Events

apr
23

Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  23 April 2018 - 09:00 to 27 April 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services

Event: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 23rd - 27th April 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development are the best hope for reviving weak world economies. Entrepreneurs cannot do it alone; they need an enabling environment in which their business can grow. This course is designed to give insights into the basic requirements for increasing the level of entrepreneurship in communities at local and national levels.

In order to build the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the Agriculture and food security activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations to support efforts in improving survival rates of Agribusinesses that currently have a high rate of failure, (I.e. 70 to 80 per cent of new businesses end their operations in their first year. And of those that survive, only half remain in business af

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apr
23

Establishing and Strengthening Farmer Organizations Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  23 April 2018 - 09:00 to 27 April 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services

Event: Establishing and strengthening farmer organizations Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 23rd - 27th April 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

Farmers’ organization’s-FOs represent farmers’ own interests. They have emerged as a result of Farmers own, real expressed needs. They are effective channels of communication between the member-farmers. Without them, a situation of isolated voices would arise, that lack coordination and general power to affect the behavior of agricultural service providers. Farmer organizations, therefore, need to be strengthened. FO’s, for instance, do not have access to diverse sources of income, in some instances, there are no core cultural or economic activities that bind their members, FO’s in certain instances do not have access to capacity-building support, they sometimes operate in unfriendly institutional environment (lack of supportive legislation, no formal recognition). They tend to be

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may
07

Agriculture Value Chains Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  07 May 2018 - 09:00 to 11 May 2018 - 04:30
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Event: Agriculture Value Chains Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 7th - 11th May 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

Value chains are a key framework for understanding how products move from the producers to the customers. The value chain perspective provides an important means to understand the business to business relationships, mechanisms for increasing efficiency, and ways to enable businesses to increase productivity and add value.

It provides a reference point for improvements in services and the business environment. It is a vehicle for pro-poor initiatives and for linking small businesses with the market. Value chains therefore reside at the core of high-impact and sustainable initiatives focused on improving productivity, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, and SME growth.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture value chain working with communities, in governments,

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may
14

International short course: Milking to potential

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  14 May 2018 to 25 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Growing demand for dairy products has led to a significant increase in public and private involvement and to new opportunities for a range of stakeholders. This 2 weeks course will enable participants in designing and implementing dairy development strategies in emerging economies. This course will use a mix of lectures, discussions, group work and field trips to offer background, theoretical foundations, as well as practical approaches for production and market development. The dairy sector of both the EU and the global south economies will be considered in the lectures. Taking the participants’ own situation as a starting point, we will analyse the current condition, explore options that are already available for further development and design new dairy systems in a responsible manner.

Target audience
The basic prerequisite for participation in the course is active interest and professional experience in this field. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc deg

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may
14

course: Integrated seed sector development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  14 May 2018 to 01 June 2018 - All Day Event
  wageningen, The Netherlands

In this course participants can broaden their international experience and strengthen their competencies to support seed sector development, taking an integrated perspective. The overall objective of the programme is to enhance the capabilities to translate the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) concept into strategies for making seed programmes and policies that seek enhancement by connecting to present practices. The training is experience-based and task-oriented and highly interactive. It includes lectures, visits to different Dutch seed companies and organisations, case studies, group discussions, assignments and field work.

Upon completion of the course you will:
- be able to support farmer groups in taking an entrepreneurial approach towards seed production and trade;
- know how to strengthen private and public functions in seed sector development;
- know how to address through partnerships and innovation institutional bottlenecks in the seed sector;
- understand how intern

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may
14

Facing rural innovation challenges

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  14 May 2018 to 01 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

ICRA course:

Facing rural innovation challenges - Linking research to inclusive development for food security ,
14 May - 1 June 2018 in Wageningen, the Netherlands

This course is highly valued by its participants, professionals working in agricultural research, agribusiness, rural advisory services, food security and producer organisations.  
Get some tips on the art of listening in this video by our trainer Mariette Gross.

