ICRA

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 week 5 days ago

#HEFORSHE: 2SCALE AND AGRIPROFOCUS CELEBRATE MEN WHO EMPOWER WOMEN

Less than 5 percent of women in Mali own land, while more than 30 percent serve as heads of household responsible for providing food, healthcare, and school fees for their children. Because of their social vulnerability, particularly in the Ségou region, 2SCALE prioritizes strengthening women’s economic position in value chains and improving their access to agricultural training, seeds, fertilizers, and land.

Following this objective and in celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), 2SCALE and the AgriProFocus network in Mali honored four men who demonstrate a proactive commitment to reduce gender-related inequalities in a vegetable partnership the project supports in Ségou. The recipients included:

• Mahamadou Nantoumé, CEO of Guina Agricole, for strengthening women’s access to quality agricultural inputs and phytosanitary services on preferential terms.

• Bakary Coulibaly, community leader, for promo

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Akibodé Djodji Merci pour ce partage. He for she très bon concept, nous trouvons que c'est dans l'ordre naturel des choses, car la discrimination est venue par les hommes et c'est toujours avec  les hommes que nous pouvons envisager des solutions durables.  Ici au Mali ONU-FEMME est réprésentée par un homme, et je vous assure que ça produit des effets. Nous disons merci à l'engagement du partenaire IFDC et à l'efficacité de la démarche 2SCALE. Et vivement la prochaine formation sur le genre dans les chaines de valeur agricole car cette formation est vraiment utile.On est ensemble

1 week 4 days ago

Cibarani Cibarani Belle initiative....De quoi donner envie à d'autres de redoubler davantage les aides qu'ils apportent aux femmes...

1 week 3 days ago

Akibodé Djodji Merci CIBARANI, le mérite vous revient car votre  action à Ouéléssébougou est très regardant sur la démarche genre.Nous suivons avec beaucoup d’intérêt vos activités.

1 week 2 days ago

Daoulata MAIGA Merci beaucoup Anne Marie pour ce partage très intéressant, ce fut un moment de reconnaissance et de mérite pour ses braves hommes qui se battent chaque jour pour la cause des femmes ,ils  seront  désormais des références ! 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

NEW VLOG! Presenting the AgriProFocus network: ICRA

The AgriProFocus network consists of 32 Dutch members organisations. In a new vlog- serie we are introducing all Dutch members to you. Watch it and see what they can do for you!

In this first vlog I take you to Wageningen, THE capital of agricultural knowledge in The Netherlands. I talked to Richard Hawkins, Director of ICRA. He explains to us in 2 minutes what the added value of the AgriProFocus network is for ICRA.

Please let me know what you think about this vlog in a comment below. Thanks!


nov
13

New Agribusiness Course from ICRA

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  13 November 2017 to 24 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Ibadan, Nigeria

Application is open for NEW AGRIBUSINESS COURSE

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit - Learning key skills for inclusive business brokerage

For: Professionals providing agribusiness support services to small-scale farmers, processors and other affiliated enterprises

Date and location: 13 -24 November 2017 in Ibadan, Nigeria

Deadline for Scholarship Application is 22 March 2017

Candidates can apply here and click here for scholarship information.

This course will provide concrete skills that participants may immediately apply in their work. They will:

1. Get practical tips on how to secure a stable flow of income for their business support services.

2. Learn to build trust in order to establish sustainable business relationships between farmers, lenders, input and service providers. .

3. Improve their negotiation skills and gain confidence in drafting contracts, which paves the way for better business deals.

Programme

Week 1: Business skills and concepts

Week 2: Facilitation and b

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

Application is open for NEW AGRIBUSINESS COURSE

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit - Learning key skills for inclusive business brokerage

For: Professionals providing agribusiness support services to small-scale farmers, processors and other affiliated enterprises

Date and location: 13 -24 November 2017 in Ibadan, Nigeria

Candidates can apply here and click here for scholarship information.

This course will provide concrete skills that participants may immediately apply in their work. They will:

1. Get practical tips on how to secure a stable flow of income for their business support services.

2. Learn to build trust in order to establish sustainable business relationships between farmers, lenders, input and service providers. .

3. Improve their negotiation skills and gain confidence in drafting contracts, which paves the way for better business deals.

Programme

Week 1: Business skills and concepts

Week 2: Facilitation and brokering skills

Application a

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Janine Schoeman Hi Gizaw, have you listed this as an event as well so it shows up in the calendar? Thanks.

