Facing rural innovation challenges

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 September 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Facing rural innovation challenges 

Linking research to inclusive development for food security

Researchers must make their work relevant for the inclusive development of involved communities if it is to have any value. And agricultural professionals, farmers and their organizations may lack up to date information on how to most effectively improve food security.

This course will introduce you to new approaches and tools for designing and managing participation in rural innovation that will help to resolve both problems and find complementary solutions. It will enable you to create and support effective partnerships, collaboration and dynamic stakeholder networks to co-create new knowledge for better agri-business deals and higher farmer income.

Why choose this course?

  • Participants come from all around the globe, and provide a unique enriching learning context in which professional networks can grow and lifetime friendships are built.
  • The course is challenging, varied and hands-on, incl

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The Green Finance Academy

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 March 2017 to 10 March 2017 - All Day Event
  The Netherlands

The Green Finance Academy

An initiative from IUCN NL, Nyenrode Business University and Wageningen Environmental Research
takes place from 6 to 10 March.

In this five-day masterclass, you will learn how to access innovative private sources of investment to finance your environmental or development projects. Through interactive sessions you will be trained to transform current projects into bankable projects or to design new bankable projects. You will be mentored by professionals and experts in business development, marketing, private sector finance and climate change.

During the course, you will be challenged to apply business model thinking to your real-life project and you will meet with financial sector professionals. After five days, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to persuade investors to financially support your bankable project.

Language: English.
Location: Campuses of Nyenrode Business University and Wageningen Environmental Research.
Tuition fee: 3.995 euro per perso

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

ICRA Courses for professionals working in higher education and outreach, agricultural research and agri-business

For application deadline and for detail information, click on the courses below:

- Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands

- Facing rural innovation challenges - Linking research to inclusive development for food security, 25 Sept - 13 Oct 2017

- Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 6 to 24 November 2017

ICRA is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture. ICRA’s goal is to help end poverty and hunger and to promote sustainable resource use, through inclusive innovation partnerships and by the strengthening individual, organizational and institutional capacities required to make these partnerships work.

ICRA is a member of the Agr

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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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Result-Based Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  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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Management of Development Projects and Programmes

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

Management of Development Projects and Programmes

Boost your competences in leadership, results-based management and organisational development

You want your programme to lead to meaningful change. You work together with numerous stakeholders in a multi-cultural context and you have numerous tasks. How to plan, manage, monitor and evaluate your programme so that you achieve results and ensure continuous learning in complex multi-cultural environment? Learn to deal with challenges related to communication, negotiations, human resource and conflict management. And learn how to assess and boost your own and your partner’s organisational capacities.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Be able to manage your staff and teams more effectively.

  • Understand relevant methodologies and tools for results-based planning, monitoring and evaluation.  

  • Know how to assess your own and your partner’s organisational capacity.  

  • Be able to link your programme to the Sustainable Dev

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Food security in an urbanising society

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 September 2017 to 15 September 2017 - All Day Event
  The Netherlands

Today already more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will be risen to two-thirds. The continuous increase of urban population is due to factors like rural-urban migration, natural disasters or livelihood insecurities. Providing food and nutrition security for the rapidly expanding populations in the world’s cities is a pressing challenge in this changing world. Delivering nutritious food to cities is a complex problem that is also challenged by natural resource scarcity, climate change, and population growth, which affect food systems globally.

For this events fellowships are available.

Practical information:
Course date: 4 - 15 September 2017
Deadline: 24 July 2017
NFP/MENA deadline: 21 March 2017

For more information and online registration please visit our website: 


Course on Lost Harvest and wasted food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  11 September 2017 - 09:00 to 22 September 2017 - 17:00
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Stark contrasts exist in how we manage the food we have available. While in developing and transition countries food losses mainly happen post-harvest, in the urban and wealthier communities good food is wasted in retail stages of the supply chain and by consumers. Strategies to minimize food losses and waste along the chain can contribute to food security and sustainable food production.

For more information and online application:

How to apply: 

More on fellowships: 


How to ensure access to food for all in a urbanising world

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  08 December 2016, 09:00-14:00

Seminar: How to ensure access to good food for all in a rapidly urbanising world

The world is becoming increasingly urban. Today, more of us live in cities than in rural areas. It is expected that by 2050 two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Providing food and nutrition security for the rapidly expanding populations in the world’s urban areas is a pressing challenge, due to the increasingly interconnected challenges of resource scarcity, climate change and natural disasters which affect food systems globally. Against the background of these developments, achieving urban food and nutrition security calls for integrated and innovative solutions.

This seminar will take place in the Impulse building on the campus of Wageningen UR, from 09.00 to 14.00 hrs, including a lunch buffet. Participation is free.

For more information and online registration please visit our website:

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Advanced Course in Results Measurement, 20-24 March 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  20 March 2017 to 24 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Bangkok, Thailand

This five-day course will help experienced results measurement practitioners advance their skills in applying the DCED Results Measurement Standard in their PSD programs. The course will focus on challenging technical topics -such as assessing attribution and systemic change, critical soft skills - such as coaching implementation staff in results measurement, and emerging areas of results measurement for PSD– such as assessing women’s economic empowerment. 

The course will use a mix of learning methods including sharing experiences, case studies, group exercises, presentations, roles plays and discussion. 

Trainers: Aly Miehlbradt and Hans Posthumus. 

Please note: the course is only open to Results Measurement practitioners with at least two years of experience in applying the DCED Results Measurement Standard in practice. 

