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Business Forum Brcko DC | Local and economic development, economy, agriculture, transport, tourism and education | From 6th to 9th November 2018

Business Forum Brcko DC | Local and economic development, economy, agriculture, transport, tourism and education | From 6th to 9th November 2018 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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Business Forum Brcko DC | Local and economic development, economy, agriculture, transport, tourism and education | from 6th to 9th November 2018 

Strengthening the private sector by stimulating entrepreneurship!The idea behind the leadership of the Brčko District of BiH The Business Forum is to foster the link between the relevant stakeholders and thus present the concept of the new development cycle of the Brčko District of BiH, which will be inherited in a system of partnership between institutions of government, economy and higher education in the function of economic development of the Brčko District of BiH.

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29th Annual Conference of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (ÖGA) CALL FOR PAPERS Perspectives on Values-based Supply Chains 19th – 20th September 2019 at the University of Innsbruck

29th Annual Conference of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (ÖGA) CALL FOR PAPERS Perspectives on Values-based Supply Chains 19th – 20th September 2019 at the University of Innsbruck | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
Call for Papers for the 29th Annual Conference of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (ÖGA), 19th to 20th September 2019 at th
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29th Annual Conference of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (ÖGA) CALL FOR PAPERS Perspectives on 
Values-based Supply Chains 19th – 20th September 2019 at the University of Innsbruck

For further information on the conference, such as conference schedule and important dates, see the ÖGA homepage (http://oega.boku.ac.at


Contact and venue Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A - 6020 Innsbruck Email: Markus Schermer (markus.schermer@uibk.ac.at) Michaela Grötzer (oega_tagung@boku.ac.at) Homepage: http://oega.boku.ac.at
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CIHEAM IAMB - Vacancies | Job opportunities Programme: “Sustainable improvement of Mechanization of Farming System in Minia and Fayoum Governorates-Egypt

CIHEAM IAMB - Vacancies | Job opportunities Programme: “Sustainable improvement of Mechanization of Farming System in Minia and Fayoum Governorates-Egypt | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
CIHEAM Bari website, Centre for post-graduate training, applied scientific research, partnership actions, international research and cooperation programmes, Mediterranean, Agiculture, Resources, CAPMED2025, fisheries, rural
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 1- VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT for n. 1 Administrative/Accountancy Officer - National Expert - Programme: “Sustainable improvement of Mechanization of Farming System in Minia and Fayoum Governorates” 
 2- VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT for n. 1 Procurement Officer - International Expert - Programme: “Sustainable improvement of Mechanization of Farming System in Minia and Fayoum Governorates” Learn more: http://www.iamb.it/en/vacancies ;

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New release | CIHEAM Newsletter JANUARY 2019

New release | CIHEAM Newsletter JANUARY 2019 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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in this issue:
-  Election of the new President of the CIHEAM Governing Board
- 141st CIHEAM Governing Board Meeting
- MIGRATIONS AND INCLUSIVE RURAL DEVELOPMENT NEW EDITION OF MEDITERRA
- Proceedings of the Rural Migration Forum 2018
- International meeting on "Integrated actions against Xylella Fastidiosa to protect olive trees and international trade"
- Discover CIHEAM activities on olive growing!
- CIHEAM Bari 
    For a #ZeroHungerWorld : CIHEAM's "Concert of the Earth"
- Development Cooperation Forum Relief in Protracted Crises: the Syrian Case
- "Innovative and Sustainable Approaches for the Control of the RED PALM WEEVIL"
- CIHEAM Chania
"Conservation of Mediterranean Plant Diversity: Complementary Approaches and New Perspectives"
- CIHEAM Montpellier HNV-Link farming: Learning, Innovation, and Knowledge
- CIHEAM Zaragoza Upcoming course on antimicrobial resistance and "One Health" at the CIHEAM-Zaragoza...
Learn more: https://bit.ly/2M470cW
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The Arab & Near East Plant Protection Newsletter (ANEPPNEL) No.75 ِِDECEMBER, 2018

The Arab & Near East Plant Protection Newsletter (ANEPPNEL) No.75 ِِDECEMBER, 2018 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
CONTENTS Editorial- Soil Borne Diseases of Cereals: Their Impact on Global Cereal Production and Potential Approaches for Management CROP PROTECTION NEWS FROM ARAB AND NEAR EAST […]
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السادة اعضاء واصدقاء الجمعية العربية لوقاية النبات المحترمون
نهديكم خالص تحياتنا
تجدون مرفقا النشرة الاخبارية للجمعية العربية لوقاية النبات العدد 75 كانون الاول /ديسمبر ،2018. يرجى إرسال نشاطاتكم وفعالياتكم العلمية الجديدة التي تحقق استدامة اصدار النشرة بشكل منتظم .

