• The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency’s Skills and Employment for Youth Programme (SEFY) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) – Decent Rural Employment team in the Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division (ESP)) are holding a series of webinars on rural employment and child labour in agriculture. The webinars will showcase…

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  • The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program managed by Cornell University in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) is taking concept proposals from early-career African researchers seeking to become STAARS fellows in 2018. The fellowship will cover travel and training. STAARS fellows will be…

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  • The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Project: Partnership for Training Scientist in Crop Improvement for Food Security in Africa (SCIFSA) is taking scholarship applications to study in one of five African universities. In this mobility programme, five African partner institutions and one EU technical partner will collaborate in the training of professionals to achieve sustainable crop production…

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  • The USAID PEER Program (LAB/CDR) recently launched a Women in Science Mentoring award which will encourage young women scientists to continue in their field of research by matching them with experienced female mentors. Selected mentors receive $2,000 for following the program, while younger scientists receive mentoring and a chance to compete for $10,000 in research…

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  • The Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship is accepting applications for women pursuing a master’s degree or Ph.D in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field. The closing date to apply is 30 April 2018. The scholarship covers tuition, living stipend, books, travel and other expenses. Applicants must:

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  • The deadline has been extended to submit an abstract for the 2nd African Symposium on Mycotoxicology (ASM), which will be held 24 to 27 June 2018 in Mombasa, Kenya under the auspices of the International Society on Mycotoxicology (ISM). The conference will be held at the Leisure Lodge Resort in Mombasa, Kenya. The conference theme…

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  • Farmers in Alabama, the third largest peanut-producing state in the U.S., are harvesting impressive yields. The interesting part of the story isn’t how many tons of peanuts they are harvesting, but where — the far northern part of the state. Check out this Southeast FarmPress story about how farmers in northern Alabama are adding peanuts…

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