RUFORUM Weekly – Vol.2 No.13

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RUFORUM Weekly – Vol.2, No.13

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NEWS AND EVENTS
* ** Saving local cassava varieties to enhance food security in Uganda
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* ** Virtual Institute for Higher Education in Africa reopens
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* ** DFID call for Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education
Innovation and Reform opens on 21 October
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* ** Data shows positive impact of African diaspora fellows
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* ** The ethical hole at the centre of ‘publish or perish’
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PUBLICATIONS
* ** Application of common components and specific weights method to
analyze local perception patterns of land degradation in northern
Benin (West Africa)
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(Tchandao, 2016)
* ** Generalized linear models with Poisson family: applications in
ecology (http://ruforum.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8da7957c2a43545cd0f6b3c57&id=0a4def5cb7&e=6b1b4ce20f)
(Lokonom, 2016)
* ** Non-farm activities and adoption of improved cassava and beans
varieties in South-Kivu, DR Congo
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(Dontsop-Nguezet et al, 2016)
* ** African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development:
Special ILRI Issue on “Aflatoxins in Eastern Africa”
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* ** E-learning methodologies: a guide for designing and developing
e-learning courses
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(FAO, 2016)

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Grants and Awards:
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Seed funding and 20 scholarships available. Deadline for scholarship
applications: 09 October 2016
* Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development announces
** 4^th Global call for innovations to improve water and food security
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. Deadline: 10 October 2016
* ** 100 fellowship awards to Masters/ PhD degree students/ RAs/
Post-docs/ young scientists/faculty from developing countries to
participate in the InterDrought- V conference
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* ** Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Award for Women in Wheat
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. The award will help cover costs of attending the BGRI workshop and a
training at CIMMYT, Mexico. Deadline: 30 October 2016
* ** Farming by satellite Prize 2016
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. A competition for students and young people across Europe and Africa
on using satellite technologies to improve agriculture and the
environment. Deadline: 30 October 2016
* ** Call for proposals for partner facilitated training and capacity
building for the BioFISA II Programme
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. Support for training in scaling up nutrition products in SANBio
member states. Deadline: 31 October 2016
* ** St. Andrews Prize for the Environment 2017
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. The award recognizes contribution to environmental conservation in
the developing world. Subject areas include agriculture. Deadline: 31
October 2016
* ** African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards 2016 Edition
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for African Scientists, Researchers and Innovators. Deadline: 31 October 2016
* ** Call for proposals for partnership support
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from the Michigan State University-based Alliance for African
Partnership (AAP) Deadline: 21 November 2016
* ** AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards 2016
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. For young scientists in Africa in two categories: life and earth
sciences; and basic sciences, technology, and innovation. Deadline: 21
November 2016
* NWO-WOTRO Science for global development has launched the ** last
round of the third call for proposals for the Food & Business Applied
Research Fund (ARF)
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* ** The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund 2016/2017
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for scientists employed within African National Agricultural Research
Systems. Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis until 30
June 2017
* ** NEPAD-SANBio mobility grants to support regional and
international travel and accommodation for individuals in the
Biosciences field
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. Deadline: Open till December 2018
* ** WIOMSA Marine Research Grants Programme ()
. Supports young scientists to present research results at various
fora. Applications for travel grants can be submitted anytime

Scholarships and courses:
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. A self-paced online course on best practices for developing a pitch
to potential investors. Certificates available
* ** Swiss Government excellence scholarships for foreign scholars,
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. Available to postgraduate researchers in any discipline. Deadline:
Varies per country, from September-December 2016
* ** 2017 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship
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at the African Development Bank. Priorities for the 2017 Fellowship
include agriculture (“feeding Africa”). Deadline: 14 October 2016
* ** Aspen Institute New Voices Fellowship 2017
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. A year-long program in media skills, communication, and leadership
for top development professionals in the developing world. Deadline:
15 October 2016
* ICRA courses in the Netherlands, 2017. Deadline for ** scholarship
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: 19 October 2016
+ ** Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education
boost food security
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+ ** Linking research to inclusive development for food security –
Facing rural innovation challenges
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* ** German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) postgraduate scholarships
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for study of development-related subjects at German universities.
Deadlines vary by course.
* ** Course in Plant metabolism for improved nutrition and health
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, 20 February– 4 March 2017 at NM-AIST in Arusha, Tanzania. Course
costs will be covered. Deadline: 23 October 2016
* ** Earth Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2017
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. Areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate
change, poverty reduction, and environmental degradation. Deadline: 1
November 2016.
* ** AXA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2017
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. Supports research to help understand risk management and prevention,
including risks related to climate change. Deadline: 3 November 2016
* Beca-ILRI/John Innes Centre Workshop call: ** Advancing cereals
genetic research using the latest genomic and germplasm resources
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. 31 January-3 February, 2017, Nairobi. Deadline: 10 November 2016
* ** Commonwealth Scholarships 2017 for master’s and PhD studies in
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for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. Scholarships are
awarded across all subjects. Deadline: 15 November 2016.
* ** Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program 2017
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. Awards include: graduate student, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and
senior fellowships. Open to qualified applicants worldwide. Deadline:
1 December 2016
* ** Australia Awards for Africa, 2017
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. Scholarships for master’s degree studies and short courses in
Australia and/or Africa. Deadline: Varies by course between 15
December 2016 and 15 January 2017
* ** Leadership Program for Agricultural Research and Development
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, 24-28 October 2016, Kenya. The course will be delivered at a fee and
spots will be filled on a first come-first-served basis.
* ** METEGA mobility scholarships for staff exchange
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. Deadline: 31 January 2018
* ** Nestlé Foundation grants
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for research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income
countries. Support includes grants for Masters and PhD projects.
Applications accepted all year round

Calls for Papers:
* (RUFORUM call) ** Call for manuscripts: African Journal for Rural
Development (http://ruforum.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8da7957c2a43545cd0f6b3c57&id=054bbd56bb&e=6b1b4ce20f)
. Regular articles, short communications and reviews accepted. Deadline: Open
* ** Call for abstracts for presentations at the InterDrought-V
Conference (http://ruforum.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8da7957c2a43545cd0f6b3c57&id=f841dfad4d&e=6b1b4ce20f)
, India, 21 -25 February 2017. Deadline: 15 November 2016 for oral
presentations; 15 December 2016 for poster presentations.
* ** Call for abstracts and papers for the 1st All Africa Postharvest
Congress & Exhibition
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, 28-31 March 2017, Kenya. Deadline: 31 November 2016

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ColdHubs addresses post-harvest losses in Africa via cold rooms in
markets and on farms.

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