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SFIAR Newsletter No. 76 - February 2015

SFIAR Interview

Jon-Andri LysJon-Andri Lys, Executive Secretary, Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries
"We must better include researchers from poorer countries, where research capacities are needed to tackle upcoming challenges and to become more independent."

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Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development
this call by USAID, Governments of Sweden and Germany, Duke Energy Corporation and OPIC is looking for new and sustainable technologies and business models for Clean Energy Solutions that increase agricultural productivity and/or value in developing countries; deadline for concept notes:
12 February 2015

Call: Doc.Mobility Fellowships
these fellowships by SNF are designed for doctoral students with Swiss nationality (or permanent residence) who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad; next deadline for submission: 01.03.2015

Optimizing the use of water for drip irrigation
information by CODEV/EPFL about an irrigation project that alerts small producers in the semi-arid regions of Burkina Faso to the best time to irrigate by the means of wireless sensor technology

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Nutrition, Vitality and Social Business
Conference organized by SDC's Employment and Income Network, Hystra and Ashoka
18.03.15 | Bern, Switzerland

16th Swiss Global Change Day
organized by the Swiss Academy of Sciences
01.04.15 | Bern, Switzerland

Resilience of Tropical Ecosystems: Future challenges and opportunities
Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology
07.04.15 to 10.04.15 | Zürich, Switzerland

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Programmbeauftragte/n für Honduras und Kolumbien
HEKS, Zürich or Lausanne, Switzerland
Deadline: 10.02.2015

Intern - GFRAS
Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS), Lindau, Switzerland
Deadline: 10.02.2015

Livestock Scientist
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Deadline: 14.02.2015

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Governance modes, collective organisation and external facilitators’ interventions in vegetable value chains in Northern Tanzania
Zoss Marc. Dissertation No 22209. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). January 2015

Estimating the Consequences of Fire Exclusion for Food Crop Production, Soil Fertility, and Fallow Recovery in Shifting Cultivation Landscapes in the Humid Tropics
Norgrove Lindsey and Hauser Stefan in: Environmental Management. University of Basel / IITA. December 2014

Scaling up smallholders' adoption of technology
Symposium presentations. Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. December 2014

The politics of Golden Rice
Adrian Dubock. GM Crops & Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain, 5:3, 210-222. December 2014

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