7 May, SLU Uppsala, Sweden, How science can contribute to poverty alleviation in Africa. Speaker: Professor Christian Borgemeister, African Insect Science for Food and Health (icipe).
23 april, Uppsala, Gör bistånd någon nytta? A panel discussion on aid (in Swedish). Arranged by the Uppsala Red Cross.
23 April, Stockholm, Sweden, Globala utmaningar - a day for you who works with international issues. Arranged by: Utrikespolitiska institutet.
4 April, Stockholm, Sweden, Global Health – beyond 2015.
21 March, SLU Uppsala, Sweden, Current international projects and prospects for future collaboration with SLU – examples from Uganda and France. Arranged by SLU Global.
21 March, SLU Alnarp, Sweden, Agroecology: who will feed us in a planet in crisis? CANCELLED
15 March, SLU Uppsala, Sweden, Action research, First seminar in the series: 'Scaling-up' - filling the gap between academic knowledge and farming practice. Arranged by SLU Global.
7 March, SLU Uppsala, Sweden, How the history of European agriculture can shape its future
4-6 March, Dubai, Going Global 2013. Theme: Global education: knowledge-based economies for 21st century nations
4 March, SLU Uppsala, Sweden, Turning water problems into solutions: a new perspective to water, land and ecosystems. A seminar with Jeremy Bird, director General at IWMI, International Water Management Institute
25-26 February, SLU Uppsala, Gender and the politics of environment. Workshop
18 February, live stream, Who has a right to climate change adaptation? Social differentiation in promoting climate resilience arranged by CGIAR
13 February, SLU Uppsala, Sweden The development of forest land use in climate mitigation and specifically REDD+ The seminar will be recorded and available on www.slu.se/slu-global
14 Februari, SLU Uppsala, Sweden, Towards a sustainable global livestock sector 25-26 February, SLU Uppsala, Sweden, Gender and the politics of environment. Workshop
5-8 February, Kampala; Uganda, International workshop on Sustainable aquaculture in Southern Africa
7 February, Uppsala, Sweden Africa - Trade or Aid, talk by Hans Rosling
7 November, SLU, Alnarp, The Future of Plant Biotechnology in Europe
29 October, SLU, Uppsala, Measuring performance and value of social innnovation – Pertinence of Social Return on Investment Analysis. Student seminar.
October 25, WEBINAR: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA from 15:00 GMT to 17:00 GMT
October 25, SLU, Uppsala, A framework for zoonoses at the livestock-human interface in western Kenya
Oktober 24, SLU, Uppsala, Brown Bag Seminar: Some Have It and Some Don’t - Food Security in a Global Perspective
October 17, SLU Upppsala, Agriculture is what you eat, Future Agriculture
October 16, SLU, Uppsala, Conservation Song - A History of Peasant-state Relations and the Environment in Malawi, 1860-2000
October 15, SIDA, Stockholm, Weather related crises - Improved resilience in development coperation!
26 September, SLU Uppsala, Dogs and Cats: Veterinary Care in an International Perspective
20 September, SLU Alnarp, Pathways to productivity - Australia´s Conservation Farming Revolution
18 September, SIDA, Stockholm, Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests
17 september, SLU Uppsala, Exploring Scopes for Enhanced Collaboration between SLU and IITA
August, 31, SLU, Uppsala, Plant immune respons and breeding of rice varieties resistant to disease and tolerant to flooding
29 augusti, SLU Uppsala, Publishing strategy – support to researchers, Future Animal Health and Welfare seminar
28 augusti, Stockholm, Waters to be protected and utilized with care
28 augusti, SLU Upsala, Critical research issues for future sub-Saharan African agriculture
June 18, SLU Uppsala, Hard to refuse Large-scale Agro-investments in Tanzania: The Structure, Practices and dynamics
June 1, 2012, SLU Uppsala, Dynamics of indigenous soil-water management practices: A case of Matengo Pits cultivation system in Tanzania and implications for food security
May 9, 2012: Half-day seminar "Animal health as a tool for poverty reduction". Time: 8:30-12:00 (followed by lunch). Location: lecture room KC1, University Animal Hospital, Uppsala. Organizers: CGD, SVA and Agri4D.
March 26, 2012: Student seminar, research school Natural Resource Management and Livelihoods in International Development (NRML). Time: 11:30-13:00. Location: big seminar room, Dept. of urban and rural development (SOL). Program: Norbert Zanga presents his research in Congo.
March 22, 2012: Seminar at the UN's World Water day 2012: Is there enough water to feed the world? (in Swedish)
February 27, 2012: Planning seminar, Natural Resource Management and Livelihoods in International Development (NRML) Research School
November 25, 2011: Centre for Global Animal Diseases seminar – Will Rift Valley fever be the next epizootic in Europe?
November 9, 2011: SOL Development Platform seminar – Luca Tacconi, Director of the Asia Pacific Network for Environmental Governance: Livelihoods in REDD - Payment for environmental services, forest management and climate change
November 8, 2011: Centre for Global Animal Diseases – Inauguration of the Centre
September 22, 2011: Lecture: – Ruben G. Echeverria, CIAT: Climate change, Agriculture and Food Security
May 25, 2011: NRML seminar – Patrick Okori, Makerere University: Harnessing north south parternships for Africa's development...
