Thursday, May 08, 2014


This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The thematic focus of the Call for Proposals 2014  is helping to ensure sustainable food security by assisting farmers to adapt to climate change through a targeted set of high impact activities on the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Deadline: June 2, 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: International Photo Competition on Forests, Agriculture, and Gender. The best photos will be included in a book to be launched at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress 2014. Deadline: June 15, 2014

TRAINING: Net-Map Certification Training in Washington, DC. Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. A certification course will be held in Washington, DC, on June 27-28. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: World Water Assessment Programme Publications Officer. The World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) is a United Nations system‐wide effort that monitors and reports on the status of global freshwater resources and their management. The WWAP Secretariat is located in Perugia, Italy. Deadline: May 24, 2014

EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist (Zimbabwe based). The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center is seeking a monitoring, evaluation and learning (ME&L) specialist to oversee and implement the ME&L activities of a large multi-country multi-partner project, “Sustainable intensification of maize-legume cropping systems for food security in eastern and southern Africa”. Deadline: May 26, 2014

ONLINE RESOURCE: Land–-Open Access Journal. A fairly new open access journal may be of interest to readers interested in land issues. Land is an international and cross-disciplinary journal of land resources and soil science.

PUBLICATION: Efficiency and productivity differential effects of land certification program in Ethiopia. Hosaena Ghebru Hagos and Stein Holden present quasi-experimental evidence from Tigray in a new IFPRI Discussion Paper.

PUBLICATION: Property rights and sustainable irrigation: A developing country perspective. A new (open access) paper by Ruth Meinzen-Dick in the journal Agricultural Water Management.

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