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"IDDRI is an independent policy research institute and a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform that identifies the conditions and proposes tools to put sustainable development at the heart of international relations and public and private policies."

One of their studies (in French):
An agro-ecological Europe: multifunctional agriculture for a healthy food system

Based in Paris / France.

Agrachina  Policy  Sustainability  sustainable  development  Research  Research_Institutes  Platform  France  europe  Food_Security  Agroecology 
october 2018 by eocas
Communication research centre based in Treviso, Italy. The range of disciplines is including design, visual communication, photography, interaction, video, music, social & environmental sciences and journalism.

They aim to inspire a specific creative category of young (> 26 years) “social catalysts” who, at the end of their experience at the centre, will continue their work independently. Such as Beijing-based photographer & e-commerce platform (iLiangcang) founder Peng Yangjun (

Fabrica belongs to the Benetton Group (clothing) and is also publishing the iconic COLORS magazine (

Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Agrachina  Italy  Research  Research_Institutes  Magazine  Communication  agency  Consultancy  photography  design  Social  environmentalism  Creative 
april 2018 by eocas
Switzerland Innovation
"Five sites nationwide offering universities and companies the opportunity to network. This exchange between science and the economy allows ideas to be developed further – to produce products and services that can be marketed successfully.
The sharing of ideas between researchers, talented individuals, and innovative entrepreneurs creates breeding grounds for innovation.

- Realizing successful R&D collaborations between private companies, Swiss universities, and other research partners

- Generating domestic and foreign R&D investment

- Localizing domestic and foreign companies and research partners that create jobs and develop new marketable products, services, and processes

- Creating a platform to accelerate the development of research results into marketable solutions

- Creating attractive conditions for research groups and start-ups as catalysts for the localization of established companies

- Securing our attractiveness and competitiveness through clear competence profiles at the sites as well as excellent conditions and services for our customers

- The international positioning and marketing of Switzerland Innovation on the basis of attractive offers that are defined by the sites using uniform criteria

- Supporting the sites with financing solutions, both through the use of federal guarantees and by creating financial instruments in collaboration with the financial industry

- Coordinating and networking the sites and ensuring efficient cooperation with the federal authorities while providing a coherent umbrella brand

- Ensuring uniform quality standards at the sites on the basis of the Conference of Cantonal Directors of Economic Affairs (VDK) criteria catalog and its further development in the context of continuous improvement processes
- PARK ZURICH (ETH in Duebendorf)
- PARK innovAARE (Paul Scherrer Institut Villigen)"

It's a foundation entirely financed by those sponsors:
Credit Suisse, Swiss Re, Swiss Life, UBS, Mobiliar, Novartis, Roche, BASF, Swisscom, Holcim, Sika, Schindler, TRUMPF, Economiesuisse, Swissmem, Swiss Watch Industry, Zurich, Nestle, ABB.

Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  foundation  Innovation  Switzerland  Investor_Relations  Startups  Technology  incubator  Education  Platform  Networking  Research_Institutes  entrepreneurship 
december 2017 by eocas
China Policy

"China Policy is a globally recognised research and strategic advisory, headquartered in Beijing.

Building strategic thinking on policy process and risk, we work with corporate clients, governments, multilateral agencies, universities and non-profits.

Our strength lies in our macro approach, the breadth of our Chinese-language evidence base, and our principals’ decades of first-hand China experience. We see emerging patterns, identify the interests driving them, and extrapolate trends.

Our analysis supports our clients’ strategic decisions. On our evidence:
- A resource MNC tests its long-term market movement assumptions
- A financial services provider has early warning of regulatory shifts
- An agricultural industry association maps future Chinese demand
- A global conservation foundation recasts its engagement strategy
- A national broadcaster grounds its China coverage
- A university tracks R&D trends to promote cross-border commercialisation
- A government agencies monitor legislative moves affecting national interests"

Agrachina  Policy  Research  Research_Institutes  Research_Papers  Research_Report_Database  Sustainability  China  China_Agricultural_Market_Analysis  China_Economy_Reports  China_Investment  Business  Strategy  agency 
september 2017 by eocas
NSFC - National Natural Science Foundation of China - 国家自然科学基金委员会 - Guójiā zìrán kēxué jījīn wěiyuánhuì
"NSFC is an institution directly under the jurisdiction of the State Council to administrate the National Natural Science Fund. In accordance with the government's strategies and plans for the development of science and technology, NSFC is responsible for directing, coordinating and making effective use of the national natural science fund to support basic research and stimulate free exploration, identify and foster scientific talents , as well as to promote progress in science and technology and the harmonious socioeconomic development for the nation."

