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LUCSUS supports ongoing climate strikes

FFF School students are right to demand more ambitious climate policies on 15 March. The scientific facts are entirely on their side. As researchers working on climate change we support the student movement and share our insights and research-based advice for local and global policymakers.

Vacant PhD positions in Sustainability Science

job LUCSUS are recruiting three PhD candidates in Sustainability Science linked to three new research projects.

What future for primates? Conservation struggles in the forests of Cross River State, Nigeria

primates While deforestation and forest degradation have gained attention in recent years not least at the UN climate negotiations, defaunation, has to a great extent been overlooked. Human-induced faunal loss does not only reduce tree species diversity, but also significantly erodes key ecosystem services and functions and further disadvantages local communities. In a new article in Sustianability science, LUCSUS researcher Torsten Krause analyze these impacts, through a case study of Nigeria’s Cross River State and make suggestions for more encompassing conservation approaches that take defaunation into account.

LUCSUS researcher will gather farmers’ experiences of the extreme summer draught

Potatoes Last summer's extreme draught hit farmers and horse stables in county Skåne hard. Yields were smaller than normal and the price of fodder has increased.  Now, researchers from LUCSUS and Lund University want to gather farmers’ experiences of the draught to find out more about the major challenges to adapt the Swedish agricultural sector. 

Identifying the Common Ground for Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

Jordbruk Agriculture is critical to achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals. New research from Lund University shows that researchers, policymakers, and farmers in Europe currently have different, often conflicting priorities for sustainable agriculture. The researchers propose a way forward built on shared priorities.

What’s love got to do with it? Place, gender and agriculture in Zimbabwe

hjärta love Researcher Karin Steen is leading a new Formas project on love, gender and agriculture in Zimbabwe.

Emily Boyd is lead author for IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report

Participants of the IPCC Working Group II AR6 First Lead Author Meeting in Durban, South Africa, January 2019. Photo: Maik LUCSUS Director Emily Boyd is lead author for a chapter on poverty, livelihoods and sustainable development in the Sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

LUCSUS leads new capacity building programme on Agenda 2030

fields LUCSUS is starting a new capacity building programme to develop knowledge and leadership among leaders and decision makers from across Africa about the Agenda 2030.

She wants to break the silence about menstruation

Sara Gabrielsson 2018 A year ago LUCSUS researcher Sara Gabrielsson went to Tanzania to study the cultural acceptability and management challenges of different menstrual products among adolescent school girls in rural Tanzania. The study, which tested three types of menstrual products: the menstrual cup, disposable sanitary pads and washable fabric pads, found that the menstrual cup was the most preferred menstrual option among the girls and has the potential to make a tremendous difference for girls’ health and education as well as other important challenges such as waste management and gender equality. A year after the study was done Sara Gabrielsson returned to the rural town Shirati in Tanzania to meet with the girls who participated in the study to see how their everyday life has changed after using the menstrual cup and arrange a film screening for the local community about the challenges and taboos surrounding menstruation.

New PhD positions at the Lund University Agenda 2030 graduate school

global goals The Lund University graduate school on Agenda 2030 is now open for applications.

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