press release by Agroscope about its contribution to the global seed vault and its participation at the celebration of the vault's tenth anniversary in Svalbard, Norway
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) provides project funding to enable researchers to conduct research projects on self-chosen topics and with self-chosen goals under their own responsibility; applicants can not apply for their own salaries. Deadline for application: 1 April 2018
Article by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) about Switzerland's engagement in sustainable water management and its participation in the World Water Forum in Brasilia.
News of the World Food System Center about a Food Matters report on the role of livestock grazing in maintaining food security for parts of the world most vulnerable to climate change.
Media release of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
article by SDC about its Water Productivity Project (WAPRO) that focuses in particular on water productivity in rice and cotton farming and that involves a public-private partnership with the Swiss supermarket chain Coop
news by Public Eye on the decision by the Swiss Parliament to exclude palm oil from the free trade agreement between Switzerland and Malaysia
The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is a unique European program that trains the next generation of leaders in sustainability research. It provides an intensive training with four seminars in two years.
Interview with Lucien Diby who works at the World Agroforestry Centre and contributed to the recent World Food System course in Côte d’Ivoire.
Article by the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about the link between language and agri-culture.
media release on the conference to launch the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Switzerland, where Océane Dayer, Urs Wiesmann and Bertrand Piccard presented their views on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
Interview with Jonna Cohen, Education Manager at the World Food System Center (WFSC), in the frame of the WFSC summer school in Côte d'Ivoire.
ETH Zurich as the Swiss Leading House for bilateral S&T cooperation with Asia supports the exchange of young researchers between Switzerland and China. Deadline for applications: 8 April 2018.
Media release about the success of the website organicexport.info that was recently launched by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL.
The theme of Tropentag 2018 is "Global food security and food safety: the role of universities”. Abstracts of original research on the featured topics are welcome. Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2018.
media release by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) about the beneficial impact of soil microbes on crop yields and nutrient use effieciency.
Michelle Grant - Education Director at the ETH World Food System Center - reporting about the summer school held in different agriculture regions of Côte d’Ivoire with 26 graduate students and young professionals from around the world
news by LID about a meeting between Swiss politicians and representatives of an Indonesian environmental and human rights organization to discuss social and ecological standards in palm oil production in view of an upcoming free trade agreement between Switzerland and Indonesia
Call for joint research projects between researchers in Switzerland and in India with biotechnology as key enabling technology, including the agriculture sector; deadline for submissions: 16 April 2018
The ZHAW mobility grants enable young scientists to integrate in international R&D and help build up new partnerships through personal contacts early on in a scientist’s career. The call is open for activities in all scientific disciplines. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018
Thanks to field trials small farmers in Nicaragua could prove that local varieties are more economical and resilient and equally productive as imported seeds of large agricultural enterprises.
Nature Sustainability was launched in January 2018 and will cover studies of sustainability issues, their policy dimensions and possible solutions.
The Leading House ETH Zurich opens a call for proposals for opportunity grants supporting activities of Swiss researchers linked to specific events or incidents in the mentioned countries. Applications are accepted on a rolling base until 2020.
post by Delwendé Innocent Kiba in ETH Zukunftsblog about the YAMSYS project that seeks to improve unproductive yam cropping systems in cooperation with local actors working along the yam value chain
proceedings of the Biovision Symposium 2017.
media release by World Food System Center about new research investigating whether achieving food security is a question of supply or demand. The study is part of the international consortium Delivering Food Security on Limited Land.
media release by World Food System Center about the potential of clover and mustard green manure crops to increase soil zinc uptake by wheat.
RISE offers exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation to develop sustainable collaborative projects and transfer of knowledge in any subject area, deadline for submissions: 21 March 2018
post by Adrian Müller in ETH Zukunftsblog about the question whether organic farming can feed the world
media release by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) about their strategic cooperation with "China Organic Valley Support Center" at Xiangyang city.
proceedings of the World Food System Center Research Symposium 2017.
The swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC) aims to support collaboration between the various types of Swiss higher education institutions and their partners in low and middle income countries. In this context SUDAC launches its second call for Consortia for Education and Research. Deadline for submissions: 28 February 2018
documentation of a symposium that took place on 20 October at the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (BFH-HAFL) in Zollikofen.
The Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern hosts a new research project that investigates the problem of deforestation in the Argentinean dry Chaco. The project is led by Assistant Professor Graziano Ceddia and funded through the European Research Council Consolidator Grant Scheme.
media release by Syngenta on the renewal of their Memorandum of Understanding with USAID aiming to promote food security amongst smallholder farmers by cooperating on improving research and development, technology adoption and farmer know-how to boost farm productivity
blogpost by Prof. Jaboury Ghazoul, ETH Zurich, about the disadvantages of generally banning palm oil in biofuels
press release by Swissaid about a smartphone app that was developed for smallholder farmers together with ETH Zurich.
media release by FiBL about the outcomes of the international conference "Improving Integrity of Organic Supply Chains" held in Ukraine in the frame of a Swiss-Ukraine development cooperation project funded by SECO
news by ETH World Food System Center about a new publication from WFSC member group of Prof. Jaboury Ghazoul showing that maintaining a diverse native tree shade cover leads to enhanced coffee production and quality
international multi-stakeholder conference report of Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA).