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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 60 - April 2012

SFIAR Interview

Kristin DavisKristin Davis, Executive Secretary, Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services
"Development cannot work with just outside solutions; we must appreciate the local culture and knowledge to be effective."

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SFIAR Award 2012 - Call for proposals
The SFIAR offers an annual Award for scientists working for a Swiss institution in agricultural research for development. In 2012 the Award is addressed to young researcher, PhD or Post Doc projects.

ERA-ARD II Transnational Research Call
The ERA-ARD Consortium (of which Switzerland is a member) is launching a new reserach call entitled "Improving rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa: Sustainable and climate-smart intensification of agricultural production". The deadline for applications: 22 May 2012.

Now online: Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development
This 10-year programme with a budget of CHF 97.6 Mio. is being implemented jointly by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swiss National Science Foundation. The joint programme supports relevant research for development aimed at solving global problems in poor countries.

SDC Call: Reducing food losses through post-harvest management
The SDC Global Programme Food Security is identifying new innovative projects and initiatives that fit into the theme “Reducing food losses through post-harvest management” and are within its strategic framework 2010-2015.

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Grüne Ökonomie - Chancen und Risiken für die Landwirtschaft
organized by SWISSAID, Biovision and CDE, University of Bern
(23.05.2012, Zürich, Switzerland)

Gender perspectives in reserach for development (R4D)
Annual conference of the North-South Centre, ETH Zürich
(12.06.2012, Zürich, Switzerland) 

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Internship as Research Assistant or Research Analyst
Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Basel, Switzerland
Deadline: open

Director, CGIAR Research Program 3.5 'Grain Legumes'
International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India
Deadline: 10.05.2012

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Research for Sustainable Development: Foundations, Experiences, and Perspectives
Urs Wiesmann and Hans Hurni (eds.). NCCR North-South, 2011

Capitalisation of experiences in Rural Innovation and Advisory Services
Overview document. Martin Fischler, Nara Weigel, Peter Schmidt. Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, December 2011

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