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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 69 - November 2013

SFIAR Interview

Beat RöösliBeat Röösli, Head International Affairs, Swiss Farmers' Union
"Decent rural development in favor of the farming families does need much more than technological innovation and agro-economic efficiency."

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International Geneva Incubator Workshops 2013
The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) supports workshops that foster collaboration between International Organisations and Swiss academics in the domain of international studies. Deadline for submissions: 20 November 2013

Swiss network as reference
information by SDC about the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), where the Swiss funded network World Overview on Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) was recognized as a reference for documentation and databases.

Global analysis shows that organically farmed lands contribute to climate change mitigation
media release by FiBL about an evaluation of 19 comparative studies from around the globe showing that organically farmed lands emit less nitrous oxide and take up greater amounts of atmospheric methane

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H2020 - Life Sciences Info Event
organized by Euresearch
(12.11.2013, Bern, Switzerland)

The Sustainable Value Chain Event 2013
organized by Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform
(14.11.2013, Zürich, Switzerland)

Wer bestimmt, was auf den Teller kommt?
Diskussion organisiert von Swissaid und CDE
(20.11.2013, Bern, Switzerland)

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Internships in the International Division
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick, Switzerland

Postdoctoral Position
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

Scientist, Rural Socio-economist Commodity Systems and Genetic Resources
Bioversity International, Kampala, Uganda

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Government and other Obstacles to Food Security : A Tale of Leadership and Cooperation
Marco Ferroni. Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. Public Keynote Address, Sixth McGill Conference on Global Food Security, Montreal, 8 October 2013

The Potential of Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation
A. Müller and U. Niggli in: Trade and Environment Review 2013. UNCTAD, September 2013

Contribution to food security by improving farmers' responses to climate change in northern and central areas of Côte d'Ivoires
Dissertation by Hermann Daisy N'Nhon Comoé, ETH Zürich, 2013

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SFIAR Internal

Next SFIAR Meeting: March/April 2014, Bern (BLW)

Meeting Documents (login: sfiar3052, 365days)
- Minutes of the SFIAR Meeting of 24 October 2013 at HAFL (available end of October)
- HAFL Presentation: Linking Herders to Carbon Markets in Mongolia

Addresses of SFIAR Members (login: sfiar3052, 365days)
Updated address list

EFARD Documents (login: sfiar3052, 365days)
All the relevant documents from the European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development



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