مع خالص تقديري
ابراهيم الجبوري
رئيس التحرير/رئيس الجمعية العربية لوقاية النبات

Dear ASPP members and friends 
Please find attached the Arab & Near East Plant Protection Newsletter (ANEPPNEL) No.75 ِِDECEMBER, 2018. 
I appreciate receiving your comments,activities and news for the new issue . 
 Kind regards
,
Prof.Dr.Ibrahim Al-Jboory

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INTERNSHIP on Sustainable management of grasslands in mountain areas via Euromontana | Application to be sent by 13/01/2019

INTERNSHIP on Sustainable management of grasslands in mountain areas via Euromontana | Application to be sent by 13/01/2019 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
Signer la Charte européenne des produits de montagne de qualité Si vous êtes intéressé par la signature de la Charte, veuillez signer ici. Pour plus d’informations sur la Charte, veuillez cliquer ici. Nous vous remercions de …
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INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION Sustainable management of grasslands in mountain areas via Euromontana | #CiheamBari #Alumni #FTN

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Gr67vB

Application to be sent by 13/01/2019 to: Lauren Mosdale, Project Officer at: lauren.mosdale@euromontana.org, – with the subject of the email mentioning “Pastoralism internship at Euromontana – Your name”, including a concise CV (Europass format not compulsory) and a maximum 1-page cover letter explaining why you are interested in working at Euromontana and why you think your profile matches our needs for this specific offer. Only targeted applications will be analysed. Please note that candidatures will be treated on a 1st come - 1 st served basis.
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E-learning course: Registration is Open: Peace Park Development and Management MOOC | The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

E-learning course: Registration is Open: Peace Park Development and Management MOOC | The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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PEACE PARK DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Are you interested in the intersection between biodiversity conservation and community  peacebuilding? Would you like to make a strong case for Peace Park development? Do you need to know how to establish a Peace Park using innovative methods based on the most contemporary research and projects actually taking place on the ground? Do you want to become more skilled at tackling the challenges of Peace Park management? We are offering a FREE three-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Peace Park Development and Management. It will be facilitated in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic, and will run from 4 February to 22 February 2019. The course is designed for Peace Park development practitioners and environmental peacebuilding enthusiasts but is open to everyone...Learn more:
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[Jop opportunities] Independent think tank on European agriculture and rural development is seeking 2 candidates to collaborate on the H2020 project LIAISON

[Jop opportunities] Independent think tank on European agriculture and rural development is seeking 2 candidates to collaborate on the H2020 project LIAISON | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
The Groupe de Bruges is an independent network and think tank on European agricultural and rural development policies. Our mission is to provide with critical but in the end positive outlook on Europe.
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[Jop opportunities] #CiheamBari #Alumni #FTN The international think-tank Groupe de Bruges (#GdB) is seeking 2 candidates to collaborate on the H2020 project LIAISON. Both positions are project associates with the initial employment contract for 1 year / part time. 1. An employee who has a strong research capacity and is familiar with the related EU policies (CAP, EIP-AGRI, H2020) 2. An employee with strong skills in web, social media and editing in English The deadline to apply is 23 December 2018 To apply or inquire about more details of the job, please send your CV and proof of writing skills (scientific, report or other publication in English) to Anna Maria Augustyn annamaria.augustyn(at)yahoo.com
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Business Forum Brcko DC | Local and economic development, economy, agriculture, transport, tourism and education | From 6th to 9th November 2018

Business Forum Brcko DC | Local and economic development, economy, agriculture, transport, tourism and education | From 6th to 9th November 2018 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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Business Forum Brcko DC | Local and economic development, economy, agriculture, transport, tourism and education | from 6th to 9th November 2018 

Strengthening the private sector by stimulating entrepreneurship!The idea behind the leadership of the Brčko District of BiH The Business Forum is to foster the link between the relevant stakeholders and thus present the concept of the new development cycle of the Brčko District of BiH, which will be inherited in a system of partnership between institutions of government, economy and higher education in the function of economic development of the Brčko District of BiH.

