Monthly Archives: June 2015

Farmers’ adoption of improved maize seeds in Ethiopia

Wageningen University designs a PhD funded research with US Agency for International Development on “Post-harvest & storage business models and farmers’ adoption of improved maize seed varieties in Ethiopia”

The GCFSI@WUR built upon the findings of the Scaling CRM convening in Washington DC to design a new project in Ethiopia. The project aims to investigate “how post-harvest and maize market information influence farmers’ demand for improved maize seeds”. As part of the project a “sandwich” PhD from Ethiopia will be hired for this work from late 2015 to 2018 with field work to start immediately after hiring.

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2nd Request for Applications: latest news and follow up

On March 16th, the 2nd Request for Application deadline of Michigan State University’s Global Centre for Food Systems Innovation (GCSFI) is expired.

Candidates could count on three grant levels: Innovation Scalability, Innovation Evaluation and Early Stage Innovation for which $500,000, $250,000 and $100,000. Staff at Wageningen University submitted or participated in six (6) applications: we wish them lots of success for achieving these grants!

A new RFA call with the same funding structure will come out most likely in September 2015 with deadline by November 2015.

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Wageningen University joins inception workshop for project funded by ACIAR: PhD from Uganda needed soon

In July 13th, 2015, Wageningen University is invited to attend the inception workshop of the newly funded project titled “Developing value chain innovation platforms to improve food security in East and Southern Africa”, financed by Australian International Food Security Research Centre (ACIAR). A “sandwich” PhD student from Uganda will be needed soon.

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Expression of Interest for Postdoc: Organizational Learning and Change

WAG_logo+textExpression of Interest for Postdoc:

Organizational Learning and Change

Management Studies (MST) Group, Wageningen University

 

The Management Studies (MST) Group at Wageningen University seeks to fill one exciting full-time postdoc position on the topic of Organizational Learning and Change financed through a forthcoming project (still in need of receiving formal internal approval) titled “Putting Big Ideas into Practice: Developing Soft Skills for Large Systems Change”. The postdoc would receive an initial contract up to December 31st 2015 with possibility of renewal until August 2017.

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Expression of Interest: PhD Student Vacancy in Governance of Multistakeholder Platforms

WAG_logo+textGovernance of Multi-Stakeholder Platforms and their Effects on Farmers’  Entrepreneurship in Uganda

Management Studies Group, Wageningen University

The Management Studies (MST) Group at Wageningen University is seeking to fill an exciting “Sandwich PhD” position for a candidate in Uganda financed through a forthcoming project. The PhD student would contribute to the current debate on how the governance of multi-stakeholder innovation platforms influences – directly or indirectly through network, institutional or policy change – farmers’ and/or small businesses’ entrepreneurship along food supply chains. This is part of a broader project (still in need of receiving formal approval) titled “Developing value chain innovation platforms to improve food security in East and Southern Africa” in collaboration with the World Agroforestry Centre and University of Adelaide.

The position would be full-time from September 2015 up to September 2019:

  • 1st year would be in Wageningen
  • 2nd and 3rd year in Uganda (with possibility of travelling to Zambia for a comparative study) and final year in Wageningen until graduation

Application Deadline: July 20th, 2015

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