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DDRN Newsletter February 2011:
Agricultural Production

Dear network member,

In this newsletter you can read all news posted on the DDRN website since the latest monthly newsletter (January 2011) related to the theme “Agricultural Production”. 

In order to promote a lively communication within DDRN, you are most welcome to send news items that you wish to share within the network to Marianne Forti: maf@ddrn.dk. Thanks!

Please use the headings as links to read more about the news.

EVENTS:
Women in Agricultural Development in Africa 2011. April 18-19, 2011 - Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.

GCHERA Conference 2011: Universities of agriculture and life sciences: entrepreneurs for sustainable rural development. June 27-29, 2011 - Institut Polytechnique Lasalle Beauvais, Paris, France.

For upcoming events announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS:
Informal coordination of international S&T policy: the case of the European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development. Chapter 12 of European Commission publication 'International Science and Technology Cooperation in a Globalized World: The External Dimension of the European Research Areaø, by Jean-Luc Khalfaoui, 2010.

Managing Weather Risk for Agricultural Development and Disaster Risk Reduction. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) report, January 2011.

Agro-Food Value Chain Interventions in Asia: A review and analysis of case studies. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Working Paper, by Lasse Folke et al., December 2010.

Responding to ‘Land Grabbing’ and Promoting Responsible Investment in Agriculture. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Occasional Paper 2, by Harold Liversage, December 2010.

Land investments or land grab?: a critical view from Tanzania and Mozambique. SPIRE Development Fund report, by Hans Theting and Brita Brekke, 2010.

For publications announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

BRIEFS:
Agriculture-Associated Diseases: Adapting Agriculture to Improve Human Health. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2020 Conference Brief 18, by John McDermott and Delia Grace, February 2011.

For briefs announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

FUNDING SOURCES:
Development of a Research Programme Consortium (RPC) to address agriculture, food and nutrition security in South Asia. Department for International Development (DFID) Research and Evidence Division. Deadline for submission of pre-qualification questionnaire: March 14, 2011.

For more open calls for funding announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

OTHER NEWS:
Job: Head of Programme - Agricultural Development and Policy.
Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Application deadline: March 11, 2011.

Call for applications: 2011 AWARD Fellowships. African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). Application deadline: March 25, 2011.

You are welcome to forward this newsletter to interested colleagues and friends. To sign up as a member of DDRN, please fill out the online registration form.

 
Best regards
Marianne Hedegaard K. Forti


Communications Officer
Danish Development Research Network
Department of Geography and Geology
University of Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 Copenhagen K
Tel: +45 35322522
Email: maf@ddrn.dk 

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