Qualified DAAD scholarship applicants wanted before 1st December 2016

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are contacting you to inform you about the DAAD scholarship under its special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” offered to a few highly qualified applicants to our master program “M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (“AgEcon”).  We hope that you will circulate this information to as many potential applicants are possible.

Further details regarding this category of DAAD scholarships can be accessed here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon-scholarships

We are currently accepting DAAD scholarship applications for the academic year 2017/18 i.e. for the M.Sc. AgEcon degree starting on 1st October 2017 from qualified applicants. The DAAD scholarship application deadline is on 1st December 2017. Applicants wishing to be considered for the scholarship must therefore ensure that we have received their scholarship application documents before this date.

Information regarding the M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (“AgEcon”) can be found here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon

Contacts of our current students and our alumni can be found here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon-students-2016

Scholarship application documents must be sent to us through the post i.e. through regular mail or through courier service providers e.g. DHL such that the application package reaches our office on or before 1st December 2016. Late applications shall not be accepted.

Qualified applicants who have the fear that their application package might not reach our office before the deadline can scan all the required documents and then email them to us through: agecon@uni-hohenheim.de. Such applicants should however be advised that the hard copies of all the required documents must have reached our office latest by 10th January 2017, else they will not be considered for the DAAD scholarship.

Applicants are kindly requested to carefully read and follow the application instructions attached to this email.

In summary, the following documents are required:

  1. Proof of the online application form downloadable at the end of the online application process here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/82194
  2. Results of the mandatory AgEcon online Pretest:  Applicants can learn how to register for the test here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/index.php?id=111935
  3. Certified copies of the bachelor degree certificate of graduation and complete transcript of records both in the original language of issue and, if this was not in English or German, then official English or German translations must be included. Accepted are bachelor degrees in Agricultural Sciences e.g. Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Agribusiness and Farm Management, Business Management and any other related disciplines. Applicants must have a strong background in Statistics and Microeconomics
  4. An English C.V. in the EuroPass format that can easily be generated here: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae
  5. Proof of proficiency in English e.g. IELTS Academic overall band 6.5 or better, or TOEFL iBT 90 points or more: Applicants must be aware that this is a mandatory requirement. We will not exempt an applicant from this requirement regardless if they studied in English or not. Applicants from countries where English is the official language and also the language of instruction must also provide the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS Academic score certificate. The final submission deadline is on 10th January 2017.
  6. A completed, signed and dated DAAD Scholarship application form that can be downloaded here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/fileadmin/einrichtungen/agrar/Service/Studium/DAADForm.pdf. The DAAD scholarship and the AgEcon master degree application should be sent directly to our university and not to the DAAD offices in Bonn as stated in this form.
  7. A signed and dated letter of motivation explaining how the applicant thinks that he or she is qualified for the scholarship and how a scholarship award will benefit their future careers.
  8. Official reference letters from former and current employers clearly stating the employment period: Applicants should note that such professions as “lecturers” or “teachers” or “researchers” in a school, university or college are NOT considered as relevant for this particular category of DAAD scholarships. Applicants MUSTalso be currently employed and the employer should be willing to grant them study leave of at least 2 years.
  9. A maximum of two official reference letters from former professors/lecturers evaluating the applicant’s academic capabilities

Further details regarding the required documents can be found in the attachment.

Pièces jointes:







Save the dates

Extended deadline submission of extended abstracts:        31/03/2015

Notification of acceptance:                                                01/05/2015

Submission of full paper:                                                    30/06/2015

Call of papers


First create your account on the website of the Conference: http://icid2015.sciencesconf.org/

Then go to the page Submit: http://icid2015.sciencesconf.org/submission/submit



Workshop Working Group on Environment (ICID WG-ENV)

14 October 2015, 09:00-12:30

“Ecosystem Services and Multi-Functionality of Irrigation and Drainage Systems”


Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives, Case Studies and Practical Prospects

Schedule for submission of abstracts/full papers

Submission of abstracts (max. 300 words): 31 March 2015

Notification of acceptance 30 April 2015

Submission of full paper (8000 words): 30 June 2015

Contact co-ordinates:

Workshop Chairperson: Dr. Sylvain R. Perret, Chairman, WG-ENV – E-mail: sylvain.perret@cirad.fr

Workshop Coordinator: Dr. Vijay K. Labhsetwar; Director, ICID – E-mail: icid@icid.org

Call for papers


Workshop Working Group on Comprehensive Approaches to Flood Management (ICID WG-CAFM)

12 October 2015; 14:00-17:30   

Adaptive Flood Management and Flood Mapping


Non-structural Adaptations to Flood Management

Schedule for submission of abstracts/full papers

Submission of abstracts (max. 300 words): 15 April 2015

Notification of acceptance 15 May 2015

Submission of full paper 31 July 2015

Contact co-ordinates:

Workshop Chairman: Dr. Kamran Emami (Iran), Chairman of WG-CAFM, E-mail: kkemami@gmail.com

Workshop Coordinator: Dr. Vijay K Labhsetwar, Director, ICID, E-mail: icid@icid.org

