Thursday, July 18, 2013


This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR PAPERS: Cooperatives and Alternative Food Systems Initiatives. The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development calls for papers on a wide range of topics (and geographic areas) that explore the intersection of cooperatives with alternative food systems initiatives. Deadline: August 1, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: Family Farming in Mountains: Institutional and Organizational Arrangements in the Context of Globalization. Mountain Research and Development (MRD) plans to contribute to the UN’s International Year of Family Farming are seeking policy- and practice-oriented, well-validated insights into effective arrangements for advancing and enhancing family farms. Deadline: August 15, 2013

CALL FOR EXPERTS: Gender Expert Network on Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. The IUCN Global Gender Office is the institutional anchor of IUCN’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Deadline: August 15, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Senior Research Fellow—Policies, Institutions and Markets. The International Food Policy Research Institute seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Senior Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed-term, exempt, renewable appointment for its CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). Deadline: August 11, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: Economist, World Bank PREM Gender and Development Group. The PREM Gender and Development Group (PRMGE) is looking to recruit an economist with excellent technical and analytical skills. Deadline: August 12, 2013

PUBLICATION: The global land grab: The new enclosures. A piece by Liz Alden Wily puts the current state of global land deals in historical perspective.

ONLINE RESOURCE: LandWise: A Women & Land Library. The Landesa Center for Women's Land Rights has just launched a free online resource containing land-related laws, information about relevant customary practices, and explanatory materials.

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