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Beate Huber
(Dipl.-Ing. agr. (FH))

Department of International Cooperation
Head of Department
Deputy director
Group lead Policy and Sector Development
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CH-5070 Frick
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SFIAR Award 2016

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) presented this year's award on 15 December. The public event was hosted by the World Food System Center at ETH Zurich.

(December 16, 2016) 

Several Swiss institutions are involved in agricultural research for development (ARD). Since 2008, SFIAR has supported these efforts by honouring innovative Swiss projects with an award. SFIAR president is Beate Huber, the head of the department of international cooperation at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL).

This year's "SFIAR PhD/Post-Doc Award" and 5000 francs went to Gina Garland (ETH Zurich) for her PhD research on maize-pigeon pea intercropping in Malawi. The study aims at increasing soil fertility through changes in agricultural management practice.

The award for the best Master Thesis and 1000 francs went to Fritzi Hartung-Hofmann (former student of the University of Bern) for her case study in Nepal on land use changes in the context of agricultural abandonment.

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