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EMPLOYMENT: Postdoctoral/MPP/MBA Research Position at the Agricultural Sustainability Institute. This researcher will design and lead stakeholder engagement activities for targeting and prioritizing potential economic, social, and environmental impacts related to agricultural production and commodity sourcing choices and evaluate specific indicators that may be used as proxies to represent target economic, social, and environmental issues and key strategies to address these issues. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department. The ES department of the FAO aspires to be the foremost global centre of excellence in providing analytical and policy relevant information and support on the economic and social dimensions of hunger, food security and agricultural and rural development. As head of this department, the Assistant Director-General provides leadership and strategic guidance to ensure full delivery on all results within its mandate at headquarters and decentralized levels. Deadline: May 7, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: University of East Anglia Senior Lecturer/Reader/Chair in International Development and Environment. The School of International Development is recruiting a senior post as part of its strategic plan to build its internationally recognised research on environmental change and international development. Deadline: May 11, 2012

SCHOLARSHIPS: IDRC - SDPI Fellowships in Governance, Security and Justice in South Asia. The four-year programme aims to support the students in South Asian countries planning to pursue their Masters, M. Phil and PhD programmes in the fields of governance, Security and Justice. Deadline: open

AWARD: International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management 2013. The award acknowledges leadership in the implementation of the principles of sustainability in watershed management. NGOs, private, scientific, or public institutions, and similar bodies are invited to apply. Deadline: April 30, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: Payment Mechanisms for Ecosystem Goods and Services Provided by Rangelands. A workshop on this topic will take place from June 18 to 20, at the Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Sichuan, China. Deadline: April 30, 2012

CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: Reducing Food Losses through Post-Harvest Management. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is identifying new innovative projects and initiatives that fit into the theme of “Reducing food losses through post-harvest management” and are within its strategic framework 2010-2015. Deadline: May 4, 2012

TRAINING: Gender and Organizational Change. The International Training Centre of the ILO offers a course on Gender and Organizational Change from 11-15 June, in Turin, Italy. Deadline: May 4, 2012

PUBLICATION: Dealing with Disclosure: Improved transparency in large land deal. Global Witness, the International Land Coalition, and the Oakland Institute launched a new report this week on improving transparency in decision-making over large-scale land acquisitions, allocation and investments.

PUBLICATION: Local Case Studies in African Land Law. This publication is edited by Robert Home and is fully available online.