Competition over land and natural resources is increasingly overstretching the multi-functionality of landscapes, whether it is at local or at global level. With the ambition as enshrined in numerous international conventions and national polices alike to reconcile agricultural development and the wise use of our natural resources, this places enormous pressure on resource managers to broker development outcomes that suit both agendas. It implies rethinking current natural resources management paradigms and applying new analytical frameworks to better understand conflicts, the driving forces behind them and the design of process approaches to manage them.Reconciling agricultural development and biodiversity conservation at the landscape levelUnderstanding the conflictsWageningen University has researched competing claims over natural resources at different landscape levels over the years and developed new analytical insights into land and resource conflicts. This two week course provid... Read more
Lancement du Programme “Strengthening African Rural Smallholders (STARS) ou “Renforcement des petits producteurs ruraux africains”, au Burkina Faso, à Ouagadougou,à l'hotel SOPATEL Silmandé, ce 23 février 2017.
Ce programme est un programme de ICCO Cooperation et ICCO Terrafina Microfinance en partenariat avec The MasterCard Foundation. Son objectif est de donner à 210,000 agriculteurs ruraux, au Burkina Faso, en Éthiopie, au Rwanda et au Sénégal, l’accès aux marchés financiers et aux services agricoles.
La cérémonie de lancement qui verra la participation de Mme Leena Lindqvist, Regional Manager ICCO Afrique de l'Ouest, et de Mme Netlyn Bernard, Directrice du Programme STARS est placée sous la co-présidence du Ministère de l'Agriculture et de Aménagements Hydrauliques et de celui de l'Environnement, de l'Economie verte et des Changements climatiques.
Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systemsdevelopment approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.
This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive market syst... Read more
La compréhension et l’usage des méthodes statistiques sont devenus plus que jamais nécessaires dans la recherche scientifique et les prises de décision. Avec le développement de l’informatique et des nouvelles technologiques, la statistique a évolué, et développé des outils et des méthodes sophistiqués pour traiter des données complexes. Le défi aujourd’hui est moins lié aux stratégies de collecte de données mais plus à comment traiter et rendre informatives les données complexes déjà existantes. Malheureusement, du fait de l’absence de connaissance et d’une bonne capacité en analyse statistique de données, certains chercheurs et professionnels n’arrivent pas à valoriser de façon optimale les données qu’ils ont difficilement acquises. Le Laboratoire de Biomathématiques et d’Estimations Forestières (LABEF), en réponse aux nombreuses demandes à lui adressées et fidèle à son objectif de « sensibiliser et améliorer l’usage d
Develop convincing and attractive proposals
Today, the range of different proposal requirements is large and changing continually. From online sharing of ideas, to applications with stringent templates. Proposal developers need to be like chameleons. Learn to adapt your writing to suit the funders in a landscape of stiff competition. We believe that writing a w... Read more
Network and Learning event didedikasikan untuk semua anggota jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia. Kali ini, kita akan berbagi pembelajaran soal mempromosikan gender dalam rantai nilai. Pembicara yang akan berbagi adalah:
1. Dini Widiastuti dari Oxfam in Indonesia - Rantai nilai sawit
2. Caecilia Putri Mumpuni dari Swisscontact - Rantai nilai kakao
3. Mashadi Mulyo
Rantai nilai kopi
Network and Learning event is dedicated to all AgriProFocus Indonesia network members. This time, we will share and learn from each other regarding promoting gender in value chain.
The speakers are:
1. Dini Widiastuti from Oxfam in Indonesia - Palm Oil Value Chain
2. Caecilia Putri Mumpuni from Swisscontact - Cocoa Value Chain
3. Mashadi Mulyo from Hivos - Coffee Value Chain
Women plays important role in agriculture. They are in charge of many things along the value chain, however their important contributions at mo... Read more
Course on Market access for food security
The course is intended for staff of government departments, non-government and civil society organisations, business associations, development agencies, universities and colleges of higher education, and for other professionals working in the domain of market-driven development. Proficiency in English is required.
