Excerpt:Ireland has unveiled its environmental priorities for its six-month presidency, which include among others an aggreement with MEPs on Europe's Seventh Environmental Action Plan (7EAP).
Excerpt:In connection to the 10th IFSA Symposium, a PhD course on "Systems Thinking and Practice in PhD Research: Making connections to Farming Systems Research" will be offered. ...
Excerpt:Candidates are invited to apply for the 2012 intake of AgTraIn Doctorate students. The main objective of the AgTraIn programme is to develop an elite European Doctorate school within the topic of successful development and transformation of farming systems in the developing world. The deadline for application is 1 November, 2011.
Excerpt:On the occasion of the Fifth Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention, 20-24 June, 2011, a side event will be held on "Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations". ...
Consideration of Sustainability Aspects in Policy Impact Assessment: An International Comparative Study of Innovations and Trends
Excerpt:This report by the Environmental Policy Research Centre, FU Berlin, gives an overview on the recent international developments in sustainability impact assessment (SIA). The study looks at innovations in SIA processes within the European Commission and five European countries (UK, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany).
Excerpt:The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks a highly qualified agricultural economist to join its international team of scientists working on improving the livelihoods of maize and wheat farmers in the developing world. ...