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SFIAR Newsletter No. 67 - July 2013

SFIAR Interview

Markus GigerMarkus Giger: Head of Global Change Cluster, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern
"In many countries in the south, rural people do not have enough political influence, and therefore the priorities of national policy are not in favor of rural areas."

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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



SDC / KFPE Research Fair: Documentation available
Under the title "Results and Innovations from Transnational Research Partnerships" the Research Fair provided an opportunity for exchange and dialogue between science, policy, and practice. Researchers from Swiss institutions and their international partners showcased innovative findings, processes and products.

Online platform to support development planning in Laos
With the support of SDC and CDE Laos has set up a new inter-ministerial online platform that disseminates official data and information from across thematic sectors in an unprecedented level of detail with the aim to support knowledge-based decision-making

Ideas Competition: Fight Food Losses & Food Waste
The Swiss National FAO Committee has launched a student competition aiming to develop innovative ideas on how to fight food waste in Switzerland and postharvest losses in developing countries. The best ideas will be awarded at a public event on the eve of World Food Day 2013. Deadline for applications: 30 August 2013

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Agricultural development within the rural-urban continuum
Tropentag 2013
(17.-19.09.2013, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany)

Land Rush or Development by Investment? The "Land Grab" Debate in Africa
Conference organised by the Swiss Society for African Studies in collaboration with the Institute of Social Anthropology and the CDE, University of Berne
(11.10.2013, Bern, Switzerland)

Event on food waste and food loss: Award Ceremony "Our Common Food"
The ideas competition "Our Common Food" is under the patronage of the Swiss National FAO Committee, the ETH World Food System Center hosts the Award Ceremony
(15.10.2013, Zürich, Switzerland)

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Research Analyst, Index Based Livestock Insurance
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline: 12.07.2013

Post Doctoral Fellow - Agrobiodiversity and Ecosystem Services Programme

Bioversity International, Montpellier, France
Deadline: 15.07.2013

Research Fellow
AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, Shanhua, Taiwan
(position open only to Swiss nationals or residents)
Deadline: 20.07.2013

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Post-harvest losses of dry grains in North Western Benin
Armelle Rochat and Dominique Guenat. Agriculture + Food Security Network Brief No 4. June 2013

Maximising the Impact of Research: The NCCR North-South Approach

Fourth NCCR North-South Report on Effectiveness. Claudia Michel et al. (eds), NCCR North-South Dialogue, no. 48, 2013

20 years of the Research Fellow Partnership Programme, 1996 – 2015

Barbara Becker, Patricia Heuberger (eds.). ETH Global. May 2013

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