En route vers la Conférence 2015 du ReSAKSS

+-*La Conférence Annuelle 2015 du Système d’Analyse Stratégique et de Gestion des Connaissances (ReSAKSS) se tiendra au siège de la Commission Economique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (UNECA) à Addis-Abeba, Ethiopie, du 1er au 3 septembre 2015. Le thème de cette année est : « Au-delà d’une Afrique à revenus moyens : Transformer les économies africaines pour une >> Read more

Employment: Program Director- Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE/IWMI)

+-*Water, land and ecosystems (WLE) is a research program led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and is part of the CGIAR Consortium’s constellation of research programs which strive for a food-secure future. WLE is looking for a seasoned global leader in the agriculture and natural resource management sector, who has a clear vision >> Read more

Open consultations by civil society on SDG indicators – until 7 Sept

+-*On behalf of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), we would like to invite you to participate in an open consultation on the development of a global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals. The purpose of this open consultation is to allow civil society, academia and the private sector to provide >> Read more

Employment: Consultant on Land Based Investment in Agriculture in Africa (Oxfam)

+-*Oxfam Pam Africa Program seeks a consultant on land based investment in agriculture in Africa.  Through this consultancy, Oxfam Pan Africa Program seeks to: - define ‘meaningful community engagement’ in LSLBI in Agriculture from a community perspective, - examine the benefits of women and their communities participation in decision making over LSLBI in agriculture as >> Read more

Call for abstracts: IASC Regional Conference (Europe)

+-*The 4th Regional European Meeting of the IASC (10-13 May, 2016) is devoted to global connections and local responses. It provides a space to advance our understanding of ongoing “glocal” processes and to analyse historically how commons in Europe have evolved and adapted to “glocal” changes. By integrating political ecology with approaches of New Institutionalism >> Read more

Working with Global Nutrition Data: Chasing 193

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+-*Working with and assembling global nutrition data throws up unique challenges and insights, and engaging with these is an integral part of the process, as well as an outcome in itself. We share some experiences from data analysts’ perspectives.

Why are health systems important for nutrition? Reflections from the Harvard Ministerial Leadership in Health Program

+-*Earlier this summer, I was asked to speak about nutrition at the Harvard Ministerial Leadership in Health program in Boston, Massachusetts. The Harvard Ministerial Leadership in Health program is a joint initiative of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School in association with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation >> Read more

Reviewing the Reform Experience

+-*Working with leading experts on the reform era who are well informed about the internal processes and logic that drove the reform movement, IFPRI explored China’s economic growth.

PIM and Agri-Gender host write-shop to strengthen gender research

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+-*For scholars researching the intersection of gender, agriculture, and food security, few outlets exist to publish their findings. Yet such research is considered critical for developing program and policy recommendations that can achieve gender-equitable development outcomes. Without sufficient empirical evidence, interventions may fail to increase gender equality or worse yet, exacerbate existing inequalities. The Journal >> Read more

Source: GSSP Notes

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – August 24, 2015

+-*Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues COCOBOD Baits Youth into Cocoa Farming The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says its broad-based initiative of involving youth in cocoa farming is part of a succession plan to motivate the youth to embrace cocoa farming as a business and take over from aging farmers. >> Read more