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Post Doctoral Associate for UniBRAIN - Scholarships
« on: Jan 10, 2011, 01:01 PM »
The Royal Danish Foreign Ministry has provided a grant to the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) to support a Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation (UniBRAIN) initiative, which is being implemented by a partnership of FARA and its constituent Sub-Regional Organizations (SROs), the African Network for Agriculture, Agro forestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE), the African Technology Policy Studies network (ATPS) and the Pan African Agribusiness and Agro-industry Consortium (PanAAC).

UniBRAIN’s Development Objective is for innovation and entrepreneurship derived jobs in the agricultural sector to be created through partnerships between universities, research institutions and the private sector. Achieving this objective would make a significant contribution to making African agriculture competitive in the increasingly global market. It would also contribute to improving the livelihoods of African agricultural producers, who are predominantly women, and enable them to adapt to and to help ameliorate the impact of climate change.

It would also contribute to achieving optimal balances between farmers’ returns and the cost of food for Africa’s millions of low income consumers, who spend most of their meagre incomes on feeding their families. This will be done by developing innovations that promote efficiencies and strengthen weaknesses in the links in African agricultural value chains, stretching from the origin of agricultural inputs to consumer markets. In other words, UniBRAIN will promote innovation in any aspect of the agricultural industry.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 January 2011

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