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Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 74 - October 2014

SFIAR Interview

Fabio LeippertFabio Leippert, Policy Advisor – Food Sovereignty, Swissaid
"Agroecology is a working solution and if we manage to provide people with knowledge and the right tools and resources, the results can be amazing."

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SFIAR Award Ceremony Event 2014

SFIAR Award Ceremony Event 2014 Youth in the driver’s seat: How to involve a new generation in Agricultural Research for Development
ETH Zurich, 30 October 2014, 17:15 – 19:30
Award winner presentations | Panel discussion | Refreshments
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SFIAR Award Winners 2014
Gurbir Singh Bhullar (FiBL, formerly ETH): "A novel cropping system for climate neutral and bio-diverse rice farming" and Angela Deppeler (HAFL): "Who benefits from certification? Analysis of third-party audited certification schemes in the cocoa sector in Ghana"

Call for Contributions: World Food System Conference 2015
Call by the World Food System Center of ETH Zurich for contributions to its international conference taking place on Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland from 21 to 26 June 2015

Videos of Conference "Food Security - Science and Public Trust"
videos of the presentations and discussions held at the 13th Dialogue on Science entitled "Food Security - Science and Public Trust" where 180 scientists from many different disciplines from all over the world discussed approaches to resolve the problem of hunger

Call: Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food
The Agropolis Fondation honours individuals, or a group of individuals, for promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability. Deadline for submission: 4 December 2014

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The Right to Food and Conflicts over Land Use
Symposium hosted by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and the Centre for International Environmental Studies, Graduate Institute Geneva
(07.11.14, Geneva, Switzerland)

From Growth to Sustainable and Inclusive Development: A Shift in Paradigm
Round-table debate organised by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
(13.11.14, Bern, Switzerland)

Macht keinen Hunger!? Fleisch aus Weidehaltung
Fachtagung organisiert von der Allianz share for food zusammen mit Partnern
(27.11.14, Zollikofen, Switzerland)

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Advisor Rural Economy / Value Chains
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Bern or Zurich, Switzerland.
(Deadline: 03.11.2014)

Professur oder Assistenzprofessur (Tenure Track) für Agrar- und Ressourcenökonomie
ETH, Zürich, Switzerland.
(Deadline: 15.11.2014)

Master Project on Cadmium Uptake by Cocoa in Peru
ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland / Tocache, Peru
(Deadline: 15.11.2014)

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A Global Vision and Strategy for Organic Farming Research
Niggli Urs, et al. Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM TIPI, First Draft. October 2014

Land deals intensify competition for scarce resources
Giger Markus, Messerli Peter, Eckert Sandra. CDE Policy Brief, No. 2. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE). September 2014

Youth and agriculture: Key challenges and concrete solutions
various contributors, inter alia: Giuliani Alessandra and Graf Martina. FAO / CTA / IFAD. August 2014

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