Market of traditional grains in Kastamonu, Turkey (Photo: Alessandra Giuliani)

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16.11.2018

Ausschreibung: Mercator Kolleg für internationale Aufgaben

Die Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten des Mercator Kollegs arbeiten während des 12-monatigen Programms in zwei bis drei internationalen Organisationen, global tätigen NGOs oder Wirtschaftsunternehmen. Sie gehen dabei einer selbst gewählten Fragestellung nach; Bewerbungsfrist: 31. Januar 2019


16.11.2018

Wyss Foundation supports the University of Bern

media release by the University of Bern about funding by the Wyss Foundation to carry out two regional practically-oriented research projects in Kenya and Peru to develop innovative approaches for the land use and strategies for biodiversity conservation


16.11.2018

Die Schweiz leistet Beitrag zur Integrität des internationalen Biomarkts

press release by FiBL about the successful conclusion of a project that allowed to professionalize the Organic Certification Bodies in Albania, Macedonia, India and Ukraine


14.11.2018

Nachhaltigkeitsziele sind ohne Nord-Süd-Forschung nicht erreichbar

Press release by the Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)


06.11.2018

Postdoc.Mobility Fellowships

the fellowships are aimed at researchers of Swiss nationality or with Swiss residence permit who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland, but want to enhance their research profile with a stay abroad


02.11.2018

Substitutes may make matters worse

post in ETH Zukunftsblog by Gabriele Manoli arguing that while palm oil is a highly controversial product, replacing it with other vegetable oils could endanger land and water resources


30.10.2018

Call: ERC Consolidator Grants

The grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team. Deadline for submissions: 7 February 2019


30.10.2018

Freihandel mit Mercosur ja, aber nicht um jeden Preis

press release by Public Eye about the "Mercosur Coalition" that has been formed by Swiss NGOs in order to secure that the current free trade negotiations between Switzerland and the Mercosur countries takes into account sustainability criteria and interests of Swiss farmers and consumers


23.10.2018

Call for Projects

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. The project grants run for two years and range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs. Deadline: 16 January 2019.


19.10.2018

Horizon 2020 Call: Sustainable Food Security

The Sustainable Food Security call is Horizon 2020's main contribution to research and innovation in relation to Food and Nutrition Security in Europe and beyond. Various topics are open for submissions. Deadline: 23 January 2019


12.10.2018

Donation helps develop the next generation of vegetable breeders

press release by the Syngenta Foundation about its donation to the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) for a second Ph.D. scholarship supporting a doctorate in vegetable breeding


12.10.2018

Rückblick: European Society for Agronomy Congress

co-organiser Agroscope provides results of the European Society for Agronomy Congress held from 27 to 30 August 2018 in Geneva: Synthesis (in German), abstracts and pictures


09.10.2018

FiBL researcher Christian Andres honoured with European Science Award

Every two years, the Foundation fiat panis honours young academics whose research focuses on solutions to mitigate hunger in food deficit countries with the Josef G. Knoll European Science Award. Christian Andres, scientific researcher at FiBL Switzerland, is one of the three winners in 2018.


02.10.2018

Ein historischer Tag für den Schutz der Rechte von Bäuerinnen und Bauern

Press release of Swissaid about a resolution on peasants' rights that the United Nations Human Rights Council passed last week.


02.10.2018

New report finds voluntary sustainability standards on the rise

Media release of FiBL about ‘The State of Sustainable Markets 2018: Statistics and Emerging Trends’ report.


18.09.2018

Call: Young Scientists Mobility Grants with MENA Countries

This call allows funding of approximately 26 mobility grants for researchers and students to build personal contacts and relationships. The following priority countries have been identified: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. Deadline for application: 31 December 2019.


18.09.2018

A Syngenta pesticide produced in Switzerland is implicated in deadly poisonings in India

media release by Public Eye about the deadly effects of the pesticide Polo.


