Tuesday, November 30, 2010

 

EMPLOYMENT: CGIAR Challenge Program on Food and Water Associate Director

If you possess a PhD in environmental science, agriculture science, water science or a related field, and have at least five years research experience, ideally in an interdisciplinary environment, you could be the person we are looking for. This position reports to the Research Director of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) www.waterforfood.org and will be based at the CPWF’s Secretariat which is hosted at the headquarters of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. You will assist the Research Director in providing leadership in the design and implementation of all scientific research conducted by the CPWF. You will also assist with the delivery of scientific outputs and developmental outcomes. You will be a member of the CPWF Management Team.

More information (follow link to “Associate Director in the CPWF”).

Deadline: January 5, 2011

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

 

This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Director, Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension. The Director is the principal adviser to senior management of the Organization regarding research and extension, knowledge management, technical publishing, capacity development, communication for development and education and responsible for quality delivery of the services of the Office. Deadline: December 4, 2010

CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: Adapting to Climate Change in Vulnerable Coastal Communities (IDRC). The purpose of this call is to support research that can provide options that will strengthen the ability of coastal communities to prepare for and recover quickly from water-related stresses exacerbated by climate change. Deadline: December 1, 2010

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation. ESPA's goal is to ensure that, in developing countries, ecosystems are being sustainably managed in a way that contributes to poverty reduction and inclusive/sustainable growth. Deadline: December 8, 2010

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Danida Fellowship Centre/Government of Denmark. The objective of the support is to generate knowledge in order to promote the overall objective of the Danish development assistance to reduce poverty and support sustainable development. Deadline: December 8, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: Technology, institutions and development. The DIME Workshop of the Max Planck Institute of Economics will be held from February 18-19, 2011, on the topic of Technology, institutions and development: Perspectives from economics, anthropology and geography on agrarian change. Deadline: December 12, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Annual International Conference on Agriculture, Athens, Greece. The Environment and Agriculture Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research  organizes its 4th Annual International Symposium on Agricultural Research, 18-21 July 2011 in Athens, Greece. Deadline: December 24, 2010

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Agricultural R&D: Investing in Africa’s Future. The ASTI-FARA conference will take place in Accra, Ghana from December 5-7, 2011 on the theme of Agricultural R & D: Investing in Africa’s Future. Deadline: January 15, 2011

CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS: International Land Coalition – Deadline Extended. Every two years, ILC members meet at their Assembly of Members, during which they vote on and approve new members. The next Assembly of Members will take place in Albania in May/June 2011. Deadline: February 14, 2011

PUBLICATION: Institutions and Conflict: Communal Water Management in North-West Namibia. A new Research Working Paper from MICROCON

PUBLICATION: Building Social Capital through Microfinance. A new paper by Feigenberg, Field and Pande.

 

PUBLICATION: Institutions and Conflict: Communal Water Management in North-West Namibia

A new Research Working Paper from MICROCON:

In the context of recent legal developments in Namibia promoting the common based management of water resources, the main focus of the project underlying this paper was to gain a detailed impression of how the rural communities in the country were dealing with the development of institutional arrangements for the water access and usage. Based on an anthropological fieldwork this paper aims to describe and to analyse the conflict over water a rural community in North-West Namibia is confronted with. From a theoretical perspective, the objective of this paper is to analyse the role of power in the development of institutions by means of Knight’s (1992) bargaining theory of institutional development. This paper concludes that the case study provides important evidence that the development of institutions at the local level can be the by-product of a strategic conflict and not the result of the users’ attempts to achieve collective goals, as frequently assumed by the mainstream communal natural resource management theory.

Available here (pdf).

 

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Director, Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension

Under the guidance of the Deputy Director-General (Knowledge), the Director is the principal adviser to senior management of the Organization regarding research and extension, knowledge management, technical publishing, capacity development, communication for development and education and responsible for quality delivery of the services of the Office.

Specific duties and functions are to:

More information (pdf).