For more information or to apply, see: or email Holm Miehlbradt at


Course: Results Measurement 4 Sustainable Private Sector Dev

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 March 2017 to 17 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Bangkok, Thailand

This course offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all aspects that practitioners need to set up a practical results measurement system for internal learning and communicating credible results. This course targets intervention and results measurement staff and managers that are working in Private Sector Development programs. The course flyer is attached.

Many practitioners have benefited from this reputed course over the past seven years. The course is offered by HPC, with Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon as lead trainers. 

For more information or to apply, see or email Hans Posthumus at 

There is a 10% early bird discount for registrations and payments received before 31st December 2016. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Want a successful agribusiness in developing markets?

Join the company capability track and make your agribusiness fit for public funding in PPP calls

This unique track will help you to uncover the internal capabilities your company has or should have to become successful in these dynamic developing markets. It will support your company to get a better grip on and receive public recognition for it’s potential and ambition to develop business models that include low-income people.

Company capability track components

  1. Online quick scan with key company staff

  2. Half a day internal workshop on capability needs

  3. Company-specific report

  4. Visibility in public report on overall insights

  5. Networking event with like minded agribusiness entrepreneurs

Show the world your ambition to contribute to the SDGs.

BoP Innovation Center, inspired by the RPV framework of Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, created the Track to map your company’s internal capabilities. The capabilities are categorized

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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

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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Upcoming bootcamp: How to achieve nutritional behaviour change in BoP settings?

On November 28th, the Inclusive Business Accelerator is launching the ‘Nutritional behaviour change at the BoP’ bootcamp. This is a fantastic opportunity to get tools and guidance on developing a successful behaviour change campaign for your nutrition project. Sign up now!

Did you know that if unhealthy food is harder for you to reach at a buffet, you are more likely to choose a healthy option? In fact, studies have shown that in this scenario healthy options sales increase by up to 18%.1 This is one example of a behaviour change tactic, the topic of the Inclusive Business Accelerator’s upcoming bootcamp developed in collaboration with the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM).

AIM brings together more than 30 partners representing businesses, governments, NGOs and knowledge institutes to develop innovative solutions to tackle malnutrition. Many of AIM’s projects offer new food products, way

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Short Course on Wetlands, Water, and Food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  05 June 2017 to 23 June 2017 - All Day Event
  The Netherlands


Wetlands, integrated water resources management and food security

Promoting the value of wetlands for conservation, food security and climate change resilience

Food security, water management and climate change call for a cross cutting and inclusive approach involving all relevant stakeholders and sectors. This requires persons who, next to technical knowledge, possess other skills such as facilitation, conflict management and negotiation skills, as well as the ability to advocate the important role of wetlands in integrated water resources management.

The course is based on the premise that stewards understand what integrated water resources management is, what wetlands are, the different types of wetlands, what services they provide and the role of the RAMSAR Convention. To be able to act as a water steward and to advocate for wetlands, you will also need to know how to facilitate multi-stakeholder p

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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.   


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Sustainable and AgroEcological  development - Course

Event posted by in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
  18 September 2016 - 09:00 to 24 September 2016 - 17:00
  Addis Ababa

The University of Padua, Italy, on the initiative of Professor Maurizio Paoletti, organises a Summer School course of one week, in Addis Ababa, for professionals, practitioners and students,  interested in the further development of AgroEcology and Biodiversity in Ethiopia.  

The course is free and registration is open till September 10. Participants from outside Addis Ababa can lodge in the Italian Cultural Institute if they wish. 

Registration at:


Want to know more about the programme? Ask professor Paoletti at

Or Yelleke de Nooy of AgriProFocus,  at 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 months 1 week ago

Free online course on Agriculture, Economics and Nature

Date: Start in 11 Jul 2016
End in 29 Aug 2016
Location: Online

The University of Western Australia is once again offering a free online course on the economics of agriculture, natural resources and the environment. This course is about agricultural production and the interaction between agriculture and the environment. The material presented can help us understand changes that have occurred in agriculture, and support improved decision making about things like agricultural production methods, agricultural input levels, resource conservation, and the balance between agricultural production and its environmental impacts. 

About this Course
Sound economic thinking is crucial for farmers because they depend on good economic decision making to survive. Governments depend on economic information to make good policy decisions on behalf of the community. This course will help you to contribute to better decision making by farmers, or by ag

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7 months 3 weeks ago


ILO course: Value Chain Development; from analysis to action

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016 - All Day Event
  ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

ILO course:

Value Chain Development - Moving from Analysis to Action

This training course builds on the ILO’s experience in Value Chain Development to provide an overview of fundamental frameworks and principles, and focuses on practical skills for the design and implementation of VCD initiatives using a facilitative approach.

The course is designed for practitioners of market driven small enterprise development, including programme staff and managers leading value chain development projects, donors, consultants, agencies of the UN System, government officials, and other international organizations.

For more information, please visit the ILO website through this link.


Training: Developing Private Sector Agro-Input Markets

Event posted by in Organised Farmers
  30 May 2016 to 03 June 2016 - All Day Event
  Arusha, Tanzania

IFDC - International Training Program on

Developing Private Sector Agro-Input Markets:

Designing and Implementing Targeted Input Subsidies


Early Bird - Registration and payment by march 30 : $ 1,500

Regular - Registration and payment by April 30 : $ 1,650

Late - After April 30 : $1,800




As a result of the five-day training program, participants will be able to:

• Improve their technical knowledge of the design and operations of smart subsidy programs.

• Discuss the effectiveness and impact of market-friendly interventions instead of direct subsidies which tend to destabilize the market.

• Analyze the success factors of well-designed voucher programs.

• Explore security measures used to prevent fraud and voucher program abuse.

• Review and apply the best practices and lessons learned from well-functioning voucher progr

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