Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

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SFIAR Newsletter No. 54 - December 2010

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For your convenience we have improved the design of the SFIAR Newsletter. It still provides you every two months with the latest news on agricultural research for development, focusing especially on Switzerland. Your feedback is always welcome.

Best regards

Felix Hintermann (SFIAR Secretary)

SFIAR Interview

Andres TschannenAndres Tschannen, Country Director, Biopartenaire
"I believe that a private sector approach is the most sustainable model. If it pays, it’ll stay, as opposed to a donor-fed NGO approach.

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Microcredit: solution to or cause of poverty?
interview with Professor Jean-Michel Servet of the Graduate Institute in Geneva on the causes of recent problems in India and other countries with microcredit loan repayments and on the role microcredits can play in the future

Scientific co-operation Eastern Europe - Switzerland: Call for Proposals
Within the framework of their scientific co-operation program between Eastern Europe and Switzerland (SCOPES), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) invite proposals for Conference Grants, Institutional Partnerships, Preparatory Grants and Valorisation Grants.

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2nd ISCB Symposium
Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB) – A decade of experience in R&D and Technology Management
10.-11.03.2011, New Delhi, India

Change and uncertainty – challenges for agriculture, food and natural resources
XIIIth Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) organized by Agroscope and ETH
30.08.-02.09.2011, Zurich, Switzerland

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PhD Position in Sustainable Agriculture Production System Research in Kenya
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Nairobi, Kenya

12 Doctoral and 1 Postdoctoral Researchers in Agricultural / Development Economics
University of Göttingen, Germany
Deadline: 12.01.2011

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Climate change: an additional risk factor for agriculture and food security in the South PDF, 593kb
Markus Giger in: Rural Development News 2/2010, Agridea, p. 1-6

Wirkungsbericht - Schweizer Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Landwirtschaftssektor 2010
PDF, 3238kb
Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit und Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft. 2010

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SFIAR Internal

Next SFIAR Meeting: Zurich (ETH), March/April 2011

Meeting Documents (login: sfiar3052, 365days)
- Minutes of the SFIAR Meeting of 24 August at Agridea Lindau
- Presentation of Agridea
- Presentation of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services
- EFARD proposal for the GCARD Roadmap

Addresses of SFIAR Members (login: sfiar3052, 365days)
Updated address list

EFARD Documents (login: sfiar3052, 365days)
New section with all the relevant documents from the European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD)



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