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



Appel à candidature: 10e Prix CSRS

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.


Syngentas Milliardengeschäft mit hochgefährlichen Pestiziden

Press release by Public Eye.


Organic farming drives sustainability in global agriculture

Media release by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and Helvetas about an article published in the scientific journal Nature Sustainability.


Pesticides - What does Science Say?

Proceedings of a public event organized by the World Food System Center of ETH Zurich.


Call: Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND

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


New Organic Armenia Agricultural Association established

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


Call: Collaborative Research Action on Climate, Environment and Health

The Belmont Forum in collaboration with Future Earth announces a new collaborative research action for multilateral, inter- and transdisciplinary research which will improve understanding of the pathways between climate, environment and health to protect and promote human health and well-being in the face of climate challenges. Deadline for...


Stories of Tef: A film series

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.


Study: Smallholder farmers in groups with various advantages

media release by FiBL about the significance, opportunities and challenges of group certification of organic producers in low- and middle-income countries


World Food System Center announces support of new cross-disciplinary food system research projects

news by the ETH World Food System Center about the funding of three research projects through the Center’s competitive Coop Research Program


Kick-off Workshop on Pesticide Residues in Cuban Soils

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


Agroecology Criteria Tool - Assess your Project or Policy

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


The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs: Scientific evidence ...

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


Towards improved sustainability of palm oil ...

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


Groups make it easier than a loan alone

news by Syngenta Foundation about Joint Liability Groups making it easier for smallholders in India to get loans from banks


Call for papers: Tropentag 2019

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Abstracts shall be of original research on the conference topic "Filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources management". Deadline for submission: 1 May 2019.


Confluence of Agriculture Development and Healthcare: A turning point in rural progress

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.


Call for project proposals: Renewable Energy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Promotion in Developing and Transition Countries (REPIC)

REPIC is partially financing new, sustainable and effective small-scale projects from Swiss institutions with a high replication potential. Deadlines for submission: 15 March and 9 May 2019.


Call for applications: Fellowships of the Future Food Initiative

The fellowship is a postdoc programme for exceptionally qualified young researchers who propose projects targeting future food issues such as nutrition, production, packaging and digital health. It provides personal research funds for three years, enabling fellows to work on their projects in a research laboratory anywhere in Switzerland with a...


“Inequality also harms the environment”

Interview with CDE researcher Graziano Ceddia.


Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams (SPIRIT)

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


New Cocoa Value Chain Projects

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


What have they found so far?

News by Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture about their initiative to make agricultural extension a part of radio broadcasting in Kenya.


«Nachhaltigkeit gehört in die Legislaturziele»

Report about the 20 years anniversary event of the "Guide for Transboundary Research Partnerships" of KFPE


Mountain communities must be able to pursue their well-being

Interview with CDE researcher Susanne Wymann von Dach about the theme #MountainsMatter of this year's International Mountain Day.


Switzerland on track to achieve goals of international cooperation

Press release by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs about the mid-term report of the Swiss International Cooperation.


WFSC Research Symposium 2018 - Presentations and Posters

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.


“It’s time to make trade agreements sustainable”

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).


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


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


Nachhaltigkeitsziele sind ohne Nord-Süd-Forschung nicht erreichbar

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


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


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


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


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


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.

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