbetet med att restaurera degraderade landskap.

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.

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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