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1st World Congress on Agritourism: 7-9 November, 2018

1st World Congress on Agritourism: 7-9 November, 2018 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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1st World Congress on Agritourism: 7-9 November, 2018
For the first time Eurac Research is promoting an international congress dedicated exclusively to the topic of agritourism. The aim of the initiative is to discuss the state-of-the-art and the future perspectives of this kind of rural tourism worldwide; to establish an agreed-upon definition of agritourism; to build a networking platform for scientists and practitioners; and finally, to promote agritourism unambiguously as a specific type of rural tourism.
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INTERNATIONAL CALL - REF. N° 1 - PHILIPPINES - "PRE-IDENTIFICATION OF A NATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME ON REDUCTION OF PLASTIC WASTE AND MARINE LITTER IN THE PHILIPPINES"

INTERNATIONAL CALL - REF. N° 1 - PHILIPPINES - "PRE-IDENTIFICATION OF A NATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME ON REDUCTION OF PLASTIC WASTE AND MARINE LITTER IN THE PHILIPPINES" | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
CIHEAM Bari website, Centre for post-graduate training, applied scientific research, partnership actions, international research and cooperation programmes, Mediterranean, Agiculture, Resources, CAPMED2025, fisheries, rural
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INTERNATIONAL CALL - REF. N° 1 - PHILIPPINES - "PRE-IDENTIFICATION OF A NATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME ON REDUCTION OF PLASTIC WASTE AND MARINE LITTER IN THE PHILIPPINES"
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PhD Scholarships at the Department of Operations Management | Deadline June 6, 2018

PhD Scholarships at the Department of Operations Management | Deadline June 6, 2018 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
The Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for up to three vacant PhD scholarships within the areas of the
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PhD Scholarships at the Department of Operations Management | Deadline June 6, 2018
The Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for up to three vacant PhD scholarships within the areas of the Department. 

 The research activities at the Department span across five academic research areas: Supply Chain Management (design and management of flows of goods, services, knowledge and information between firms); Performance Management (design, use, and effects of financial and non-financial measures in strategy development and implementation); Innovation Management (deployment of management tools and mechanisms to connect technology, organization and markets); Operations Management (relation between production, organization, and strategy in manufacturing and service industries); Managerial Economics (decision modelling around pricing, costing, production planning and forecasting).

Closing date: 6 June 2018 (expected starting date in September 2018) 
 Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline. Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk. Closing date: 6 June 2018. 

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd
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Three OPEN PhD vacancies within the framework of MYTOX-SOUTH – Mytox-South

Three OPEN PhD vacancies within the framework of MYTOX-SOUTH – Mytox-South | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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The LEAP-Agri research project MycoSafe-South, the “European–African partnership for safe and efficient use of mycotoxin-mitigation strategies in sub-Saharan Africa”, intends to harness the expertise and infrastructure available in Europe by strengthening the capacity of the Southern partners to tackle the mycotoxin problem and the associated food safety issues. 
This project will identify safe and efficient mitigation strategies to reduce aflatoxins (AFs) and fumonisins (FBs) exposure in Africa, with special focus on children. Food security remains a major challenge in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the highest prevalence of undernourishment. Worldwide, cereal-based crops are spoiled by toxigenic moulds and their mycotoxins. Food spoilage by moulds and mycotoxins not only reduces the amount of the available food, and can have deleterious effects for animal & human health, it also adversely affects the ability of Africa to trade with the rest of the world. Acute high-level exposure to AFs leads to human death, which has repeatedly occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa, while chronic exposure to AFs or FBs may cause liver or oesophageal cancer, respectively. AFs and FBs are defined as important causal factors of stunting in African children. AFs are critical for young children since exposure occurs in utero through transplacental passage, and through breastfeeding. Also, weaning foods are cereal- and tuber-based, both of which are susceptible to AFs and FBs. Furthermore, the immunosuppressive effects of mycotoxins enhance the susceptibility of humans and animals to infectious diseases, and worsen the current HIV pandemic. Moreover, mouldy food & feed is frequently fed to food-producing animals, impairing food safety by carry-over to animal products such as milk, meat and eggs. Therefore, there is an urgent research priority for the development of safe, efficient and sustainable post-harvest intervention strategies to reduce animal & human exposure to AFs and FBs, and applicable to both rural small-scale subsistence and commercial farming in Sub-Saharan Africa. The consortium creates opportunities for young PhD researchers to conduct this research at both European and African institutes.

