Events

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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nov
19

Young Farmers on Top

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  19 November 2016, 15:00-18:00
  Bar At the Roof Top - Artotel, Jl. Sunda No.3, Menteng, Jakarta

Young Farmers on Top

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

Gratis souvenir : Boneka Horta

Mohon melakukan konfirmasi kehadiran DI SINI (wajib)

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Young Farmers on Top

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

Free souvenir: Horta Doll (Indonesian Grass Doll)

Reservation is mandatory, please kindly click HERE to confirm your atten

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nov
19

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  19 November 2016 to 08 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

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.

Course objectives

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

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nov
15

Symaga Group / Growket in EuroTier

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  15 November 2016 to 18 November 2016 - All Day Event
  D-30521

SYMAGA GROUP / GROWKET will be exhibitin in EuroTier (Hannover, Germany), the world’s leading trade fair for animal production.


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

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nov
14

The 2nd German-African Agribusiness Forum

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  14 November 2016, All Day Event
  Hanover, Germany

2nd German-African Agribusiness Forum:
Opportunities and Challenges along the Value Chain - Grow, Breed, Process, Package




http://www.agribusiness-africa.de/en/home/






nov
07

Making agriculture work for food and nutrition security with

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  07 November 2016, All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

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

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nov
07

Plant genetic resources and seeds

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  07 November 2016, All Day Event
  Nepal

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

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

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



nov
07

Innovation and agri-entrepreneurship for food security

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  07 November 2016 to 18 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Ethiopia

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

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

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



nov
07

Leadership and People Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  07 November 2016 to 11 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Leadership and People Management

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.

Course 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

For whom?

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..

Course highlights

  • Know your personal

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nov
04

JOURNEE D'EXPOSITION DES INNOVATIONS DES FEMMES ET JEUNES

Event posted by in AgriProFocus RD Congo
  04 November 2016, 09:00-16:00
  Bukavu/Sud-Kivu

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

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oct
25

Organisational Development &Capacity Building

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  25 October 2016 to 03 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

Organisational Development and Capacity Building 

Understanding organisations and change

Do you wish to strengthen the capacity of your organisation? Or to support the capacity development of a partner organisation? You wonder what will really make a difference, leading to a better performance? In this course you learn how to identify organisational capacity issues and to develop scenario’s to improve an organisation’s ability to effectively respond to changes.

Course objectives

What you will gain:

  • Tools to carry out a systematic and comprehensive capacity assessment, using the 5 Core Capabilities model and other proven concepts
  • Ability to develop and prioritise strategic options to improve organisational capacity
  • Insight in the importance of balancing external and internal analysis
  • Capacity to combine objectively verifiable capacity indicators with subjective and intuitive indicators
  • Thorough understanding of the conditions for successful change and change drivers in your organisation

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oct
24

Local economic development: towards agribusiness cluster dev

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  24 October 2016, All Day Event
  South Africa

2 week course: Market demand and agribusiness clusters are considered to be important vehicles for poverty reduction, attaining food security and creating rural wealth. The focus tends to be on high-end markets & international trade. However, for most smallholder producers, local entrepreneurs and poor consumers, rural economies and the dynamics of rural fresh produce markets & local trade are far more important!

For more information and online application: https://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Shortcourses2016/CDIcourse_Led_2016.htm

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

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