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The USAID-funded Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project (KHCP) is working with 200,000 farmers to build a highly competitive horticulture industry. They are inviting applications from interested companies and organizations to partner in the following area: Potato, Sweet Potatoes, Bananas and Export Vegetables. Innovative approaches are being sought to integrate smallholders into these value chains to develop profitable ventures that significantly impact the horticulture sector. This could include expansion of current activities into new markets, adding value to existing fresh products by freezing, drying and other types of processing, or development of new crops or products that make advantage of existing marketing systems. Co-investment ideas are encouraged.
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Deadline for submission: Open
List of grants related to agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.
Theoretical and practical course aimed at training researchers and graduate students in the study of Fusarium-related topics including: species concepts, compatibility groups and intersections, morphological and molecular identification of pathogenic species to plants and humans, phylogeny, population genetics, potential toxigenic, epidemiology and management of diseases caused by Fusarium. The course will be offered in Portuguese and English. There will be no simultaneous translation; instructors will speak in their native language.
Registration: places are limited and selection will be based on experience in the area. If you are interested, please send a message to the organizers demonstrating your interest; the message form is available on the website homepage.
Location: Plant Pathology Department of the Federal University of Viçosa - Viçosa, Brazil
Dates: 13-17 February 2017
Website: http://tropicalfusarium.weebly.com/ (Portuguese)
International training course on the in vitro culture of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on excised roots (root-organ culture techniques) and autotrophic plants, both of which are used in the in vitro mycorrhization of bananas. The trainees will have the opportunity to manipulate the organisms (i.e. roots, whole plants and fungi) during each phase of the establishment of an in vitro culture. Postdocs, PhD students and technicians from the Center of Study on AM Monoxenics and the Glomeromycota in vitro collection will be on hand to help the trainees. The training is limited to 12 participants.
Location: Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Dates: 23 - 28 October 2016
Location: Kawanda, Uganda
Registration deadline: 30 June 2016
Contact: Sylvie De Buck
Closing date: 16 October 2016
Closing date: August - October 2016, depending on the fellowship
Visiting researchers: http://twas.org/opportunities/visiting-scientist/researchers
To reinforce the Center’s efforts and resources in the promotion of agricultural competitiveness and natural resource management toward food security and poverty reduction in the region, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will provide Travel Grants of up to a maximum of US$1,200 to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals and social scientists including graduate students in Southeast Asia.
Closing dates: 7 December, 7 march, 7 June and 7 September
More information: http://www.searca.org/index.php/scholarship/searca-travel-grants
Open to graduate students and untenured faculty members of any nationality. Up to $1,000 for career enhancing activities e.g., presentations at conferences, travel to academic job interviews or for research at archives or libraries, participation in seminars, distribution of an article, submission of manuscripts to journals or publishers.
Closing dates: Applications are accepted all year round.
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