Thursday, April 21, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Junior Professor, Livestock Nutrition and Rangeland Management in the Tropics and Subtropics. The appointee will conduct innovative experimental and/or modeling research in livestock nutrition and rangeland management in the context of agricultural production systems. Deadline: May 2, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Senior Project Coordinator, Sustainable Food Security through Community-based Livelihood Development. The incumbent will establish the operational structure to implement the Sustainable Food Security through Community-based Livelihood Development Programme. Deadline: May 4, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: ICARDA Marginal Water Management Scientist/Specialist. The main responsibilities will include conducting a research program that promotes sustainable irrigated agricultural production based fully or partly upon marginal-quality water resources. Deadline: May 8, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Postdoctoral/Research Fellow – Ghana Strategy Support Program. The program has a focus on strategy and policy issues in relation to agriculture, the food system, rural change, and poverty reduction. Deadline: May 14, 2011

SCHOLARSHIP: PhD in Biodiversity and Society at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. The aim of the PhD programme is to discuss the protection and use of biological diversity from the social scientific point of view. Deadline: June 4, 2011

AWARD: Communication Platform to Connect Vulnerable Communities with Climate Change Solutions. The Challenge seeks ideas for communication solutions and technologies that can create local “market intelligence” to engage public and private sector partners. Deadline: June 12, 2011

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Belpasso International Summer School on Environmental and Resource Economics. The theme of this Summer School is Extremes: Natural Disasters in Changing Climate. Deadline: 15 May, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Natural Resources Forum Special Issue on Institutions for Sustainable Development. This special issue seeks to take stock on progress made since the Earth Summit in 1992 in the area of institutions for sustainable development at all levels. Deadline: July 15, 2011

ONLINE RESOURCE: Land Portal: The gateway to land information. The Land Portal aims to improve transparency, land rights monitoring, and the identification of information gaps for better land governance.

PUBLICATION: Water Scarcity and Management. A new study by Veolia Water and IFPRI assesses water stress to identify countries and regions where water scarcity will put economic development and food production at risk.

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