May 19, 2011: Future Agriculture – two lunch seminars
29-30 January, Stockholm, Sweden, Global Outlook - Future competition for land and water
29 January, SLU Uppsala, Sweden, Why Social Scientists Should Engage Natural Scientists with Bertebo Prize winner 2013 Philip Lowe
24 January, Uppsala, Sweden, Fighting female genital mutilation in Egypt.
23 January, SLU Uppsala, Sustainability in future food production systems - Can biotechnology make a difference?
22 January, Stockholm, Sweden Institutions and democratic governance
18 January, SLU Uppsala, Sweden, SLU goes Wikipedia. Program
6 December, Stockholm, Jorden vi äter- hur ska världens växande befolkning försörjas utan att ta kål på planeten. Arr: Naturskyddsföreningen
3-6 December, Kampala, Uganda, The SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium. Invitation.
23 November, Stockholm, Sweden, Hur gör vi då? - ekonomin, klimatet och framtiden, (in Swedish), Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC).
19-20 November, Espoo. Finland, Development Cooperation and Higher Education: Coherence in Policy and practice in Finland, Sweden and the Nordic Region. Registration
15 November, Gent, Belgium, Symposium "Fibrous Feed Resources for Livestock in the Tropics", Poster instructions, Abstract guidelines
October 22-26, Nairobi, Kenya: Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Africa: From Microbes to Markets (ISFM Africa) Third Announcement
October 11-12, Uppsala, The Nordic Africa Institute´s 50th Anniversary Conference "Fifty years with Africa in focus"
October 12, SLU Uppsala, Workshop Clinical Trials, Future Animal Health and Welfare
26-27 september, SLU Uppsala, Agri4D Innovations & Incentives
September 12-13, SLU Uppsala, Hunger and Economic Growth, NRML Research School. Invitation Preliminary Programme
September 9-12, Falkenberg, Sweden, How can we ensure sustainable cattle production systems for future generations? Conference and workshop arranged by Future Agriculture.
June 25-28, Lusaka Zambia, Market Access for Development Practitioners - Local learning Facilitators´workshop
June 12-14, SLU Uppsala, SLU-East Africa collaborative workshop
December 2, 2011: Seminar/ workshop about SLU's programme SLU-REDD (please contact Boel Åström for information)
September 28-29, 2011: Agricultural Research for Development – Scales & Diversity. Information about Key Note Speakers.
23 November, Ångström laboratory,Uppsala. How to Write the Abstract and the Impact of a European Research Proposal. Organized by Grant´s Office, SLU and Uppsala University
November 19-23 , SLU Uppsala, Land-Use and Climat Change, PhD-kurs
September 10 - October 12, SLU Uppsala, Gender, Development and Environmnetal Governance, PhD-course, 7.5 ETCS
May 16-20, 2011: PhD course – Plant breeding and crop production – meeting the 2050 food security demands
The Intersection of Society and Nature in Sustainability Research , Arranged by Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (SLU and Uppsala universitet). 1-3 October, Uppsala, Sweden Call for papers: deadline April 30, 2013
21 March, SLU Uppsala, Sweden, Current international projects and prospects for future collaboration with SLU – examples from Uganda and France. A seminar arranged by SLU Global.
SIANI looking for intern with experience in communications and food security. 1 April - 1 August
The Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme at The Nordic Africa Institute. Deadline for application 1 April.
13 February SEI Science Forum 2013 Watch it live on the web!
Swedish Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia seeking two trainees with start from fall 2013. (2013-02-01)
Agricultural training videos produced by the international NGO "Access Agriculture", promotes the sharing and use of agricultural training videos in developing countries. (2013-01-21)
Dep. Director General August Temu (third from left) from ICRAF, the World Agroforestry Centre, visits SLU to discuss cooperation between SLU and ICRAF. (2013-01-31)
Nigeria releases improved cassava varieties developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Nigerian Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) (2013-01-15)
The Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation visits Uganda and Burkina Faso. (130110)
SLU-workshop for dairy-farmers in Uganda (2012-12-10)
Have you seen the “Africa for Norway”-video? Imagine if every person in Africa saw the video and this was the only information they ever got about Norway. What would they think about Norway? (121121)
SLU is one of the participating universities in the European Master´s in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA). More information about programme admission and Erasmus Mundus scholarship here. Deadline: 15 December.
Dr Rodomiro Ortiz, Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding at SLU Alnarp, was interviewed on the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas, during the 16th symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops at the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria in September 2012. Read the full interview here.
Vacancies, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria: Director for Humidtropics and Chief Officer for Management of Humidtropics. Closing date: 31 October.
Vacancy, ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya: Post-Doctoral Fellow – Soil Scientist . Closing date: 30 October 2012
World Food Day, 16 October. "Agricultural cooperatives - key to feeding the world" is the official World food Day theme, announced by FAO.