For additional information please contact: dr. Johanna Lindahl (J.Lindahl@cgiar.org) and dr. Gunther Antonissen (Gunther.Antonissen@UGent.be) How to apply Letters of application, including a motivation letter, extensive curriculum vitae, a copy of diplomas and a grading list can be sent by email to Dr. Gunther Antonissen (Gunther.Antonissen@UGent.be) before June 15th, 2018. Provide also contact details of two persons who can be contacted for recommendation. Please clearly mention the reference (MycoSafe-South_poultry) of the PhD for which you apply. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!
 
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Extended Deadline for Abstracts Submission | 9th International Agriculture Symposium "AGROSYM 2018"- Bosnia & Herzegovina

Extended Deadline for Abstracts Submission | 9th International Agriculture Symposium "AGROSYM 2018"- Bosnia & Herzegovina | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
Agrosym 2018 - 9th International Symposium
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Dear distinguished colleague and friend, 
We are thankful to all those who have already submitted Abstracts for "AGROSYM 2018". Please be informed that until 20th of April we received more than 1000 Abstracts from around 70 countries across the world. Furthermore, due to many requests to extend the deadline, AGROSYM organizing Committee has decided to provide more time. 
The new deadline for Abstract submission is now fixed on May 30th, 2018. 

Gentle REMINDER and Useful information 

AGROSYM 2018 will deal with the following thematic areas: (1) Plant production; (2) Plant protection and food safety; (3) Organic agriculture; (4) Environment protection and natural resources management; (5) Animal husbandry; (6) Rural development and agro-economy; (7) and Forestry and agro-forestry. 

The 9th edition of the Symposium will take place in the magnificent Termag Hotel, situated in Jahorina mountain, near Sarajevo. Detailed information about the Symposium can be found at LINK:http://www.agrosym.rs.ba/index.php/en/ ;

Please share this call with your network and colleagues who may be interested through forwarding this email LINK:http://www.agrosym.rs.ba/agrosym_download/agrosym_jahorina/First_Announcement_2018.pdf

We hope you will take advantage of the Extended deadline to submit your proposal. Looking forward to meeting you in Jahorina (near Sarajevo) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2018! We send our best regards. 
The Organizers. 

Contact persons For any additional information please feel free to contact: 
 Dr. Sinisa Berjan, Symposium General Secretary and Vice-Rector for Science, Research and Development, agrosym2018@gmail.com University of East Sarajevo-Faculty of Agriculture 
 Dr. Noureddin Driouech, Researcher & International Program Officer at CIHEAM Bari; Coordinator of CIHEAM Bari Alumni Network (FTN), infoftn@iamb.it CIHEAM-Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari
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Environmental Knowledge and Policy Innovation between East and West: Lessons Learned and not? - Pskov State University | International conference, Minsk, 28-30 May 2019

Environmental Knowledge and Policy Innovation between East and West: Lessons Learned and not? - Pskov State University | International conference, Minsk, 28-30 May 2019 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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Environmental Knowledge and Policy Innovation between East and West: Lessons Learned and not? - Pskov State University | International conference, Minsk, 28-30 May 2019 Read more here: https://bit.ly/2B25803 conference to take stock of the transfer of expertise and policy innovation related to environmental management and governance between the European Union and Eastern Europe and Russia. The conference is organised by GRASS - EU governance of natural resources: geopolitics, regions and sectors (http://grass.pskgu.ru/), together with National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Pskov State University (Russia), and IALE Chapter in Belarus. The latest conference updates, abstract submission and registration procedures are available from the conference web site http://west2east.pskgu.ru/
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Environmental Knowledge and Policy Innovation between East and West: Lessons Learned and not? - Pskov State University | International conference, Minsk, 28-30 May 2019
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conference to take stock of the transfer of expertise and policy innovation related to environmental management and governance between the European Union and Eastern Europe and Russia. The conference is organised by GRASS - EU governance of natural resources: geopolitics, regions and sectors (http://grass.pskgu.ru/), together with National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Pskov State University (Russia), and IALE Chapter in Belarus. The latest conference updates, abstract submission and registration procedures are available from the conference web site http://west2east.pskgu.ru/
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Call for Abstract | 3rd International Forum on Agri-Food Logistics & IV National Scientific Conference AGROLOGISTYKA Poznań, Poland, June 26-28, 2019

