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Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 78 - June 2015

SFIAR Interview

Thomas BernetThomas Bernet, Senior Consultant, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
"Motivated people and fruitful relationships are the basis for successful change."

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SFIAR AwardCall for Applications: SFIAR Award 2015
The SFIAR offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development. Take advantage of this opportunity! Deadline for applications: 15 July 2015

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"Die Grüne Revolution war ein totaler Misserfolg"
interview with Miguel Altieri in the newspaper NZZ

Swiss JPO positions
The SDC funds 11 positions in the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) program, that offers Swiss citizens an attractive entry opportunity into the United Nations system.

Good news and bad news for oil palm smallholders
article in ETH Zukunftsblog about the mixed effects of low palm oil prices on small-holders; at least the massive ‘land grabbing’ by oil palm companies in Africa are somewhat alleviated for now.

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IAMO Forum: Agriculture and climate change in transition economies
organized by the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies
17.06.15 to 19.06.15 | Halle, Germany

Flavours from our Soils
Farmers' dialogue, exhibition and presentations organized by SDC, FOEN, FOAG and CDE in the context of the World Day to Combat Desertification and the International Year of Soils
17.06.15 | Berne, Switzerland

Tackling World Food System Challenges: Across Disciplines, Sectors, and Scales
international scientific conference organised by the World Food System Center - ETH Zurich
21.06.15 to 26.06.15 | Monte Veritá - Ascona, Switzerland

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Capacity Development Coordinator
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Bern / Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline: 08.06.2015

Junior Professional Officer
IFAD - Policy and Technical Advisory Division, Rome, Italy
Deadline: 14.06.2015

Agricultural Value Chain Expert
CABI, Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline: 15.06.2015

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The formalization fix? Land titling and land concessions in Cambodia
Dwyer, Michael B.. CDE Policy Brief 4. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE). June 2015

Resilience Building for Food Security
GPFS – At Work, No. 6. SDC Global Programme Food Security. May 2015

Socioeconomic determinants of organic cotton adoption in Benin, West Africa
Sodjinou Epiphane, C Glin Laurent, Nicolay Gian, Tovignan Silvère, Hinvi Jonas. Agricultural and Food Economics (2015) 3:12. April 2015

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