Upon completion of the course you will:
For more inf... Read more
There has been a substantial increase in the number and impact of natural disasters such as earth quake of Nepal April 2015. But also man-made crisis and disasters are increasing and many conflicts have remained unresolved. Emergency or food aid, although necessary, is often criticised as a donor driven response, creating dependency in the short term, and undermining initiatives for local agricultural development in the longer term. Usually, only a few incentives exists to encourage people to build a better life and prevent them from falling back into avoidable situations where they need assistance again.
Interested candidates can apply for admission to the training via the website. Costs for the two week training are 3,450 euro. After reviewing, Centre for Development Innovation will send you the admission letter and instructions on how to continue.
ONLINE REG... Read more
Welcome to the online bootcamp on nutritional behaviour change at the Base of the Pyramid! With ‘behavioural change’ (BC), we refer to the theories and strategies that enable a modification of human behaviour. This is a topic that has become increasingly relevant in the development of effective marketing strategies.
register for free here!
What you will learn
This bootcamp covers the key principles, and supports you in the design of a behaviour change strategy to achieve improved nutrition behaviours in low-income markets. After this bootcamp, you will know which steps to take, and how to impact the nutrition practices of your low- income consumers target groups.
Structure of online bootcamp
The online course is structured in 4 modules and runs over a 4-week period, that’s why we call it a ‘bootcamp’! Each module consists of videos, background reading material and an assignment. On the module level there is room to interact with other course participants. A team of experts is... Read more
Adding value through partnerships
Real meaningful change cannot be achieved alone. Organisations need to team up to pool resources, stimulate innovation, influence policy makers and maximise impact. Developing healthy partnerships means developing ways of working together and mobilising energy that will produce results. How to getting there is what this co... Read more
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA www.cta.int), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the support of partners including the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) and mLab East Africa, would like to invite you to the Pitching Day of the Pitch AgriHack Finals.
Pitch AgriHack aims at accelerating e-agriculture
entrepreneurship for improved livelihoods and food security. It targets
startups founded by young entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 years,
from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries. There will be 25 Startups
offering ICT services to the agri-food sector, which will be involved in
capacity building activities and will be pitching eventually. They come
from 16 countries (including Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Botswana, St
Kitts and Nevis, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast) and have been selected out
of 152 agtech startups. For more informations, click HERE
Turning information into knowledge, knowledge into learning
Having the right knowledge at the right moment is crucial for our organisations to change and adapt to a fast changing world.
But what is the ‘right’ knowledge in this world, where information both on- and offline is available everywhere?
Learn to effectively capture, filter and disseminate knowledge to achieve goals and to create an online/offline, innovative working environment.
What you will gain:
insights into the best tools for collecting, filtering, storing and sharing knowledge
tools to stimulate staff in your organisation or network to become active actors in knowledge processes
understanding and development of a culture that harnesses the know-how and experience of your people
ideas to make knowledge accessible by sharing into everyday operations
You deal with information flows or are in charge of learning processes in your organisation or network. You a
Dengan gembira kami mengundang Anda semua untuk menikamti :
1. Malam Penganugerahan Duta Petani Muda 2016
2. Talkshow dengan Petani Muda
3. Peluncuran buku tentang regenrasi petani (buku akan dibagi ke hadirin)
4. Pertunjukkan music oleh Mentari Novel (Top 7 Miss Indonesia 2015) dan AKar Bambu
5. Makan Malam untuk berjejaring
6. Konferensi pers
We cordially invite you to enjoy:
1. Awarding night for Youth Agripreneur Ambassadors 2016
2. Talkshow with Young Agripreneur
3. Book Launching regarding Farmers Regeneration (the book will distributed to attendance during the event for free)
4. Music performance by Mentari Novel (Top 7 Miss Indonesia 2015 ) and Akar Bambu
5. Networking Dinner
6. Press Conference
Reservation is mandatory, please kindly click HERE to confirm your atten... Read more
Let your M&E strike the right balance between learning and accountability
Capturing the essential quantitative and qualitative changes of your programme has become increasingly important. But how can we ensure our M&E system goes beyond proving results and enables genuine learning by all programme actors?
This course empowers you with relevant, and participatory M&E approaches and tools to boost your organisation’s accountability, decision-making and learning practises.
