IITA seeks a highly qualified agricultural economist to undertake impact evaluation and to lead efforts aimed at tracking IITA’s contribution to poverty reduction and other development outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a member of the IITA Social Sciences and Agribusiness program and in collaboration with our national and international partners, the successful applicant will design and undertake impact evaluation of improved agricultural technologies and other interventions using rigorous methods in a manner that facilitates tracking of IITA’s progress toward poverty reduction goals in terms of the number of people lifted above the international poverty line.
Closing Date: 17th January 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found.
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The CIMMYT Conservation Agriculture Course taking place from 26 May to 27 June 2014 is a unique training opportunity for young scientists working in the areas of agronomy and sustainable management of natural resources.It links an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable crop management with vast experience from developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.Emphasis is given to CA-based technologies for both irrigated and rainfed conditions: reduced tillage, using alternative crop residue management strategies and crop rotation.
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14-15 December 2013, Mexico City
CIMMYT held a first workshop entitled ‘Remote Sensing: Beyond Images’ on 14-15 December 2013, joining a community of remote sensing experts, breeders, agronomists and policy makers to discuss turning their research and experience into useful tools to benefit farmers and increase food production while safeguarding the environment.
Scientists have made revolutionary advances in their ability to identify genes associated with traits such as drought tolerance or yield in the laboratory, but are still held back by the challenge of observing how these genes express themselves in a complex real-world environment, a practice known as phenotyping.