Call for Abstract | 3rd International Forum on Agri-Food Logistics & IV National Scientific Conference AGROLOGISTYKA Poznań, Poland, June 26-28, 2019 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
AGROLOGISTYKA | AGRIFOOD-LOGISTICS | Międzynarodowe Forum Logistyki w Gospodarce Żywnościowej
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Call for Abstrcats] 3rd International Forum on Agri-Food Logistics & IV National Scientific Conference AGROLOGISTYKA Poznań, Poland, June 26-28, 2019 | #Ciheambari #Alumni #FTN #NCA

Theme and background 
"The strategy of sustainable development, although widely accepted, during implementation in entire supply chains, still faces many emerging problems. This is particularly manifested in supply chains that include many intermediaries using different norms and quality standards. Such chains are undoubtedly the agri-food supply chains (AFSCs). Achieving sustainability for these chains, regardless of the country in which they are organized, seems to be a priority, which is determined by two issues, i.e. ensuring food security of the country and the production of healthy food and very large and often undervalued environmental impact of this type of production. Scientific research indicates that logistics processes are a huge burden for environmental sustainability. ..."

 The conference program includes plenary, thematic and poster sessions, and additional thematic session during the study visit to one of the leading companies of agri-food sector in Wielkopolska Region and in Poland 
 Topics: 
1-Sustainable agri-food supply chains - goals and principles of functioning 
2-Possibilities of reduction of CO2 and other harmful substances emissions in the AFSCs 
3-Methods of measuring and assessing the sustainability of logistics in the AFSCs 
4-Loss and waste of food in the agri-food sector 
5-Traceability in agri-food supply chains 
6-Intelligent packaging, including a modified atmosphere 
7-Ways of storage and loss of product quality 
8-Technique and technology in terms of food safety 
9-Development of systems and quality standards in agri-food logistics 
10-Development of information systems supporting management and security in the AFSCs 
11-Risk management in the AFSCs - regional and global approach 12-Legal aspects of the functioning of AFSCs 
13-Development of the CSR and LSR concepts for the AFSCs 14-15-Problems, challenges and trends in AFSCs 

Other issues related to the functioning of the AFSCs 
It is assumed to consider the proposed themes in different aspects (eg. legal issues, economic, technological, social, health, etc.). This interdisciplinary perspective will allow for a holistic approach of the conference issues. Conference Proceedings Submitted extended abstracts (2-5 pages) after positive acceptance will be published in the conference proceedings.


Contact: Poznan University of Life Sciences Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences Department of Law and Enterprise Management in Agribusiness Wojska Polskiego 28 60-637 Poznań, Poland e-mail:. ifal@up.poznan.p
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Copernicus Master in Digital Earth – CDE EMCDE: First Call for Applications – Intake 1 Call open: January 2, 2019 – March 14, 2019

Copernicus Master in Digital Earth – CDE EMCDE: First Call for Applications – Intake 1 Call open: January 2, 2019 – March 14, 2019 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it

Register
Jan 2, – Mar 14, 2019

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EMCDE: First Call for Applications – Intake 1 Call open: January 2, 2019 – March 14, 2019 Applications from European and International Candidates with a ‘Geospatial’ background are welcome. 

Meet Requirements Learn more about skills The two year full-time integrated Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) Programme aims at qualifying individuals to lead initiatives, projects and institutions translating Copernicus data



The current application window will close on March 14, to support applicants we have scheduled an info & consultation webinar on Wed, Jan 23 from 3 – 5pm CET https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3826735167637294850. Any question can be submitted beforehand to msc-cde@sbg.ac.at, and via chat during the webinar session. Interested candidates are welcome to explore current call details at https://www.master-cde.eu/cde/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/EMCDE_First-Call-for-Application-and-Admission.pdf and the application handbook guiding throughout the online application process: https://www.master-cde.eu/cde/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/EMCDE_ApplicationHandbook.pdf. >>> please forward this information to any excellent candidates who might be interested in this interdisciplinare MSc! 
Details are available at www.master-cde.eu and enquiries welcome at msc-cde@sbg.ac.at
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#CiheamBari #Alumni #FTN #MOA Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing | Agricultural Science in Print and Online

#CiheamBari #Alumni #FTN #MOA Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing | Agricultural Science in Print and Online | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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Via Kӧpke, U. (ed.), Improving organic crop cultivation, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK (ISBN: 978 1 78676 184 2; www.bdspublishing.com)

