Thursday, May 05, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: ILRI Post-Doc Fellow, Agro-Ecosystem Scientist. ILRI seeks to recruit a postdoctoral scientist to conduct research on how integration of water management for different landscape components can lead to livelihood and environment benefits in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia. Deadline: May 26, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: HarvestPlus Postdoctoral Fellow. HarvestPlus is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Impact and Policy team.  This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C. Deadline: June 3, 2011

FELLOWSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP: Applied Ecology and Conservation. A post-doctoral research fellow and a Ph.D. student are expected to work on issues related to food and biofuel production, carbon storage and sequestration, conservation of forests, biodiversity and ecosystem services, and rural development. Deadline: open

SCHOLARSHIP: Participatory Rangeland Management Analysis. DITSL is looking for a young scientist to conduct a PhD study in the frame of the collaborative research project “Livelihood diversifying potential of livestock based carbon sequestration options in pastoral and agro-pastoral systems in Africa”. Deadline: May 31, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: International Student Conference: Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. NEPAD, in collaboration with its partners, is organizing an International Student Conference on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems to be held in Johannesburg, 15 -17 August 2011. Deadline for scholarship application: May 8, 2011. Deadline for abstracts: May 31, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Enhancing Food Security in Africa. The conference dates are November 1-3, 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Deadline: June 30, 2011

TRAINING: Workshop on Participatory Impact Monitoring. The workshop will take place at the Karl Kübel Institute for Development Education, Coimbatore, India from June, 28th to 30th 2011. Deadline: May 20, 2011

PUBLICATION: Commercial Biofuel Land Deals & Environment and Social Impact Assessments in Africa. A new working paper by The Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) and The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

ONLINE RESOURCE: The Worldwide Extension Network. The Worldwide Extension Study provides empirical data on the human and financial resources of agricultural extension and advisory systems worldwide, as well as other important information.

VIDEO: Pastoralism and Commons – Beyond Sedentarisation and Sustainability. Video of an interesting policy forum from the 2011 IASC conference in Hyderabad.

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