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Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) -- Professional Training in Israel 2016

posted Jul 19, 2016, 11:50 PM by Site Manager

MASHAV funds professional courses organized and hosted by Israeli institutions in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, natural resources, health, education, and social development. The remainder of the 2016 calendar includes a course on agri-green management (i.e., agri-environmental considerations related to climate change), with application deadline on 04 September 2016. A course on agri-business for rural women has an application deadline on 05 September 2016. A course on policies, strategies, and support systems for rural revitalization has a deadline on 09 September 2016. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel (but not international airfare). Link

West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development -- Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Africa

posted Jul 11, 2016, 12:04 AM by Site Manager

In collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank, the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) invites applications for a one-year mentoring process on agricultural technologies and innovations. The program aims to reach 1,000 "agripreneurs" in West and Central Africa. Candidates are expected to have a business idea or a start-up related to agriculture, preferably in relation to the 15 technologies developed by CORAF/WECARD. Applications from women are particularly welcome. The deadline for applications (English, French) is 24 July 2016. Link

Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) -- From Research to Policy for Agricultural Development in Africa

posted Jul 10, 2016, 11:17 PM by Site Manager

The program Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) is a partnership of Swedish universities, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The program invites applications from African researchers to a one-week training course on effective research-to-policy communication for agricultural development. The course will be held in Nairobi during late January 2017. Applications are invited from lecturers and post-doctoral researchers currently affiliated with universities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and who have received their PhDs within the past five years. AgriFoSe2030 will cover the expenses of travel, lodging, and meals. The deadline for applications is 29 August 2016. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Support for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Algeria

posted Jul 10, 2016, 11:11 PM by Site Manager

The EC will make grants to strengthen organizational and operational capacity for fisheries and aquaculture in Algeria. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, public agencies, local authorities, cooperatives, enterprise groups, etc., in European countries and Algeria. International organizations are also eligible. Grants will range from €50 thousand to €500 thousand, varying by objectives (lots) and cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/152641/DD/ACT/DZ. The closing date for applications is 18 September 2016. Link

Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) -- Introductory Course in Meta-Analysis

posted Jul 10, 2016, 11:06 PM by Site Manager

The program Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) is a partnership of Swedish universities, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). AgriFoSe2030 offers a one-week course for post-doc students and senior researchers who have a demonstrated interest in scientific reviews, and who would like to learn meta-analysis methodology. The course will be held on the ICRAF campus in Nairobi in November-December 2016. Preference is for participants involved in AgriFoSe2030. PhD students in the final phases of their studies can also be accepted if highly motivated. Students from both natural and social science / economics backgrounds are encouraged to apply. AgriFoSe2030 will cover the expenses of travel, lodging, and meals. The application deadline is 01 October 2016. Link

ETH Zurich -- World Food System Grants 2016

posted Jul 10, 2016, 10:54 PM by Site Manager

ETH Zurich makes competitive grants in two programs sponsored by its World Food System Center. They are: (i) Sustainability in Food Value Chains (Cooperative Research Program); and (ii) Organic Production Systems for Food Security (Mercator Research Program). Principal Investigators must be current members of the World Food System Center. Co-applicants can be from other research institutions in Switzerland or other countries. The deadline for proposals is 01 November 2016. Link

Agropolis Foundation -- Research and Education in Agriculture for Sustainable Development

posted Jul 10, 2016, 10:49 PM by Site Manager

The Agropolis Foundation in France seeks partnerships to address the world's challenges related to food, agriculture, and biodiversity. The Foundation intends to devote one-third of its resources to co-invest with private and public partners. Potentially interested partners can contact Agropolis at the indicated email address. Link

Center for International Forestry Research -- Asia-Pacific Rainforest Photo Competition

posted Jul 3, 2016, 11:48 PM by Site Manager

The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Photo Competition seeks photographs that highlight the value of rainforests in the Asia-Pacific region. These can include photos of rainforests and forest landscapes; the communities who live in and around forests; forest products for trade, health or nutrition; diverse plants and animals that highlight the region’s rich biodiversity; or anything else that expresses why rainforests matter. Cash prizes of US$500 to US$1,000 will be awarded. The competition is open to everyone -- professionals and hobby photographers. The submission deadline is 24 July 2016. Link

International Development Research Center (IDRC) -- Innovations in Livestock Vaccines

posted Jul 3, 2016, 11:27 PM by Site Manager

Canada's IDRC calls for research to accelerate the development of new vaccines against livestock diseases. Proposals should address one or more of the 23 priorities in the Livestock Vaccines Innovation Fund. The call is open to researchers in academia, the private sector, and research institutes around the world. Grants are up to CA$1.5 million for projects of two years. The deadline for applications is 12 September 2016. Link

MEETAfrica -- Supporting Young African Entrepreneurs

posted Jul 3, 2016, 11:26 PM by Site Manager

MEETAfrica is a program to help Africans who have diplomas at European universities to establish innovative enterprises for agriculture, industry, and services in their home countries. The current call is for recent university graduates and early-career researchers from Algeria, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia who are currently resident in France or Germany. Candidates should be less than 35 years old and have a masters, doctorate, or post-doctorate. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2016. Link

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