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SFIAR Newsletter No. 81 - December 2015

SFIAR Interview

André StuckiAndré Stucki, European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development
"I would invest into a scholarship program to allow educational opportunities for all class of talented youths"

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Call for MSCA "Research and Innovation Staff Exchange" (RISE)
The RISE funding scheme fosters staff exchange between the academic and the non-academic sector and between European and non-European countries. Deadline for submissions: 28 April 2016

CAS in African Affairs and Intercultural Competence
This Certificate of Advanced Studies of the University of Basel equips professionals working in an African context with the knowledge, skills and resources to efficiently and sustainably communicate, collaborate and organise. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2016

SFIAR Award ceremony event was a success
The Award ceremony event organized by SFIAR at the University of Bern under the title "Orphan crops and agrobiodiversity - Potential and challenges for food and nutrition security" attracted over 70 particpants. Have a look at the photos!

SNIS Call for Projects 2016
The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams in the area of international studies in general or with a focus on the implementation of the SDGs.

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From Land Acquisition to Land Grabbing - Regulate, Restrict or Refuse?
event organized by Bread for all and the Center for Development and Environment CDE
14.01.16 | Bern, Switzerland

Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact
International Conference organized by EPFL / UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development
02.05.16 to 04.05.16 | Lausanne, Switzerland

eco.naturkongress 2016 "Welternährung und die Schweiz"
organized by - Schweizer Forum für nachhaltige Entwicklung
27.05.16 | Basel, Switzerland

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Mitarbeiter/in Anbau- und Agrarmanagement
Teekanne GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
Deadline: 11.01.2016

10 Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers Positions - Rainforest Systems in Indonesia
University of Goettingen, Germany
Deadline: 15.01.2016

Agrecol–Andes, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Deadline: 31.01.2016

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Scope and precision of sustainability assessment approaches to food systems
Schader Christian, Grenz Jan, Meier Matthias S. and Stolze Matthias. Ecology and Society 19(3): 42. Rearch Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and Bern University of Applied Sciences (HAFL). December 2015

Sustainable livestock production? Industrial agriculture versus pastoralism
Breu T, Höggel FU, Lannen A, Rueff H. CDE Policy Brief, No. 7. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE). November 2015

Finding the truth in wishful thinking: an on-farm study on maize-based conservation agriculture systems in Southern Africa
Cheesman, Stephanie. Dissertation No 22874 . Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). November 2015

Crop Yields and the Prospect for Food Security
Background paper for the 10th Global Meeting of the Emerging Markets Forum
Ferroni Marco and Zhou Yuan. Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. November 2015

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