Ongoing research projects

Last changed: 14 February 2022

Here are some examples of projects that SLU RådNu's researchers are involved in.

Bee-Extension
A website where a toolbox is used as an inspriation on how the advisor can work more strategically, consciously and efficiently to achieve his goals as a knowledge intermediary in beekeeping.

Contact person: Lotta Fabricius Kristiansen
Financier: the European Commission's FP7 KBBE programme


Beespoke
About supporting pollinators in agriculture and gardening. RådNu is wp-leader for issues related to scaling up new ways of working and evaluating communication and knowledge development.

Contact person: Lotta Fabricius Kristiansen
Funder: Interreg North Sea Region


BioGov
About developing a collaborative management model for the management of landscapes with high natural values and where different local actors will cooperate.

Contact person: Magnus Ljung
Financier: Interreg North Sea Region, project owner County Administrative Board


Farming methods for increased soil quality and higher crop stability during extreme weather
Climate projections for Sweden show higher temperatures during the summer and greater variations in precipitation between years. This will pose enormous challenges for Swedish agriculture. The project runs from 2020 to 2022.

Contact person: Jenny Höckert and Christina Lundström
Funder: Agricultural Research Foundation


From theory to practice
How to conduct sustainable beef farming is largely already known from research and practice. The focus of the project is that this knowledge will now be translated into practical action at farm level to a greater extent. The effect will be better resource utilisation, leading to more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable beef companies.

Contact person: Jenny Höckert
Financier: "Application life", an agreement between Region Västra Götaland  and SLU


Improved soil health
Contact person: Jenny Höckert
Financier: EkhagaStiftelsen


HNV-Link

HNV-Link High Nature Value Farming whose goals are sustainable land use especially in areas with very high natural values


Implementation of risk assessment systems for soil compaction - user evaluation of potentials and barriers 
Ground compaction due to driving with agricultural machinery is one of the biggest threats to soil health. The main objective of the project is to integrate the Decision Support System Terranimo® into the farmer's operational planning.

Contact person: Jenny Höckert and Christina Lundström
Financier: Formas


The Climat Game
2030 KliMat-spelet - The Climate Game - is an upcoming scientifically based game that takes a joint approach to current issues related to food, the environment and climate.

Contact person: Christina Lundström
Financier: Västra Götaland Region, Future Foods, Formas


The Competence Hub
"Competence hub and quality assured knowledge platform for beekeeping and pollination - research-based advice in Sweden" is the project's full name. The competence hub will be established as a driving force for coordinated innovation and education in beekeeping and pollination. The project runs from 2021 to 2023.

Contact person: Lotta Fabricius Kristiansen
Financier: Swedish Board of Agriculture


LivestockSense for sustainability
LivestockSense is about improving the sustainability of pigs and poultry by facilitating the introduction of information technology technology. The project runs from 2020 to 2022.

Contact person: Christina Lundström
Financier: Formas


Citizen science for increased pollination
About involving beekeepers and a nature-interested public to gain better knowledge of what is required for both honeybees and wild pollinators to have suitable nesting sites and food availability throughout the year.

Contact person: Lotta Fabricius Kristiansen
Financier: National Honey Programme, Swedish Board of Agriculture


Milk producers' experiences of work environment and work performance in robotised systems
The study aims to evaluate dairy farmers' experiences of the digital work environment in the use of milk robots in their work practice.

Contact person: Christina Lundström
Financier: SLO


Utility parks
Utility parks are built at four Scanian apple orchards, to counteract the challenges today's agricultural landscape poses for biodiversity and to create benefits in apple cultivation. 

Contact person: Lotta Fabricius Kristiansen
Financier: Partnership Alnarp


Process for analysing common knowledge needs in agriculture
Development and testing of a new method for compiling and analysing farmers' knowledge needs at national level.

Contact person: Magnus Ljung
Financier: Formas, project owner RISE


Councelling in beekeeping
Aims to strengthen the knowledge and innovation system of beekeeping and thus contribute to a more sustainable beekeeping.

Contact person: Lotta Fabricius Kristiansen
Financier: National Honey Programme, Swedish Board of Agriculture


SmartBees
An EU project where SLU RådNu contributes to developing a toolbox for advice for beekeepers across Europe

Contact person: Lotta Fabricius Kristiansen


SustAinimal 
A centre for sustainability and competitiveness in the food system led by SLU but has a number of partners in academia, business and interest groups. RådNu leads WP7, in collaboration with the Housekeeping Society.

Contact person: Magnus Ljung
Financier: Formas


Waterdrive
About sustainable water management from a landscape perspective

Contact person: Magnus Ljung
Funder: Interreg Baltic Sea Programme





Contact

Magnus Ljung
Senior Extension Specialist at the Department of People and Society
Telephone: +4651167117, +46703387117