PLOS ONE and PLOS Biology are calling for submissions that contribute to progress towards the goal of resilient, climate-smart crops and cropping systems for the 21st century. Accepted submissions will be featured in a cross-journal Future Crops Collection in early 2020. Deadline for submission: 13 September 2019.
News about a workshop in Tansania organized by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE).
Interview with Andreas Heinimann of the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern about the new report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
press release by the Swiss Government about the strategic approach for Switzerland’s international cooperation (2021-2024), submitted for optional public consultation by the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Federal Department for Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER)
article on foodaktuell.ch about the aim of the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa to secure that by 2025 minimum 80% of cocoa products imported into Switzerland stem from sustainable cultivation according to a commonly agreed definition
news by Syngenta Foundation about the launch of another one of its Weather Index Insurance (WII) projects in Dana Pandan, Indonesia under the name "Safe and Sustainable Farming Fund"
The goal of the Seed Money Grants is to strengthen or initiate scientific exchange between researchers from Swiss and Latin American institutions in all disciplines by enabling them to jointly undertake preliminary research and organize meetings, conferences, or workshops. Deadline for applications: 16 June 2019.
Media release by Syngenta about its collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to promote soil health, resource efficiency and habitat protection in major agricultural regions worldwide.
article by CDE about its research on the spread of Prosopis juliflora and other invasive alien species in Eastern Africa, their impacts on local livelihoods, and how they might be managed
Guest post by Christian Häberli of the World Trade Institute in the International Economic Law and Policy Blog.
post in ETH Zukunftsblog by Dr. Adrian Müller on the role of organic agriculture in sustainable food systems.
Le "Prix CSRS - Fonds Eremitage pour la Recherche Scientifique en Partenariat" a pour but d’honorer des chercheurs pour l’excellence de leur contribution à la recherche en partenariat entre des institutions scientifiques au Nord et en Côte d’Ivoire et/ou dans des pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Delai de soumission: 30 Juin 2019.
Press release by Public Eye.
Media release by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and Helvetas about an article published in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability.
Proceedings of a public event organized by the World Food System Center of ETH Zurich.
Organisations funding or managing doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship programmes can apply and receive up to 10 million EUR from the European Commission for co-funding new or exisiting programmes. Deadline for applications: 26 September 2019
news by FiBL about its support in the creation and registration of the Organic Armenia Agricultural Association as a non-governmental organisation which aims to develop policies and strengthen the capacity of farmers, producers and processors
The World Food System Center produced a series of films highlighting ETH Zurich’s research concerning the nutrition, farming practices, and sustainability of Tef, a major food grain of Ethiopia.
media release by FiBL about the significance, opportunities and challenges of group certification of organic producers in low- and middle-income countries
news by the ETH World Food System Center about the funding of three research projects through the Center’s competitive Coop Research Program
news by Agroscope about a workshop in Havana, Cuba in the context of the r4d project, ‘Influence of different pest-management systems in potato production on Pesticide Residues in Cuban Soils (PERECUSO)’ that Agroscope is implementing together with Cuban partners
Biovision Foundation has recently launched the website “Agroecology Info Pool" that serves as a platform to provide evidence, knowledge and experiences on the impacts and multiple benefits of Agroecology
media release by FiBL about a workshop held on 26 February 2019 in Brussels, where FiBL presented results of their research on the performance of organic agriculture in tropical and sub-tropical climate zones
press release by FiBL about its assessment and comparison of different organic and conventional palm oil producers in Africa and South America, madated by COOP and SECO in order to clarify to what extent organically certified palm oil helps ensure better environmental and social impact
news by Syngenta Foundation about Joint Liability Groups making it easier for smallholders in India to get loans from banks
News of Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about a new approach of the MaolKeki Foundation and Syngenta Foundation India to improve the last mile services in agriculture and healthcare in rural areas.
Interview with CDE researcher Graziano Ceddia.
The new SPIRIT programme launched by SNF facilitates knowledge exchange between Swiss researchers and researchers in selected countries that are receiving development assistance. Submission of pre-proposals: all year round
at the first member event of the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa seven new value chain projects have been presented, that aim to promote the sustainability in cocoa origin countries such as Ghana and Ivory Coast through innovative approaches
News by Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about their initiative to make agricultural extension a part of radio broadcasting in Kenya.
Pressemitteilung von Public Eye
Report about the 20 years anniversary event of the "Guide for Transboundary Research Partnerships" of KFPE
Interview with CDE researcher Susanne Wymann von Dach about the theme #MountainsMatter of this year's International Mountain Day.
Press release by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs about the mid-term report of the Swiss International Cooperation.
The Federal Council outlines the strategic markers for the upcoming dispatch on international cooperation (2021–2024)
Press release of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
This symposium highlighted the research that the ETH World Food System Center Research Programs support as well as other food system relevant research conducted by WFSC members; all presentations and posters are available online.
interview with Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi, expert in sustainable trade relations at CDE, around the question of how the state can promote trade relations that foster sustainable development
International Conference on Organic Agricultural Sciences ICOAS successfully held for the first time in Austria
Press release by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL).
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
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