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Call for experts – Expert in Agricultural Research and Innovation Strategy processes

DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for an Expert in Agricultural Research and Innovation Strategy processes

The expert will undertake a scoping study to review and update the current knowledge on seed systems in Africa, with an emphasis on the informal sector and FMSS. The scoping study will cover several aspects of FMSS in the context of the African Seed and Biotechnology Program action plan (2020-2030)

Call for experts – Expert in agroecology and agricultural strategies in Africa

DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for an Expert in agroecology and agricultural strategies in Africa

The expert will undertake a scoping study to review and update the current knowledge on seed systems in Africa, with an emphasis on the informal sector and FMSS. The scoping study will cover several aspects of FMSS in the context of the African Seed and Biotechnology Program action plan (2020-2030)

Call for experts – Expert in Farmer-Managed Seed Systems (FMSS)

Samnieng Huadlim, a 62 year old Thai farmer holds rice stalks harvested at Greenpeace’s “Rice Art” field in Ratchaburi province 80 kilometers West of Bangkok, that depicts an image of farmers working in a rice field in black and green colours. Greenpeace has commenced the harvest of the green variety of rice in the field today and have called upon the Thai Government to ban genetically modified (GMO) rice.

DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for an expert in farmer-managed seed systems (FMSS) in Africa.

The expert will undertake a scoping study to review and update the current knowledge on seed systems in Africa, with an emphasis on the informal sector and FMSS. The scoping study will cover several aspects of FMSS in the context of the African Seed and Biotechnology Program action plan (2020-2030)

Call for experts – Trainers of Innovation Facilitators

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DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for two experts to support projects under the DeSIRA Initiative, in particular the training of Innovation Facilitators.
📅 Deadline for applications: 15 November 2023.
🔗 Download the Terms of Reference for further details.

Call for experts

Photo by: Kate Holt/AusAID

DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for two experts who will work with the European Commission (DG INTPA) and the African Sub-Regional Organisations (SROs) ASARECA, CCARDESA, and CORAF to prepare and coordinate an upcoming call for Expressions of Interest for Regional Centres of Excellence for Agroecology.

Webinar on Innovating in unpredictable situations: constraints and opportunities for DESIRA projects

This webinar seeks to identify and detail the unpredictable and insecure contexts or circumstances in which some DeSIRA projects operate. We will allow these projects to share their experience on how they have adjusted, to ensure continued support for innovation and how this provides interesting lessons about managing for impact.

Training course on Designing Communication for M&E and Innovation Uptake in your DeSIRA project

Do you feel sometimes frustrated because the results of your research or innovation are not being considered by policy makers, peers or other stakeholders you feel would benefit from them? Do you struggle with presenting your M&E results in an attractive way?

Call for experts

Aerial view of Morogoro town

DeSIRA-LIFT is calling for two experts to conduct a scoping study on the off-farm production and marketing of organic fertilizers and bio-fertilizers in Africa

Training course on Making Participation work for co-creating innovations

Does your DeSIRA project aim at developing innovative solutions for local communities and societal impacts? Do you want to use multi-actor approaches and develop a mindset of ‘co-creation’ in your project team? Do you want to better plan the resources you need for co-creating innovations with your partners?

Webinar on ‘Strengthening AIS: learning from past and present research interventions’ organized by DeSIRA-LIFT Service Area 1

On 13 October as part of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum, the DeSIRA-LIFT facility organized an online side event on ‘Strengthening AIS: learning from past and present research interventions.