AJFAND at the University of Toronto (Bioline International) in Canada

AJFAND at AJOL (African Journals Online)

AJFAND at the University of Zimbabwe
We have given permission to the University of Zimbabwe Library to use our articles for educational purposed. They have created a replica of our articles in their intranet as is demonstrated here

Agtech Action
Agtech Action is a weekly newsletter highlighting current events in the world of agtech, and some light-hearted commentary.
Turkeys love cuddles, bacteria-based whipping cream and CA ranchers face fines for pumping water to livestock. Hotel complaints on the rise, Mexico’s president reiterates GMO corn ban, and Beyond Meat lays off workers. In the spirit of election week here in the states, the theme of the agtech week is constituency. A good politician understands their constituency; this is also true for an agtech innovator. Lessons to be learned in this week’s newsletter. Agtech Action

What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Commodity Plus Carbon Futures
Dr. Richard Gilmore, President/CEO of GIC Group

Promoting International Collaboration (PIC)
From the beginning of 2012 PIC have been conducting a market research in Africa on the training topics of supporting entrepreneurship as shown in the brochure.
Since January 2012 we have conducted 4 different training programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa to monitor and evaluate the response to the marketing campaigns and programmes conducted. The response has been overwhelming covering all sectors: Agricultural, Business, Government, Telecommunications, NGO's, Universities and Colleges. However, it is not PIC's intention to compete with local institutes in Africa with these programmes, but to support and commend them with our experiences and knowledge. For this reason PIC offers African institutes services in which to promote programmes as their own and achieve institutional branding for such an innovative and modern approach to business management.
It is only now that PIC is offering this service and these programmes to African institutes. Our main approach in working with institutes in Africa is through offering our services and to convey our experience in such a way as to making opportunities for our partners. We provide a service, in which we advise our partners to sell this service to their students, academic audience and community in the form of workshops, short programmes, seminars and conferences.
This approach is intended to promote the institute and to produce financial income for the hosting institute through paying participants to these venues. Inevitably, generating a profit for the institute and covering our expenses. Obviously, the more the participants the better, but we strongly advise our partners to work at no less than a 20% profit margin. Meaning at least 15 – 25 paying participants for a 5 day programme, depending on the attendance fee. This is our main approach to collaboration, insuring a win-win situation for all stakeholders, including the participants in the programmes.
For more information one can log on to
Mr. Mark Street, Director
Skype: mark.street.pic

Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) [Harmonized Food Safety Regulations based on Sound Science]
This is a call to young scientists and PhD students who are interested in building up a global scientific network while contributing to solving global food security problems! One can freely register as a member at: Here is the link to GHI newsletter number 4

Aid Project in SSAfrica

Dear All

The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research has issued a call to submit research proposals on Biofuel Production and Aquaculture in Developing Countries especially in Eastern Africa. I have been contacted by a German University asking for contacts with potential partners in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique

Of interest are Universities and Research Centers with some experience in Aquaculture Research and/or Biofuel production based on sugarcane cultivation. The University would offer cooperation in joined research projects and an exchange of students / graduates.

Furthermore the University is looking for privately owned (SME) companies producing bio-ethanol and which would allow the University to operate a pilot plant for further processing of the resulting vinasse (process residues).

In case you have any ideas please let me know!


Prof.Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Walter E.L. Spiess
Chair:IUFoST Intern.Relations Task Force

Postanschrift/Mailing Address:
c/o Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Institut für Bio- und Lebensmitteltechnik-
Kaiserstr. 12

D-76131 Karlsruhe



Call for Papers
Sustainable Agriculture Research (SAR) is a printed and online scholarly journal, peer-reviewed, published by Canadian Center of Science and Education. The journal publishes research papers covering these subjects: sustainable agriculture education, sustainable world agriculture, (Click here for more information)

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Nutrition for Health and Development

A new edition and future action


14 December 2011

Dear friend and colleague,
For those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to explore the WHO electronic Library of Nutrition Actions (eLENA), the first English version of eLENA was launched on August 10th (, new nutrition actions were added in the October edition and a new version has been released TODAY. The December edition includes new nutrition intervention topics such as: salt iodization, continued breastfeeding as well as biofortification.
A complementary web platform, the Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA) is under development and will become available in 2012. GINA will allow anybody to contribute and retrieve information on the implementation of nutrition policy and actions. This online database will be an interactive and multilingual tool that graphically displays what is happening where, when, with whom, why and how.
GINA has started its first phase with the collection of action data (see and the building of a user community. We thus would like to invite you to upload your information on the implementation of nutritional actions by clicking on the link within this web page. Your contributions will later be displayed through the GINA platform which will also allow to filter for your organization as implementing partner. Thanks in advance for your contributions.
Please send the names and email addresses of colleagues who would be interested in finding out more about eLENA and GINA to
Learn more about global nutrition health challenges and the WHO response at:
Francesco Branca
Director, WHO Nutrition for Health and Development