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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 56 - July 2011

SFIAR Interview

Beate HuberBeate Huber, Head of International Division at FiBL
"I would invest in business ideas that support ecological production, e.g. processing units for organic farmers."

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SFIAR Award 2011

Call for Proposals
The SFIAR offers an annual Award for scientists working for a Swiss institution in agricultural research for development. The SFIAR intends to award new, innovative and result oriented research. This year, the Award (prize sum: CHF 10'000.-) is restricted to research teams.
Deadline for applications: 4 July 2011

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New KFPE Guidelines for Research in Partnership - Draft for Consultation
the draft version of the new Guidelines for Research in Partnership consist of KFPE's revised 11 Principles and 6 fundamental questions for examining and reflecting on research in partnership. Feedback and comments are welcome. Deadline: 15 August 2011

Dialogue between Alliance Sud and Nestlé: The case of Colombia
report by Alliance Sud about the main outcomes of a five-year high-level dialogue on Nestlé's operations in Colombia.

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Forschung für Entwicklung - Welche Landwirtschaft ernährt die Welt?
Tagung organisiert von Swissaid und CDE (21.09.2011, Bern, Switzerland)

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)
Pre-Congress Symposium organized by the Swiss College of Agriculture on 30.08.2011:
Challenges and potential of measuring sustainability in agriculture

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Research Assistant and Senior Researcher in Sustainable Agriculture for the Tropics
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick , Switzerland

Position for a doctoral student
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline: 31.08.2011

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Understanding actions and driving forces of smallholder farm households
An economic case study from the Sri Lankan hill-country. Dissertation by Martijn Sonnevelt, ETH Zürich, 2011

Animal Breeders’ Rights? PDF, 345kb
Michelangelo Temmerman. NCCR Trade Regulation. Working Paper No 2011/24| May 2011

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