article in the SDC magazine "Eine Welt" about the controversial issue of pesticide use in developing countries
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
This Horizon 2020 call supports ground-breaking, ambitious research projects of excellent established Principal Investigators with a recognised track record of research achievements; it is open to all fields of research; deadline for submissions: 30 August 2018
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
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
The call aims at developing new or consolidating existing partnerships with institutions in countries where research partnerships are so far underexplored; it is open for all scientific disciplines. Deadline for applications: 31 July 2018
news by Syngenta Foundation about current activities within their project on radio extension for Kenyan smallholders in minority languages
After attending a 2-day-workshop before the conference, student reporters will contribute to a blog during the Tropentag (Ghent, Belgium, 17-19 September 2018). Applicants must be affiliated to a European university with interest in the Tropentag. Deadline for application: 2 July 2018.
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
call by Swiss TPH for visiting fellowships for PhD and postdoctoral researchers from Switzerland and sub-Saharan Africa addressing any of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using methodologies developed within the domains of Climate Change, Global and Environmental Health, Migration, Nanosciences and the Social Sciences; deadline for...
The SDC Global Programme Food Security is looking for project proposals on innovations in city region food systems and on ecologically sustainable water management for food security and nutrition. Deadline for submissions: 11 June 2018 (08:00 CET)
News about a project of ETH Zurich and Eawag that develops a method to produce animal feed from biowaste products.
Blogpost on the CDE datablog about the positive and negative side effects of different policy measures using the example of food security.
This call aims at individual researchers who wish to carry out a research project up to 2 years abroad. Researchers must move from one country to another, and they have to jointly write the proposal with the host organisation. Deadline for submissions: 12 September 2018
Article in the magazine of the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) about a research for development project in Afghanistan.
The open project fund serves to test initial partnership and mobility experiences with new partners in countries outside Europe and/or to further develop existing partnerships. Deadline for applications: 22 June 2018.
Professors, researchers, lecturers and university staff at Swiss higher education institutions are entitled to apply for intensive programmes in collaboration with higher education institutions outside Europe. Deadline for applications: 31 May 2018.
World Food System Center (WFSC) Education Director Michelle Grant shares lasting impressions from the WFSC Summer School in Côte d'Ivoire.
Report about the 1st Swiss-UN Day that took place at the University of Bern on 23 March 2018.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA), together with the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, has launched a new project that will foster youth entrepreneurship, strengthen market ties, and enhance livelihoods in the rice sectors of Mali and Senegal.
Media release about Syngenta's Good Growth Plan 2017 results.
Media release of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) about the potential of diversification in combating the viral disease Cocoa Swollen Shoot (CSSVD).
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 October 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
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.
Media release about the success of the website organicexport.info that was recently launched by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL.
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
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.