17.08.2018

Researchers in Bolivia recommend reining in pesticides

spotlight by CDE on its project “Towards Food Sustainability”, where scientists investigated the relationship between soya production and pesticide use in Bolivia


14.08.2018

Keeping oranges cool: New studies from PACKCHAIN project

News of the World Food System Center about two new studies investigating how fresh fruit temperature and quality change during the refrigerated storage and transport in the citrus export pathway from South Africa to Europe.


14.08.2018

New on OrganicExport.info: Requirements for organic imports for China, Japan and Brazil

News of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) on new offerings on the website www.organicexport.info.


08.08.2018

Soil bugs munch on plastics

Thin mulch films made of polyethylene are used in agriculture in numerous countries, where they cause extensive soil contamination. Researchers at ETH Zurich and Eawag have now identified an alternative: films made of the polymer PBAT biodegrade in soils.


08.08.2018

New tool for satellite image preprocessing and composition

CDE researchers have developed a user-friendly online tool that requires only little user input to produce ready-to-use image composites.


20.07.2018

r4d programme grows to 57 projects

news by the r4d programme giving an overview of the programme with an updated interactive network map and programme factsheets


13.07.2018

Why cows should eat insects

news by ETH World Food System Center about a recent NZZ article that highlights the research project “Insect production from biowastes for animal feeds,” a collaboration of ETH Zurich, Eawag - Sandec, industrial partners, and local processing facilities in developing countries


06.07.2018

Diverse shade canopies key to healthy soils: New study from MOCA project

news by ETH World Food System Center about a new study published by the group of Prof. Jaboury Ghazoul showing that diverse shade tree canopies increase nutrient cycling and resilience in coffee agroforestry systems


26.06.2018

Organic market and sector development – a decade of successful cooperation between Ukraine and Switzerland

Media release by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland) about the Swiss-Ukrainian project "Organic Market Development in Ukraine", funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).


22.06.2018

Tackling food system challenges through experiential education

news by ETH World Food System Center about a new study that explores how educators can design food systems education programs to help graduates think and work in new ways


22.06.2018

Lao Agriculture Atlas to help in decision-making towards SDGs

press release by CDE about the presentation of the first atlas of agriculture in the Lao PDR containing detailed data on changes in agricultural production in the country


12.06.2018

Protecting plants intelligently

Post by Prof. Robert Finger on the ETH Zukunftsblog about how to reduce the environmental and health risks of pesticides in an intelligent way without banning them completely.


05.06.2018

Coop setzt vermehrt auf Bio-Palmöl

news by LID about the decision of Swiss retailer COOP to use certified organic palm oil also in its non-organic brands and where possible to use more sustainable alternatives to palm oil


29.05.2018

Two International Research Projects Launched

news by Agroscope on its participation in two new agricultural research projects in Cuba funded by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d)


29.05.2018

11 new r4d projects selected in the third thematically open call

news by the r4d programme on the outcome of its last thematically open call


25.05.2018

Weniger Hunger dank Pestiziden?

article in the SDC magazine "Eine Welt" about the controversial issue of pesticide use in developing countries


25.05.2018

Climate change and land grabbing: The example of the Mekong region

spotlight by CDE on a research project in the Mekong region that shows how land grabbing and deforestation are linked, and why this matters for global efforts to address climate change


18.05.2018

Preserving varieties, promoting biodiversity and improving food security

article by SDC about the results of a project in Uganda, where SDC has supported the development of a seedbank, combined with training of farmers in the production of healthy seeds and in business management and the revision of national seed legislation


18.05.2018

Optimum shade for cocoa

news by ETH about results of a field study comparing shaded and unshaded cocoa systems in Ghana in order to find more sustainable agricultural practices in cocoa production


08.05.2018

An audible extension to the voices of farming

news by Syngenta Foundation about current activities within their project on radio extension for Kenyan smallholders in minority languages


27.04.2018

Switzerland continues participation in International Fund for Agricultural Development

press release by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs on the decision of the Federal Council to place CHF 40.25 million at the disposal of IFAD for the 2019–21 period for the implementation of its programmes


17.04.2018

How to profit from biowaste

News about a project of ETH Zurich and Eawag that develops a method to produce animal feed from biowaste products.


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