Food, Agriculture, Information and Communication Technologies, Consumption
Evaluation of Soil Organic Matter Balance Methods as Practice-applicable Tools for Environmental Impact Assessment and Farm Management Support (SOMpatic)
Excerpt:An international workshop on the evaluation of soil organic matter balance methods (SOM balances) will take place on 20-22 November, 2013 in Giessen, Germany.
Excerpt:The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), Halle (Saale), Germany is looking for a Senior Researcher or Post-Doc in Agricultural Development.
Excerpt:In this study, the authors analyse how three scenarios involving different levels of harmonisation of common agricultural policy (CAP) decoupled payments in the EU affect the distribution of farm income across regions and farm types. They use the farm type extension of the common agricultural policy impact (CAPRI) model. ...
An Integrated Modelling Platform for Agro-economic Commodity and Policy Analysis (iMAP) - A Look Back and the Way Forward
Excerpt:This report describes the rationale and performance of the integrated Modelling Platform for Agroeconomic Commodity and Policy Analysis (iMAP), hosted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies in Seville.
Excerpt:This paper by B. Manos, Th. Bournaris, Ch. Moulogianni and S. Arampatzis aims to provide a review of the IA tools applied for the assessment of the EU policies in agriculture and environment, to analyse and to classify them by different criteria according to the policy that they have been applied to and by the impacts that they have been measured.
Excerpt:The Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim is inviting applications for a Postdoc position in the research area "Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development".
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 paper assesses the compliance of a Dutch landscape, dominated by dairy farming, with environmental quality standards using a combination of model calculations and mesurements.
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.