Culture & Agriculture

a section of the American Anthropological Association

Month: July 2014 (Page 1 of 3)

Brazil: Can ‘agroecology’ bring food security to Latin America?

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SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellows Program: Food Systems Resilience to Climate Change

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning early January 2014 that will be a part of a new SESYNC-USDA collaboration to catalyze data-driven research on food systems resilience to climate change.

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Cash Crops With Dividends: Financiers Transforming Strawberries Into Securities

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There is also a growing literature on the financialization in all subsectors of food & agriculture within sociology of food and agriculture.

Position Opening: Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Princeton

Call for applications for Assistant Professor of Anthropology at
Princeton, research areas include urbanism. See the following website for more information:

Seeking: Gender and Social Inequality Research Leader at CCAFS

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic partnership of CGIAR and Future Earth, led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). CCAFS brings together the world?s best researchers in agricultural science, development research, climate science and earth system science, to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade-offs between climate change, agriculture and food security. and

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Call for Graduate Students: Food Studies program

Looking for a place to do your Food Studies research project or (masters)
thesis work?

This is a unique opportunity for students to display their talent within
our field of research, on International research projects about Food
Systems, Food Education and Pedagogy, Food Security and Food & Culture and
to collaborate with some of our partners in the food field (FAO, BCFN
Foundation, AMIExpo, SlowFood, Cerealia Festival, other U.S. University
food-oriented research centers)

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Graham Sustainability Institute Seeking Postdoctorals Fellows

The Graham Sustainability Institute is now accepting applications for
the 2015 cohort of the Dow Postdoctoral Fellows in Sustainability.
Please forward this announcement to colleagues and/or prospective
postdoctoral fellows.

These fellowships are designed to support a new generation of
sustainability scholars who understand the necessity of collaborating
across disciplines and sectors to address and solve complex
sustainability challenges, with a strong focus on the interface of the
social sciences/humanities and the natural/physical/ engineering
sciences.  We are particularly eager to receive more applications from
candidates whose backgrounds are in the social sciences, humanities,
or the arts so we can develop a balanced cohort that covers a truly
broad range of disciplines that coalesce around issues of
sustainability. Applications are being solicited from a national and
international pool and are due on November 17, 2014.

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CAFE: hiring Farm to School Coordinator

CAFF is hiring a Farm to School Coordinator in our North Coast office (Sebastopol, CA). Position closes August 8, 2014.

IFRI Postdoctoral research fellow positions: Impacts of forest-sector environment and development programs

The International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) research network is seeking two postdoctoral research fellows to join its research team at the University of Michigan. The research fellows will support IFRI research projects on forests and forest-dependent livelihoods in less-industrialized countries. In particular, the research fellows will be closely involved in a new project funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), which will evaluate the impacts of forest-sector environment and development programs.

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Wisconsin: Women in Sustainable Ag Farm & Food Tour

Soil Sisters:  South Central Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Agriculture Farm & Food Tour Day
Sunday. August 10; 11:00 am – 6:00 pm<>

Celebrate local agriculture on August 10 by visiting small family farms led by Wisconsin women committed to a healthy, fresh future for our communities. From eggplants to emus, sheep to solar energy, bed & breakfasts to beef – these seven farms on the tour offer a unique diversity of farm experiences showcasing the summer’s bounty in one afternoon.

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