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SFIAR Newsletter No. 72 - June 2014

SFIAR Interview

Ernst BolligerErnst Bolliger, International Cooperation, AGRIDEA Lindau
"Urban centers are highly attractive to young people. Being a farmer and staying in the village one has grown up is often seen as the least attractive option..."

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SFIAR Award 2014 - Call for Applications

SFIAR Award Ceremony Take advantage of this opportunity!
The SFIAR offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development. The best PhD or Post Doc project wins CHF 5’000 and the best Master thesis project CHF 1’000. Deadline for applications: 15 July 2014



Blog of SDC A+FS Network Meeting
follow and comment the discussions of the SDC Agriculture and Food Security Network F2F Meeting (2-6 June 2014, Thun, Switzerland)

r4d Programme: First 17 research projects have started their work
news by r4d about the start of the first projects within the framework of the "Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development"

SCOPES 2013-2016: second call
The SCOPES programme boosts scientific co-operation between research groups and institutions in Switzerland and in Eastern Europe. A second call is currently open for the following funding schemes: Conference Grants, Institutional Partnerships, Preparatory Grants and Valorisation Grants. Submission deadline: 15.11.2014

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International Agriculture in a changing world: Good news from the field
organized by International Agriculture at the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
(19.06.14, Zollikofen, Switzerland)

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC
"Integrative Risk Management - Science, technology and implementation to strengthen the post 2015 framework"
(24.-28.08.14, Davos, Switzerland)

Tropentag 2014: Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources
organized by the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
(17.-19.09.14, Prague, Czech Republic)

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Full Professor of Agroecology and Biodiversity in the Tropics and Subtropics
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
(deadline: 14.06.2014)

Senior Programme Officer Campaigns and Ecological Agriculture
(deadline: 20.06.2014)

Internship in Technical support plant physiologist in Abiotic Stress Management
Syngenta, Basel, Switzerland
(deadline: 26.06.2014)

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Biovision’s Farmer Communication Programme
David Fritz. in: Rural 21 – 01/2014. Biovision Foundation. March 2014

Saatgut: Bedrohte Vielfalt im Spannungsfeld der Interessen
EvB Dokumentation. Erklärung von Bern / ProSpecieRara. April 2014

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