Tuesday, May 22, 2012

 

EMPLOYMENT: World Agroforestry Centre Economist/Adaptation Specialist

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

The main purpose of the position will be to: a) learn from existing community and farmer practices to identify and map current and future vulnerabilities to climate change; b) analyze impacts of development projects and develop robust adaptation strategies and climate smart practices, with special focus on agroforestry systems and derive possible transition pathways; c) identify the limits of adaptation to weather extremes in agroforestry systems and devise opportunities for complementary safeguard systems.

Responsibilities

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Deadline: June 30, 2012



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