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Vacancies in food security

IFAD, IRRI, FAO and ICBA are looking for interested professionals to apply for international vacancies in the field of food security. For more information, please visit their websites. Director General for the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines Deadline application: February 5, 2015 Social Protection Officer (Rural Development) at Social Protection Division, ESP of »

Launch new call for proposals Urbanising Deltas of the World

Urbanising Deltas of the World (UDW) is an NWO research and innovation programme that aims to contribute to global water safety, food security and sustainable economic development in river deltas worldwide, by providing more effective and efficient responses to urbanization and climate change. UDW has launched a new call for proposals (€3M), which aims to »

FAO report “Deep Roots”

Deep Roots is a new publication from U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This large, richly illustrated book takes a closer look at the momentum generated by the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in 2014. According to FAO, the book examines “family farming policy development and actions at international, regional, national, municipal and local »

African networks and institutions working in Integrated Soil Fertility Management

A new report is available, entitled “Strategic partnership for the Fertile Grounds Initiative“. It provides an overview of African networks and institutions working to improve soil fertility and lists relevant national, sub-regional and Pan-African programmes by governmental, private sector, academic and civil society organizations. It provides the Fertile Grounds Initiative with ideas to build strategic »