Agricultural production - Other news
[Updated: May 2, 2012]
NEW: The RUFORUM Monthly. Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Newsletter Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2012.
Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), United States Agency International Development (USAID) and Oxford Poverty & Human Development Inititative (OPHI) Brochure, 2012.
IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Opportunity in Bangladesh
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow of its policy research and strategy support program (PRSSP) in Bangladesh for a two-year, fixed-term, exempt, renewable appointment. The position will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and will be under the Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD) of IFPRI.
Nairobi Declaration on Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services. Declaration from the participants of the international conference on Innovations in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services: Linking Knowledge to Policy and Action for Food and Livelihoods, held in Nairobi, Kenya, from November 15-18, 2011. See more information and other documents from the conference here.
Thanks to DDRN member Sanne Chipeta for sharing this news!
2012 INNOVATION PRIZE FOR AFRICA. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) are delighted to announce the first 2012 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). This annual prize honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa.
Side event: ICTs for rural development. Programme and presentations from the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) event 'ICTs Mobilizing Farmers' held in Valencia, Spain, on March 29, 2011.
Scoping report. Report from a Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty workshop held in Pisaq, Cusco, Peru, on May 3-5, 2010.
CGIAR newsletter September 2010. Newsletter from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with a thematic focus on agricultural biodiversity.
European Agricultural Development Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa. European Agricultural Development Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa is an online review launched by the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College, London in order to provide an online tool for better understanding European donor support for agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa. The review is an initial attempt to map the activities, political and financial commitments of fourteen different European donors.
Inaugural call for papers - Organic Agriculture. The International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) calls for papers for the first issue of its new journal Organic Agriculture which will constitute a new platform for the sharing of information within the many cross-disciplinary fields of organic agriculture and food systems.
ICROFS News 3/2010. Newsletter from the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, August 2010.
ICROFS news 1/2010. Newsletter from the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), February 2010.
Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems Community Development : Inaugural Call for papers
The Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems Community Development (JAFSCD) is a NEW online, international, peer-reviewed journal focused on applied research and best practices in the development of thriving farming communities and sustainable food systems. Authors are invited to submit papers under: Open calls (at any time on any subject related to the development aspects of agriculture and food systems) and/or special topic calls (between November 15, 2009, and February 15, 2010).
ACP rural development: why Media matters? Report from 14th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on October 12, 2009.
The GCARD Process in Africa. Report by FARA on the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) 2010 process, October 2009.
Introduction to GMO Biosafety Risk Assessment. Press release by BiosafeTrain and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) on a workshop they conducted together at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), October 19-23, 2009.
ICROFS News 4/2009. Newsletter from the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, November 2009.
ICROFS News 3/2009. Newsletter from the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, August 2009.
The Role of Livestock for ACP countries. Report from 12th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on July 1, 2009.
ICROFS News 2/2009. Newsletter from the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, May 2009.
Validation Workshop for 2007 AETS. Report from workshop of top civil servants, members of Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and development partners, convened by NEPAD, to endorse the 2007 draft report on the agriculture expenditure tracking system (AETS). December 4-5, 2008, in Pretoria, South Africa.
Brief status report on EFARD, EIARD, and PAEPARD - March 2009
Brief report on European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development (EFARD), European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development (EIARD), and Platform for Afr–Eur Partnerships for Agricultural Research and Development (PAEPARD) by Anne Sørensen, Chief coordinator of DDRN, who actively participates in these platforms. The brief is based on draft minutes of EFARD Steering Committee meeting of March 18, 2009.
Read the brief [Word, 43kB].