Friday, 10 February 2012

KNOTS blogger

KNOTS blogger

Can trading in tree gum & resin save drought-hit northern Kenya?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 05:22 AM PST

asal_rsI will be speaking at a workshop in Nanyuki, Kenya on February 23, on the topic of adaptation to climate change in arid and semi-arid lands. Below are some of the key points arising from my research.

Pastoralist communities in the Garba Tula area of northern Kenya are turning to alternative or complimentary income generation activities in the face of ravaging drought that has resulted in the death and deterioration of livestock productivity, significantly diminishing household income and increasing food insecurity.

African Union Research Grants: 2012 Open Call for Proposals

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 05:02 AM PST

The full Guidelines for Applicants, Application form and other supporting documents are available for downloading from the following Internet Sites:

The deadline for submission of proposals is April 20, 2012 at 1700 hours (+3 GMT) Addis Ababa time.


Early Career Fellowship Programme for talented young researchers in Africa and the UK

Posted: 09 Feb 2012 09:46 AM PST

The Future Agricultures Consortium is proud to announce the third call of its grant programme to support talented young researchers working on African agricultural policy: FAC's Early Career Fellowship Programme (ECFP). The grant is available to early career professionals working in Africa and the UK.