2 weeks 4 days ago

Gizaw Legesse Hi Janine, I just posted it as event also. Thanks!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 1 day ago

Do you work in agricultural education, research, agribusiness or rural advisory? Scholarships are now available for ICRA's autumn courses!  http://www.icra-edu.org/courses

sep
25

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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

PizzaProFocus! Informal network meeting on inclusive business

On Thursday evening 2nd February, the Dutch network of AgriProFocus gathered for an informal network meeting with pizzas: PizzaProFocus. The meeting took place at BoP Innovation Center, one of the organizations which had made the proposal to the network to start such informal gatherings to enable people in the network to meet, discuss, get new ideas, and establish new connections.

This time, the theme was Inclusive Business. 3 pitches were done by CBI’s Eva Smulders; ICRA’s Bertil Videt; and BoPInc’s Niek van Dijk. Other participants responded, which gave room for further open questions and exchanges. Some of the key areas of interest from that discussion that I recall:

CBI has developed a new tool, with support of Schuttelaar & Partners, to support SMEs in low- and middle-income countries with an interest to export to Europe, in developing more ‘responsible business’ practices. After the use of this tool, t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 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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may
15

Linking research to inclusive development for food security

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  15 May 2017 to 02 June 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 and research, outreach and agribusiness. 

The following ICRA course is OPEN FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW :

Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges

All information on the webpage: http://bit.ly/2dg09uf 

Deadline for fellowship application is 19 October 2016.  

 www.icra-edu.org/courses | info@icra-edu.org    



Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

APPLICATIONS OPEN for ICRA courses for professionals in Agricultural Education and Outreach, Research and Agribusiness: March - May 2017, The Netherlands

The following courses are open, including scholarships:

1. Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 13 – 31 March 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands

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

Click the links above for more information and application forms. Applicants who arrange their own financial support for participation face less competition and have a bigger chance of getting selected. ICRA courses in the Netherlands qualify for Nuffic scholarships (60 countries). The scholarship application is open until 19 October 2016.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 year 1 month ago

APPLICATION IS OPEN for ICRA courses (English and French) 

for professionals in Agricultural Education and Research, 

Oct - Nov 2016


ICRA organises three interesting courses in the near future in Wageningen, the Netherlands. These courses are highly valued by professionals working in agricultural higher education and outreach, research and agribusiness.

For two courses the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS OPEN:

1. Learning, action research and outreach for inclusive development - Boosting competencies in higher education, 10-28 October 2016

2. Apprentissage, recherche action et services aux communautés pour un développement inclusif - Elargir les compétences dans l’enseignement supérieur, 14 Nov – 2 Déc 2016


Few places are still available on the following course with own sponsorship only: 

3.  Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 6 - 24 June 2016.


For a glimpse of one of ICRA's courses s

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nov
14

Apprentissage, recherche action et services aux communautés

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  14 November 2016 to 04 December 2016 - All Day Event
  6701AN Wageningen Pays-Bas


Cette formation de 3 semaines s'adresse aux professionels de l'enseignement supérieur agricole et domaines associés.  Cette programme offre des outils pour concevoir et gérer des programmes interactif en associant l'éducation, la recherche-action, les services aux communautés rurales.

Tous les renseignements sur ce programme francophone se trouvent sur la page web www.icra/Formations ou sur
http://tinyurl.com/hhb3roz.
Après vous avez soumis votre inscription à l’ICRA vous recevrez alors des renseignements sur les bourses


Date limite pour soumettre une demande de bourse est le 22 Mars 2016.
Dates limites d'inscription pour les candidats avec financement propre est le 15 Septembre 2016



oct
10

Learning, action research and outreach for inclusive develop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  10 October 2016, All Day Event
  6701AN Wageningen, the Netherlands

3-Week course for lecturers and researchers working in tertiary agricultural education.  This course offers tools for designing and delivering interactive learning programmes by integrating education, action-research and community outreach. 

More information available on our course web pagewww.icra-edu.org/coursesorhttp://tinyurl.com/heck6xg
You can directly apply on the page.
Few scholarships for this course are available through NUFFIC
After submitting your application you will receive information on how to apply for such a scholarship
Deadline for scholarship application: 22 March 2016.
Deadline for candidates with own funding:1 August 2016.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 year 6 months ago

Training Courses ICRA -  deadline for scholarships: 16 October 2015


ICRA (International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture) strengthens innovative capacity by providing training and coaching to individuals and teams. In the period March to June 2016 we have 3 interesting courses, in the Netherlands. These courses are highly valued by our participants, professionals working in agricultural research, agri-business, higher education and outreach.

The following courses are OPEN for application NOW (click for more information):

Learning, action research and outreach for inclusive development - Boosting competencies in higher education, 29 February – 18 March 2016

Lier la recherche au développement inclusif pour la sécurité alimentaire - Relever les défis d’innovation rurale,  29 Février – 18 Mars 2016

Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 6 – 24 June 2016