Deadline: December 4, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

 

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation

The Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme is a partnership that brings together the Department for International Development (DFID), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) to deliver a planned seven year interdisciplinary research programme, with a total budget of £40·5m. The ESPA programme is part of the Living With Environmental Change partnership.

ESPA's goal is to ensure that, in developing countries, ecosystems are being sustainably managed in a way that contributes to poverty reduction and inclusive/sustainable growth.

To achieve this goal, ESPA will invest in cutting-edge research that delivers improved understanding of how ecosystem function, the services they provide, the full value of these services, and their potential role in achieving sustainable poverty reduction. Crucially, ESPA funded research must provide evidence and tools to enable decision makers and end users to manage ecosystems sustainably and in a way that contributes to poverty reduction.

This announcement of opportunity invites proposals for research consortium projects that will address this agenda.

Awards may be between three to five years in duration, with a total value of the project (the 100% full economic cost) between £500k and £4m, with exceptional projects able to bid for up to £5m.

More information.

Deadline: December 8, 2010

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CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: Adapting to Climate Change in Vulnerable Coastal Communities (IDRC)

The purpose of this call is to support research that can provide options that will strengthen the ability of coastal communities to prepare for and recover quickly from water-related stresses exacerbated by climate change. The funding targets institutions such as universities, research centres and other organisations with a research mandate.

IDRC is seeking ideas for a limited number of research grants of up to CA$500,000.

Projects should not exceed three years in duration. The Call is designed to support researchers from developing country institutions to find adaptive solutions to the water related impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities living in coastal areas. Research should emphasize alternatives that may be implemented at different scales from small communities to national level policy options. An economic analysis of the estimated costs of climate change impacts and adaptation options should be included as part of the research. Due to the differential impacts climate change and adaptation will have on women, youth, and other vulnerable groups, proposals that soundly include gender sensitive research methodologies and interventions are welcome.

More information.

Deadline: December 1, 2010

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Danida Fellowship Centre/Government of Denmark

Within the framework of Danish development assistance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark hereby invites applications for research grants related to development research. The objective of the support is to generate knowledge in order to promote the overall objective of the Danish development assistance to reduce poverty and support sustainable development.

Grants will be awarded to research projects generating new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of the developing countries and relevant to Denmark’s development assistance. Furthermore, it is important that the research contribute to the research capacity building in developing countries.

Research themes for 2011:

More information.

Deadline: December 8, 2010

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Agricultural R&D: Investing in Africa’s Future

The ASTI-FARA conference will take place in Accra, Ghana from December 5-7, 2011 on the theme of Agricultural R & D: Investing in Africa’s Future.

For the conference, ASTI/IFPRI and FARA are currently requesting proposals for 15 to 20 invited/commissioned papers on the topic of agricultural R&D developments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Proposals must address one or more of the following themes (examples of possible topics are provided in parentheses after each theme):

  1. Levels and Stability of Agricultural R&D Investments
    (for example, broader agricultural investment strategies, investment and productivity growth, the implications of funding volatility, alternative funding mechanisms)
  2. Human Resource Development
    (for example, human capital and R&D system performance, incentivizing scientists in public R&D systems, staff retention and capacity strengthening)
  3. Aligning and Rationalizing Institutional Structures
    (for example, expanded roles for national, regional, and international R&D organizations and related non-R&D institutions; addressing the “small country” problem; S&T policies to strengthen private R&D and technology transfer; the private sector’s role in innovation; public–private partnerships)
  4. Measuring and Improving the Effectiveness of R&D Systems
    (for example, setting priorities in public R&D systems, metrics for monitoring performance, the implications of shifting the focus of R&D)

More information.

