Events

may
01

Impact Evaluation - MDF Training & Consultancy

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  01 May 2017 to 04 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

IMPACT EVALUATION 

Measuring and demonstrating impact

With the rise in results based management, measuring and demonstrating changes caused by your interventions is becoming increasingly important. How do you prove that your projects have an impact? Many find it a challenge to define this. There are now various approaches and method to collect and analyse impact data. Let us guide you how to select the methods most suitable and cost-effective for your organisation. Quantitative or qualitative, online or offline, classic or modern methods, or a combination.  


Course highlights

- Develop a comprehensive understanding of common impact approaches.

- Select effective strategies for determining causal attribution of your programme impact,

- Create overviews of available tools and platforms and learn how to select.

- Gain skills to critically analyse collected impact data and connect it to your initial impact questions.


For whom?

You are a manager / practitioner who needs to factor in impact

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apr
10

Training & Facilitation Skills

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  10 April 2017 to 14 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

Training and Facilitation Skills 

Designing and delivering highly effective learning sessions

Training is an activity most development professionals will conduct at some point. Yet not everyone has a background in designing or facilitating training.

Learn from our professional MDF trainers. Try out on various interactive and fun techniques and adult training methods. Receive constructive feedback from peers and MDF professionals.

The MDF approach is practice-based and immediately applicable. You will go back to work with a toolkit full of useful training models and methods that you can use right away.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Skills and tools to assess training needs and learning styles.  
  • Practice on designing focused and methodologically strong sessions.  

  • Hands-on tips to move group process and promote full participation of each trainee, even difficult groups who need to achieve useful outcomes.  

  • Hands-on tips to move group process and prom

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apr
03

Governance of landscapes, forests and people

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  03 April 2017 to 14 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Bogor Indonesia

This course challenges forest and nature management professionals to adopt an integrative perspective, to look beyond the forest, and build bridges between the public and the private sector. In this course we focus on the development of institutional development at landscape level including multistakeholder platforms and networks, and financial support mechanisms to guide landscape dynamics on the ground. This course is a co-production of CDI, CIFOR and ICRAF, all having vast experience in landscape and society related research.


For more information and online application: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Shortcourses2017/CDIcourse_governance_of_landscapes_2017.htm


How to apply: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/how-to-apply.htm


More on fellowships: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/

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apr
03

Contemporary approaches to genetic resources conservation an

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  03 April 2017 to 21 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Fellowship opportunity

This course is devoted to analyzing plant genetic resources policies and their impact on conservation and use. It aims to support policymakers and other stakeholders in implementing policies and developing appropriate management strategies ex situ and in situ.

For more information and online application: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Shortcourses2017/CDIcourse_contemporary_approaches_2017.htm

How to apply: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/how-to-apply.htm

More information on fellowships: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/scholarships.htm



apr
03

Result-Based Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  03 April 2017 to 07 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

Result-Based Management

Managing for lasting results in the new reality of international cooperation 

During the last decade, result based management (RBM) has gained much influence in international cooperation. Still many organisations struggle to plan for real results with the accompanying processes and tools. RBM has consequences for the entire organisation: for project planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Learning how to design a solid RBM framework - in various forms – is a good first step to integrate RBM in your organisation.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • RBM in a changing context (e.g. SDGs, private sector involvement, conflict situations).  

  • Various methods for planning and designing results (for example: Problem Tree, Stakeholder Analysis, Appreciative Inquiry, Outcome Mapping). 

  • Various methods for planning and designing results (for example: Problem Tree, Stakeholder Analysis, Appreciative Inquiry, Outcome Mapping).  

  • Insight

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mar
28

CONFERENCE ET EXPOSITION SUR LES PERTES POST-RECOLTE

Event posted by in AgriProFocus RD Congo
  28 March 2017 to 31 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Nairobi , Kenya

CONFERENCE ET EXPOSITION SUR LA REDUCTION DES PERTES POST-RECOLTE EN AFRIQUE

Le World Food Preservation Center LLC (WFPC), en collaboration avec son Université sœur (Université de Nairobi) et un consortium d'universités et d'institutions de recherche et de développement en Afrique organisent la première conférence et exposition sur la réduction des pertes post-récolte à l'échelle de l'Afrique. La conférence intitulée Réduire les pertes alimentaires et les déchets: des solutions durables pour l'Afrique est la première du genre à se tenir en Afrique. La conférence constituera une excellente plate-forme pour les chercheurs, les universitaires, les agriculteurs, l'industrie, les agences de développement, la société civile et les décideurs afin d'apprendre, partager des informations, établir des réseaux et des partenariats avec l'objectif global d'identifier des interventions efficaces pour réduire les FLW (Food Losses and Waste) sur le continent. Les objectifs

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mar
20

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  20 March 2017 to 21 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Abu Dhabi

SELL YOUR SOLUTIONS AT THE WORLD'S LARGEST DEDICATED EXPO OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INNOVATIONS

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When the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) was launched in 2014 it leveraged partnerships with over 40 influential organisations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank, that wanted a platform to show the world how technology gives us the only real chance of feeding nine billion people without destroying the environment.

