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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 73 - August 2014

SFIAR Interview

Rahel WyssRahel Wyss, Country Representative for Switzerland, YPARD
"Young professionals should be regularly consulted as they will be
the future leaders."

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SFIAR Award Ceremony Event 2014

SFIAR Award Ceremony Youth in the driver's seat: How to involve a new generation in Agricultural Research for Development
organized by SFIAR and hosted by ETH
(30.10.2014, 17:15-19:15, Zurich, Switzerland)



Call: "World Food System" Grants
The ETH World Food System Center calls for submissions for its two research programs "Sustainability in Food Value Chains" and "Organic Production Systems for Food Security" (note: Principal Investigators must be members of the Center). Submission deadline: 1 November 2014

Appel: Prix CSRS - Fonds Eremitage pour la recherche scientifique en partenariat
Le prix a pour but d'honorer des chercheurs pour l'excellence de leur contribution à la recherche en partenariat entre des institutions scientifiques au Nord et en Côte d'Ivoire et/ou dans des pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest. Délai de soumission: 31 décembre 2014

Integrated Crop Management: New Masters/Diploma of Advanced Studies
Launched by CABI, the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland and the Jura Canton, this new programme will offer individuals from around the world the opportunity to learn about sound crop management principles and to explore solutions that can be incorporated into practice and policy back home. Deadline for application: 1 September 2014

Call for Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security
The call is aimed at recognising and promoting the visibility of best practices represented by policies, technologies, know-how, services and products, related to the theme of EXPO Milano 2015 "Feeding the planet, Energy for life". Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2014

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Participatory Research to foster Innovation in Agriculture
Symposium cum Workshop organized by FiBL and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center
(28.08.14, Zurich, 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)

Food Security - Science and Public Trust
13th Dialogue on Science organized by Academia Engelberg
15.-17.10.14, Engelberg, Switzerland

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Deputy Director General - Research
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India
(deadline: 31.08.2014)

Poverty and Social Inclusion Specialist
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico City, Mexico
(deadline: 31.08.2014)

Director of Science
CGIAR Consortium, Montpellier, France
(deadline: 25.09.2014)

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UPOV report on the impact of plant variety protection - A critique
Lieberherr Silva and Meienberg François. Berne Declaration. July 2014

Morphological, physiological and molecular characterization of drought tolerance in cassava
Ochieng' Orek Charles. Dissertation. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). July 2014

Compensating the biodiversity impacts of land use: toward ecologically equal exchange in the North-South context
Curran Michael P. Dissertation. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) . June 2014

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