The leading council members are professors of solid mechanics, molecular biology and genetics, physical chemistry, metallurgy and chemical engineering, geochemistry, computer software and electronic engineering and materials science.

research  Research_Institutes  NGO_NPO  China  Pesticide  GMO  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
october 2016 by eocas
Henry Luce Foundation

"Established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., to honor his parents who were missionary educators in China.
Broadening knowledge and encouraging the highest standards of service and leadership.
Seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities.
Grant-making programs:
American Art;
Luce Scholars;
Higher Education;
Religion in International Affairs;
Public Policy;
Women in science, mathematics and engineering.
Asia Program pursues two interrelated goals. One is fostering cultural and intellectual exchange between the United States and the countries of East and Southeast Asia. The second is creating scholarly and public resources for improved understanding of Asia in the United States."

For example 'China-Africa Knowledge Project' ( ) gets funded by HLF.

Fundraising  NGO_NPO  China  investor_relations  Research_Institutes  research  Innovation  policy  community  import_agrachina  Agrachina  usa 
august 2016 by eocas
China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub
"The China-Africa Knowledge Project Resource Hub is a one-stop shop for researchers and practitioners working on the China-Africa relationship.

As the primary platform for the work of the Social Science Research Council’s China-Africa Knowledge Project, this site actively builds generative connections between scholars across disciplines and regions while organizing a growing and fragmented body of knowledge and connecting it to important trends in the social sciences relevant for understanding China and Africa’s new international relations.

As host to the Chinese in Africa / Africans in China Research Network, it widens the reach of existing cross-regional communities of knowledge."

Headquarter in NY, USA. Funded by Henry Luce Foundation.

research  Research_Report_Database  Research_Institutes  Research_Agriculture_Investments  Africa  China  China_Agricultural_Market_Analysis  China_Economy_Reports  China_Investment  investor_relations  Media  datasource  Social_Networking  civilsociety  SocialEntrepreneur  Report  Expert  Project_Information_Platform  platform  import_agrachina  Information_Platform  Agrachina 
august 2016 by eocas
Statement: No scientific consensus on GMO safety - ENSSER
ENSSER (European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility) collected in 2013 300 signatures of scientists who claim that there is no consensus yet on GMO safety.

" As scientists, physicians, academics, and experts from disciplines relevant to the scientific, legal, social and safety assessment aspects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), we strongly reject claims by GM seed developers and some scientists, commentators, and journalists that there is a “scientific consensus” on GMO safety and that the debate on this topic is “over”.
The list of their objections to the claim of scientific consensus are structured as follows:

1. There is no consensus on GM food safety

2. There are no epidemiological studies investigating potential effects of GM food consumption on human health

3. Claims that scientific and governmental bodies endorse GMO safety are exaggerated or inaccurate

4. EU research project does not provide reliable evidence of GM food safety

5. List of several hundred studies does not show GM food safety

6. There is no consensus on the environmental risks of GM crops

7. International agreements show widespread recognition of risks posed by GM foods and crops

Excerpt of conclusion:

Whether to continue and expand the introduction of GM crops and foods into the human food and animal feed supply, and whether the identified risks are acceptable or not, are decisions that involve socioeconomic considerations beyond the scope of a narrow scientific debate and the currently unresolved biosafety research agendas. These decisions must therefore involve the broader society. They should, however, be supported by strong scientific evidence on the long-term safety of GM crops and foods for human and animal health and the environment, obtained in a manner that is honest, ethical, rigorous, independent, transparent, and sufficiently diversified to compensate for bias. "

Updated list as of 2015:
GMO  food_safety  food_security  research  Research_Analytics_Organic  Research_Institutes  Report  Research_Report_Database  Publicity  publication  Sustainability  European_Union  Legal  policy  Health  Food_Trade  food  security  Organic_Food_Labeling  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
july 2016 by eocas

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