Thursday, April 18, 2013


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: ICRAF Deputy Director General – Partnerships, Regions and Impact. ICRAF seeks a Deputy Director General to provide oversight and strategic direction to staff in Regions, Partnership Office, Protocol, Capacity Development Unit and Impact and Extension Team. Deadline: April 30, 2013.

EMPLOYMENT: Project Facilitator, Udzungwa Forest Project, Tanzania. The Udzungwa Forest Project (UFP) is seeking a highly motivated individual to support its field team in the research, monitoring and conservation of threatened forests. Deadline: May 7, 2013

CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund. This call will support new research to improve food production and distribution, and the health and nutritional dimensions of food security in developing countries. Deadline: June 5, 2013

AWARD: The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty. Deadline: June 30, 2013

PUBLICATION: SCAPES Natural Resource Governance Guide. The Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) learning initiative has produced a Natural Resource Governance Guide.

PUBLICATION: Women's Collective Action: Unlocking the potential of agricultural markets. An Oxfam International research report gives an overview of the qualitative and quantitative findings across the three focus countries.

PUBLICATION: The politics of rights-based approaches in conservation. A new paper in the journal Land Use Policy proposes and tests the hypothesis that the failures of rights-based approaches in conservation can be attributed in significant measure to the political economic interest of the state in the tropics.

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