Academia and Research Institutions


FAO through its Technical Divisions, Regional and Countries Offices, organizes many events, workshops and activities jointly with universities, national agriculture research institutions, and the CGIAR on a wide range of subjects. These events as listed below, emphasize the increasing importance of participation of academia in FAO –led activities worldwide.

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08 Nov 2018
Contract farming is often cited as an example of inclusive business models. Yet, the evidence supporting this claim is still insufficient. Can we ensure that contract farming schemes are really inclusive? How can we avoid small-scale producers finding themselves at the losing end of unequal power relations with agribusinesses? The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS) and FAO will organise the “International Symposium on Contract Farming and Other Inclusive Business Models” seeking to address these major issues, while gathering evidence on contract farming schemes and inclusive business models in the Global South. The event will take place on 8-9 November 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe....
23 Aug 2017
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) in partnership with the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS) will organize a Policy Dialogue Workshop on “Sustainable Development Goals and Agrarian Transformations in the Global South: Trends and Opportunities” on 23-27 October 2017 in Harare, Zimbabwe. This event  will be build upon the ongoing partnership between FAO and SMAIAS which was formalized through a Memoranda of Understanding in September 2016. The main objective of the Policy Dialogue is to exchange knowledge and experiences on agrarian issues, sustainable investment in agriculture and food systems, sustainable and...
01 Aug 2017
FAO has recently resumed its Internship Programme which targets talented students or recent graduates who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience in FAO’s domains of work. The program aims to expand internship opportunities in FAO’s decentralized offices and attract more candidates from the Global South and indigenous youth. Applications can be accessed here:
07 Jun 2017
In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of their partnership agreement, Kyoto University and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are organizing the International Symposium on the “Impact of Climate Change on Food and Agriculture”. The event, hosted by the University of Kyoto, will be held on 12 June 2017 in Kyoto.
21 Mar 2017
FAO, the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) and The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are co-organizing the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17) taking place at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 21-23 March 2017. A scientific meeting welcoming more than 400 experts representing all regions of the world to exchange latest knowledge and innovative ideas on: Measuring, mapping, monitoring and reporting Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) Maintaining and/or increasing SOC stocks for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and Land Degradation Neutrality Managing SOC in soils with (a) high SOC - peatlands, permafrost, and...
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