Index Insurance Arms Farmers Against a Changing Climate

Featured image source: Disclaimer: This is a repost for the purposes of sharing information with my networks and with those who visit this blog. The views and conceptualization expressed in this article remain the property of the originators. Study finds index insurance spurs greater agricultural productivity and protects against catastrophic losses due to weather and climate risk LIVE WEBCAST 28 …

U.S. Graduate Research Grant in Global Food Security

Application Package Spring 2015 Round – Applications accepted beginning January 12, 2015 Application deadline: Monday, April 13, 2015 11:59 p.m. Eastern time A complete application will consist of the two components (PART A and PART B) described in detail below. A complete application will consist of the two components (PART A and PART B) described in detail below. PART AThe …

Internship Opportunity: CTA is looking to recruit an intern to support in its impact assessment of coffee certification in Latin America research

Featured photo Source The International Center for Tropical Agriculture is looking to recruit an intern to support in its impact assessment of coffee certification in Latin America research The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) works to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture. We are initiating …

Post Doctoral Fellows for projects in Latin America

Feature photo source Biodiversity International is looking for two Post Doctoral Fellows to conduct research projects in Latin America Deadline: 27 February 2015. These positions will contribute to the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). CCAFS addresses the increasing challenge of global warming on agriculture and food security through a strategic collaboration between the CGIAR and …

CGIAR opens agricultural data to the world using Amazon Web Services

Feature Picture Source Datasets will be accessible online to spur future ‘climate-smart’ innovations for food and farming Lima, Peru (10 December 2014) — CGIAR, a consortium of international agricultural research centers, will make its wealth of data more accessible and available for addressing critical food security and development challenges using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. By making this data open …

Livestock Scientist

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Livestock scientist to contribute to development of scalable technological and social innovations for climate-smart agriculture in West Africa. The position holder will be responsible for conducting research, mainly in West Africa within the CCAFS Programme. ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, …