Thursday, August 25, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Nutrition Officer, Nutrition Security and Policy Group. The incumbent will provide support to policies, programmes and activities aimed at improving food and nutrition security among vulnerable population groups. Deadline: September 9, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Postdoctoral/Research Fellow, Ghana Strategy Support Program. IFPRI seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Fellow to work under Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) for a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. Deadline: September 10, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: Research Opportunites at the WorldFish Center. The WorldFish center is accepting applications for the positions of Gender Specialist, Innovation and Impact Specialist, and Aquaculture Value Chain Development Specialist. Deadline: September 12, 2011

SCHOLARSHIP: Identification and evaluation of locally‐evolved land management innovations in rural West Africa (University of Bonn). The objective of this proposed research is to identify and evaluate locally‐evolved land management innovations which support adaptation to climate change in the West African Sudanian Savannah region. Deadline: August 31, 2011

SCHOLARSHIPS: Food Security Center (FSC) Scholarships for Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD Students. FSC at the University of Hohenheim, Germany will awards up to 17 scholarships for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students for a period of 4 to 6 months. Deadline: September 30, 2011

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The Nature and Use of New Socioeconomic Pathways for Climate Change Research. A workshop on will be held November 3-4, 2011, hosted by the Integrated Science Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Deadline: September 16, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: International Scientific Symposium on Food & Nutrition Security Information. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is organizing an international scientific symposium to examine emerging trends in measuring food and nutrition security information and link evidence based information more closely to decision-making processes. Deadline: September 16, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Ethical Aspects of Large-scale Land Acquisition in Developing Countries. The project ‘Large-scale land acquisition and sustainable development’ and the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics call for abstracts for a special issue on ‘Ethical Aspects of Large-scale Land Acquisition in Developing Countries’, to be published in 2012-2013. Deadline: September 25, 2011

TRAINING: Ecology and Economics (INSEE & SANDEE). The workshop will primarily entail discussions on methodological and philosophical foundations for analysing the trans-disciplinary interface of ecology and economics, and will be deliberated on a dialogue mode between the PhD candidates and the resource persons. Deadline: August 26, 2011

PUBLICATION: REDD+, Governance, and Community Forestry. The Forest Governance Learning Group brought together 12 experts from India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, and the UN-REDD Programme to discuss how community forestry strengths and shortcomings can influence the further development of REDD+.

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