Events

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
08

SALON DES BANQUES ET PME DE L'UEMOA

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  08 November 2017 to 12 November 2017 - All Day Event
  République du Niger/Niamey

Le Salon d’Affaires, de l’Innovation et de partage des PME de l’UEMOA en abrégé « SALON

DES BANQUES & PME DE L’UEMOA » se tient annuellement de manière tournante dans

l’espace UEMOA à la demande des pays. Le Salon est dédié aux Micro - Petites -

Moyennes Entreprises et Industries de la Zone UEMOA avec la participation des structures

d'accompagnement financier et non financier (banques, Etablissements financiers, Fonds

d’investissements/de Garantie, Fondations et Business Angels, Organisations

professionnelles, ONG, Grandes Entreprises dans l’UEMOA et d’ailleurs).

Le Salon qui vise à développer la coopération entre PME du SUD, permet également

d’échanger sur leurs organisations, leurs difficultés et de partager leurs réflexions sur les

réformes pour bâtir des PME innovantes et performantes ainsi que sur les stratégies de

redynamisation et de financement des PME.

Durant quatre jours (du 12 au 15 octobre 2017), se déroulera la Caravane des PME, les

rencontres B2B et

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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 extended until 30 September 2017 (for national who do not require a visa)

For

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nov
20

AFRICAN AGRI INVESTMENT INDABA

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  20 November 2017 - 09:00 to 22 November 2017 - 17:00
  Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

You are cordially invited to join us as delegates from the 20 – 22 November 2017, African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) 2017 to be held at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.

The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) is the world’s meeting place for investment in Africa’s agriculture and agro processing sectors. The African food and agribusiness industry requires investment to drive commercial farming, mechanization and processed product through value addition. Governments across the continent are increasingly redefining policies to attract initiatives to support this industry so to lift its citizens out of poverty.

The AAII 2017 provides a forum for investors, bankers, mining projects, project owners, entrepreneurs and governments to connect and identify real opportunities in African agri. The Indaba creates a structured and efficient platform for investment ready projects across the food value chain to be showcased and attract interest from the investment and financial industry.

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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
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 Netherlands
  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 and click here for scholarship information

Scholarship application deadline is 19 October 2017
Application deadline with own funding is 20 January 2018

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 Netherlands
  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.  
For more information see the course webpage 

Get some tips on the art of listening in this video by our trainer Mariette Gross.

Candidates can: APPLY HERE and click here for scholarship information.

The scholarship application deadline is 19 October 2017
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 Netherlands
  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 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.

For more information and application, see the course webpage.

Scholarship application deadline is 19 October 2017
Application deadline for candidates with f

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