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

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News - added on 03.04.2020

COVID-19 and Food Systems

Special page about the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for food systems in developing countries, published and regularly updated by the SDC Agriculture & Food Security Network

Event - added on 03.04.2020

r4d Lunch #Agroecologyworks!

23.04.20 | online

Online meeting with a decentralised viewing of an early version of a documentary film about the "Food Systems Caravan", co-organized by r4d and Biovision. Deadline for registration: 15 April 2020

Job - added on 03.04.2020

Social Scientist – Market and Value Chain Development

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Deadline: 27.04.2020

Job - added on 03.04.2020

Technical Specialist (Nutrition)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy.

Job - added on 03.04.2020

Senior Regional Technical Specialist

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Cairo, Egypt.

News - added on 30.03.2020

A different look at COVID-19

Article by Simon Winter, Executive Director of Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, about the pandemic in the context of agricultural development and global food security.

News - added on 30.03.2020

Enhancing biodiversity to support sustainable crop production

News about a session on intercropping that was convened by Christian Schöb and Johan Six from ETH Zurich and Rob W. Brooker from The James Hutton Institute at the World Biodiversity Forum 2020 in Davos.


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