At the end of this course you:
A comprehensive understanding what is effective monitoring and evaluation and how to reflect this in your M&E plan
Skills to design and use key performance indicators or progress markers relevant for your programme
Overview of classic and emerging approaches and tools to monitor your or your partners organisational capacity
Opportunity to practice designing / adapting a variety of monitoring tools
Knowledge on impact assessments and which met
Growket is a new Company of Symaga Group
Last June 16 the new brand of Symaga Group, Growket has been presented by Alfonso Garrido, president of the group. Symaga was founded in 1985 by Alfonso Garrido for manufacturing silos and livestock equipment. It is currently a multi-national Spanish company owned by Garrido family, exporting more than 90% of the production and is present in more than 120 countries.
Symaga divided its portfolio into several business lines until 2016: industrial silos, agriculture equipment and livestock equipment (poultry, porcine and ovine). Symaga Group invested huge productive and human resources in order to entitle these divisions as corporative units. Symaga remains the brand for manufacturing and marketing of industrial silos. Growket is born as the brand name for livestock equipment; and Agravid for metal water ta
2nd German-African Agribusiness Forum:
Opportunities and Challenges along the Value Chain - Grow, Breed, Process, Package
Despite the world-wide increase of food availability 1 out of 3 people
are malnourished due to undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies
and/or overweight. Evidence shows that malnutrition has life-long
detrimental impacts on learning capacity, productivity and
income-generating potential of populations.
The sustainable development goals aim to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by year 2030.
Agriculture plays a key role in the provision of food and nutrition security. But agricultural programs and policies do not automatically lead to better nourished populations. In some cases these programs and policies can even be detrimental to the nutritional situation of vulnerable groups. Agricultural programs and policies need to take nutrition outcomes into account.
For more information and online application: https://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-cour... Read more
2 week course : Loss of genetic resources has resulted in major concerns about future food and nutrition security. The vulnerability of agricultural systems towards pests, diseases and climate change makes the topic urgent, and has led to the development of a range of conservation strategies. Community Biodiversity Management (CBM) distinguishes itself from other conservation strategies by enhancing social interdependence, collaboration, adaptability and autonomy.
For more information and online application: https://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Shortcourses2016/CDIcourse_PGR_2016.htm
Over 140 million entrepreneurs expect to add at least five new jobs over
the next five years. Entrepreneurial activity is flourishing across the
globe, and can act as an economic engine. Entrepreneurship is the best
hope for reviving a weakened world economy.
This fourteen-day course will give insight into the mindset of entrepreneurs, the challenges they face, and possible strategies to cope with their challenges.
For more information and online application: https://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Shortcourses2016/CDIcourse_agri_entrepreneurship_2016.htm
In this training you will work on your personal development and improve your management skills. Reflecting on your own role, behaviour, strengths and weaknesses will give you insight in yourself and others. Learn to work more effectively with your team: lead, motivate and support people to be the best that they can be, in line with your organisation’s objectives.
At the end of this course you:
A clearer picture about your personal leadership style, how you can lead yourself and others
Insightful reflection on your own qualities and respond to challenges in leading individuals and teams
Strengthened engagement and trust with your colleagues and staff
Improved communication and conflict management skills
You are, or you aspire to be, a professional in a leadership position. Manager in an international organisation, project or programme, you direct, support and supervise individual staff or teams..
Know your personal
JOURNEE D’EXPOSITION DES INNOVATIONS DES FEMMES ET DES JEUNES OEUVRANT DANS LE SECTEUR AGRICOLE AU SUD-KIVU
Le rôle des femmes et des jeunes dans l’agriculture et la société, conditionne le développement agricole et rural. Toutefois, pour le développement des actions des femmes, des jeunes et la réalisation de leur potentiel économique, il est encore plus important d’admettre ce rôle comme fondamental et de le soutenir.
Nous croyons que les jeunes et les femmes du monde entier sont de loin les principaux investisseurs primaires en agriculture et en tant que tels, ils sont essentiels à l'amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition pour les 9 milliards de personnes en 2050 et de réduire la pauvreté rurale. C’est pourquoi nous soutenons conjointement les jeunes et les femmes qui ont l'ambition et les capacités entrepreneuriales à être plus productifs et durables.
Le réseau AgriProFocus en collaboration avec les organisations des jeunes et des femmes du S... Read more