Extension officers and farmers in Tanzania dicuss IPM of tomato (Photo: Stefan Toepfer)

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Call, News - added on 24.02.2017

r4d Programme: Third Thematically Open Call

The third thematically open call of the r4d programme supports research on global issues in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Research approaches that support evidence-based decision-making and evidence-based policy are particularly encouraged. Deadline for submitting pre-proposals: 12 June 2017, 17:00.

News - added on 24.02.2017

Cacao agroforestry systems increase farmers’ income

press release by FiBL about its long-term study in Bolivia comparing different cacao production systems; the study shows that agroforestry systems and organic management can enhance biodiversity and farmers’ food security and nutrition as well as their income

News - added on 24.02.2017

ICRD Call for Individual Contributions (pre-announcement)

The International Conference on Research for Development (5–8 September 2017, Bern, Switzerland) seeks visionary contributions that will enhance transformations towards global sustainable development. The submission system will open on 15 March 2017 and submissions can be made until 31 March 2017.

News - added on 24.02.2017

Mischkultur verbessert den Boden

article by the Austrian news broadcaster ORF featuring SFIAR Award winner Gina Garland (ETH Zürich) with her research on intercropping of maize and pigeon pea to improve soil composition and fertility in Malawi

Job - added on 24.02.2017

Technology Transfer Officer (Push-Pull Programme)

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ICIPE, Nairobi, Kenya. Deadline: 01.03.2017

Job - added on 24.02.2017

Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Accra, Ghana. Deadline: 07.03.2017

Event - added on 21.02.2017

Biodiversity and Global Change - Science & Action

27.02.17 to 30.04.17 | Online

Massive Open Online Course (MOCC) offered by the University of Zurich


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