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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR)

Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 66 - May 2013

SFIAR Interview

Martin FischlerMartin Fischler, Programme Coordinator & Senior Advisor,
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

"Keep listening to peoples' genuine demands and respond to them
with a self help approach."

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SFIAR Award 2013

SFIAR Award Ceremony Call for Applications
The SFIAR offers an annual Award for scientists working for a Swiss institution in agricultural research for development. The SFIAR Award 2013 is restricted to team projects, in addition the best Master thesis project will be awarded.
Deadline for applications: 5 July 2013



Training Program: Management of Development Project
EPFL offers a Certificate of Advanced Studies targeted at university graduates who want to learn to manage projects in an international and multicultural context. The program is held in three parts between 30 September 2013 and 15 June 2014. Deadline for applications: 13 July 2013.

Call for proposals: SCOPES 2013-2016
The SCOPES programme of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation aims to boost scientific co-operation with Eastern Europe. The current call is open for: Conference Grants, Joint Research Projects, Preparatory Grants and Valorisation Grants. Deadline: 20.09.2013

Talk doesn't cook rice!
information by Swissaid about a successfull project in Myanmar that supported the build-up of communal rice banks thereby increasing food security and self confidence of farmers

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The role of universities in the development of Africa
Lecture and panel discussion organized by ETH Zürich
(22.05.2013, Zürich, Switzerland)

Research Fair: Results and Innovations from Transnational Research Partnerships
organised by SDC and KFPE to showcase innovative findings and products and promote exchange between science, policy, and practice
(05.06.2013, Bern, Switzerland)

Strategien gegen Food Waste
Konferenz organisiert von und Partnern
(13.06.2013, Zollikofen, Switzerland)

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Scientist / Senior Scientist - Market Economics (West and Central Africa)
International Crop Research Institute for Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT), West & Central Africa Region
Deadline: 15.05.2013

Irrigation and Agronomy Scientist
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Bangladesh
Deadline: 19.05.2013

Senior Researcher or Post-Doc
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe, Halle (Saale), Germany
Deadline: 15.06.2013

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Land Grab v Food Security: Can Global Regulation Cope?
Christian Häberli and Fiona Smith, IISD Investment Treaty News, 22 March 2013

Private-sector R&D, supply chains and the small farmer
Marco Ferroni in: R. B. Heap and D. J. Bennett (eds). Insights: Africa's Future ... Can Biosciences Contribute? Banson/B4FA, 2013

Determinants of insect herbivory and growth of native timber trees on tropical pastures
Dissertation by Judith Riedel, ETH Zürich, 2013

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