Food, housing, GMOs
Excerpt:The GlobalFood Program at the University of Göttingen will organize the second Global Food Symposium on 25-26 April, 2014 in Göttingen, Germany. The aim of this Symposium is to discuss new research findings and policy challenges related to the global agri-food system transformation.
Excerpt:This year’s World Food Day Colloquium highlights the specific role of water to improve global food security. The Colloquium will stimulate the debate regarding water strategies, especially in agriculture. Water efficiency is an integral part of this discussion as agriculture accounts for more than 70% of water used worldwide. ...
Post-Graduate Course: The Art of Crop Modelling, Quantifying Crop Growth in Face of Global Food Security and Climate Effects
Excerpt:This course teaches the principles of crop growth modelling for early career researchers. Crop models allow to simulate the growth and development of annual and perennials crops, often in interaction with the environment (i.e. soil, nitrogen, water, air). Many different models are available, a recent inventory lead to a total of 250.
Excerpt:The South African Young Scientists Summer Programme (SA-YSSP) is currently accepting applications for doctoral students from IIASA's member countries to spend three months at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Applications are due on 1 October, 2012.
Excerpt:The Natural Resources Group is looking for a highly motivated senior researcher to join the Natural Resources Management Group of the the IIED to develop and manage a research programme on local control and resilience in food and agriculture systems.
Excerpt:The 3rd 'Policy meets Research' workshop on 'Sustainable Housing' is taking place from 7-8 June, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland. The workshop is open to researchers and policy-makers around Europe and is free of charge. Registration deadline is 31 May 2012. ...
CfP: Networked Regions and Cities in Times of Fragmentation: Developing Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Places
Excerpt:The Regional Studies Association is organising its European Conference 2012 on Networked Regions and Cities in Times of Fragmentation: Developing Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Places. The deadline for abstract submission is 10 February, 2012.
Excerpt:Applications are now welcomed for the President's Research Scholarship of the Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning for 2012. The Title of this year's scholarship project is "Food Flows in British Cities".