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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 week 3 days ago

ICRA Courses for professionals working in higher education and outreach, agricultural research and agri-business

For application deadline and for detail information, click on the courses below:

- Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands

- Facing rural innovation challenges - Linking research to inclusive development for food security, 25 Sept - 13 Oct 2017

- Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 6 to 24 November 2017

ICRA is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture. ICRA’s goal is to help end poverty and hunger and to promote sustainable resource use, through inclusive innovation partnerships and by the strengthening individual, organizational and institutional capacities required to make these partnerships work.

ICRA is a member of the Agr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Newsletter Food & Business Knowledge Platform (no. 15)

The September newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) is filled with nine news items on results of F&BKP affiliated research, calls and events:

- Report regional workshop on Compost for Sustainable Agriculture

- Research project Measuring effects of agri-development on nutrition

- Literature review Social entrepreneurs as change makers for food security

- Applied Research Fund  (ARF): third call second round with deadline December 6, 2016

- Research findings & takeaways expert meetings Finance for Smallholders

Further, on the Food & Business Knowledge Platform website you can also read an update on food and nutrition security policy highlights as part of the Dutch Development Results 2015 magazine.

For more detailed background information and to download our reports and studies, please explore this website www.knowledge4food.net. An additional way to make sure you don’t miss any Platform updates is to

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CASTORY WILLIAM thanks madam

3 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

ICRA courses for professional in agricultural education and research  

ICRA organises two interesting courses in March and May 2017 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. These courses are highly valued by professionals working in agricultural higher education, research, outreach, and agribusiness.

Scholarship application is now open for two courses:

Learning, action research and outreach - Making higher education boost food security

13 - 31 March 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands

For this course you can apply HERE.


Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges

15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands

For this course you can apply HERE.

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15

Linking research to inclusive development for food security

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  15 May 2017 to 02 June 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen

ICRA strengthens innovative capacity by providing training and coaching to individuals and teams from different backgrounds. We believe that food and nutrition security, inclusive development and sustainable rural livelihoods can be achieved when people and organizations address their collective challenges by sharing knowledge and by working together to create joint solutions. ICRA organizes courses for professionals in agricultural education and research, outreach and agribusiness. 

The following ICRA course is OPEN FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW :

Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges

All information on the webpage: http://bit.ly/2dg09uf 

Deadline for fellowship application is 19 October 2016.  

 www.icra-edu.org/courses | info@icra-edu.org    



Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 4 months 1 week ago

Call for Applications: Young Researchers Program ‘Linking the food sovereignty debates’

Applications are invited for the Young Researchers Program, a mentorship programme, offered by the Hands On the Land Alliance (HOTL) together with Transnational Institute, FIAN International and Friends of the Earth International. This programme enables young engaged scholars and activists to strengthen their capacities around understanding food sovereignty and the human right to food, including opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, benefiting from the experience of mentors, and the opportunity to attend two main events as part of the research process. The deadline is Sepmtember 19th, 2016. Click here for complete information.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 8 months 3 days ago

Request for expressions of Interest

Vacancy at Forum for agricultural research in Africa (FARA)

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has received a grant from the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) towards the cost of implementation of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) Pillar IV strategy of the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AU-NEPAD).

FARA intends to use part of the proceeds to the following consultant services:

To engage an Individual Consultant to Develop the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) Theory of Change and Results Framework
Name of project: FARA Multi-Donor Trust Fund (FARA-MDTF)
Grant No: FARA-MDTF TF095129
Project ID No.: P112684
Assignment Ref. No.:Reference: KDS/2.1.3
Assignment Duration: 4 months staring in June 2016
Location: Accra, Ghana
Deadline: 27th May, 2016
Job details:Here


The attention of interested consultants is drawn to Paragraph 1.9 of World Bank’s Guidelines: Selec

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 8 months 1 week ago

African Union Research Grants II 

Open Call for Proposals 2016 Edition

The African Union Research Grants programme is financed through the Financing Agreement between the European Commission and the African Union Commission DCI-PANAF/2015/307-078) under the Pan-African Programme (PanAf), based on Regulation (EU) No 233/2014 establishing a financing instrument for development cooperation (DCI) for the period 2014-2020.

The programme is an innovative way to deploy and to improve science and technology research so that it contributes to Africa’s poverty reduction, economic growth and social development efforts.

The programme responds to the implementation of Africa’s Science Technology and Innovation Strategy -2024 (STISA-2024) priority one and the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership focusing on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA).