Deadline: January 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

 

PUBLICATION: Building Social Capital through Microfinance

A new paper by Feigenberg, Field and Pande:

Despite strong theoretical underpinnings, economic returns to social interaction have proven difficult to identify empirically. We exploit random variation in the meeting frequency of microfinance groups during their first loan cycle to show that more frequent meeting is associated with long-run increases in social contact and lower default. Relative to clients who met on a monthly basis during their first loan, those who met weekly were four times less likely to default on their subsequent loan. We provide experimental and survey evidence that the decline is driven by improvements in informal risk-sharing that result from greater social contact.

Full paper available here (pdf).

Monday, November 15, 2010

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Annual International Conference on Agriculture, 18-21 July 2011, Athens, Greece

The Environment and Agriculture Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (AT.IN.E.R.) organizes its 4th Annual International Symposium on Agricultural Research, 18-21 July 2011 in Athens, Greece. The conference website is: http://www.atiner.gr/agriculture.htm

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of all related disciplines. Areas of interest include (but are not confined to): Botany, Ecology and Nature Conservation, Waste Management, Rural Development, Biomass, Biotechnology, Animal Behavior, Geochemistry, Computers in Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Plant and Tree Studies, Sea Studies, Marine, Agriculture Engineering, Crop Studies, Agronomy, Soil, Mycology, Fish, Forest, Genetics, Agribusiness, Hydrology, Land Use and Policy, Pesticides, Plant Pathology, Veterinary Sciences. 

More information.

Deadline: December 24, 2010

 

CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS: International Land Coalition – Deadline Extended

Every two years, ILC members meet at their Assembly of Members, during which they vote on and approve new members. The last call for membership in 2009 increased the total number of ILC members to 83. The next Assembly of Members will take place in Albania in May/June 2011.

As mandated by the ILC Coalition Council , the application process to become a new member of the Coalition is now open. Any organisation that shares the ILC vision and mission is, in principle, eligible to become an ILC member.

More information.

Deadline: February 14, 2011

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Technology, institutions and development

The DIME Workshop of the Max Planck Institute of Economics will be held from February 18-19, 2011, on the topic of Technology, institutions and development: Perspectives from economics, anthropology and geography on agrarian change.

The following is an incomplete list of themes and topics that should serve as a guide to submit  papers, and for which one or more leading scholars in the field has been invited to contribute.

AGRARIAN CHANGE:

TECHNOLOGY, INSTITUTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT:

More information (pdf).

Deadline: December 12, 2010

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

 

This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Director, The Coady International Institute and Vice President, St. Francis Xavier University. The Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University is Canada's leading institute specialized in leadership education for development. Deadline: Open.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Mäler Scholarhips, The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. The scholarship allows researchers to spend up to 6 months at the institute preparing manuscripts from their existing research projects and developing new projects in collaboration with Beijer researchers. Deadline: November 15, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: Emissions, Livelihoods, and the Forest Farm Interface (IFRI). The opportunity is to develop papers that addresses how institutional arrangements and incentives support reduced emissions or sequestration of GHGs at the forest-farm interface, and the trade-offs or synergies between these impacts and local livelihoods, food security and environmental sustainability. Deadline: November 20, 2010

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Contributions to Participatory Learning Action (PLA) Special Issue on Youth and Participatory Governance in Africa. The aim of this Special Issue is to capture and share experiences of youth participation in governance processes with practitioners, young people, researchers, and policy makers. Deadline: December 5, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: Feminist Economics Special Issue: Land, Gender and Food Security. For this special issue, Feminist Economics encourages scholars from economics and related disciplines to submit papers that reveal gender impacts of land leases and acquisitions, including effects on women’s access to land, intrahousehold allocation, on-farm agricultural productivity, household food security, and investments in children’s well-being. Deadline: January 15, 2011

TRAINING: Global Environments: Socio-ecological Interactions in a Dynamic World. The course will focus on human dimensions of global environmental change, ranging from adaptive community management regimes to planetary processes. It will span local to global scales in exploring the most critical contemporary environmental issues from the perspective of biocultural diversity studies, environmental history and sustainability science.

