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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 64 - December 2012

SFIAR Interview

Anton StöckliAnton Stöckli, Scientific Collaborator, Federal Office for Agriculture
"Knowledge is more important than infrastructure or equipment, awareness more important than money."

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SFIAR Award Ceremony 2012
SFIAR Award winner Dr. Sabine Douxchamps presented her project "Integration of Canavalia brasiliensis into the crop-livestock system of the Nicaraguan hillsides: environmental adaptation and nitrogen dynamics" on 13 November 2012 at the North-South Forum in Bern.

Call for proposals: Joint Research Projects with South Africa
The Swiss National Science Foundation calls for proposals for three-year joint research projects between researchers based in Switzerland and in South Africa; thematic areas are - among other - Biotechnology and Nanotechnology / Greentech and Cleantech
Deadline for submissions: 28.02.2013

Change Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production
The Berne Declaration together with IUF calls for fundamental changes to the proposed «Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production» which would still permit the use of highly toxic pesticides

Call for Projects - Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)
SNIS offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams in all areas of international studies. Special theme for 2013 "Global issues in a time of high volatility".
Deadline for submissions: 16 January 2013

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Conducting and Monitoring Climate Change Adaptation Projects
Exchange and Learning Event organized by the SDC Global Programme Climate Change
(08.-09.01.2013, Rüttihubelbad, Switzerland)

Ressourceneffizienz im Dienste der Ernährungssicherheit (REDES) - Umgang mit Knappheiten
organized by the World Food System Center, ETH Zürich
(06.02.2013, Zurich, Switzerland)

Science Day at BioFach
organized by IFOAM and FiBL
(15.02.2013, Nürnberg, Germany)

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Post-Doctoral Position - Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Deadline: 27.12.2012

Director, CGIAR Research Program - Grain Legumes
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India
Deadline: 31.12.2012

Scientist-Plant Pathologist
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline: 06.01.2013

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Achievements and Challenges in Agricultural Extension in India
Marco Ferroni and Yuan Zhou in: Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, 4,3 (2012): 319-346

Voice and Choice: Rural Advisory Services in Kyrgyzstan
Learning from 20 years of development cooperation by Peter Schmidt, Zürich; 2012

Increasing Food Production in Africa by Boosting the Productivity of Understudied Crops

Zerihun Tadele and Kebebew Assefa in: Agronomy 2012, 2(4), 240-283

Genetically-modified insects: under whose control?
A study about the multiple attempts by Oxitec to influence regulation on the release of different species of GM insects

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