Improving organic crop cultivation
Editor
Professor Ulrich Köpke is Director and Head of the Institute of Organic Agriculture at the University of Bonn, Germany. He was Founding President of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) which plays a leading role in promoting collaboration in international organic research. Professor Köpke has written over 200 publications on nutrient management, life cycle analysis and other techniques for optimising agronomic practices in organic agriculture, as well as coordinating a number of major European research projects in organic agriculture.
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Consultancy: Environmental impact study to support Kuwait Enhanced Protected Agriculture (KEPA) initiative

Consultancy: Environmental impact study to support Kuwait Enhanced Protected Agriculture (KEPA) initiative | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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Consultancy: Environmental impact study to support Kuwait Enhanced Protected Agriculture (KEPA) initiative
Job Summary
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), in collaboration with the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAF), proposes to implement the Kuwait Enhanced Protected Agriculture (KEPA) initiative in order to enhance local food production in support of the food security and food sovereignty strategy of the Government of Kuwait. KEPA will promote in Kuwait a water- and energy-efficient protected agriculture system that incorporates advanced hydroponic technologies and photovoltaic energy. It will address a number of challenges currently facing protected agriculture in Kuwait, including the use of greenhouses that were made for cooler climates, excessive use of water and energy, and the overall high cost of production. In addition to engaging large, medium and small-scale farmers, KEPA will introduce small, family-scale, replicable models of the system within some peri-urban communities to demonstrate its efficacy, viability and sustainability, and encourage wide-scale adoption in such communities. The initiative will also establish a center of excellence in the Wafra area, specializing in hydroponic technologies and protected agriculture, which will act as a knowledge hub and a demonstration site for the latest technologies and applications that improve the efficiency of hydroponic horticulture. A model farm for technology transfer will also be established in the Abdally region. To validate the environmental viability of the proposed KEPA project, ICBA proposes to undertake an environmental impact assessment..Leran more: https://bit.ly/2QnTia5

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UN Live | Tomorrow, 4:10 Eastern US Daniele Giovannucci at the Latino Impact Summit: Challenges of Using Big Data when you Want Big Results

UN Live | Tomorrow, 4:10 Eastern US Daniele Giovannucci at the Latino Impact Summit:  Challenges of Using Big Data when you Want Big Results | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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Tomorrow, 4:10 Eastern US Daniele Giovannucci at the Latino Impact Summit: Challenges of Using Big Data when you Want Big Results: Keys to Partnering for Impact with Major Organizations in Developing Countries Livestreamed http://ow.ly/dpsW50jUn0Y, #LIS2018, #ImpactoLatino
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2018 Borlaug Fellowship Research Priorities by Country | USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

2018 Borlaug Fellowship Research Priorities by Country | USDA Foreign Agricultural Service | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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2018 Borlaug Fellowship Research Priorities by Country
Via U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service 
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XIIIth International Symposium Biodiversity and Sustainable Development | Tirana- Albania 14 December 2018 | Call for Abstract, Deadline 25 November 2018

XIIIth International Symposium Biodiversity and Sustainable Development | Tirana- Albania 14 December 2018 | Call for Abstract, Deadline 25 November 2018 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
XIIIth International Symposium on Biodiversity & Sustainable Development
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XIIIth International Symposium Biodiversity and Sustainable Development | Tirana- Albania 14 December 2018 | 
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Call for Abstract, Deadline 25 November 2018

Abstract and full papers should be sent to e-mail: biodiversity.symposium.al@gmail.com

No later than the deadline, November 25, 2018,  you must submit to the e-mail of the organizing committee the completed application form, article, scan copy of the payment receipt

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Germany: International Climate Protection Fellowship for Young Climate Experts from Developing Countries. ASEAN Researchers Eligible

Germany: International Climate Protection Fellowship for Young Climate Experts from Developing Countries. ASEAN Researchers Eligible | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety’s (BMUB) International Climate Initiative. The fellowships target prospective leaders from non-European transition and developing countries, including countries in ASEAN Candidates draw up their own research-based proposal which they then implement in collaboration with a host in Germany. Submit an application, if you
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Germany: International Climate Protection Fellowship for Young Climate Experts from Developing Countries. ASEAN Researchers Eligible Categories: News Tags: Germany | Fellowships | climate change Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety’s (BMUB) International Climate Initiative. The fellowships target prospective leaders from non-European transition and developing countries, including countries in ASEAN Candidates draw up their own research-based proposal which they then implement in collaboration with a host in Germany. Submit an application, if you are a future leader from a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/pls/web/wt_show.text_page?p_text_id=1125828
are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change are interested in spending a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation 