SLU hosts Ethiopian researchers for cooperation on Soil and water management in agricultural production (121010)
The launching of SLU Global will be held on September 26th. Invitation and programme
New research from SLU: Livestock bacteria are as old as the livestock they kill (120630)
About farming production in Africa. Interview in Swedish radio with the director of SLU Global, Arvid Uggla (in Swedish). April 20, 2012
The Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme at The Nordic Africa Institute. Deadline for application 1 April.
The Linnaeus-Palme Programme, application by 1 November, see instructions.
The Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences SSEESS offers project planning grants aiming to facilitate the formation of North-South research consortia within global environmental change (GEC) research. Deadline 16 November.
Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program DEADLINE: 1 October 2012
Calltext Application form Homepage
John Dillon Fellowships to young agricultural scientists and economists in developing countries. Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) DEADLINE 31 AUGUSTI
OECD – Research Fellowships and Conference Sponsorship - CRP
Tema: The Natural Resources Challenge, Sustainability in Practice or The Food Chain DEADLINE: 10 september 2012 GuidelinesGuidelines
ILRI vacancy: Director - Biosciences east and central Africa-ILRI Hub. Deadline 31 mars 2013
Post Doctoral Fellow: Global Comparative Study (GCS) on REDD+ Forests and Environment Programme Deadline 10 March 2013
SLU Global seminar: Turning problems into solutions: a new perspective to water, land and ecosystems
On the 4 March SLU Global arranged a seminar with Jeremy Bird, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), at SLU Uppsala. Jeremy Bird is the Director General of IWMI, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka. His background includes applied research in agricultural water management, development finance, policy development on global, regional and national scales, coordination of multi-stakeholder dialogue processes and management of a major river basin organization. IWMI is the lead centre for CGIAR Research Program 5, ‘Water, land and ecosystems’.
From the left: Arvid Uggla, director of SLU Global, Mireille Perrin, Head of Business Development at IWMI, Jeremy Bird, Director General at IWMI and Philip Chiverton, Senior Advisor at SLU Global. Photo: Malin Planting
SLU takes part in the new initiative on tertiary education in agriculture (TAE) in Africa
The initiative works through a mechanism called TEAM-Africa (Tertiary Education for Agriculture Mechanism in Africa) which has the mandate from the African Union to support institutional reform and curriculum development in African universities. The aim is to improve food security and work for poverty alleviation in Africa.
During this week representatives from TEAM-Africa, RUFORUM, World Bank, Technical University of Lisbon and SLU meet in a workshop, in SLU Uppsala, to create a working plan for a prospective study with the goals to:
- identify and analyze forthcoming changes in the rapidly changing African agri-food sector
- provide suggestions for concrete mechanisms that allow African universities to create relevant agricultural educational programs to meet these new demands
Please contact Carolyn Glynn (SLU Global) if you are interested in the TEAM-Africa initiative and Sebastian Hess (Department of Economics) for the prospective study in particular.
Eleven research projects at SLU granted in Programme for Development Research (U-forsk) 2013-01-24
The decisions for the Programme for Development Research (U-forsk) 2012 are taken by the Swedish Research Council. The three projects with the highest grants are:
Livestock in the city - benefits, risks and regulation (Ulf Magnusson)
Secure and sustainable cereal storage for small-holding farmers (Su-lin Hedén)
Anti-malarial system in mosquitoes (Olle Terenius)
More information on the Swedish Research Council´s website
The SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium - Outcomes of a Swedish Government Initiative, Kampala 4-6 Dec 2012 Twitter: #SLUAfrFood
During 4-6 of December the SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium took place in Kampala, Uganda. The symposium, which was hosted by SLU Global, was a result of the 40 milllion SEK that the Swedish government allocated to SLU to support food security. A cluster of research projects were funded over two years (2011-2012).
Participants of the SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium. Photo: Hotel Metropole
The projects at SLU, with the collective name UD40, include research in collaboration with partners in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa and Central Asia and cover topics from plant genetics, reproductive health of cattle, to gender perspectives in agriculture and forestry. The symposium was an opportunity for participants to share their findings, discuss lessons learned and, in particularly, prepare plans for future collaboration in their specialty areas with project partners.
The Ambassador of Sweden in Kampala and representatives from Sida, AGRA, ANAFE, RUFORUM and TEAM-Africa were also attending the symposium.
Please read more about the UD40 projects here.
Agenda for the SLU Africa Food Security Research Symposium. Please click on the titles in the agenda for the presentations held during the symposium.
Official Inauguration of SLU Global
The official inauguration of SLU Global took place on September 26th, in conjunction with the annual conference Agricultural Research for Development; Innovations and Incentives, at SLU, Ultuna, Uppsala.
During the inauguration of SLU Global, a Memorandum of Understanding were signed between SLU and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Iita, Ibadan, Nigeria. It is the Vice Chancellor Lisa Sennerby Forsse and Director General of IITA, Dr. Nteranya Sanginga, who signs the five-year cooperation agreement. Photo: Eric Bongcam-Rudloff