For more information see the course webpage 

Candidates can: APPLY HERE 

Application deadline for candidates with funds is 15 March 2018

You can check us out on: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | www.icra-edu.org/courses



may
17

Jeunesse & Agroalimentaire Forum (JAGRO Forum 2018)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  17 May 2018 to 19 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Ouagadougou

JAGRO Forum 2018

L’Association IKA-KELE informe les milieux d'affaires Agroalimentaire que la 1ère édition de la Jeunesse & Agroalimentaire Forum (JAGRO Forum) se tiendra du 17 au 19 Mai 2018 à Ouagadougou sous le thème « Entrepreneuriat agroalimentaire des jeunes : innovation et opportunités d’affaires ».

Trois jours durant, cet événement Ouest Africain connaîtra des Conférences et Ateliers thématiques, des Diners d'Affaires B2B, des Expositions & Restaurations et une Soirée de Clôture avec cérémonie des Trophées IKA-KELE aux Jeunes acteurs de la chaine de valeurs agricoles.

Lors de cette 1ère édition, un espace spécial baptisé JAGRO Village sera créé pour mettre en relation d’affaires les Jeunes entrepreneurs de la chaine de valeurs agricoles de pays Ouest africains avec des investisseurs. Cette activité pourrait être mise à la disposition des Jeunes entrepreneurs de la chaine de valeurs agricoles nationaux afin de rencontrer leurs homologues

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may
17

JEUNESSE & AGROALIMENTAIRE  FORUM (JAGRO FORUM 2018)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  17 May 2018 to 19 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Ouagadougou



                                                                JAGRO’Forum 2018


        Créer une plate-forme d’opportunité d’affaires et d’échange collaborative entre tous les jeunes acteurs de la chaîne des valeurs agricoles du Burkina et de l’Afrique de l'ouest afin de lever les contraintes et accroître la contribution du secteur Agroalimentaire à la promotion de l’auto-emplois des jeunes et à la création de richesse.

Le forum s’adresse aux Jeunes entrepreneurs ou porteurs de projets du secteur de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation du Burkina et de l’Afrique de l’ouest à savoir :

· Les semenciers, équipementiers, fournisseurs d’intrants ;

· Les producteurs ;

· Les négociants ;

· Les transformateurs ;

· Les distributeurs ;

·

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may
17

Jeunesse & Agroalimentaire Forum (JAGRO Forum 2018)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  17 May 2018 to 19 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Ouagadougou

JAGRO Forum 2018 s’adresse aux Jeunes entrepreneurs ou porteurs de projets du secteur de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation du Burkina et de l’Afrique de l’ouest à savoir :
• Semenciers, équipementiers, fournisseurs d’intrants ;
• Producteurs ;
• Négociants ;
• Transformateurs ; • Distributeurs ; • Restaurateurs.

 Conditions de participation au Forum :
- Être âgé entre 18 et 40 ans ;
- Avoir une entreprise agricole/ agro-alimentaire ou être porteur de projet agricole/ agro-alimentaire ;

NB : Date limite des inscriptions 05 Mai 2018 sur le site web : www.ikakele.org



jun
04

Short course: Integrated pest management and food safety

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

This course is aimed at creating mechanisms that will support Integrated Pest Management though looking at pesticides-related policies, the role of the various stakeholders and innovative (technical) solutions. Participants will enhance their ability to identify and solve problems in Integrated Pest Management and food safety. It entails a mix of lectures, discussions, group work, excursions and fieldwork. Meeting colleagues from other countries with similar interests leads to mutual learning.

The basic prerequisite for participation in this course is active interest and professional experience in this field. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification.


Upon completion of the course you will:

- better understand the role of primary production in food chains in achieving food safety;

- know the link between Integrated Pest Management, food safety as a result of primary production, and the protection of the enviro

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jun
11

Short Course: Rural Entrepreneurship

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  11 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Ghana

This course is organised in collaboration between Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (part of Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands) and the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD) of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

. During the course, you will get familiar with business planning tools to ensure that (new) business ventures are based on sound business principles, and practice your skills and new-learned tools on actual cases.