PUBLICATION: Examining relationships between customary and state institutions in Ghana’s decentralized system. A new discussion paper from IFPRI.

PUBLICATION: Challenges and Opportunities for Women’s Land Rights in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda. A new Research Working Paper from MICROCON.

 

EMPLOYMENT: Director, The Coady International Institute and Vice President, St. Francis Xavier University

The Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University is Canada's leading institute
specialized in leadership education for development. Today, more than 5000 Coady graduates are
transforming communities and organizations in over 130 countries.

As Director of the Coady Institute and University Vice President you report to the President of St.
Francis Xavier University and are a member of the University’s Executive Team. You will provide
the compelling vision and strategic direction that will continue to position the Coady Institute as a
knowledge leader and innovator. Leading a team of skilled professionals, you will drive expansion
of the Coady’s educational programming, research and partnership development initiatives. You
will ensure the Institute’s fiscal health through ongoing fundraising, innovative campaigns and
donor stewardship. In your capacity as Vice President, you will contribute directly to the
University’s overall direction while cultivating opportunities to create leverage between the Coady
Institute and the University more broadly.

As the ideal candidate, you have a strong understanding of the international development arena,
familiarity with the latest innovations in development practice, and passion for the role that
leadership education plays in effecting positive change. You have significant leadership experience
with an international or internationally-focused NGO, or have held a senior government and/or
private sector position working in an international context. Your ability to see and build upon
opportunity will be highly valued, as will your impressive record of organizational leadership, fiscal
management, community development and stakeholder relations.

More information (pdf).

Deadline: Open

 

PUBLICATION: Challenges and Opportunities for Women’s Land Rights in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda

A new Research Working Paper from MICROCON:

From the late 1980s to 2006, the northern region of Uganda underwent an armed conflict between the government of Uganda and the rebel group led by Joseph Kony. The conflict displaced virtually the entire population in the region, and by 1990 people were living in Internally Displaced Peoples’ camps. As the war winds up, many people have left the camps returning to their former villages. The journey back home has not been easy, however. For women in particular, many are facing a lot of challenges especially related to access, ownership and use of land. Using data that was qualitatively gathered in two IDP camps in Gulu district, northern Uganda, the paper examines these challenges. It argues however that despite the challenges, opportunities do exist that can be exploited, if there is commitment by various stakeholders, to ensure that women access, own and use land in the return process.

Available here (pdf).

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Contributions to Participatory Learning Action (PLA) Special Issue on Youth and Participatory Governance in Africa

Participatory Learning and Action (www.planotes.org) is an informal journal on participation that reaches over 10,000 readers in 121 countries worldwide. The journal is published twice a year by
the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Special Issues exploring particular themes are regularly produced.

The aim of this Special Issue is to capture and share experiences of youth participation in governance processes with practitioners, young people, researchers, and policy makers. We hope that the Issue will stimulate debate and discussion on issues of participation, accountability and transparency with a focus on young people. We also hope that the Special Issue will encourage learning, improved policy and practice, and increased support for youth participation in governance processes. While the Special Issue will focus on Africa, we hope it will also be valuable for those working in other regions.

We are seeking submissions from adults and young people working in the field of youth and participatory governance who would like to contribute an article to this Special Issue. You might be a youth activist, a practitioner from an NGO or international agency, or a member of government. Your contribution should capture practical experiences on the theme and include: the processes young people have been engaged in; innovations, achievements and challenges; lessons and ways forward. Each article should be around 2,500 words.

Contributions may focus on (but not be limited to) the following areas:

More information.

Deadline for abstracts: December 5, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Mäler Scholarhips, The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics

The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics is pleased to announce the second round of the Mäler Scholar competition. The institute is an international center of excellence at the interface of ecology and economics. It is based in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden and has a small staff of researchers who work on a variety of ecological-economics issues.

