Thursday, March 31, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Marketing Specialist, International Potato Center (CIP). CIP is seeking a dynamic and innovative research professional with expertise in pro-poor market analysis, processing and value chain development. Deadline: April 15, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Senior Officer (Gender Policy). The incumbent will provide managerial and technical leadership of FAO’s Strategy Team responsible for the delivery of corporate results on gender equality in access to resources, goods, services and decision making in rural societies. Deadline: April 15, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: ICRISAT Opportunities in Empowering Women and Knowledge-Sharing & Innovation. ICRISAT is currently accepting applications for two Principal Scientist positions to be based in India. Deadline: April 30, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP). The Borlaug LEAP Fellowship supports engaging a mentor at a Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) system center to support and enhance the thesis research and mentoring experience. Deadline: May 18, 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ICIMOD Small Grants Program. Institutions eligible for submission of a proposal can be academic, NGOs, or governmental institutions based in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, or Pakistan. Deadline: April 7, 2011

CALL FOR APPLICATION: USAID’s Graduation with Resilience to Achieve Sustainable Development (GRAD) program. The overall goal of this program is to support and enhance livelihood options of the chronically food insecure households. The objectives of the GRAD program will directly link with all of the core investment areas of USAID/Ethiopia’s Feed the Future (FTF) strategy. Deadline: April 22, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: International Workshop on Agroforestry. The workshop will be held on the 15th - 17th June, 2011 in Cottbus, Germany. Deadline April 25, 2011

PUBLICATION: Development Journal Issue on "Local Land Grabs”. The Society for International Development's flagship journal has published its first issue of the year entitled 'Local Land Grabs' featuring a number of interesting articles for free download.

PUBLICATIONS: Debating the Global Land Grab. The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) Forum on global land grabbing, with three leading commentators, debates the sometimes hidden impacts of land deals and sets the scene for wider debates at the upcoming conference.

ONLINE RESOURCE: Training Kit on Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication (English & Spanish). The Training Kit has been developed with the objective "to support the spread of 'good practice' in generating, managing, analysing and communicating community spatial information".

ONLINE RESOURCE: Land Portal. The portal is an easy access, easy-to-use platform to share land related information, to monitor trends, and identify information gaps to promote effective and sustainable land governance.

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