This Guideline for the Grant Applicants, developed by the Department of Human Resources, Science and Techno

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Janine Schoeman Interesting post! Maybe good to tweet about it as well??

8 months 6 days ago

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AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND HEALTH (ANH) ACADEMY WEEK

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  20 June 2016 to 24 June 2016 - All Day Event
  Addis

The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a platform for learning and sharing.

The aim of the ANH Academy is to foster a global community of interdisciplinary researchers working on agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.

The objectives of the Academy are to:

1. Share innovative research in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health;
2. Stimulate the development and harmonisation of new research;
3. Help strengthen the capacity of the research community to undertake inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research;
4. Facilitate the uptake of robust evidence in policies and programming in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.


Read much more here:

http://immana.lcirah.ac.uk/agriculture-nutrition-health-academy



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 months 5 days ago

Mobility grants scheme: Networking opportunities for African stakeholders in brokerage events in Europe


The Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa (RINEA) is a project funded under Horizon 2020 aimed to strengthening synergies between research and business communities from the two regions. For more information about the project please visit www.rinea.org

This funding scheme is designed to facilitate the participation of researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and other relevant stakeholders in networking and brokerage events organised in the context of RINEA and beyond.

Successful applicants under this grant scheme will receive financial support in order to participate in one of the following brokerage events:

Innovat&Match 2016, 9-10 June 2016, Bologna, Italy

IFAMA Matchmaking 2016, 21-22 June 2016, Aarhus, Denmark

Network and Consortium Building at CIGR-AgEng 2016, 28-29 June 2016, Aarhus, Denmark

The events are organised in the framework promote business, technological and r

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Daoulata MAIGA Proposition des bourses de mobilité : Possibilités de mettre en réseau les opérateurs africains dans les événements de courtage en Europe. Le Réseau de recherche et d'innovation pour l'Europe et l'Afrique ( RINEA ) est un projet financé par Horizon 2020 pour le renforcement des synergies entre les communautés de recherche et les entreprises des deux continents . Pour plus d'informations sur le projet vous pouvez visiter le site Web www.rinea.org. Ce programme de financement est destiné à faciliter la participation des chercheurs, les entrepreneurs, les innovateurs et les autres acteurs dans le réseautage et des événements de courtage organisés dans le cadre de RINEA et même au-delà. Les candidats retenus recevront un soutien financier afin de participer à l'un des événements de courtage suivants : Innovat & Match 2016, 9-10 Juin 2016, Bologne, Italie IFAMA Matchmaking 2016, 21-22 Juin 2016, Aarhus, Danemark Réseau et Consortium du bâtiment au CIGR-AgEng 2016, 28-29 Juin 2016, Aarhus, Danemark Les événements sont organisés dans le cadre de la promotion de partenariats d'affaires technologiques et de recherche. Les représentants des entreprises et de recherche des communautés auront l'occasion d'explorer les synergies possibles et de créer de nouveaux partenariats suite à un programme de réunion organisée à l'avance. Pour plus d'informations sur les événements mentionnés ci-dessus , les conditions de participation , les critères d'admissibilité et la procédure de demande ,veillez consulter les documents suivants : régime de subvention Termes de référence (PDF) Cliquez ce lien (http://www.rinea.org/media/content/RINEA_grant%20schemes_ToR_April2016.pdf ) formulaire de demande de régime de subvention (DOC) Cliquez ce lien (http://www.rinea.org/media/content/RINEA_grant%20schemes_application%20form_April2016.docx ) Date limite de dépôt des candidatures: 29 Avril 2016 CONTACT FORTH / PRAXI Réseau Mme Vaya Piteli, piteli@help-forward.gr, +30 2310 552790-1 M. Dimitris Filippidis, filippidis@help-forward.gr, +30 210 3607690 JyU / UniPID Mme Melissa Plath, melissa.a.plath@jyu.fi, +358 (0) 40 024 8075 -

9 months 4 days ago

Roel Snelder merci Doulata pour la traduccion

9 months 4 days ago

SAM OPOLOT thank for the offer, rapsado development initiative uganda community based organization ,lead by youth looks to apply but more information about the grant is missing

8 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 months 1 week ago

Newsletter (12) of Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Recommended reading about a/o. Applied Research Fund, SMEs, Micronutrients, Youth, World Bank, and the Extensive Livestock Expo.


