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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 58 - November 2011

SFIAR Interview

Yuan ZhouYuan Zhou, Head of Research & Policy Analysis, Syngenta Foundation
"I believe that the right attitude and the ability to understand and respect other cultures are a key factor for success in our work."

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SFIAR Award Winner 2011
The Cassava Research Team, led by Dr Hervé Vanderschuren of ETH Zurich has won the SFIAR Award 2011 for their submission: „Cassava research - Technology transfer and capacity building: Making tropical crop technologies available where it can have an impact”

Call for Projects 2012 - Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)
The SNIS offers project research grants in the order of 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs for pluri-disciplinary projects in the area of international studies.
Deadline for project submissions: 16 January 2012

New Call: Personnel Exchange Programme India-Switzerland
The Programme aims at connecting ongoing research projects in India and Switzerland. Funding will be offered only for travel and living costs. Deadline for submission: 15 February 2012

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Technologies for Sustainable Development: A Way to Reduce Poverty?
2012 Tech4Dev International Conference organized by EPFL
(29.-31.05.2012, Lausanne, Switzerland)

3rd International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD 2012)
organized by NCCR North-South (20.-22.08.2012, Bern, Switzerland)

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PhD-student in farm management / socio-economics of agriculture
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Deadline: 11.12.2011

Post-Doctoral Fellow or Associate Scientist: Agricultural Systems / Climate Change Mitigation
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), El Batan, Mexico or
Delhi / Hyderabad, India
Deadline: 15.12.2011

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Land Grabbing: the Dark Side of ‘sustainable’ Investments
Concerns of Bread for all on the Addax Bioenergy project in Sierra Leone, Bread for all,
November 2011

Food Sovereignty and its Discontents
Philipp Aerni, World Trade Institute in: ATDF JOURNAL Volume 8, Issue 1/2 2011

Sustainable Agricultural Support in Albania: Main Market Development Achievements
Video by FiBL, November 2011

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