Thursday, July 12, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: World Economic Forum: Grow Africa and New Vision for Africa. The World Economic Forum's New Vision for Agriculture and Grow Africa teams are expanding and they’re hiring for the two positions below, based in Geneva and New York City. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: Vacancies with CIMMYT. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center has two Africa-based vacancies. An Agricultural Economist for Adoption Pathways and Impact Evaluation will be based in Eastern or Southern Africa and a Senior Scientific Program Officer for Socioeconomics and Policy will be based in Nairobi. Deadline: July 30, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Senior Poverty Economist, Office of the Vice President of Indonesia. The Senior Poverty Economist will lead the Unified Database for Social Protection Programs. Deadline: July 31, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Professor and Director Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Institute (TACO-AN). Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-able Full Professor with responsibility for establishing a long-term research and education institute supported by an endowment designed to help reduce poverty and malnutrition in rural India.  Deadline: August 1, 2012.

FELLOWSHIP: Mekong Program on Water Environment and Resilience (M-POWER). The main objective of this research fellowships program is to build capacity of people interested in improving research-based knowledge and policy for the fair and sustainable management of water resources in the region. Deadline: August 9, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CODESRIA Call on Land grabs and food sovereignty in Africa. The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is launching a call for proposal for all interested researchers and academics in its Multinational Working Group (MWG). Deadline: August 31, 2012

PUBLICATION: The Effects of Rural Land Right Security on Labour Structural Transformation and Urbanization: Evidence from Thailand. A new UNU-WIDER Working Paper by Thanyaporn Chankrajang.

PUBLICATION: The Gender Regime of Land and Labor Rights in Subsistence Farming in the Chiweshe Communal Area, Zimbabwe. A PhD thesis on gendered land rights in Chiweshe communal area in Zimbabwe

PUBLICATION: Landscapes for People, Food and Nature: The Vision, the Evidence, and Next Steps. A paper that aims to explain the rationale for the ‘whole landscape’ approach, describes its main elements, and summarizes the existing evidence on the prevalence and effectiveness of the approach.

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