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Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research

Information platform of Switzerland on agricultural research for development:

SFIAR Newsletter No. 84 - June 2016

SFIAR Award 2016

SFIAR Award Call for Applications
SFIAR offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development.This year the best PhD or Post Doc project wins CHF 5’000, the best Master thesis CHF 1’000.
Deadline for applications: 14 July 2016

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Call for Proposals - Research Fair on the Agenda 2030
SDC and KFPE are jointly organising a Research Fair to provide an opportunity for exchange and dialogue between science, policy, and practice on the implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development; Swiss researchers can submit descriptions of projects to be presented until 10 June 2016

ERC Advanced Grant Call 2016 Open
Advanced Grants support ground-breaking, ambitious research projects of excellent established Principal Investigators with a recognised track record of research achievements. Deadline for submissions: 1 September 2016

Call: Student reporter at the Tropentag 2016
The Tropentag is a development-oriented and interdisciplinary conference. In a blog and other media student reporters will summarize discussions. Students affiliated to a European university can apply until 1 July 2016

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Neue Technologien in der Pflanzenforschung – eine Alternative zu Pflanzenschutzmitteln?
Fachtagung Dialog Grün organisiert von Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center und Collegium Helveticum
08.06.16 | Zürich, Switzerland

Measuring and monitoring implementation of the SDGs: Fit for purpose?
event organized by the eJournal International Development Policy in partnership with the Millennium Institute and the Centre for Finance and Development
09.06.16 | Genveva, Switzerland

Rural Labor in Transition: Structural Change, Migration and Governance
IAMO Forum 2016 organized by the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies and the Institute for the Study of Labor
22.06.16 to 24.06.16 | Halle (Saale), Germany

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Systems Agronomist / Soil Scientist
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Kathmandu, Nepal
Deadline: 08.06.2016

Genesys Catalog Coordinator
Global Crop Diversity Trust, Bonn, Germany
Deadline: 10.06.2016

Junior Programm Officer (50%)
Alliancesud, Bern, Switzerland
Deadline: 14.06.2016

Synthesis coordinator (15%)
Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d), Bern, Switzerland
Deadline: 15.07.2016

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Bringing New Tropically Adapted Soybean Varieties to Africa
Video - 21:33. Syngenta Foundation. May 2016

In transition to conservation agriculture: Nitrogen dynamics in a rice - Stylosanthes guinanesis crop rotation in the Midwest highlands of Madagascar
Zemek Oliver. Dissertation No 23288. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). May 2016

Projected demand and supply for various foods in West Africa: Implications for investments and food policy
Zhou Yuan, Staatz John. in: Food Policy 61 (2016) 198–212. April 2016

Sustainable Intensification of Tropical Agro-Ecosystems: Need and Potentials
Andres Christian, Bhullar Gurbir S.. in: Front. Environ. Sci. 4:5. February 2016

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