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EMPLOYMENT: CARE Gender and Livelihoods Advisor. The Advisor will have two main functions (i) support CARE’s efforts to design, implement, learn from and disseminate information about the issues of gender justice within a livelihoods, nutrition and food security context and (ii) work with the Pathways Women in Agriculture Program in Tanzania, Malawi, Ghana, Mali, India and Bangladesh to promote the empowerment of women in agriculture. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT Social Scientist: Gender and Development. CIMMYT seeks an enthusiastic quantitatively-oriented social scientist with a strong interest in gender to join their international team of highly qualified and motivated scientists working to improve the livelihoods of resource-poor maize and wheat farmers in the developing world. Deadline: May 20, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: IWMI Researcher–Water Management and Institutions. IWMI seeks a scientist who is practiced in the analysis of social and physical interaction of water processes for this Cairo-based position. Deadline: June 10, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: CIAT Senior Scientist: Land Policy. CIAT is looking for a creative and innovative scientist to lead research in the areas of political ecology of land use and social processes resulting in identification of options that create or accelerate positive change and transformation in livelihood strategies with positive benefit to the rural poor. Deadline: June 15, 2012

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Global Environmental Change and Human Security Conference (GECS 2012). The conference is structured around the three key themes of Identification of Challenges, Impacts, and Vulnerabilities; Identification of Dynamics, Adaption, and Mitigation Options; and Features of a New Vision. Proposals are invited that address these topics. Deadline: July 15, 2012

AWARD: The Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food. The prize aims to recognize individuals and groups for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean, in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction. Deadline: July 16, 2012

PUBLICATION: Land institutions, investments, and income diversification. A new IFPRI discussion paper examines land reform in Brazil’s quilombo communities.

PUBLICATION: The Custodians of Biodiversity: Sharing Access to and Benefits of Genetic Resources. This IDRC publication addresses threats to local and indigenous approaches to biodiversity conservation, crop improvement, and managing precious natural resources under threat.

NEWS: An Interview with Elinor Ostrom on Climate Change. Readers may enjoy this recent interview with Nobel Laureate and longtime CAPRi friend and Steering Committee member Elinor Ostrom on the subject of climate change.