Bridging grants can fund the preparation of a joint project proposal for submission to large funding agencies or to develop established and long-term partnerships between two institutions or chairs. Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2020
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.
Under the project funding scheme, qualified researchers define their research themes and objectives themselves and conduct their project under their own responsibility. Submission deadline: 1 October 2020
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
The Global Programme Food Security of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is launching four calls for proposals for innovative initiatives to contribute to food systems’ improvements and transformative and sustainable impacts on poor people. Deadline for submissions: 28 August 2020.
Medienmitteilung von Public Eye über die Missstände auf Orangenplantagen in Brasilien, die auch die Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) beliefern.
the fellowships are designed for early-career postdocs based in Switzerland who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad; deadline for submissions: 1 September 2020
the fellowships are designed for doctoral students based in Switzerland who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad; deadline for submission: 1 September 2020
News item of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about their certified soybean seed initiative in Indonesia.
this call by the r4d programme allows teams of r4d researchers and implementing partners to make use of the knowledge, tools and technologies developed within r4d projects through translation and implementation initiatives; deadline for submissions: 12 October 2020
news by CABI about its effort to find a viable biocontrol solution for the devastating effect of the fall armyworm on maize crops in Rwanda as part of an Integrated Pest Management strategy
news by Syngenta Foundation about its palliative seed delivery effort in Nigeria, a COVID-19 emergency measure implemented in addition to its program to improve crop breeing for smallholders
News item of Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about their Seeds for Impact Program competition in Africa.
News-Beitrag von Public Eye
Innovation partnership grants support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in the countries mentioned above. Deadline for submission: 30 July 2020.
The call awards project funding for research questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It comprises comprises all scientific fields. Deadline for submission: 30 August 2020.
news by ETH about Jan Dirk Wegner's EcoVision Lab, that uses artificial intelligence to research different aspects of the Earth's surface, providing chocolate producers with a tool to detect where cocoa is being illegally grown
news by ETH World Food System Center about the publication of the final report of the consortium project "Delivering food security on limited land" in which the ETH WFSC led the stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange activities
overview by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC on its activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
ERC Advanced Grants support ground-breaking, ambitious research projects of excellent established Principal Investigators with a recognised track record of research achievements; deadline for submissions: 26 August 2020
news by Syngenta Foundation about COVID-19 responses in Bangladesh where its team there also has had to move fast to tackle other challenges ...
Blog post by Christian Häberli of the World Trade Institute, University of Bern, for the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition by FAO
News by the organizers of Tropentag 2020
news by Syngenta Foundation about its efforts to establish potato production in ecologically suitable pastoral areas in Kenya as part of its Partnership for Seed Technology Transfer in Africa programme
news by Syngenta Foundation about activities of a partner organisation in India to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, for example by getting crops from the fields to farmers' homes, by maintaining links to markets or by guiding villagers to health checkups
This call aims at individual researchers who wish to carry out a research project up to two years abroad. Researchers can have any nationality, but must move from one country to another. Deadline: 9 September 2020.
The Swiss Federal Council decided that Switzerland would support a new World Meteorological Organization (WMO) programme intended to improve the production and transmission of meteorological information so that authorities and people can better protect themselves from extreme weather events.
Special page about the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for food systems in developing countries, published and regularly updated by the SDC Agriculture & Food Security Network
Article by Simon Winter, Executive Director of Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, about the pandemic in the context of agricultural development and global food security.
News about a session on intercropping that was convened by Christian Schöb and Johan Six from ETH Zurich and Rob W. Brooker from The James Hutton Institute at the World Biodiversity Forum 2020 in Davos.
News about an event carried out by the National Alliance "Semillas de Identidad" that was founded years ago by SWISSAID
Showcase of a new research project of the University of Bern and the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia.
Artikel über globale Zusammenhänge in der Tomatenproduktion und -verarbeitung mit Fokus auf Cofco Tunhe, den weltweit zweitgrössten Hersteller von Tomatenkonserven.
News by the ETH World Food System Center about a new science communication project "Edible research goes storytelling" that will start in June 2020.
interactive map by Agroscope providing an overview of all of the institutions worldwide with which Agroscope maintains a form of cooperation
press release by CDE about a recent publication on investments of wealthy individuals boosting production of plant-based raw materials for human consumption, industrial uses, and animal fodder, which contributes to deforestation especially in the tropics
press release by the Swiss Foreign Ministry about the Government requesting credits totalling CHF 11.25 billion over four years for the implementation of a strategy that focuses on the creation of decent jobs locally, mitigating climate change and adapting to its effects, reducing the causes of irregular migration and promoting the rule of law
press release by the Swiss Forgeign Ministry about a donation by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) following an appeal by FAO to help stem the outbreak, mitigate the damage caused by this pest and support the families affected