Events

oct
22

start course: Local economic development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  22 October 2018, All Day Event
  South Africa

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:

  • have a good understanding of conceptual frameworks to identify development opportunities for rural communities and spin-offs for rural wealth creation;
  • be able to appreciate the linkages between poverty and livelihood strategies, the role of agribusiness development and effective services delivery, and the potential of rural markets, local trade and value chains to ‘work for the poor’;
  • be able to facilitate participatory approaches and methodologies for innovation and change processes;
  • be able to apply tools and instruments for strategic and effective interventions catalysing pro

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oct
31

Learning, action research and outreach in Higher Education

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

ICRA Course:    Learning, action research and outreach
                       Making higher education boost food security

NEW 

With online elements you can do from home!

Are you a lecturer, instructor or researcher at a university or vocational training centre in agriculture and rural development? Would you like…

-  Your classes to be full of proactive students?
-  To be valued by employers because your graduates are practically skilled?
-  To get recognition from local communities because of the relevant services you provide?
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To be a part of every (action) research team because you know how to engage external stakeholders? 

For details (incl course content and costs) please see our course webpage.

Candidates with funding can:  APPLY HERE,  the application deadline is 1 September 2018

To get updates on our courses and scholarship opportunities you can sign up here 

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nov
05

Start Course on Global One Health

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  05 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



nov
12

Impact Evaluation

Event posted by in MDF Training & Consultancy
  12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Extensive course: Measuring and demonstrating impact

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.

At the end of the course you:

- 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

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nov
13

EuroTier 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  13 November 2018 - 09:00 to 16 November 2018 - 18:00
  Hanover, Germany

Visit our stand at EuroTier, the world's leading trade fair for animal production. EuroTier provides a comprehensive overview of innovative technology, services and genetics for modern animal husbandry. It will further focus on farm inputs especially for livestock farmers, i.e. relevant equipment and technology – such as milking machines, cooling tanks and related equipment.

Meet Agripoort in Hall 13 stand B24 (Rind: Melk- und Kühltechnik)



nov
19

Bringing Balanced Fertilizers to Smallholder Farmers

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  19 November 2018 to 23 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Abuja, Nigeria

Soil analyses from several African countries indicates multiple micronutrient deficiencies appear to be common. Trial results from many countries confirm significant and widespread response to micronutrients. In response, fertilizer manufacturers and blenders are bringing a host of new fertilizer products to Africa. However, challenges still remain in developing and delivering balanced fertilizers to smallholders at the massive scale required.

The purpose of this workshop is to assist participants, in their various roles, in bringing balanced crop nutrition to smallholder farmers. Participants will have many opportunities to interact and understand the added value of the multiple stakeholders working together to bring balanced crop nutrition to farmers.

Get more info and register here. 



nov
19

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  19 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Nakuru, Kenya

ICRA course:  Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit
                    Key skills for inclusive business brokerage

This course is meant for agribusiness service providers working with smallholder farmers, processors, affiliated enterprises ànd for professionals working  in producer organisations, educational institutes and development organisations with agribusiness as their domain.  

Candidates with funding can approach me by email:  saskia.vleer@icra.global

application deadline is 1 October for those who need a visa for Kenya
application deadline is 1 November for those who do not need a visa for Kenya

To get updates on our courses  and scholarship opportunities you can sign up here 



nov
26

Think climate smart landscapes 2018, Bonn - Germany

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  26 November 2018 to 02 December 2018 - All Day Event
  Bonn

Climate Change is impacting our landscapes, action is needed now! During this international short course, you will learn about the landscape approach, climate trends and adaptation actions to increase the resilience of your landscapes and its people. We will provide you with practical and participatory tools, which allow you to assess the vulnerabilities of your landscapes and develop climate smart strategies. This way, you will look for synergies between various SDG goals!

The course will be held in Bonn from the 26 until 30 November, just before the Global Landscapes Forum Conference in Bonn on 1-2 December.

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_Think_Climate_Smart_-landscape_2018.htm



dec
03

Short course: Enterprising Project Design

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  03 December 2018 to 05 December 2018 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Using an entrepreneurial mindset to maximise your social impact

Do you want your project to become less dependent on external funding? The world is changing and so is the nature of developing projects and programmes. It is no longer sufficient to just do ‘good’. Projects need to have an exit strategy and you need to know how to realise that. In this practical course, you learn how to turn current trends into opportunities. Source inspiration from best practices and get started with designing projects that make financial sense.

  • Learn how to keep up with current trends and increase added value
  • Identify the success factors of enterprising projects and programmes
  • Use business tools to turn your projects and project tools into valuable products
  • Learn to utilise your network and present your business case clearly


  Download the course flyer with an extended content description here or check the website! 



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
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

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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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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



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/