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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 62 - August 2012

SFIAR Interview

Adrian DubockAdrian Dubock, Executive Secretary, Golden Rice Humanitarian Board /
Golden Rice Project Manager

"Poor understanding of agriculture's risks, and poor investment in its needs, by governments, are the main obstacles for rural development."

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Ensuring food production in developing markets
Summary and presentations of the "Risk Talk on food security in emerging markets" which took place at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue on 5 July 2012

Prix CSRS 2013 pour la recherche scientifique en partenariat PDF, 138 KB
Research prize offered by Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS) with financial support by Fonds Eremitage Basel for research in West Africa on food security and nutrition and other areas. Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2012

Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft in Namibia: Forschungsstipendium der Syngenta Stiftung
press release by the University of Basel about the donation of a scholarship by the Syngenta Foundation. The scholarship enables a Namibian scientist to do research on soil fertility in that country.

Debating the food security question
Video (in german) of a debate about export subsidies on agricultural goods, volatile food prices and ways to improve food security, organized by the World Trade Institute and NCCR Trade Regulation.

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1/3 Verschwendung satt haben
Tagung des Schweizerischen Bauernverbands, der Berner Fachhochschule, der Aargauer Kirchen und der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz zum Welternährungstag
(12.10.2012, Windisch, Switzerland)

Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
How to implement the GCARD RoadMap in practice
(29.10.-01.11.2012, Punta del Este, Uruguay)

Our daily water – Is there enough for us all?
Conference on Water for Food organized by SDC and the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) of the Bern University of Applied Sciences
(27.11.2012, Luzern, Switzerland)

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Assistent/in für Pflanzenbau und Bewirtschaftung natürlicher Ressourcen in der internationalen Landwirtschaft PDF, 63 KB
Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften HAFL, Zollikofen, Switzerland
Deadline: 31.08.2012

Scientist / Senior Scientist - Sorghum Breeding
International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Kano, Nigeria
Deadline: 31.08.2012

Senior Research Officer (Poverty Economics and Impact Evaluation)
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy
Deadline: 04.09.2012

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Food Security, Foreign Direct Investment and Multilevel Governance in Weak States
Christian Häberli and Fiona Smith, Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), 3rd Biennial Global Conference. June 2012

Critical Gender Issues with Regard to Food, Land, and Water A Compendium for Policy-makers, NGOs, and Researchers PDF, 569 KB
Kristina Lanz, Sabin Bieri, Lilian Fankhauser. NCCR North-South Dialogue, no. 40. 2012

The right to food and global strategic frameworks PDF, 705 KB
The Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF) and the UN Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA). Christophe Golay, Michaela Büschi, FAO 2012

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