Training and research opportunities

Powering Agriculture - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 2016: Registration is now open24 Nov 2015

The global initiative “Powering Agriculture – An Energy Grand Challenge for Development” (PAEGC) is launching a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in cooperation with TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. The 8-week course, which will run from February 1st to March 27th 2016, introduces challenges and solutions for sustainable energy use in the agriculture and food sector.

The Dryland Cereals Scholarship Program28 Aug 2015

This call for applications of the Dryland Cereals Scholarship Program is being funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals (CRP-DC) and is administered by the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI). The program will provide funding support for PhD degree for research work to promising young scientists who are / or will be working on barley, finger millet, pearl millet, and  sorghum, in the disciplines of agriculture economics, food science, nutrition, molecular genetics, plant breeding, integrated crop management, environmental physiology, entomology, plant pathology, and gender studies.

Elsevier Foundation Awards for early-career women scientists in the developing world19 Aug 2015

Since 2012 the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognize the achievements of researchers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge. 

34th International Vegetable Training Course – Call for applications07 Jul 2015

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center is now accepting applications for its 34th International Vegetable Training Course that will take place from 14 September to 4 December 2015 in Thailand. The course that is divided into three modules aims to enhance technical, scientific and managerial skills of the participants to contribute to sustainable development of their countries through increased production and consumption of health-promoting vegetables.

Call for applications for the best innovations in the agriculture and forestry sectors to fight against the impacts of climate change24 Nov 2014

AFD and Cirad invite all innovators from Africa, the Mediterranean, Asia, Latin America and Overseas Territories to submit their applications for the innovations competition Climate Challenge Agriculture and Forestry. The aim of this competition is to support innovators and encourage them to make ideas and techniques reality, in order to address the challenges that the agriculture and forestry sectors need to face due to climate change, and support sustainable development.