Events

feb
26

Training and Facilitation Skills

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  26 February 2019 - 09:00 to 01 March 2019 - 05:00
  Yangon, Myanmar

Why this course 

Training is an activity that most professionals in development will conduct sooner or later. Transferring skills and knowledge is valuable and rewarding, if done by an accomplished trainer. Learn from us, professional trainers, and get our tips and tricks in training design and delivery. Build your self-confidence and become creative in the use of a variety of learning methods.

Course objectives 

By the end of this course, you:

can design a quality training programme based on learning needs and styles

can design and deliver attractive and interactive learning sessions

have put your facilitation skills in practice in a safe environment

-   know yourself better and have received feedback from group and trainers

Course agenda

Day 1:

Opening & introductions

Learning theories

The training cycle

Learning styles

Day 2:

Learning needs assessment

-  Learning objectives a

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mar
18

Inclusive aquaculture development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  18 March 2019 to 29 March 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen

For this course fellowships are available.

Small-scale aquaculture producers can access inputs, improve productions and connect successfully with more profitable markets using collective actions. This course will focus on empowerment and professionalisation of fish farmers' business organisations, with responsible and inclusive growth of the aquaculture sector as the main objective.

Practical information:

Date: 18 - 29 March 2019

Deadline okp Fellowships: 16 October 2018

Deadline: 04 February 2019

For more information and online registration please visit our website: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/show/CDIcourse_inclusive_aquaculture.htm




apr
08

Course: Contemp. approaches to genetic resource conservation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  08 April 2019 to 26 April 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Large-scale production and marketing of agricultural crops depend on a limited number of genetically uniform varieties that deliver uniform food products. With this approach becoming global, genetic diversity is endangered. Worldwide, strategies are developed to conserve genetic resources for food and agriculture.

This course provides the latest development in plant genetic resources management strategies including the role of gene banks and on-farm management and relevant international policies that impact food- and nutrition security.

Date: 8 - 26 April 2019
Registration deadline – general: 25 February 2019
Registration deadline - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)/MENA Fellowship: 16 October 2018
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

For more information and online registration please visit the website:

https://www.wur.nl/en/show/Contemporary-approaches-to-genetic-resources-conservation-and-use-1.htm



may
06

Course: Horticulture sector development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  06 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Course: Horticulture sector development for emerging markets

Current developments in emerging economies offer new opportunities for the horticulture sector. To seize these opportunities, a transition to a more professional sector is required. Enhanced value chain management and stakeholder collaboration play a vital role and are addressed during this course.

This course gives access to the latest insights of world leading Dutch knowledge organisations and private companies from the horticulture sector and covers the complete horticulture value chain.

Date: 06 - 24 May 2019

Registration deadline – general: 25 March 2019

Registration deadline - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)/MENA Fellowship: 16 October 2018

Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

For more information and online registration please visit the website:
https://www.wur.nl/en/show/CDIcourse_horticulture_2019.htm



may
06

Course: Integrated Seed Sector Developm.

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Burundi
  06 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Integrated seed sector development (ISSD) is an approach aiming to increase farmers’ access to quality seed through the development of market-oriented, pluralistic and vibrant seed sectors. In this course participants learn how to design demand driven interventions tailored to specific crops, value chains and seed systems.

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 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.

Date: 06 - 24 May 2019

Registration deadline – general: 25 March 2019

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may
07

Leadership and People Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  07 May 2019 - 09:00 to 10 May 2019 - 05:00
  Yangon, Myanmar

Why this course 

This Leadership and People Management training course is designed to support formal or informal leaders, to be more authentic in their transactions and develop behaviours that enable the individual and the organisation to perform at the highest level. Be prepared to look inwards as well as outwards. Especially important for those facing challenges in leading others. You will develop your leadership and walk away with a practical management toolkit.

Course objectives 

By the end of this course, you will:

- Know more about yourself as a person and a leader, including: specific strengths and what is holding you back

Be aware of different styles of leadership, what type of leader you are and how you can develop further

Have sharpened practical skills in leading and managing others (feedback, coaching, team work, conflict management, & resistance)

Understand diversity and cultural issues in leadership.

Course agenda

Day 1: Personal leadership challenge, what is leadership v. ma

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may
13

Course: Milking to potential

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  13 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Worldwide dairy sectors are challenged by expanding populations and economic growth. Growing demand for dairy has led to a significant increase in public-private involvement to new opportunities for stakeholders. This course will enable participants in designing and implementing dairy development strategies in emerging economies.