This newsletter includes interesting highlights: the launch of the third call of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund; and several knowledge products and event reports. Those include the complete report of the successful Food & Business Applied Research projects workshop held in Uganda (in collaboration with AgriProFocus), an essay on micronutrient management, an exploration on youth in agriculture, a report of the “Food for All Partnership” learning journey on food safety, and the report about the Extensive Livestock Expo (which AgriProfocus Kenya co-organised).

Please draw your attention to the proposal deadline for the Young Expert Programmes (YEP). Until June 1, Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and social organizations can submit a proposal for the deployment of a Young Expert in Agrofood

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Georges Djodji Akibodé Ce bulletin comprend les faits saillants intéressants: le lancement du troisième appel du Fonds de la recherche appliquée de l'alimentation et des affaires; et plusieurs produits de la connaissance et les rapports d'événements. Ceux-ci incluent le rapport complet de la réussite de l'alimentation et des affaires de la recherche appliquée Projets atelier tenu en Ouganda (en collaboration avec AgriProFocus), un essai sur la gestion des micronutriments, une exploration sur les jeunes dans l'agriculture, un rapport de la "Food for All Partnership" parcours d'apprentissage sur la sécurité alimentaire, et le rapport sur l'Expo de l'élevage extensif (qui AgriProfocus Kenya a co-organisé). S'il vous plaît attirer votre attention sur la date limite de proposition pour les programmes d'experts Young (YEP). Jusqu'au 1er Juin, les entreprises néerlandaises, les institutions du savoir et des organisations sociales peuvent soumettre une proposition pour le déploiement d'un jeune expert en agroalimentaire. S'il vous plaît visitez le site Web de YEP pour plus d'informations. S'il vous plaît suivez ce lien: http://knowledge4food.net/twelfth-fbkp-newsletter/ Aimer lire! Les réactions sont les bienvenues! - Voir plus: Agri Pro Focus

9 months 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

Undangan Menulis Proposal Dana Riset Aplikatif untuk Pangan dan Bisnis

Inovasi untuk ketahanan pangan dan pengembangan sektor bisnis

Undangan dipublikasikan di sini dikhususkan untuk anggota jaringan AgriProFocus seperti praktisi dan lembaga riset yang tertarik berkolaborasi bersama!

NOW-WOTRO meluncurkan undangan menulis proposal Dana Riset Aplikatif di Bidang Pangan dan Bisnis (ARF/ Aplied Research Fund). Ini adalah undangan menulis proposal ARF yang ketiga. ARF memberi dana untuk riset aplikatif yang berkontribusi pada inovasi ketahanan pangan dan pembangunan sektor bisnis di 15 negara mitra Belanda untuk kerjasama pembangunan. Undangan ini dikembangkan melalui kolaborasi yang intens dengan Food & Business Knowledge Platform.

Proposal harus dikirim oleh konsorsium yang terdiri dari :

1. Organisasi praktisi publik atau sektor bisnis (minimal 1)

2. Lembaga riset atau perguruan tinggi (minimal 1)

3. Organisasi Belanda

Tenggat waktu pengiriman proposal ada

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muhamad lukman Very interest

4 months 2 weeks ago

Iwan Budhiarta Dear All... Thank you for sharing this valuable information... I have one good topic of scientific research, a sustainable business strategy of Arabica Specialty Coffee from a major cooperative in Gayo Highlands, Aceh... Is there any chance for me to send my proposal and get a research fund?

4 months 1 week ago

AgriProFocus Indonesia Hai Iwan, to apply this grant the project/research should be executed by consortium. Do you have any prospective partner already? Or: Which stakeholder you think might be have interest/get benefit from your research? We can approach them to make consortium.

4 months 1 week ago

Iwan Budhiarta Dear admin...after I finished doing my research proposal, what should i do then?...how can I contact you directly?...please help me...

3 months 3 weeks ago

Tina Napitupulu Dear Pak Iwan, perhaps we could arrange a discussion. Please contact AgriProFocus at 081212503496 for a meeting arrangement.

3 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

Third Call for proposals Food & Business Applied Research Fund

Innovation for food security and private sector development


The Call published here is particularly interesting for AgriProFocus members interested in collaboration between practitioners and research institutions!

NWO-WOTRO has launched the third call for proposals for the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF). ARF provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. The call has been developed in close collaboration with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. Please note that some changes have been made in this call for proposals as compared to the previous two calls. Most notably with regard to the foci of the call, the additional option to have a different focus on two countries (Bangladesh and Kenya) and the reimbursable costs.