The institute created the Mäler Scholarship in 2009, in honor of Professor Karl-Göran Mäler's long-standing contributions to environmental economics around the world. The scholarship is funded by a grant from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. It is intended for researchers from environmental economics networks in developing regions of the world who have completed at least one network-funded research project. It allows researchers to spend up to 6 months at the institute preparing manuscripts from their existing research projects and developing new projects in collaboration with Beijer researchers. It covers travel costs to and from Stockholm and provides a monthly allowance for lodging and meals. For information on past recipients, please visit http://www.beijer.kva.se/sida.php?id=44.

The institute is now accepting applications from researchers affiliated with four environmental economics networks-CEEPA, EEPSEA, LACEEP, and SANDEE-who are interested in spending time at the institute during 2011. Applicants should e-mail a document containing the following information to Christina Leijonhufvud (Beijer administrator; chris@beijer.kva.se) by November 15, 2010:

  1. Part 1 (maximum 1 page)-A description of the research the applicant would like to conduct while at Beijer, including the names of Beijer researchers the applicant would like to interact with and a discussion of how the time spent at Beijer is expected to contribute to the applicant's professional development. Applicants can learn more about Beijer researchers and their current projects here: http://www.beijer.kva.se/staff.php.
  2. Part 2 (maximum 5 pages)-An up-to-date CV that provides information on the applicant's education (including short courses), positions held, publications, grants, and professional activities.
  3. Part 3 (maximum 1 page)-A proposed schedule showing the approximate dates when the applicant would like to be in residence at Beijer. The residency must be for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 6 months, with longer visits encouraged. It can be divided into two separate visits. Note: please avoid the period from late June to early August, as most Beijer researchers are away during that period.

Deadline: November 15, 2010

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Emissions, Livelihoods, and the Forest Farm Interface (IFRI)

The International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network would like to bring to your attention a new research opportunity supported by the Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security, and coordinated by IFRI. The opportunity is to develop papers based on original or secondary research that addresses how institutional arrangements and incentives support reduced emissions or sequestration of GHGs at the forest-farm interface, and the trade-offs or synergies between these impacts and local livelihoods, food security and environmental sustainability.

Papers prepared for this call will address one or a combination of the following aspects of the relationship between policy interventions and emissions/livelihoods at the forest farm interface:

Papers produced in response to this opportunity can be general (conceptual), global, regional, national, or local in their orientation. Clear statement of the paper’s goals and application of evidence to support the argument is a basic requirement for a successful abstract.

More information.

Deadline: November 20, 2010

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Feminist Economics Special Issue: Land, Gender and Food Security

To date, analyses of land acquisitions have not addressed gender implications of these processes. Given women’s important roles as producers and consumers of agricultural products in affected countries and the implications of gender equality for long-run growth, this is a critical lacuna in research. For this special issue, Feminist Economics encourages scholars from economics and related disciplines to submit papers that reveal gender impacts of the leases and acquisitions, including effects on women’s access to land, intrahousehold allocation, on-farm agricultural productivity, household food security, and investments in children’s well-being. Consideration of gender differences related to class, ethnicity, and location are encouraged. Feminist Economics especially welcomes submissions from the Global South and transition economies.

More information.

Deadline: January 15, 2011

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TRAINING: Global Environments: Socio-ecological Interactions in a Dynamic World

The Rachel Carson Center and the Global Diversity Foundation announce a course on “Global Environments: Socio-ecological Interactions in a Dynamic World” to be held as part of the Munich International Summer University from 1 – 26 August 2011. The course conveners will select 15 – 18 Masters or PhD students from around the world who have the potential to become future environmental leaders in academic, community or governmental institutions. Some partial and full scholarships will be available to cover travel, living costs in Munich and the course fee.

The course will focus on human dimensions of global environmental change, ranging from adaptive community management regimes to planetary processes. It will span local to global scales in exploring the most critical contemporary environmental issues from the perspective of biocultural diversity studies, environmental history and sustainability science. Students will gain literacy in policy matters and will acquire skills in research design, fieldwork methods and data analysis related to documenting local environmental knowledge.

