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[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.


Africa-wide Women in Science Competition Call for Abstracts

The The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) have opened a call for abstracts under the title: “Feeding 1 billion in Africa in a changing world".

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 14 May, 2012


Agri-Trade Forum Newsletter. Volume 21, No. 1, March 2012.


Transnational call: Improving rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa: Sustainable and climate-smart intensification of agricultural production

The main objective of the ERA-ARD II Transnational Research Call is to contribute to improved livelihoods of smallholders and rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through sustainable and climate-smart intensification of agricultural systems. The call also aims to support and fund projects that will strengthen collaboration and networking with on-going projects and existing thematic networks.

Deadline for applications: 22 May 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.


FARA E-bulletin October-December 2011. Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) E-bulletin volume 7, no 4, December 2011.


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!


Agri-Trade Forum Newsletter. Vol. 20 No 3, November 2011.



Opportunities for action. Agriculture for Impact News, October 2011.


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.


The future of pastoralism in a changing climate. Arid Lands Information Network Joto Afrika newsletter issue 7, August 2011.


How to reduce the agricultural cleavage between north and south? [in French] In a debate organised by Radio France Internationale (RFI), three agricultural experts discuss measures to reduce the agricultural cleavage between the global north and south.


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.


Optimizing environmentally friendly biogas production from livestock manure for the reduction of greenhouse gases - SUSANE II. Sustainable, sanitary and efficient management of animal manure for plant nutrition (SUSANE) Newsletter No. 16, November 2010.


Cooperation between Danish research and NGOs about development of sustainable organic agriculture. Conference held on November 9, 2010 in Aarhus, Denmark, arranged by Organic Denmark, University of Aarhus, ICROFS and Dan Church Aid and supported by DDRN. Documents from the conference are available online.


Asian Federation of Information Technology Associations (AFITA) – 2010 Conference. Report by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research on the AFITA 2010 conference on the theme “Quality Information for Competitive Agricultural Based Production Systems and Commerce” held in Bogor, Indonesia, on October 3-7, 2010.


CGIAR newsletter September 2010. Newsletter from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with a thematic focus on agricultural biodiversity.


How Africa is feeding Europe: EU (over)fishing in West Africa. Greenpeace West Africa Ship Tour Expedition Report, by Farah Obaidullah and Yvette Osinga, March 2010.


Realising the Potential of Africa’s Youth: Linking university education, research and business in sustainable agriculture. Background information about UniBRAIN (Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation), an initiative supported by supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida) pioneering a new approach to promoting agricultural innovation and improving tertiary agribusiness education in Africa.


Land matters: small farmer, big farmer, land grabber - documentation. Audio and video documentation from this event held in London on September 21, 2010, is now available.


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. 


Youth and rural development in ACP countries. Report from 19th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on June 16, 2010.


IAALD2010: Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development Highlights of Innovative Practices - documentation. View the abstracts and videos from this event held on April 26-29, 2010, in Montpellier, France.


Communique of the Sixth Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform Meeting. Report from the meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 21-23, 2010.


Decision support model for planning manure management on pig farms. Sustainable, sanitary and efficient management of animal manure for plant nutrition (SUSANE) Newsletter No. 14, January 2010.


Impact of medicated feed on the development of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in integrated pig-fish farms in Vietnam. Sustainable, sanitary and efficient management of animal manure for plant nutrition (SUSANE) Newsletter No. 13, November 2009.


ICROFS news 1/2010. Newsletter from the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), February 2010.


BiosafeTrain News Issue 9, September-December 2009. The third newsletter for 2009 from BiosafeTrain, Trainig for Biosafety, is now available online on the project's website


Overview of key organisations and processes in rural development and Agridultural Research for Development (ARD). Copied from an internal study of the EIARD FSTP Project (title: "The Impacts of climate changes on food security in Africa: A Synthesis of existing work") with special permission from the EIARD Secretariat.


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). 


Agriculture and Rural Development Day Bulletin: A summary report of the Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2009. International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) bulletin vol.  170, no. 1, December 14, 2009.


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. 


Developing Africa through Science, Technology and Innovations in Agriculture - Women as key drivers, RUFORUM, Entebbe, Uganda, September 28 - October 2, 2009. Travel report by DDRN member Mona Dahms, Aalborg University, Denmark. Mona Dahms' presentation can be downloaded here.


ICROFS News 4/2009. Newsletter from the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, November 2009.


Upgrading to compete in a globalised world: What Opportunities and challenges for SMEs in agriculture in ACP countries? Report from 13th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on September 23, 2009.



ICROFS News 3/2009. Newsletter from the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, August 2009.


BiosafeTrain News Issue 8, May-August 2009. This years' second newsletter from BiosafeTrain, Trainig for Biosafety, is now available online on the project's website.


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.


Fighting against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU): Impacts and challenges for ACP countries. Report from 10th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on April 29, 2009.


Land access and rural development: New challenges, New opportunities. Report from 9th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on February 25, 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.


BiosafeTrain News Issue 7, January-April 2009

The first 2009 newsletter from BiosafeTrain, Trainig for Biosafety, is now available online on the project's website.


Sharing of experiences between interdisciplinary PhD research programmes related to agricultural and rural development. Report from ERA-ARD workshop organised by Wageningen University and ICRA, December 11-12, 2008 - Wageningen, The Netherlands.


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].

     
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