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 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 a 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. This training includes visits and learning experiences outside the training room.
- Are 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 Deve... Read more
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:
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
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.
Can farmers improve their income and well-being through effective collective action? Join the course and take home many practical tools and approaches for promoting farmer entrepreneurship and strengthening famers’ organisations that aim to arrive at farmer-inclusive agribusiness development.
Improving farmers’ performance and business relations
This course perceives farmers as autonomous entrepreneurs and their organisations as farmers’ business organisations. Both operate in dynamic market systems and have to deal with a range of public and private sector players, such as sourcing companies, banks and MFI’s, agro-input dealers, research, extension and others. The central question of the course is how farmers can improve their income and well-being through effective collective action of their organisations and improved relations with other stakeholders.
Upon completion of the course you will:
With increasing needs and scarce resources available worldwide, organisations are under strong pressure to deliver and measure impact. But what do we mean by impact?
We define impact as the change that can be attributed to an intervention. This is particularly difficult to measure for projects occurring in complex environments, such as development projects, where many factors contribute to the changes. This is the challenge that we will address during this training. At MDF, we specialise in complexity aware M&E methods suitable for international development efforts. This course will guide you to select the methods and approaches that are most appropriate for your situation.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of common impact approaches.
- Become familiar with complexity aware methods suitable to measure the impact of development projects.
- Select effective strategies for determining the contribution of you... Read more
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... Read more
Bridging the rural/urban divide, this course uses an adapted version of Porter's Diamond to analyse local sub-sectors for boosting urban and rural wealth through agribusiness cluster development. How local communities and youth can play a role in co-creating interventions for positive change in this field, is zoomed into.
Upon completion of the course you will:
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