A course website will be launched on 15 November 2010, with details about the course content, registration and other information. Interested students can sign up to receive updates on the course – including notification of the launch of the course website – by filling in the pre-application form here.

 

PUBLICATION: Examining relationships between customary and state institutions in Ghana’s decentralized system

A new discussion paper from IFPRI:

Traditional authorities are powerful leaders alongside the state in Ghana. The chieftaincy has been resilient to “modernization”—maintaining land rights, allegiance from citizens, and influence in rural communities. Nonetheless, there are few rules defining their official role in the local government structure. It is empirically acknowledged that chiefs seriously impact the development of their communities. Hence, this study looks for factors that might explain the state’s deficiency in policy regarding chiefs. This analysis combines the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework with theory on formal and informal rules. Not only does this adaptation provide additional insight, but it helps to reduce the complexity in political research on dual governance bodies. Findings suggest that the formal and informal rule sets coupled with the resources available to state and customary actors result in strong exchange organizations between the two institutions. Incentives encourage noninterference and avoidance from the state; thus, rules concerning the chieftaincy are rarely enforced or modified. If attempting to harness collaboration and mitigate conflict and collusion, the state—in partnership with the chiefs—might reconsider the lawful role and authorities of the chiefs at local levels. Based on the analysis, policy revisions are needed to improve the outcomes of the institutional arrangement; however, major changes may be difficult to achieve in the current political context.

Available here.

Monday, November 01, 2010

 

This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Post-Doctoral Position on Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development, University of Hohenheim. The goal of this newly established research program is to make the team internationally recognized in research on governance in agricultural development, focusing on the social, institutional and political dimensions of agriculture in developing countries. Deadline: December 15, 2010

EMPLOYMENT: Visiting Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow for a one-year, fixed term, exempt appointment for its Development Strategy and Governance Division. Deadline: December 21, 2010

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DFID’s Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF). The GPAF will be a demand-led fund supporting projects focused on service delivery in support of poverty reduction and the most off-track Millennium Development Goals in poor countries. Deadline: December 14, 2010

CALL FOR RESEARCH PRE-PROPOSALS: Economics of Environmental Changes, SANDEE Research Competition. SANDEE invites research pre-proposals on the economics of climate change, urban environmental management and other relevant environmental issues in South Asia. Deadline: December 15, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS & PANEL PROPOSALS: People and the Sea VI - Bridging Science and Policy for Sustainable Coasts and Seas. ‘Bridging science and policy’, the central theme of the 6th MARE People and the Sea conference, addresses how science can better connect with policy to support progress towards sustainable coasts. Deadline: January 15, 2011

TRAINING: Facilitation: Basics for leading meetings. A 2-day training course in Berlin on November 25-26 teaches the basics for leading meetings.

EVENT: ILRI Workshop on Gender & Market-Oriented Agriculture: Research to practice. An ILRI workshop on Gender and Market-oriented Agriculture is scheduled from January 31st to February 2nd in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Deadline: November 15, 2010

PUBLICATION: Natural Resource Management: The Impact of Gender and Social Issues (IDRC). This book reveals how innovation in natural resource management can contribute to rural poverty reduction. Drawing from research throughout eastern and southern Africa, the contributing authors present a synthesis of lesson from both policy and practice.

PUBLICATION: Democratising agricultural research for food sovereignty in West Africa (IIED). This multimedia book reports on an initiative in West Africa that seeks to create safe spaces in which food providers and consumers can discuss how to build an agri-food research system that is democratic and accountable to wider society.

 

 

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DFID’s Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF)

The Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) is a new fund which was launched on 27 October 2010.  The GPAF will be a demand-led fund supporting projects focused on service delivery in support of poverty reduction and the most off-track Millennium Development Goals in poor countries.  Projects will be selected on the basis of demonstrable impact on poverty, clarity of outputs and outcomes, and value for money.

More information.

Deadline: December 14, 2010

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