Now in its 4th edition, GFIA is the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations for increased profits and environmentally responsible farming practices. Unlike other major agriculture events, GFIA is uniquely committed to meeting the needs of both large and smallholder farmers by presenting the best available and emerging solutions with the potential to deliver higher yields without damaging our natural resources and climate.

GFIA is not only a forum for

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mar
13

Learning, action research and outreach – higher education

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 March 2017 to 31 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen

ICRA strengthens innovative capacity by providing training and coaching to individuals and teams from different backgrounds. We believe that food and nutrition security, inclusive development and sustainable rural livelihoods can be achieved when people and organizations address their collective challenges by sharing knowledge and by working together to create joint solutions. ICRA organizes courses for professionals in agricultural education andresearch, outreach and agribusiness.   

ICRA course, Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 

Course OPEN FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW : http://bit.ly/2cn2EhA

Deadline for applications is 19 October 2016



mar
08

e-discussion Forum ICTs-4-SCPI-Hortcrops

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  08 March 2017 to 27 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Italy

This forum on ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly on fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers) is part of a broader discussion that aims to present the on-going evolution in agriculture and horticulture as a continuous trend towards the goal to “produce more with less”. The ICTs and emerging technologies in agriculture promise to be a good arsenal in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The role of ICTs in SCPI is likely to gain more and more importance in horticulture as well.

This online forum seeks to encourage and gather success stories in the application and use of ICTs in sustainable intensification of horticulture crop production systems. These technologies include, but are not limited to, mobile phone technology, geographic information systems, remote sensing, precision and other innovative smart farming technologies.

In this discussion participants are encouraged to share the motivations for adopting innov

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feb
27

Competing claims on natural resources course 2017 with fello

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  27 February 2017 to 10 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

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

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feb
23

Lancement du Programme STARS au Burkina

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  23 February 2017, All Day Event
  Ouagadougou, Hotel SOPATEL Silmandé

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.



jan
25

Opportunities for Women's Economic empowerment

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 January 2017, 09:30-10:30
  Online webinar

SEEP webinar Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

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

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dec
19

LABEF

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  19 December 2016 to 25 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Salle de conférence du LABEF/UAC

Chers tous,

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

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dec
12

Writing Winning Proposals

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  12 December 2016 to 15 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Writing Winning Proposals

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

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dec
01

Network & Learning Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  01 December 2016, 09:00-13:00
  Hotel Sahati, Jl Taman Margawatwa No.45, South Jakarta

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  dari Hivos -  Rantai nilai kopi

Mohon melakukan reservasi melalui link INI (wajib)

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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

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nov
28

Market access for food security

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  28 November 2016 to 16 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Fellowship opportunity

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:

  • be more competent in the area of market access by differentiating between issues related to market participation, chain governance and institutional change;
  • understand conceptual frameworks related to market development which can be used to identify pro-poor and inclusive development opportunities;
  • be able to support policymakers, development practitioners and professional service providers in their new role as market facilitators;
  • be able to apply tools and instruments to develop market-led, pro-poor, inclusive and/or food secure development interventions.

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nov
28

Food & Nutrition security

Event posted by in Innovation Community NUTRITION
  28 November 2016 to 09 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, netherlands

Linking emergency aid to food and nutrition security, Avoiding pitfalls of help-indcued dependency

  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

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nov
28

Free online course: Nutritional Behaviour Change at the BoP

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  28 November 2016 to 26 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Online

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

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nov
28

Making Partnership Work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  28 November 2016 to 02 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Making Partnership Work

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

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nov
23

Invitation to Attend Pitch AgriHack on 23rd November

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  23 November 2016, All Day Event
  Kenya/SAFARI PARK HOTEL

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



nov
21

Knowledge Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  21 November 2016 to 24 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Knowledge Management

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.

Course objectives

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  

For whom?

You deal with information flows or are in charge of learning processes in your organisation or network. You a

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