Events

sep
04

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: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDIcourse_food_security_urbanizing_society_2017.htm 




sep
04

Free online course: Inclusive Agribusiness - 2SCALE

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 September 2017 to 25 September 2017 - All Day Event
  Online

Are you interested to learn more about inclusive agribusiness, access to finance, value creation and innovations in farming? Register now for the FREE online inclusive agribusiness bootcamp organised by the #2SCALE program of IFDC and our members ICRA and the BoP Innovation Center, that starts in September.  

Registration: http://2scale.org/bootcamp

The program will tackle the following topics:

  1. Value Creation: learn how to access local markets and create value for and with smallholder farmers and other business actors in the value chain;
  2. Innovations in Farming: learn how to strengthen your supply chains and increase returns to local farmers and SMEs by introducing innovations, based on needs assessment;
  3. Access to Finance: learn how to secure access to finance in your value chains by building innovative financing solutions at farmer and SME level;
  4. Agribusiness Clusters: learn how to effectively organise local farmers to ensure innovation and competitiveness, to maximize local value creation and t

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sep
04

Adapting to Complex Markets- Online Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  04 September 2017 to 15 December 2017 - All Day Event
  Online

capaAgricultural markets are complex-- climate change, appropriate inputs, standards, political instability-- along with producing, adding value and selling. Are you interested in a professional development opportunity that explores systems thinking and agricultural market development to include the most vulnerable? adaptive management? Or maybe you know of a colleague or staff person who is grappling with how to apply systems thinking to adapt to complex markets? We have an online course for you!

The Inclusive Market Institute is offering a fifteen-week course online course, Adapting to Complex Markets. This course will:

· Demystify systems thinking & expose you to exploring markets as complex adaptive systems

· Teach you to identify emergent patterns and effective leverage points to stimulate market development

· Introduce you to frameworks and tools that assist in soliciting feedback from market system actors

· Provide you an opportunity to apply adaptive management in your

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sep
11

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: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDIcourse_lost_harvest_2017.htm

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

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



sep
25

Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  25 September 2017 to 02 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming

Extensive course: Creating gender-responsive programmes and organisations 

'Gender’ is more than a buzzword in development jargon. This course builds your ability in dealing with inclusiveness and gender issues to ensure that development benefits all. You learn to systematically analyse differences in interest, power and decision making among different social groups; men and women, girls, boys, youth and elderly, able and disable, and how to capitalise on each group's strengths. 

Course objectives

  • Learn about development interventions and gender issues.
  • Implement gender analyses in project cycle management.
  • Develop objectives for sustainable change.
  • Do a gender impact assessment.
  • Discover gender in the organisation.

For whom?

You are a professional in development sector and dealing with project design, fundraising or proposal writing. You know about gender and inclusiveness but would like to make it practical, useful. You strive to overcome res

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oct
02

Training & Facilitation Skills

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  02 October 2017 to 06 October 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 promote

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oct
09

Advocacy and Policy Influencing

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  09 October 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Advocacy and Policy Influencing

Influence decision-makers and communicate the evidence

Understand how you can influence a policy process. From first stages to final implementation. It could be your core business or an intrinsic part of your organisation. Obtain a broad set of tools to plan effective advocacy strategies. Conduct actions with well-framed messages, and create coherent paths with your allies for powerful joint interventions.


What you will gain:

  • Understand how to embed advocacy actions in your organisation’s plans.
  • Use practical tools and methods to plan, prepare, implement and evaluate advocacy initiatives.
  • Analyse stakeholders and policy context.
  • Gain insight into building strong coalitions, select your political targets, frame your messages in convincing ways.
  • Practice how to conduct influential lobby meetings.


For whom?

You are a professional engaged in advocacy, civil society capacity building, governance or transparency programmes. You represent a network, an alliance, an associati

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oct
09

Result-Based Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  09 October 2017 to 13 October 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).  

  • Insights in d

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oct
23

Plant genetic resources and resilient seed systems for susta

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 October 2017 to 10 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Nepal

Fellowship opportunity

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.

To the website: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDIcourse_PGR_2017.htm

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

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



oct
23

Local economic development: towards agribusiness cluster dev

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 October 2017 to 03 November 2017 - All Day Event
  South Africa

Fellowship opportunity

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!

To the website: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDIcourse_Led_2017.htm

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

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



oct
23

Course on Fisheries governance for food security with fellow

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 October 2017 to 10 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen The Netherlands

Fellowship opportunity

Fisheries contributes to food security and nutrition and plays a vital role in global, national and rural economies.

Fish is highly nutritious and serves worldwide as a valuable supplement in diets lacking essential proteins, vitamins and minerals. The primary threats undermining the food and nutrition security potential of fisheries results from ineffective management coupled with poor conservation of habitats. To enhance the contribution of fisheries to food and livelihoods security a transition towards more people centred governance approaches is needed. Involvement of the public, civil society and private sector is required to develop incentives for sustainable ecosystem management and to ensure that the role of fisheries in reaching global food production is taken into account.

To the website: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDIcourse_fisheries_governance_2017.htm

How to apply: http://www.wur.nl/e

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oct
30

Learning, action research and outreach-in higher education

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  30 October 2017 to 17 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

ICRA course:  Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security , from 30 October to 17 November 2017,  in The Netherlands.

Lecturers, trainers and researchers in tertiary agricultural education attend this course. Development of labour market responsive curricula is an important aspect.

After attending one participant said, “Since I apply methods from ICRA’s course in my classroom, my classes are always full”.

How can you benefit from the course? Listen to what our Alumni have to say here.

For application and information, see the course webpage       
Application is open until 5 September. 

Pay before 25 July and we offer a 10 % reduction on the tuition fee. 

Check us out on:
LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | www.icra-edu.org/courses | info@icra-edu.org



nov
13

Course on Making agriculture work for food and nutrition sec

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 November 2017 to 24 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen the Netherlands

Fellowship opportunity

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.

To the website: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDIcourse_ANL_2017.htm

How to apply: http://www.wur.nl/e

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nov
13

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

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

ICRA course:  

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit – Learning key skills for inclusive business brokerage,  13 - 24 November 2017, Ibadan, Nigeria. 

This course is for agribusiness service providers and coaches working with smallholder farmers and agro-entrepreneurs.  

As a professional in business support services, you want to contribute to local entrepreneurial development and food security. By offering professional capacity support and coaching and assisting in accessing startup capital you try to help small-scale producers and processors move towards farming as a business.  

In two weeks you will learn how to build trust to establish sustainable business relationships, to improve your negotiation skills and you will get tips on how to secure a steady income. 

This video shows the two steps necessary to negotiate a win-win situation.

Application is open until 12 September 2017

Pay before 1 August and get a 10% reduction on t

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