Taking a closer look at policy and transformation

As well as working directly in ag value chains, we continue to publish and study. Our Policy section now features upcoming studies on smarter subsidies In India, on mechanization, and on Chinese food safety and sourcing. We've also recently added to our Publications page, including a book on West African integration. Here are our views on private sector ag transformation in India. Look out for further additions soon. 

Download our DLB materials

Our Foundation works with partners on numerous R&D initiatives. They include a major program on demand-led breeding (DLB). A range of materials are now available for download. They cover core principles, policy and educational aspects as well as case studies. Let us know what you think.

What do you think of this website?

Our new website has been up for six months now. The shift in platform encouraged us to prune older material, but also use bigger photos. We've added whole new sections, for example on Policy, and subsections on topics such as mechanization. The improved Search function makes life easier for readers. But what do you think? What's good, and where do we need to get better? Send in your suggestions, and you could win a prize.   

Cash awards recognize ag research

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers two annual cash prizes. The Award is for graduates and scientists of Swiss institutions engaged in ag research for development. The best team project wins CHF 10,000, the top Master thesis CHF 1000. Entries run until July 13th. Here are the guidelinesWe're an SFIAR supporter. 

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