Proposals may be submitted by consortia consisting of at least one pr

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Alex Byamukama Am looking for project fund to achieve my goals.....my target is 200 piglets after that I will also give homeless work mostly women and youthanyone can afford piglets needs.

9 months 2 weeks ago

Alex Byamukama My contacts: 0781 083 690 e-mail: byamucomaleku8000@gmail.com

9 months 2 weeks ago

Nicole Metz dear Alex Byamukama, Interesting to read your pig breeding project is doing well. However, this type of initiative is NOT eligible for funding from the Applied Research Fund described in the post above. Possibly other interested parties could respond to your call for contacts. We wish you good luck with the breeding project. Best regards, Nicole Metz, AgriProFocus Netherlands.

9 months 2 weeks ago

Alexis MVUYEKURE Hi, I would like to prepare and submit a proposal but I need to partner with a Netherlands organization or private. Can you advise me on how I can get their contacts?

9 months 1 week ago

Nicole Metz Dear Alexis Mvuyekure, Thank you for your interest. In general, the best way to develop an eligible research consortium with both partners from your country (Burundi) and the Netherlands, is: a) start in your country first, finding the best Burundese partner(s) from practice or research to work with around the theme of your applied research; b) then contact relevant Dutch organisations or companies that are active in Burundi. You may ask your contacts in Burundi whether they are in touch with Dutch agencies. You may also get in touch with AgriProFocus Burundi to check whether they can give you some advice; c) Thereafter contact the headquarters of these Dutch organisations or companies, if applicable. I hope this helps? best regards, Nicole Metz (AgriProFocus, based in Netherlands)

9 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

Workshop on 3rd Call for Proposals Applied Research Fund (ARF)

The third Call for Proposal of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) is open for applications, and a workshop on ARF took place today in Global Hotel, Addis Ababa.

The workshop was organized by Food & Business Knowledge Platform, in collaboration with AgriProFocus Ethiopia. More than 20 participants from organizations and institutions such as Addis Ababa University, Samara University, Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), Best Practice Association, Mercy Corps, Soil & More, Grain Health, and so on attended the workshop.

Mr. Frans Verberne, from Food & Business Knowledge Platform, gave a detail presentation about ARF, its objective and application process. He also responded several questions from the participants.

In this call, fifteen projects can be granted. ARF aims at promoting research supported innovations that are readily applicable and contribute to the enhancement of sustainable food security for the most vuln

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Food & Business Applied Research Fund - Workshop

Event posted by in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
  07 April 2016, 09:00-12:30
  Global Hotel (on Debre Zeyt Road), Addis Ababa

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and the Netherlands-based Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) invite you for a meeting on Thursday morning April 7th from 9- 12AM in Global Hotel, Addis Ababa about:

  • The 3rd Call for Proposals of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund
  • Exploring collaboration with the F&B Knowledge Platform on knowledge sharing and research in the field of food & nutrition security.

Frans Verberne, managing director of the F&BKP (www.knowledge4food.net) will present the outlines of the 3rd Call of the Applied Research Fund  which will be launched early April 2016.

The F&BKP would like to take this opportunity to explore collaboration with Ethiopian organizations working on food security to share your lessons learned with a wider international network of professionals working on food & nutrition security.

If you want to register for this event, please send your name(1), organisation(2), email address(3) and telephone number(4) to Meskerem Ritmeester, AgriProFocus linking &

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 months 3 weeks ago

ILRI LIVES WORKING PAPER 10 on Village Poultry.


This study aimed at developing a baseline understanding of producers, use of inputs, production performance,marketing, institutional and infrastructural environment and support services in order to identify potential areas ofimprovement for action research and poultry value chain system development.

Baseline data on poultry production and marketing was collected from 2797 households in 10 zones, 71 districts and 484 peasant associations (PAs) in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and SNNPR. Some findings:

- Majority (60%) of rural households in the study areas practiced village poultry, firstly for economic and secondly for nutritional purposes. The number of birds and eggs households sold was twice higher than consumed by the households. However, the use of birds for socio-cultural functions was less common where only limited portion of the households reported they gave out live birds and eggs as gifts.