Call for papers


Workshop on “Irrigation and Energy


Schedule for submission of abstracts/full papers

Deadline submission abstracts and papers: 31/03/2015

Contact co-ordinates:

Workshop Organizer: Gilles Belaud, Supagro/G-Eau – E-mail: gilles.belaud@supagro.fr

Workshop Organizer: Luciano Mateos, CSIC Cordoba – E-mail: ag1mainl@uco.es

Call for papers



First create your account on the website of the Conference: http://icid2015.sciencesconf.org/

Then go to the page Submit: http://icid2015.sciencesconf.org/submission/submit


Booklet (French)

Booklet (English)


Contact: icid2015@irstea.fr


Le Centre International de Recherche-Développement sur l’Elevage en zone Subhumide lance un appel à candidatures pour une bourse de fin d’étude Vétérinaires, Zootechniques, DEA ou MASTER en acarologie dans le cadre du Projet Régional de Tiques (PRT) Financé par l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA). Le thème du stage est : Cartographie de la résistance des tiques Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus en Côte d’Ivoire, au Mali et au TOGO. Date limite de réception des candidatures : 15 juillet 2014. Pour plus de détails, télécharger l’appel.


Call for Submission of Articles: Innovative schemes and experiences in enhancing smallholder-inclusive value chain finance

get-attachment.aspxThe Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation is a joint international institution of the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities. Supporting smallholder-inclusive agricultural value chain finance is one of CTA’s work areas.

 In order to improve the understanding of the scope of techniques that can be used to successfully structure agricultural value chain financing for smallholders, CTA wishes to gather papers on any of the following issues:

 Series 1: Mobile applications for enhancing agri-value chain finance

 Series 2: Smallholder-inclusive finance for non-traditional value chains

 Series 3: Value chain finance for climate change resilience.

 Fees: Up to 5 000 Euros for best papers

 Language: Proposals may be submitted in either French or English.

 Deadline: Proposals (1st draft) must be submitted by email to CTAVCFpapers@cta.int and no later than 30 January 2015 at 23:59 hours, Netherlands time.

 Download the call for submission of articles including detailed guidelines for submitting applications here http://bit.ly/call-4-proposals-fin4ag

La Coalition internationale pour l’accès à la terre lance une facilité de soutien aux actions innovantes et à fort impact : Appel à manifestation d’intérêt

Deadline: 10.02.2015

La Coalition internationale pour l’accès à la terre annonce le lancement d’une nouvelle initiative appelée la Facilité de soutien aux actions ciblées sur le terrain innovantes et à fort impact (FTI). Cette facilité est fondée sur l’expérience tirée d’un programme précédent de l’ILC, la Facilité d’Autonomisation de la Communauté (CEF), qui a pu soutenir, entre 1999 et 2009, 52 petits projets menés par des organisations de la société civile adoptant des approches innovantes aidant les pauvres des zones rurales à obtenir un accès à la terre et une gestion de cette terre et des autres ressources naturelles.  

Cette nouvelle facilité (FTI) est conçue pour soutenir le premier objectif stratégique du Cadre Stratégique 2011-2015 de l’ILC : « influencer la formulation et la mise en œuvre de politiques foncières nationales bénéficiant aux pauvres des zones rurales ». Dans le cadre de cet objectif stratégique, l’ILC a identifié les pays principaux dans lesquelles elle souhaitait un engagement important à long terme au soutien de ses membres. Cette nouvelle facilité vient compléter cette action, mais est ouverte à l’ensemble des pays de l’hémisphère Sud.

FTI favorise les actions directes sur le terrain avec, pour objectifs spécifiques :

  • La mise en œuvre d’innovations permettant de sécuriser et de protéger les droits fonciers des pauvres des zones rurales afin de démontrer la faisabilité de ces actions, avec la possibilité de les renforcer la par la suite ;
  • Le potentiel d’obtenir  des impacts directs important  se traduisant par un meilleur accès à la terre pour des communautés clairement identifiées.

Les projets à fort impact peuvent se traduire par :

  • un soutien organisationnel, politique, technique et juridique pour identifier clairement les communautés, afin d’aider à sécuriser leurs droits fonciers, à se protéger contre les expulsions ou à recevoir une compensation convenable en cas de déplacement forcé.
  • une assistance aux bénéficiaires des programmes de réforme agraire pour qu’ils puissent jouir pleinement de leurs droits fonciers nouvellement acquis, par le soutien au développement de coopératives, d’accords contractuels avec les investisseurs et les fournisseurs ou la promotion d’opportunités commerciales.

Le FTI devrait soutenir 15 à 25 projets par an entre 2013 et 2015.

Qui peut déposer une candidature ?

