Call for Concept Notes – Pearl Millet

The Staple Crops Programme of ASARECA seeks concept notes for a regional project entitled,  “Innovations for sustainable production and utilization of pearl millet in drought prone areas of East and Central Africa”. The deadline date for electronic submission of CN is 24th March 2011, 5pm East African time. Find out more. 

Request for Applications (RFAs):The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

1.  Applications are requested for sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to USAID’s global hunger and food security initiative.  The focus region is sub-Saharan Africa.  All topics related to agriculture (as defined by Title XII) and food security are admissible.  Due date for applications is May 18, 2011. 2.  Applications are requested for […]

FAO to Host E-forum on Sustainability Assessment of Food Chain

 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) will be hosting a five-week, online discussion on “Sustainability Assessment of the Food Chain,”  The E-forum is part of the FAO’s preparations for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) and its efforts to bridge government, private sector and farmer interests. Based on the […]

6th European Forum on agricultural biodiversity, Szeged, Hungary

The ‘Let’s Liberate Diversity!’ forums are the annual gatherings of farmers’ organisations and associations working on agricultural biodiversity in Europe. The 2011 edition of the forum will be held in Szeged, Hungary, during the Hungarian presidency of the European Union. Its central theme will be the question of Farmers’ Rights related to the conservation, sustainable […]

United Nations Declare UN-Decade for Biodiversity 2011 – 2020.

This came after a recommendation of the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) at their conference in October 2010, the UN General Assembly declared 2011 – 2020 the UN-Decade of Biodiversity.  The UN Decade aims to make a contribution to achieving the revised and updated global biodiversity targets agreed at the 10th Meeting […]

‘Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of sub-Saharan Africa’ Kigali, Rwanda

The CIALCA Consortium and the CGIAR Consortium Research Programme (CRP) on the Humid Tropics have the pleasure of announcing an international conference on the ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of sub-Saharan Africa’, to be convened in Kigali, Rwanda from 24-27 October 2011. The conference aims to take stock of […]