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December 2, 2020   •   News

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) notice of funding.

This opportunity from USDA requires a US scientist to partner with a foreign counterpart. APN member country scientists with US collaborators can jointly plan and prepare a proposal to be submitted by the US scientist to the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service.

All applications must reflect an ongoing relationship between mentors and fellows from the Borlaug International Agricultural Technology Fellowship Program; please contact the program manager regarding this requirement.

Deadline is March 1, 2021, 11:59 PM US Eastern time. Funding limit is $50,000 per award for up to two years duration. Includes applied research, extension, and education projects.

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Anyone interested should first contact the FAS Program Manager: ISAAC EHLERS-WEISS : [email protected] to confirm eligibility.

December 1, 2020   •   News

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) eighth annual workshop videos are now live.

 The AgMIP8 Virtual Webshop took place from October 12 – 16th  and showcased three themes central to AgMIP’s research and development – food systems, shocks, and actions. Additional interdisciplinary topics included health and nutrition, modeling, environmental stresses, and resilience.

To read more about the workshop click here

For session specific links click here or click here for the YouTube series link

November 19, 2020   •   News

On Monday, 7 December at 14:00 CET, FAO and UNEP will be hosting the webinar Nitrogen Challenges in Agri-food systems: Halve Nitrogen Waste by 2030.

This virtual event will focus on the nitrogen challenges and potential technical solutions and policies in agri-food systems and highlight the ongoing efforts to better manage nitrogen. It will provide an opportunity to learn about the multiple roles of nitrogen in agri-food systems and how different stakeholders can help to achieve sustainable nitrogen management.

To read more and register follow click here