UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office — Chevening Scholarships 2015-2016

guidance_for_applicants_v2 Welcome to the Chevening Scholarships website Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. The Chevening programme was established in 1983 and has developed into a …

Royal Agricultural College: Land and Food Fellowships for Undergraduate and Post-graduate Africans 2015-2016

Source: The UK’s Royal Agricultural College offers fellowships to African students for the MSc in international rural development, and MSc in sustainable agriculture and food security. The RAC seeks applicants who have experience in agriculture and related subjects; an interest in land reform; and a desire to make a strategic and sustainable contribution to Africa’s development. The program supports up …

The Ebola Paradox: How the “West” downplayed the outbreak and now wants to outplay it?

Source: D. Faget/AFP/Getty Images Personally, it continues to be disheartening to read reports and news from the epicenter of the ebola outbreak in Western Africa. The entire ebola fiasco keeps my blood running up the hill as a global citizen and concern parent who is going to co-parent his children in this confused world where our interests in humanity are …

Call for concept notes: IFAD-CCAFS Learning Alliance

Note: This is a repost. Please refer to the links provided to see detail on how to apply to this opportunity, if interested. Thanks The IFAD-CCAFS Learning Alliance is calling for concept notes with the focus on economic valuation of climate risks and adaptation responses in agricultural development projects. Closing date: 10 November 2014, 08h00 CET. Rationale for the call Climate change …

Agronomy for climate-smart agriculture in Latin America

Please Note: This is a repost. Please visit the links provided for more details of this opportunity. Thanks, Macedo If you are about to enroll in or conduct your Ph.D. research, you could be part of a new generation of rice scientists with a Global Rice Science Scholarship (GRiSS). INTRODUCTION Unpredictable climate is challenging farmers in Latin America (LAM) with …