The objectives of the Call are to:
support collaborative Research and Innovation (R&I) activities that address critical issues facing African countries and contribute to the sustainable development of African countries and the fight against poverty, while respecting ethical and gender issues;
develop the capacity of the African Union Commission (AUC) to design, implement and monitor R&I funding programmes and establish the basis for a credible and reputable African framework programme for R&I that could attract additional funds from other sources (African Union (AU) Member States and other partners and donors)
Location: African Union member states
Grant range: $500,000 - $1m
For more information, please visit African Union Commission- Call For Research Proposals
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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The United Nations General Assembly created UN Women - the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in July 2010, as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates of parts of the UN system working on all aspects of gender equality and empowerment of women (GE/EW). The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender eq... Read more
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Creative Associates International is requesting expressions of interest from motivated and talented operational, administrative and financial experts for the USAID/Ethiopia READ II project. Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization.
We are looking for operational experts in the following functional areas:
Monitoring and Evaluation
Finance and Accounting
Administration (assistants, cleaners, drivers)
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UNOPS is seeking Agricultural Value Chain Specialist for this project. The Agricultural Value Chain Specialist will report to the Project Manager and is responsible for providing technical and agronomic support involving all the activity interventions in the crop value chain. The incumbent will work with producers, ago-pastoralists, cooperatives, processors, farm service centers and the private sector to increase the production, productivity and commercialization of fodder crop. The total estimated period of performance for this project is 36 months. The incumbent should be willing to work in a challenging and fragile environment, in particular the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Find the post Here
Consultancy services to conduct a feasibility study for the operationalization of an African Humanitarian Agency
The African Union Commission is one of the Organs of the African Union and is the “Executive arm” of the Union, charged with the responsibility of the day to day management and administration of the work of the Union, in collaboration with the Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other Stakeholders. The Commission has set aside funds for Consultancy Services To Conduct A Feasibility Study For The Operationalization Of An African Humanitarian Agency
Find the detail of the tender here http://bit.ly/2zBvp1D
An article on the Ag2Nut list was just released online for the October 2017 issue of the journal Nutrition Reviews. It is a critical review of the research evidence on the linkages between agricultural biodiversity, diet diversity, and nutritional status in low- and middle-income countries.
The article's abstract is below:
The declining diversity of agricultural production and food supplies worldwide may have important implications for global diets. The primary objective of this review is to assess the nature and magnitude of the associations of agricultural biodiversity with diet quality and anthropometric outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. A comprehensive review of 5 databases using a priori exclusion criteria and application of a systematic, qualitative analysis of the findings of identified studies revealed that agri... Read more
According to a recent study by Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, in London, the effects of climate change could cause Ethiopian Arabica coffee beans to go extinct before the end of the century. The study finds that the number of locations in Ethiopia naturally suited to growing Arabica is projected to drop anywhere from 68 percent to 99.7 percent—or extinction—by 2080.
Climate change is affecting the conditions Arabica needs to grow. Higher temperatures and lower rainfall in Ethiopia are leading to warmer nights, a shorter rainy season, and significant and increasingly frequent droughts, all of which Ethiopian coffee farmers are noticing hurts coffee production.
The other main coffee species, Robusta, is easier to cultivate, more disease-resistant, and cheaper than Arabica, but it typically has a sharper and more bitter taste and is far less common. Arabica is indigenous to Ethiopia and comprises nearly all the county’s coffee production... Read more
If you have high blood pressure, you’re well aware of the types of foods you shouldn’t be eating. Your doctor has probably shoved a lengthy list of don’ts down your throat: Don’t eat red meat; steer clear of too much salt. At a certain point, you’ve probably asked yourself, “What can I eat?” The good news is, there’s still plenty you can enjoy.
For folks with high blood pressure, it’s important to be cognizant of how diet will ultimately lower, or contribute, to their high blood pressure. The American Heart Association (AHA) says, “Eating a heart-healthy diet is important for managing your blood pressure and reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other health threats.”
We’ve done some digging, and have found 10 foods that will help keep those BP numbers where they need to be. Check it out for full information.
This could make the African country the “ground zero” for a dominant ant species with high global invasion potential, suggests the scientist who discovered the species, Dr Daniela Magdalena Sorger.
A supercolony emerges when individual nests with their own queens join together in a network. The number of associated colonies can spread out over a very wide area, with the largest supercolony discovered in this region of Ethiopia measuring 38km across, said Dr Sorger, a post doctoral researcher with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Read the full story here
CNFA is currently accepting applications for technical experts for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future (FTF) project in Ethiopia to support and enhance livelihood opportunities of the chronically food insecure households. The program will focus on USAID Ethiopia’s livelihood priorities: (1) on-farm income generating activities (IGAs) and crop and livestock market systems; (2) off-farm IGAs and non-farm enterprise development; (3) non-farm labor and wage employment; as well as (4) collaborative learning for scaling and sustaining gains made in the 3 livelihood - on-farm, off-farm and employment – pathways.
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What is the fastest way to your dinner loaded down with antioxidants? In oregano. Need more iron? In Lavender. If you cook with fresh herbs, you are not true wonder of nature, tiny flavor enhancers with antioxidants and minerals are added to each dish, and can cut some charged that molded product toxic chemicals. During cooking Even if you do not care about nutrition, they will help each totally killer meal sure to impress anyone. Find free report
The food system depends on a healthy environment; but agriculture is also responsible for environmental degradation. Beekeepers continue to lose 30 percent of honeybee colonies during an average winter likely because of pesticides and other agrochemicals. Soil degradation is occurring at staggering rates with soils being depleted 10 to 40 times faster than they are being replenished. And up to 100,000 plant varieties are currently endangered worldwide. Read more http://time.com/3821467/bees-honeybees-environment/
FAO invites Proposals for Voices of the Hungry Project: Measuring Food Insecurity Through People’s Experiences
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is currently accepting Letters of Interest for its newly implemented project- Voices of the Hungry (VoH). FAO Voices of the Hungry project promotes research on food insecurity, based on data from the Gallup® World Poll. The project seeks develop a new global standard for estimating the number of people experiencing food insecurity. Read more here