ZEF's Annual Report published!
December 18, 2015. 

Read our just published Annual Report, which gives an overview of ZEF's research and outreach activities between mid 2014-mid 2015. The Lead Article deals with the root causes of migration.

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Entomology Prize awarded to Christian Borgemeister
November 25, 2015. 

ZEF-director Christian Borgemeister has won the 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award of the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), the largest entomological society in the world.

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Read ZEF's new strategy paper 2015-2020
November 09, 2015. 

ZEF has developed, in consultation with its stakeholders, an updated research strategy. ZEF’s six core research areas take the emerging United Nations post-2015 agenda into account which is succeeding the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals.

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Kazakhstan's model of interethnic tolerance: A success story?
October 30, 2015. 

October 2015. Ethno-cultural and language diversity are a distinctive feature of modern Kazakhstan with its more than 100 different ethnic groups such as Kazakhs, Russians, Uzbeks, Germans, etc. Unlike its Central Asian counterparts, Kazakhstan has strived for institutionalized multiculturalism.

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Many voices, one world: Science and pop talk about global politics
October 19, 2015. 

ZEF-director Joachim von Braun met with Bono (lead singer of U2) in Cologne, Germany, on October 18. They discussed actions on how to monitor and enforce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the G7 commitments to end hunger, the current refugee crisis, as well as the situation in Syria and North Africa.

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ZEF economists receive prestigious awards at international conference in Milan
August 18, 2015. 

ZEF researchers won prestigious awards at the 29th tri-annual International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE) in Milan, Italy, on August 13, 2015, in which more than 1200 researchers from about 70 countries participated. They received the awards for best contributed papers in both categories of oral and visual presentations.

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NutriHAF-Africa project launched successfully
July 14, 2015. 

The NutriHAF-Africa project carried out its kick-off workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 6-9, 2015. NutriHAF-Africa is a research and capacity building project that explores options to integrate appropriate fruit and vegetable crops into multi-storey cropping systems with the aim of increasing (micro-) nutrition security, diversifying and intensifying agriculture and thus reducing pressure on natural habitats in biodiversity hotspots.

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