Fellowship offers you 
a monthly fellowship of between €2,150 and €2,650, depending on your qualifications individual mentoring during your stay in Germany additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course a three-week introductory phase, during which you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career The next call will open on 15 September 2018. More info here

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FORUM ON AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND MIGRATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Webcast may 29, 2018

FORUM ON AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND MIGRATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Webcast may 29, 2018 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
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FORUM ON AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND MIGRATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN A better Understanding of the Drivers and Impacts of Migration for forward-looking Policies and Programmes - Morning Session Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters) 29.05.2018
The webcast of the Forum is still available here : http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4706/icode/

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RURAL MIGRATION FORUM Fostering Regional Cooperation on Agriculture, Rural Development and Migration in the Mediterranean Region

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Management science researcher specialised in digital agriculture for the support of the agroecological transition (M/F) - CIRAD | Deadline 31 May 2018

Management science researcher specialised in digital agriculture for the support of the agroecological transition (M/F) - CIRAD | Deadline 31 May 2018 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
31/05/2018
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The rise of digital technology (ICT, big data, IA, etc.) is transforming construction, mediation and knowledge-sharing processes between stakeholders for the co-design of innovation in agriculture and is also modifying the organisation of advisory and support services. The situation of southern countries reveals specificities related to the types of innovation, particularly with frugal innovations. However, at both the production level and value chain level, digital agriculture is not free of tensions. The position involves understanding how digital technology can contribute to the agroecological transition through the construction of new knowledge and the facilitation of learning. More specifically, it involves the following: 1) questioning the effects of these new organizational arrangements and digital tools on the evolution of production systems and value chains with regard to the agroecological transition; 2) questioning the design of these digital tools with stakeholders and the use of these tools by farmers, value chains players and advisers; 3) thinking about the insertion of these digital tools in organisational arrangements. The position will involve combining comparative analyses of support-advisory services, surveys on learning and the transformation of farmers' and advisors' practices, as well as action-research with digital and consulting stakeholders, in order to develop generic methods of digital tool co-design. Place France – Montpellier (12 to 24 months) and then Africa (West Africa) – probably - Note: Assignment to southern countries is a preferred form of research at CIRAD. After an initial assignment to Montpellier, other assignments in France or abroad will be considered. 
Profil 
Thesis in management sciences or innovation sciences 
Knowledge of farming systems and digital agriculture 
Experience in setting up and managing projects appreciated 
Skills in the methods used to support players appreciated 
Interest in research with interaction with rural stakeholders and institutions 
Post-doctoral experience abroad appreciated 
Proficiency in English and French (spoken and written) 
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team including digital science/computer science 
Ability to adapt to various cultural situations 
Position constraints 
Geographical mobility with assignments and expatriation (in tropical environments) 
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Opportunités |  Recrutement de deux consultant(e)s pour l'élaboration du programme pays « Country Program » de la Tunisie | Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel  Date limite : 17 juin 2018

Opportunités |  Recrutement de deux consultant(e)s pour l'élaboration du programme pays « Country Program » de la Tunisie | Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel  Date limite : 17 juin 2018 | MAIB FTN Community Press Review 2011-2018 | Scoop.it
L’Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS) est une organisation internationale à vocation africaine, créée en 1992 et établie à Tunis. Son action se situe dans les zones arides, semi-arides et subhumides sèches de la région sahélo-saharienne.
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Recrutement de deux consultant(e)s pour l'élaboration du programme pays « Country Program » de la Tunisie - Fonds vert pour le climat Dans le cadre du projet « Préparation de la Tunisie à la finance climat et mise en place de l’autorité nationale désignée par le Fonds vert pour le climat - GCF – READINESS », le Ministère des affaires locales et de l’environnement de la Tunisie, lance un appel à candidature pour le recrutement de deux consultant(e)s pour l’élaboration du programme pays « Country Program » de la Tunisie : Un(e) consultant(e) national(e) Un(e) consultant(e) International(e) Le dernier délai de réception des offres est fixé au 17 juin 2018 à minuit, heure locale de Tunis. Pour plus d'information, veuillez télécharger les termes de référence : TdRs pour le(la) consultant(e) national(e) TdRs pour le(la) consultant(e) international(e) Date limite : 17 juin 2018 à minuit, heure locale de Tunis
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