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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 57 - September 2011

SFIAR Interview

Markus BürliMarkus Bürli, Deputy Head of the Global Programme Food Security at SDC
"To make a real difference money is not enough. Only people, real partnerships and personal commitment can bring change."

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SDC Agriculture and Rural Development Programme Portfolio
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation invests around CHF 140 Mio per year in agriculture and rural development programmes. A short overview of SDC's portfolio in this area is now available on the SDC Agriculture and Rural Development Network website.

Video: An African take on Swiss alpine farming
Swissinfo video journalist Julie Hunt accompanied Côte d’Ivoire-based NCCR North-South researcher Gilbert Fokou on a tour of Swiss alpine farm

E-Discussions on extension / advisory services and Young Professionals
In preparation of an international conference on extension in Nairobi in November, GFRAS and YPARD are organizing online discussions on issues surrounding youth and extension / advisory services, from 5th September to 30 October 2011.

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

Food Price Volatility and Food Security PDF, 48kb
World Food Day Symposium organized by BLW / SDC in in the context of the Dialogue on Agriculture and Food Security (11.10.2011, Bern, Switzerland)

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Junior Professor for Plant Genomics and Plant Breeding in the Tropics and Subtropics
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Deadline: 15.09.2011

Agricultural Economists – 6 Posts
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya / Botswana / Uganda
Deadline: 30.09.2011

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Making a Living in Uncertainty: Agro-Pastoral Livelihoods and Institutional Transformations in Post-Socialist Rural Kyrgyzstan
Bernd Steimann. Department of Geography, University of Zurich, 2011

Public-Private Partnerships and Sustainable Agricultural Development PDF, 105kb
Marco Ferroni and Paul Castle in: Sustainability 2011, 3, 1064-1073 (July 2011)

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