5 ways you can use Science Communication to change our food systems for the better


The food security debate is no longer limited to yields and calories.

FARA: African Development Bank backs young ‘agripreneurs’ to beat climate change

Africa’s youth need investment, not ’empowerment’, to realise the continent’s potential and support food security, says the head of the African Development Bank

By Megan Rowling

CIMMYT: Junior Communications Consultant, Digital

The Corporate Communications department of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is seeking a candidate for a one-year, paid consultancy.

The Junior Communications Consultant, Digital will be based in the organization’s global headquarters in Texcoco, 40 km outside of Mexico City. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she/he will start working remotely, but will shift to in-office work once it is safe.

She/he will work full-time in the following duties:

Three Ways to Ensure COP-26 Delivers for Poor People

COP-26—the latest global gathering of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change—meets in Glasgow this

Crawford Fund: What Can Farmers Do? Farmer-led, science-based greenhouse gas mitigation strategies for Australia and abroad

Momentum is gathering around climate change action. The impact of Australia’s worst summer of bushfires, a changing political approach globally and recent discussions about net zero emissions by 2050 have again focused attention on the issue. It is therefore timely to focus on constructive, solution-based ideas, particularly in agriculture, which in Australia, is already feeling the impact of climate change.  

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IFPRI: Virtual Launch Event at IFAD Innovation Talks

COVID-19 is accelerating the use of digital technology and tools around the world. This trend also provides an opportunity to make complex investment analysis tools more user-friendly and ultimately to promote more evidence-based decision-making among governments. The Agricultural Investment Data Analyzer (AIDA) is the first online tool that uses an economy-wide model to assess the impact of agricultural investments on economic growth, job creation, and household welfare.

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CIMMYT: Maize Breeder – Eastern Africa

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit agricultural research for development organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information: www.cimmyt.org

CIMMYT is seeking an innovative scientist, for the position of Maize Breeder – Easter Africa to work in the Global Maize Program.

Bill Gates on climate change, CGIAR and adapting to a warmer world


Climate change is going to force us to consider entirely new needs.

The European Commission allocates funding through the "Development of Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture" (DeSIRA) inititative in the form of grants, representing around €300 million in total, to multiple organizations across diverse sectors. This brief outlines the activities and objectives of GFAR which will be supported through the DeSIRA initiative.

Publication date: 10/02/2021