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  • The 50th Annual American Peanut Research and Education Society Annual meeting opens in Williamsburg, Virginia this week. Around 250 participants are expected to attend the meeting, which began today (Tuesday) with updates on variety development and discussion in the Seed Summit and Crop Germplasm Committee. The main meeting starts Wednesday. The Peanut Innovation Lab has…

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  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, in conjunction with Mars and the Sight and Life Foundation, is holding an elevator-pitch contest, asking for students and young professionals to share ideas that could lead to an aflatoxin-free food system. The best ideas for a disruptive solution can get $15,000 in seed funds and an audience with…

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  • USAID is sharing a draft of the program description for a new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Research, Capacity and Policy Influence and soliciting feedback. The agency is NOT requesting applications at this time – only comments. The purpose of the award is to advance food security policy through high quality, relevant…

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  • USAID’s Bureau for Food Security has published a paper detailing what we’ve learned about gender roles in peanut production and processing over the past several years, as well as what areas researchers need to consider as they work with peanuts. “Gender Considerations for Researchers Working in Groundnuts,” prepared by Carol Tyroler, summarizes many of the…

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  • The Promise and Pitfalls of Index Insurance: Building Resilience Through Responsible Implementation 6 June, 9:30-11 a.m. (Eastern time) Host: USAID Bureau for Food Security Agriculture is an inherently risky activity. This risk exposure can make and keep farmers poor. Agricultural index insurance can help farmers avoid costly coping mechanisms and unlock opportunities for increased investment…

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  • Intake, a Center for Dietary Assessment established in 2017 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has announced a Request for Concept Notes for the development and validation of novel metrics of diet quality for non-pregnant, non-lactating women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries. The full Request for Concept Notes is available on the procurement page for Intake.

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  • The U.S. Agency for International Development has issued a call for applicants to manage the new Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Food Safety (FSIL). The new program, which must be administered by a U.S. college or universities, involves up to $30 million in funds. In defining their technical approach, applicants will identify Research Areas…

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