Upon completion of the course participants will:

· have a clear picture of the multiple aspects of dairy systems, their relation with markets and the emerging challenges and opportunities due to urbanization, climate change, decreasing of resources and consumers demand;

· have the ability to develop scenarios in search of alternative options and trade-offs in resource-scarce situations, using state-of-the-art approaches;

· design own transition paths for the introduction of innovative farming interventions that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.


Date: 13 - 31 May 2019

Registration deadline – general: 01 April 2019

Reg

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may
13

Milking to Potential course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Wageningen University and Research - Milking to Potential course

13th to 31th May 2019


Full scholarship application deadline : 16/10/2018


3 weeks in a friendly and international environment to discover the Dutch dairy sector, to learn to encompass the multiple aspects of dairy systems, and to design transition paths that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.

The course is conceived for dairy professionals from all around the world and full scholarships are available.

Learn more on : https://www.wur.nl/en/activity/CDIcourse_milking_to_potential_2019.htm

Hope to see you soon in the Netherlands!



jun
03

Course: Integr. Pest Mgmt. & Food Safety

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  03 June 2019 to 21 June 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Public and private standards for pesticide residues have become stricter than ever before. Pesticide residues exceeding the maximum residue limits can hamper trade between upcoming economies and the EU. Implementation of Integrated Pest Management is necessary to minimize pesticide applications. But while there are plentiful technical solutions, the application of Integrated Pest Management is still a struggle for many farmers.

The 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.

Date: 03 - 21 June 2019

Registration deadline – general: 22 April 2019

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jun
10

Course: Rural Entrepreneurship

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Burundi
  10 June 2019 to 21 June 2019 - All Day Event
  Kumasi, Ghana

Rural entrepreneurship has the potential to drive innovations that can reduce poverty, increase access to food and create employment. For this to happen, actors in agrifood value chains need to trust each other. However, local agrifood value chains are almost always characterised by protectionist behaviour resulting in very high marketing costs and a stalemate, instead of by a drive for positive change and development. This course is focused on breaking the deadlock these value chains are in. It hands you the tools to do that.

Improved performance of local agrifood value chains can result in reduced urban and rural poverty, increased food and nutrition security and more profitable local businesses. This course will take you along a ‘Knowledge in Action’ pathway and process towards achieving impact in these areas.

Date: 10 - 21 June 2019
Registration deadline – general: 29 April 2019
Registration deadline - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Fellowship: 16 October 2018
Location: Kumasi,

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jun
25

From NGO to Social Enterprise

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  25 June 2019 - 09:00 to 28 June 2019 - 17:00
  Bangkok, Thailand

Why this course 

Many not-for-profit organisations are looking for ways to enhance their sustainability, diversify their income sources and become less dependent on external funding. One route is social entrepreneurship, i.e. making products and services available directly to those who need them but still be driven by the mission to effect change and create a social impact. Social entrepreneurship combines a market orientation with a social purpose, generating both financial and social revenues.

Course objectives 

By the end of this course, you will:

Understand what a social enterprise is: characteristics, elements and the differences with an NGO

Understand the what and how of a social enterprise: business models, value proposition, financing streams and outputs

Learn a step-by-step approach to transforming (parts of) your NGO into a social enterprise

Learn how to complement an enterprise approach with a domestic support raising (DSR) approach

Course agenda

Day 1:

In

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aug
27

Leadership and People Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  27 August 2019 - 09:00 to 30 August 2019 - 05:00
  Kathmandu, Nepal

Why this course 

This Leadership and People Management training course is designed to support formal or informal leaders, to be more authentic in their transactions and develop behaviours that enable the individual and the organisation to perform at the highest level. Be prepared to look inwards as well as outwards. Especially important for those facing challenges in leading others. You will develop your leadership and walk away with a practical management toolkit.

Course objectives 

By the end of this course, you will:

Know more about yourself as a person and a leader, including: specific strengths and what is holding you back

Be aware of different styles of leadership, what type of leader you are and how you can develop further

Have sharpened practical skills in leading and managing others (feedback, coaching, team work, conflict management, & resistance)

Understand diversity and cultural issues in leadership.

Course agenda

Day 1: Perso

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sep
04

ICSD 2019International Conference on Sustainable Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 September 2019 - 09:30 to 05 September 2019 - 19:45
  Rome, Italy

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.
The 7th ICSD 2019 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.
The Conference venue is: Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy

Read more:  https://ecsdev.org/conference/7icsd-2019



sep
09

Food systems: towards food security in an urbanising society

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  09 September 2019 to 20 September 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen

The global challenge is to provide sufficient food for a nutritious diet for healthy living for the growing world population that can be sustained for generations. This course explores the role of food systems in the provision of healthy and sustainable diets at national, regional and global levels.

Upon completion of the course you will:

- Participants get well acquainted with the framework of city region food systems in relation to food and nutrition security in densely populated areas;

- Participants are able to use the concepts of city region food systems to analyse urban food and nutrition security issues;

- Participants are able to use different designs, methods and approaches, and their interrelationships, in planning for food and nutrition security in urbanizing societies

The course is open to international participants and to MSc students of Wageningen University, preferably active in one of the following fields: rural/urban/spatial planning, agribusiness development, rural/urban livelihood gov

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sep
23

Lost harvest and wasted food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  23 September 2019 to 04 October 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Globally, 30-40% of the food produced is lost and never consumed. In this course, we examine ways to minimise post-harvest losses, reduce food waste and explore alternatives. This will ultimately contribute to food security.

For this course fellowships are available.

For more information and online registration please visit our website 



sep
23

Organised farmers as partners in agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 September 2019 to 11 October 2019 - All Day Event
  The Netherlands, Wageningen

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 farmers’ organisations that aim to arrive at farmer-inclusive agribusiness development.

For this course fellowships are available. Deadline 19 March 2019.


For more information and online registration please visit our website




oct
21

Local economic development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  21 October 2019 to 01 November 2019 - All Day Event
  Netherlands, Wageningen

Towards local agribusiness development

This course tailors Porter's Diamond to analyse local sub-sectors for creating inclusive rural and urban wealth through strengthening the economic capacity of local areas and assessing the potential for agribusiness cluster development. While food and nutrition security are key, strategies engaging local communities and youth in this process are vital. ”

For this course fellowships are available. 

For more information and online registration please visit our website:

https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/show/WCDI_LED_2019.htm




oct
21

Plant genetic resources

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  21 October 2019 to 08 November 2019 - All Day Event
  Netherlands, Wageningen

 Promoting crop genetic diversity, social interdependence, adaptability and autonomy are important topics to empower smallholder farmers. This course brings state-of the -art strategies in managing crop genetic resources and building resilient seed systems for sustainable food security and reducing climatic risk.

For this course fellowships are available.

For more information and online registration please visit our website: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/show/WCDI_PGR_2019.htm      




oct
28

Global One Health

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  28 October 2019 to 08 November 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Healthy people, healthy animals, healthy planet
How do we produce and consume food whilst safeguarding our planet in view of around 9 billion people by 2050 and ongoing degradation of planetary resources? How do we handle the burden of infectious diseases accompanying these processes? The Global One Health course highlights approaches to human, animal and plant health using a transdiciplinary lens.

The overall objective of this course is to introduce the participants to the principles behind a Global One Health approach and to be able to apply these principles to health challenges for humans, animals and plants in their day-to-day work. In particular:

  • day-to-day work. In particular: Participants understand about the scope of the topic GOH and its range of consequences at multiple levels and learn about the interrelatedness animal, human, plant and environmental health;
  • Participants understand the concept of GOH, get familiar with applying different tools and feel equipped to pe

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nov
04

YOUTH AG SUMMIT 2019 FOR AGRICULTURAL CHANGE-MAKERS -BRASILI

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  04 November 2019 to 06 November 2019 - All Day Event
  Brésil

Le Youth Ag Summit est une occasion unique de créer des liens et d’autonomiser la prochaine génération de décideurs du changement agricole. Tous les deux ans, 100 jeunes leaders mondiaux âgés de 18 à 25 ans sont réunis pour le réseautage, les débats, la formation professionnelle et le développement de projets. Le but final : Donner aux jeunes les moyens d’agir concrètement sur l’un des problèmes les plus pressants de l’humanité: comment nourrir une planète affamée.

La quatrième édition du sommet Youth Ag sera organisée à Brasilia, au Brésil, du 4 au 6 novembre 2019. Une fois encore, 100 jeunes délégués du monde entier seront choisis pour y participer. 

Informations et candidature sur : https://www.youthagsummit.com/yas-2019/how-to-apply/