Thursday, February 17, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: IFAD Senior Technical Adviser – Gender, empowerment and social inclusion for rural development. The incumbent will work under the management of the Director of the Policy and Technical Advisory Division (PTA). Deadline: March 11, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: RECOFTC Senior Program Officer: People, Forests and Climate Change. The successful applicant will be based at RECOFTC’s Bangkok headquarters. The contract duration is for two years with a possibility of extension. Deadline: March 15, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT Adoption and Impact Assessment Economist – Scientist or Senior Scientist. The successful candidate will lead the targeting of innovations and analysis of adoption and impacts of various interventions at the global level, and preferably be based at the CIMMYT office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Deadline: March 15, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: Ashoka Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs in Rural Innovation and Farming in East Africa. The search is open to all individuals in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda working to serve small-holder farmers or innovating in rural development. Deadline: March 5, 2011

SCHOLARSHIP: Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change. The International Fellowship in Graduate Research for Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change is intended to provide opportunities for graduate education that prepare students for interdisciplinary careers within the vision and objectives of the Livestock Climate-Change CRSP. Deadline: March 31, 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: New CDKN Research Call on Climate Compatible Development. The five-year £12.5m research investment will support highest quality, applied research defined by demand from developing country governments. Deadline: March 31, 2011

EVENT: 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture. The Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from September 26 to 29, 2011. Deadline for early registration: April 30, 2011

PUBLICATION: Women at the Center of Climate-friendly Approaches to Agriculture and Water Use. A new paper from IATP examines proven agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen resilience to climate change through a case study of the Tamilnadu Women’s Collective in India.

PUBLICATIONS: Fact sheets on land and natural resources tenure in West Africa (English and French). A set of instructional briefs on land and natural resource tenure in West Africa has been produced by the Technical Committee on “Land Tenure & Development” and the “Land Tenure Policy Elaboration Support” mobilizing project. Most are available in both French and English.

ONLINE RESOURCE: Food Security Portal. The new Food Security Portal, facilitated by IFPRI, offers new tools to support the global food security discussion.

VIDEO: The Commons. A video produced by On The Commons and The New Press offers an informative and entertaining introduction to the commons.

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