An article by Helvetas experts on the global need for sustainable food systems.
news by Syngenta Foundation about its partnership to raise productivity of the Ethiopian cereal tef that now has three new varieties in farmers’ fields
The Call offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary teams working on international studies in social sciences or combining natural and social sciences; deadline for pre-proposals: 21 January 2021
This image competition encourages researchers working in Switzerland to present their works to the public and the media; deadline for submissions: 31 January 2021
The fellowships are aimed at highly qualified researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship. Eccellenza supports them in achieving their goal by allowing them to lead a generously funded research project as an assistant professor with their team at a Swiss higher education institution. Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2021
news by Biovision about the successful expansion of the organic sector in Tanzania, including the establishment of a national umbrella organization and a farmer training center for agroecology
news article by ETH about the fact that many countries could be using less nitrogen fertiliser in their agriculture without compromising their crop yields, while in sub-Saharan Africa, for example, farmers underuse nitrogen fertiliser
interview with Biovision CEO Frank Eyhorn on the role Biovision can play in transforming food systems – and where he sees reason for hope
the Swiss National Science Foundation is launching a call together with the National Foundation for Science & Technology Development in Vietnam for Joint Research Projects in all disciplines; deadline for submissions: 15.01.2021
news by Syngenta Foundation about a cowpea Field Day it organized to bring together Nigerian farmers and other stakeholders enabling them to see new varieties emerging from the AVISA program (Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Delivery of Legumes and Cereals in Africa)
The SNSF is launching a call for Joint Research Projects (JRPs) together with the National Foundation for Science & Technology Development in Vietnam. The JRPs will enable researchers in Switzerland to carry out joint projects in any research area with research partners in Vietnam. Submission deadline: 15.01.2020
press release by Public Eye about a new report that shows that the international chocolate industry has not succeeded in eliminating child labor in West African cocoa cultivation in the last 20 years
The international journal "Mountain Research and Development" invites empirical and conceptual papers on a wide range of subjects and scales related to pastoralism and rangelands in mountains and high-elevation landscapes. Deadline for submission of full papers: 15 February 2021
These SNF fellowships are aimed at researchers who have done a doctorate and who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland. A research stay abroad enables such researchers to acquire more in-depth knowledge, increases their scientific independence and enhances their research profile. Deadline for applications: 1 February 2021
An article from BFH-HAFL with summary and video recordings of student presentations of research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development at Tropentag
A news article from Biovision provides a review for a new book "Transformation of our food systems – the making of a paradigm shift", edited by Biovision and the Foundation of Future Farming.
An article from FiBL announces a recently-signed agreement with a Ukrainian Public Union of small and medium-sized producers
An article from the Syngenta Foundation on how goji growers in Gansu, China benefit from a Foundation initiative
An interview with Martin Herren, Biovision project manager, focused on a forum to bring political and agricultural players together in Kenya
news by the SDC A&FS Network abouts its plan to organize a online series of Food Systems Dialogues with a view to contribute to the important United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021
The Sinergia prize is awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for interdisciplinary collaboration of two to four research groups that propose breakthrough research; deadline for submissions: 01 December 2020
An article from the Syngenta Foundation explores and agricultural training program for the next generation of farmers in China.
An article from CDE describes the project that focuses on the cocoa and coffee sectors of Peru and Switzerland and seeks to develop a “compass” to help organize value chains in line with the principles of environmental justice.
news by Biovision about a project with cattle herders in Ethiopia that employs a “One Health” approach and modern technologies to fight against diseases and drought
press release by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation about the signing of a Lead Agency Agreement between the Swiss National Science Foundation and the South African National Research Foundation facilitating cooperation between researchers of the two countries
Media release from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) on the recently-released publication that sheds light on long-term farming systems research across the globe, including the 2019 SFIAR award-winning project on SysCom trials in the tropics.
A news article from the Syngenta Foundation about their work with leading African universities and breeding professionals who train future plant scientists in ‘demand-led’ breeding.
A research article from the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) on their role in an EU-funded research project to develop an integrated approach to assessing the impacts of pesticide mixtures on health, and to identify pathways for transitioning to alternative farming practices.
A storymap by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) researchers showing just how strongly the global competition over land and resources impacts local development in Madagascar.
An article from ETH Zurich and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) shows that genomic prediction is a powerful tool for selection of new bean varieties in breeding programs.
The latest report from the Syngenta Foundation shows that COVID-19 pandemic has made radio information more valuable than ever for farmers in Kenya.
Agrinatura’s position on the future of global food systems in relation the EC’s Farm to Fork Strategy
Article highlighting five key recommendations that summarize Agrinatura's priorities in fulfilling the global dimensions of the F2F Strategy.
the prize is awarded by Biovision and Agropolis Foundation for collaborative research for development projects and initiatives, which have made an exemplary contribution to the agroecological transformation of food systems; deadline for submissions: 11 January 2021
the prize is awarded by Olam International and Agropolis Foundation to recognise an outstanding innovation for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility and adequacy of food, deadline for submissions: 11 January 2021
the price awarded by Agropolis Foundation to individuals whose work is contributing towards agroecological transition, in particular, through efforts in the areas of climate change adaptation/mitigation, agrobiodiversity or responsible production/consumption; deadline for submissions: 11 January 2021
article by Syngenta Foundation about the Kenyan farmer Margaret Gicheha and her family who has successfully built up a farmers hub business, providing local farmers with farming inputs
News by SDC. As of 24 June 2020, IFAD's ABC Fund is being managed by the Geneva-based Bamboo Capital Partners, which engages in social impact investing. The fund provides smallholders and small- and medium-sized agribusinesses with capital to grow their operations and increase production.
Press release by Syngenta Foundation. Bangladesh’s smallholders face huge weather risks. A new international partnership aims to provide suitable insurance. This should greatly increase farmers’ resilience to climate change.
Press-release. Syngenta Foundation today announced the Surokkha partnership to make weather insurance available to large numbers of smallholders in Bangladesh.
news by Syngenta Foundation about its "Dana Pandan" program that provides agricultural insurance and facilitates credit for smallholders in Indonesia who are facing drought on top of the COVID-19 impacts