- The scale of poultry production of the household

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ZAHOR ABDALLA ZAHOR it is true

8 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 11 months 1 week ago

Consultants Wanted

Energy for Agriculture (E4A), a Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA) supported renewable energy project being implemented by SNV Netherlands Development Organization, Zambia; intends to develop the biogas market in Zambia to increase access of households, public services, and businesses to renewable energy technologies, especially biodigesters. The project aims to develop viable markets for productive biodigesters that will lead to improved livelihoods through increased savings on conventional fuel sources and income generation from the productive use of biodigester products - biogas and bioslurry in the Agriculture sector.

E4A/SNV is seeking professional consultants for some of the project actvities:

1) Consultant for Private Sector Development Study - an individual/firm to conduct a Private Sector Development (PSD) study to determine the prospects, opportunities and challenges of establishment and mobilisation of private companies to involve them effectivel

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 11 months 1 week ago

Proyek Penelitian Hibah Indonesia 2016/2017 dari Australia National University & SMERU Research Institute

Kerjasama penelitian antara institusi penelitian di Indonesia dan Australia perlu ditingkatkan. Proyek Indonesia dari Universitas Nasional Australia bersama SMERU Research Institute mengundang penulisan proposal penelitian untuk mendapatkan dana riset kolaboratif. Tema yang bisa diangkat yaitu: (i) Perdagangan dan Industri, (ii) Politik dan Pemerintahan, (iii) Pertanian, Sumberdaya Alam, dan Lingkungan, (iv) Sosial Politik dan Sumberdaya Manusia.

Dana penelitian yang disediakan berkisar antara 5.000-15.000 dollar Australia untuk proyek penelitian dengan durasi sampai 12 bulan. Tenggat waktu pengumpulan proposal adalah 31 Maret 2016. Klik disini untuk informasi lebih lanjut.

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Indonesia Project Research Grants 2016/2017 from Australia National University & SMERU Research Institute

To stimulate research cooperation between Indonesian and Australian research institutes, the Indonesia

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago

Mahojiano - Wanawake Watafiti

Mtangazaji wa Redio ya Kiswahili Carolyne Tsuma aliwahoji wanamama wawili walioshinda Tuzo za AWARD kujadili kazi na tija za utafiti barani Afrika, Mahijoano haya yalikuwa baina na mtafiti mwanamama kutoka Tanzania Frida Nyamete  na Norah Ndege kutoka Kenya.

Silikiza Hapa

AWARD Fellowship Interview (Swahili)

Swahili radio journalist Carolyne Tsuma discusses the work and impact of the AWARD Fellowship to female agricultural scientists and researchers in Africa. In this candid interview, titled Wanawake Watafiti, AWARD Fellows Frida Nyamete (Tanzania) and Norah Ndege (Kenya) talk about their engagement with AWARD and their current research work.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago

As GTP II gets underway, the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), an agency focused on promoting agricultural sector transformation throughout Ethiopia, is currently hiring for the following positions:

- Director, Research & Extension deadline February 7, 2016

- Project Team Leader Tef Market Development deadline February 14, 2016

Project Officer, Market Services deadline February 8, 2016

- Project Officer, Regional Business Development Specialist-Tigray deadline February 7, 2016

- Project Officer, Regional Crop Specialist-Amhara deadline February 4, 2016 

- Project Officer, Regional Crop Specialist-Oromia deadline February 14, 2016

Positions will be based in Addis Ababa or as otherwise indicated above.  Compensation will be competitive with comparable positions.

For full details, please visit our website http://www.ata.gov.et/careers/If interested in this role, please submit an (i) Application Form (http://www.ata.gov.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago

ILRI-DAAD PhD scholarships 2016

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is collaborating with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to offer up to eight in region PhD scholarships in 2016 through a co-funding arrangement.

ILRI through its graduate fellowship program will provide an opportunity for successful candidates from sub-Saharan African countries to undertake quality research for development, access ILRI’s cutting-edge research facilities and receive mentorship from ILRI scientists within the following broad ILRI program areas.

1. Animal Biosciences

2. Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity

3. Feed and Forages Biosciences

4. Food Safety and Zoonoses

5. Livestock, Gender and Impact

6. Livestock Systems and the Environment

7. Policy, Trade and Value Chains

DAAD is a publicly funded self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany which promotes international academic exchange as well as educational cooperation with developing countri

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Wycliffe Ondoro Thank you and will follow to find more about this rear opportunity.

11 months 3 weeks ago

Kiros Abebe Dear, Your information was nice but is it possible for already registered PhD candidates?

7 months 2 weeks ago