Upon completion of the course you will:

- have become sensitive to imbalances within agrifood value chains and how these issues can be addressed;

- have strengthened your capacity to promote rural wealth creation;

- have strengthened your competence in the area of market access of microl entrepreneurs;

- have the ability to identify pro-poor, smallholder inclusive and/or gender-friendly agribusiness development opportunities;

- be able to apply

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jun
11

AGRIBUSINESS TRADE MISSION TO THE NETHERLANDS

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018 - All Day Event
  AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

RE:INVITATION TO AGRIBUSINESS / HORTICULTURE TRADE AND INVESTMENT MISSION TO THE NETHERLANDS FROM 11TH TO 15TH JUNE 2018

Agribusiness is Africa’s untapped goldmine. According to a World Bank report, Africa’s agribusiness industry is expected to be worth $1 trillion by 2030. With up to 60 percent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, fertile soils, abundant labour, and all-year sunshine, sub-Saharan Africa surely has the potential to become the world’s biggest exporter of food products. Even if Africa decides to ignore export markets, the continent’s one billion people provides a huge and ready market for agribusiness.

Interestingly, more international entrepreneurs are tapping into the vast opportunities in Africa’s agribusiness market. And with the continued harsh impacts of low crude oil prices in 2016, sleeping agribusiness giants like Nigeria and Angola are finally putting a strong focus on agribusiness as a means to diversifying their economies.&nbs

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jun
25

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  25 June 2018 to 06 July 2018 - All Day Event
  Ibadan, Nigeria

ICRA course:

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

As a professional in business support services 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.

For more information and application, see the course webpage.

Application deadline for candidates with funds is 15 March 2018

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



sep
10

Course: Food Security in an Urbanising Society

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  10 September 2018 - 09:00 to 21 September 2018 - 17:00
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Join us in Wageningen, the Netherlands for our 4th edition of the International course on Food Security in an Urbanising Society (10 – 21 September 2018).

You will get well acquainted with the framework of city region food systems in relation to food and nutrition security in densely populated areas. Will be able to use the concepts of city region food systems to analyse urban food and nutrition security issues. Participants will be able to use different designs, methods and approaches, and their interrelationships, in planning for food and nutrition security in urbanizing societies.

For more information about our course and fellowship opportunities:

https://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short_courses_2018/CDIcourse_food_security_urbanizing_society_2018.htm




sep
12

ICSD 2018International Conference on Sustainable Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  12 September 2018 - 09:38 to 13 September 2018 - 19:38
  Rome, ITALY

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.

The 6th ICSD 2018 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.

Read more: https://ecsdev.org/index.php/conference



sep
17

Short course:  Lost Harvest and Wasted Food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  17 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Course announcement: Lost Harvest and Wasted Food – 2018 (Wageningen, the Netherlands, 17 – 28 September)

Managing the crop supply chain for increased food security 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.

Course objectives Upon completion of the course you will:

  • understand the link between primary production, post-harvest management, the supply chain and food security;
  • be familiar with alternative uses of food waste;
  • have insight into the public and private responsibilities in the supply chain for post-harvest handling and food waste management;
  • be able to design solutions for minimising the amount of ‘missing

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sep
26

13th International Conference on ICT 4Development&Educatn

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  26 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Center(KCC)

eLearning Africa

Founded in 2005, eLearning Africa is the leading pan-African conference and Ministerial Round Table on ICT enhanced training, digital learning and educational technology. The three day event offers participants the opportunity to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Over 12 consecutive years, eLearning Africa has hosted 16,228 participants from 100+ different countries around the world, with over 85% coming from the African continent. More than 3,300 speakers have addressed the conference about every aspect of technology enhanced education and skills development.

This year’s conference will be co-hosted by the Republic of Rwanda,with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of ICT in collaboration with the Rwanda Convention Bureau.

For interested applicants, there is also a Call for Papers  to be presented in the eLearning Africa event, the 13th International Con

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nov
05

Course on Global One Health

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  05 November 2018 to 16 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Global One Health, a 3-week course offered by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, to be held between 05-16 November, 2018 in Wageningen , the Netherlands.

This course aims to teach you to enhance your competence enabling you to apply the principles to health challenges for humans, animals and plants. After the course you will be able to apply the Global One Health-approach, which you have fit into an action plan made by you during the training.

Application deadline for a OKP fellowship: 20 March 2018

Application deadline without a fellowship: 22 September 2018

For more information on this course and for application please, visit the website of the course https://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short_courses_2018/CDIcourse_GOH_2018.htm