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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 68 - September 2013

SFIAR Interview

Barbara BeckerBarbara Becker: Director for Global Transformation Affairs, ETH Global
"Rural development requires an enabling policy environment throughout all sectors of society, from education to trade to rural infrastructure."

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Call for proposals: Food Security and Land Use Change
The Belmont Forum and FACCE-JPI are launching a call for international projects addressing research questions in relation to food security and land use, with emphasis on an interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach.
Deadline: 30 September 2013

SDC Agriculture and Food Security Network Newsletter 09/2013
The latest issue of this Newsletter informs about outcome monitoring in SDC's agriculture and food security programmes, about the upcoming GFRAS Annual Meeting, a new global working group on land, new post-harvest management projects, the international year of family farming, portraits of Network members and much.

FiBL-Versuch im Mittelpunkt des dritten Nationalen Agroforst-Kongresses in Bolivien
info by FiBL about its long-term systems comparison between organic and conventional cocoa production in Bolivia being discussed broadly at the third national agroforestry congress in the same country.

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A Young Farmer's Vision
Visionen und Alltag von drei Junglandwirten in Serbien, der Slowakei und der Schweiz
Filmpremiere und Podiumsdiskussion organisiert von YPARD und HAFL
(01.10.2013, Zollikofen, Switzerland)

Spe(c)kulation - Wie wir uns an den Lebensmitteln des Südens gütlich tun
Veranstaltung zum Welternährungstag organisiert von FHNW
(16.10.2013, Windisch, Switzerland)

Land Conflicts in Southern Africa: Recent Developments in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Conference organized by the Afrika-Komitee, Centre for African Studies, FEPA, KEESA and Solifonds
(15.-16.11.2013, Basel, Switzerland)

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Agriculture Economist (Economic Modeling)
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Amman, Jordan
Deadline: 15.09.2013

Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Wädenswil, Switzerland
Deadline: open

20 positions within the UN Youth Volunteers Programme (Swiss nationals only)
SDC and HSD, worldwide
Deadline: 23.09.2013

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Organic cocoa production enhances resilience of smallholders
Johanna Jacobi, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), August 2013

Planting the future: opportunities and challenges for using crop genetic improvement technologies for sustainable agriculture
European Academies Science Advisory Council. EASAC policy report 21. June 2013

Biodiversity of Andean grains: balancing market potential and sustainable livelihoods
Alessandra Giuliani, Felix Hintermann et al. (Eds.). Bioversity International / HAFL, 2012

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