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September 2019

SNIP Speaker Series

September 20 @ 11:00 am - October 23 @ 12:30 pm
Pennsylvania State University

Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program (SNIP) Fall 2019 Speaker Series at Penn State "Building a Food-Water-Energy Nexus Community of Transformative and Convergent Research" Upcoming Events: Friday, September 20, 11:00 AM Seminar with Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director of Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI, entitled: "The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Insights from Global, Basin and Local Case Studies of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity in the Eastern Nile Basin" Friday, September 20, 4:00 PM Geography Coffee Hour with Claudia Ringerl, IFPRI, entitled: "Achieving…

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October 2019

PIM Webinar: Changing Farm Structure and Rural Transformation in Africa

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter: Thomas Jayne, University Foundation Professor of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University The rise of medium-scale farms in Africa is affecting the region in diverse ways that are difficult to generalize. Many such farms are a source of technical change and commercialization of African agriculture; they attract agribusiness investment and improve market access conditions for all nearby smallholders. However, medium-scale land acquisitions may exacerbate land scarcity in favorable rural areas, raise land prices, and crowd out…

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November 2019

Conference: Prevention and management of conflicts linked to the governance of natural resources in West Africa: opportunities and challenges

November 12 - November 14
Niamey, Niger

The Civil Peace Service and the Frexus project, both implemented by the GIZ, are organizing an international conference on the theme: “Prevention and management of conflicts related to natural resource governance in West Africa: challenges and opportunities.” The conference takes place between November 12th and 14th 2019 in Niamey, Niger. The conference aims to inform and create synergies between different actors from West Africa and elsewhere, sharing their capacities in the prevention, reduction and transformation of conflicts related to the…

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