Les organisations de la société civile (OSC) nationales et locales des pays du Sud sont les cibles prioritaires de la FTI. Selon la définition de l’ILC, les OSC englobent des réseaux et des organisations d’agriculteurs, de producteurs, de femmes, de peuples autochtones, de travailleurs agricoles, de pêcheurs, de sans-terre, de pasteurs, d’utilisateurs forestiers ou d’autres associations de populations rurales, notamment des organisations communautaires et des mouvements sociaux. Les organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG) locales, nationales et internationales et leurs réseaux, ainsi que les instituts de recherche nationaux, régionaux et internationaux sont également considérés comme des OSC. Les OSC/ONG internationales et du Nord peuvent être acceptées si elles ont conclu un partenariat avec les OSC nationales, locales ou du Sud et si elles apportent une valeur ajoutée évidente, ou dans le cas de circonstances exceptionnelles justifiant le besoin pour une OSC/ONG internationale ou du Nord d’endosser un rôle spécifique.

Procédure et échéance

Les OSC intéressées doivent présenter un exposé conceptuel du projet d’une longueur de 3 à 5 pages décrivant l’action proposée, le budget indicatif et une lettre de soutien des communautés ciblées, le cas échéant.

L’exposé conceptuel sera évalué par la Coalition internationale pour l’accès à la terre dans un délai de 4 à 6 semaines. Les candidats seront informés de l’acceptation ou du rejet de leur proposition, et pourront être invités à soumettre une proposition de projet complète au Comité Consultatif de la FTI.

FTI est une facilité de cofinancement ; une contribution financière de 20% minimum est exigée, qu’il s’agisse de contributions financières ou en nature. Une majorité de fonds viendront soutenir des propositions de moins de 30 000 USD. Nous encourageons les propositions d’actions à mettre en œuvre en l’espace d’un an ou moins.

Les propositions soumises à la FTI doivent être présentées en anglais, en français ou en espagnol et scrupuleusement respecter les instructions. Celles-ci donnent le détail des procédures et des conditions d’éligibilité, et peuvent être téléchargées sur le site de l’ILC :

L’appel reste ouvert en permanence. Les candidatures peuvent être soumises à n’importe quel moment.

Contacts :

Envoyez vos exposés conceptuels ainsi que toute question à Andrea Fiorenza : a.fiorenza@landcoalition.org, avec info@landcoalition.org en copie.

CTA Youth Call for Proposals – Apply now! Advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains

Advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains

 youth article2.jpgThe Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.

 Objective: The objective of this grant is to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations by young people. It responds to the strategic need to strengthen the involvement of youth in agriculture. It will support youth capacity building and entrepreneurship in ICT for agriculture (ICT4Ag) and promote youth employment opportunities. The call for proposals builds on various activities that CTA has been implementing in the area of agribusiness, value chain development, ICT for agriculture, and youth in agriculture (notably within the framework of the Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) project).

 Proposals can be submitted in the following two categories:

 Category 1: Proposals aimed at strengthening youth engagement and entrepreneurship in strategic food commodity value chains. They will favour the consolidation of agro-food cooperatives or companies led by young people, or the creation of innovative agro-entrepreneurial mechanisms for the benefit of youths.

Category 2: Proposals aimed at implementing the “AgriHack Talent” programme at national or regional level, with a focus on value chain development, regional trade or climate change adaptation for strategic food commodities. The objective of the AgriHack Talent programme initiated by CTA is to support ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture by youth. It encompasses a series of activities at the heart of which a hackathon or coding competition is organised, followed by capacity building, entrepreneurship support in ICT and agriculture business, as well as promotion of the products developed. Proposals may include other activities, or may not include all activities of the model.

For both categories, successful applicants will receive grants ranging from EUR 30 000 to 100 000.

 Who can apply: Only youth organisations or organisations working on youth issues can submit proposals.

Language: Proposals may be submitted in either French or English

 Submission method: By email to youthgrant@cta.int

 Deadline: Applications must be submitted on or before 15 February 2015 at 23:59 hours, Netherlands time.

Click here to download detailed guidelines for submitting applications: http://bit.ly/youth-call-cta

Source: http://www.cta.int/en/article/2014-12-06/cta-youth-call-for-proposals.html

Credit photo:  CTA

Call for Applications: IMMANA Postdoctoral Fellowships on Agriculture, Nutrition and Health

Call for Applications

Postdoctoral Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships)(led by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University)

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Objective: To accelerate the development of innovative and interdisciplinary methods, metrics and tools to advance scientific understanding of the linkages between agriculture and food systems, health, and nutrition outcomes, and thereby inform policy and programmatic actions in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Funding available: Six one-year postdoctoral research fellowships, in four rounds (2015-2018), with stipends for fellows and two mentors.

Who can apply: Researchers who have completed a doctoral degree in any field related to agriculture, nutrition or health research and practice, and are seeking a career in research, education, and engagement at the intersection of two or more of these fields. Eligible candidates must have received their doctorate within 3 years of their proposed fellowship start date. Applicants may be of any nationality and have earned their doctorate anywhere, but IMMANA strongly encourages applications from female candidates, who are citizens of low- and middle-income countries, particularly those who have research or faculty appointments in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. At least one of the fellowship project’s two mentors must be located in Africa or Asia. Fellowship duration is 12 months and is not renewable.

Deadlines for 2015-16 Fellowships:

  • Submission of concept memos: 10 January 2015
  • Submission of full proposals: 1 March 2015
  • Notification of applicants: 1 May 2015
  • Start dates for fellowships: 1 June – 31 December 2015

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