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May 22, 2018   •   News

The São Paulo School of Advanced Methane Science is offering a course for graduate students and early career scientists. Priority will be given to candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs (Masters/MSc and Doctoral/PhD) and for recent recipients of graduate degrees.

The proposed school program will cover the areas of methane science that have resulted in the most important recent advances. Topics include the global methane budget and the impact of methane on climate; the molecular and cellular biology that underlies the flux of methane into the atmosphere; the ecology of methane; and the course applications of recent discoveries, in fields ranging from agriculture to engineering to medicine. The daily schedule is organised to allow lectures, debate, and group course discussion as well as student presentations and poster sessions.

Click here for more information and to apply. Applications close 30 June 2018.

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May 18, 2018   •   News

An opportunity for a Bio-economy Specialist has arisen in the Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch (AGAL) of the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome. AGAL provides information services and carries out analysis in support of technical and policy interventions towards sustainable livestock sector, focussing on social, economic and environmental pillars.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise and support the implementation of FAO work on the sustainability of livestock production systems;
  • Develop a strong research base delivering fundamental knowledge on the reduction of waste streams and utilization of nutrients and biomass in the livestock systems;
  • Collect, research and analyses technical information for assessing the contribution of the livestock supply chains to the circular bio-economy;
  • Identify the opportunities and challenges to implement the circular bio-economy concept in livestock production systems, considering heterogeneity between supply chains and regions;
  • Evaluate the economic, social and environmental performance of livestock systems;
  • Understand the role of policy actions in promoting the bio-economy including the review of existing initiatives and policies that promote circular bio-economy for livestock sector and identify the role of different stakeholders;
  • Perform any other tasks as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Agricultural Economics or Agricultural Sciences with emphasis on animal science, agro-technology
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in research on circular economy, sustainable food systems, environmental and socioeconomic assessments of food systems
  • Working knowledge of English or French and limited knowledge of one of the other French or Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: [email protected]

May 15, 2018   •   News

Our partner, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), has released its April 2018 newsletter. This edition includes information on their 2018 Award for an individual or group’s exceptional contribution to reducing short-lived climate pollutants, including in the area of agriculture.

Read the newsletter here

Climate and Clean Air Awards

Entries and nominations are for projects, programs and policies that demonstrate:

  • Innovation in reducing short-lived climate pollutants
  • Sharing and scaling up activities
  • Measurable results with multiple benefits
  • Awareness raising about the pollutants and their impacts

To submit an entry, nominate a group or individual, or learn more about the awards program, visit the website.

Entries will be accepted until Monday, 4 June 2018. Winners announced this September.

If you have any questions you can contact the Climate & Clean Air Coalition Secretariat at [email protected] or at (+33) 1 44 37 14 73.

Submit an entry