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



New CABI Agriculture and Bioscience journal open for applications

The new broad-scope, open access journal is welcoming submissions in all fields related to agriculture and bioscience. The journal aims to create an inclusive culture and works collaboratively with authors.


Tackling inequalities on the way to sustainable food systems – JUST-FOOD

Article about the JUST-FOOD project by CDE.


Finding shared solutions to the world’s urgent challenges

overview on the outcomes of the World Food System Center Research Symposium held on 31 October at ETH Zurich


Golden Rice Named Among Most Influential Projects of the Last 50 Years

press release by the Golden Rice Project about the fact that it has been recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as one of the most influential projects of the past 50 years


International research cooperation helps to protect bees more effectively

‘Everyone brings specific expertise and specialist knowledge from their own field. Combining these leads to new insights. This improves the basis for bee protection.' concludes Lukas Jeker from Agroscope over the recently held international conference on "Hazard of Pesticides to Bees".


World Biodiversity Forum

conference organised by the international research network bioDISCOVERY, and the University of Zurich Research Priority Programme Global Change and Biodiversity


Plenty of hope – and so far, it seems justified

news by Syngenta Foundation about field testing by Ethopian farmers of the new tef variety "Tesfa" (meaning “Hope”) in the context of their Tef Improvement Project


SECO strengthens reforms in the commodities sector

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin signed an agreement at the annual meetings of the World Bank. The agreement is used to finance projects that help resource-rich developing countries make better use of their revenues from commodities to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth.


Every trial helps give farmers a better choice

article by Syngenta Foundation about its activites in Kenya to help farmers increase their soybean production by supporting marketing trials of new varieties


Research partnership Switzerland-Ethiopia brings knowledge to the field

spotlight by CDE on the results of a partnership in the Upper Blue Nile basin that shows how water and land can be used sustainably even in a context of rapid population growth


Food Security and Land Use in the 21st Century: The Return of Malthus?

article by Timothy Swanson, Professor at the Graduate Institute Geneva, arguing that the human capital in developing regions needs to be a crucial part of the solution to the food security problems of the 21st century


Knowledge for development platform is launched

The r4d programme launched its new Knowledge for Development platform.


New report finds continued growth for sustainability standards

he fourth edition of 'The State of Sustainable Markets' report offers new data on standard-compliant land and agriculture and forestry products.


Small farmers build a strategy for their future

post in Helvetas Blog about the 12-year PAPEA program that supports small agricultural businesses in Burkina Faso along the whole food value chain


Successful Cooperation with Cuba

news by Agroscope about its successfull collaboration with the National Center for Animal and Plant Health in Cuba (CENSA) in the area of organic pollutants in soils


The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019

The 2019 GSDR, entitled “The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development,” was unveiled at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday, 11 September 2019. Drafted by an independent group of 15 scientists co-chaired by CDE Director Peter Messerli


Developing countries lead world on climate ambition

UN report - Since the Paris Agreement in 2015 184 nations have submitted their first Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce green house gases. According to the report at least 112 countries, including many of those most vulnerable to climate change and least responsible for its causes, aim to update the current NDCs by 2020.


Switzerland makes renewed contribution to CGIAR

press release by the Swiss Government on its decision to support the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with CHF 33.1 million for the years 2020-2021 as part of its efforts to find innovative solutions for high-quality food and sustainable natural resource management


Advanced breeding paves the way for disease-resistant beans

news by ETH about the research of the group led by Bruno Studer, Professor of Molecular Plant Breeding, who is involved in the development and implementation of a method to efficiently breed for disease-resistant beans in different regions of the world


Nominations open for Sight and Life Nutrition Leadership Award

Do you know a leader changing the future of nutrition? Sight and Life is looking for nominations


Sustainable trade relations for diversified food systems

news by CDE about a new project aiming to show how governments can distinguish between more or less sustainably produced food without violating basic principles of the trade framework


No sustainability without north-south research

news by the KFPE about the results of its call for project ideas on how research could support the implementation of the SDGs


Insights into pioneer work: Dynamic Agroforestry with cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire

Post in Food Sytem Stories Blog by ETH Master Students Katja Degonda and Severin Wiens on an innovative 50-ha plantation of a Swiss pioneer in Côte d’Ivoire


AVIS28: a report to outline Switzerland's future foreign policy

Press release by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs on the results of a working group on Switzerland's future foreign policy.


Scientists confirm first report of egg parasitoid in Africa to fight devastating fall armyworm

news by CABI about a group of scientists, headed by Dr Marc Kenis of the CABI Centre in Switzerland, confirming the first report of an egg parasitoid Telenomus remus in Africa which could prove an important biological weapon in the fight against the devastating fall armyworm


Turning the tables on farmers’ weather risks

news by Syngenta Foundation about its new partnership with the University of Reading’s Walker Institute to help smallholder farmers cope better with weather challenges


GFRAS Annual Meeting: Your registration and inputs

The meeting will focus on the Role of RAS in Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management and will take place from 30 September to 4 October 2019 in Jamaica; the deadline for registration and the submission of input proposals is 28 July 2019.


Swiss International Cooperation - Annual Report 2018

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) have published the 2018 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation.

Displaying results 41 to 69 out of 69
<< First < Previous 1-40 41-69 Next > Last >>


The SFIAR Newsletter provides you every other month with the latest news on agricultural research for development.
To subscribe, please enter your e-mail: