Events

jan
30

Inclusive Innovation Training for Business Advisors

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  30 January 2018 to 01 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

Are you… An experienced inclusive business advisor?

Interested in expanding your knowledge portfolio in order to address a larger market?
Welcome to the Inclusive Innovation training!

The Inclusive Innovation toolkit captures the experiences, insights, methods and tips from experienced practitioners, and translate them into concrete tools for use in various phases of the innovation process. 

Details:

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: January 30th to February 2nd, 2018
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Format: Participants work with the tools in groups and exchange insights in plenary
  • Fee: 750 euros p.p.

After the training you will appear as a trained inclusive innovation advisor on IBA and will be granted access to the full inclusive innovation toolkit.

Learn more and express interest here: https://iba.ventures/inclusive-innovation-toolkit-training…/

Or email Saskia Rotshuizen (saskia@iba.ventures)



feb
05

International course: Market access for food security

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  05 February 2018 to 23 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Today, markets have become mainstream instruments for poverty reduction, smallholder inclusion and increased food & nutrition security. However, market dynamics, failures and shortcomings often diminish the desired impacts and/or long term effects. This international course shows participants to which extent and in which manner markets can be used to induce and prolong positive change.


Practical Information

Price: 3,900 Euro

Date: 5 - 23 February 2018

Application deadline: 25 December 2017

Deadline NFP (KOP): 18 October 2017 (for a fellowship opportunity)

Location: The Netherlands

More information: https://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDicourse_market_access_2017.htm



feb
22

Fepro  2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  22 February 2018 to 24 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Danané, Côte d'Ivoire

Le Fepro-Agr est un forum rural qui valorise l'agriculture  familiale et travail à sa résilience face au changement climatique. 

L'Edition 2018 de ce  forum rural verra la participation de 500 acteurs de l'agriculture paysanne et mettra l' accent sur les technologies innovantes qui pourront réinventer le secteur de l'agriculture familiale en Afrique.

Prévu pour les  22, 23 et 24 Février 2018 A Danané, Ouest de la Côte d'Ivoire, l'objectif de cette rencontre est de mettre en réseau les agriculteurs paysans(nes) avec des startups et des entreprises du Sud qui offrent des solutions durables aux acteurs pour l'accès au matériel d'analyse des sols, à des semences, des engrais, des techniques d'irrigation, la gestion post-récolte, et aux solutions de financement des chaînes de valeurs agricoles.

Le Fepro  est un programme atypique en Afrique  qui rapproche les startups et entreprises du Sud au  monde rural. Nous abor

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feb
26

International course: Competing claims

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  26 February 2018 to 09 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Competing claims land, water and other (agricultural) resources

This 2-weeks training provides a mix of sharing new knowledge, analytical tools, and skill development such as conflict analysis skills, negotiation, mediation, facilitation and communication skills. The programme is further built on case studies provided by participants, that are used throughout the course for application of best practices.

The overall aim of the course is to contribute to sustainable resources management by building capacity to manage conflicts over natural resources. Upon completion you will be able to:

- contextualise and apply analytical frameworks and methodologies to better understand competing claims on natural resources;

- examine different conflict management approaches and apply them to case studies;

- practice a broad range of skills to manage conflict and facilitate informed negotiation processes; and

- review governance arrangements that could hamper or foster negotiated outcomes.



mar
12

Learning, action research and outreach in higher education

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  12 March 2018 to 30 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

ICRA course:

Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security,  
12 - 30 March 2018, Wageningen, the Netherlands

for lecturers, trainers and researchers in tertiary agricultural education. What can you learn from this course? Listen to what our alumni have to say in this video.

After attending this course one participant said:

                   “Since I apply methods from this course in my classroom, my classes are always full”.

More information is available on the course webpage    

Candidates can: APPLY HERE 

Application deadline with own funding is 20 December 2017

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



apr
02

course: Landscape governance

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  02 April 2018 to 13 April 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

This unique course is organised in collaboration between Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation, CIFOR and ICRAF, all having vast experience in forest and society related research.

Participants should be experienced professionals with several years of working experience in the fields of natural resources management, forestry, agriculture, rural development, rural livelihoods, sustainable development or other relevant areas. Proficiency in English is required.

Upon completion of the course you will:
- critically examine landscape dynamics at various levels and scales;

- understand and assess the implications of upscaling participation to working with diverse stakeholder groups at landscape level;
- identify, develop and support new governance arrangements at landscape level, and assess the institutional capacity they need to be effective;
- assess you own role as process manager, and further develop your competencies as a facilitator of landscape governance processes on the ground;

Date: 02 -

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apr
09

Course: Resilient and sustainable food systems

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 April 2018 to 20 April 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

This course aims to offer a systems thinking and systems dynamics approach on agriculture as well as skills and tools to design innovative, resilient and sustainable food systems. It looks at how to balance between producing food, managing natural resources, dealing with uncertainty and providing an livelihood base for the rural population. It will move beyond the technical realm looking also at the role and involvement of public, private and civil stakeholders for inclusion of social, environmental, economic, and political aspects.

We invite technical staff, policymakers, scientists, private sector professionals and programme / project managers who want to build resilient and sustainable food system in their home countries, to enrol. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification and preferably several years of work experience in the agricultural domain.


Practical Information

Date: 09 - 20 April 2018

Application deadline: 2

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apr
16

Ecosystem approach to fisheries

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 April 2018 to 27 April 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Fisheries management needs to take the mutual impact of capture fisheries and aquatic ecosystems into consideration. This course introduces the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries as promoted by FAO. The collection and analysis of catch and effort data is also discussed.

Upon completion of the course you will:

- have a better understanding of the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF);

- know the steps that lead to application of EAF in your own situation;

- know how to analyse fisheries catch and effort data;

- be better equipped to evaluate the information that results from these data.


Practical information

Date: 16 - 27 April 2018

Application deadline: 05 March 2018

Application deadline NFP (KOP) / MENA: 18 October 2018

More information: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short_courses_2018/CDIcourse_ecosystem_approach_to_fisheries_2017.htm



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



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
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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