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VERSED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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feb
11

Linking emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Trainin

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  11 February 2019 to 15 February 2019 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Training

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and disasters are directly related; therefore, institutions dealing with food and nutrition security should be prepared for such adversities and device means to respond. Relief aid institutions also play part in the maintenance of food and nutrition security in emergencies by providing relief aid. Food aid is all about providing food and related assistance to tackle hunger, either in emergency situations, or to help with deeper, longer-term hunger alleviation and achieve food security. Thus, this training programme is designed to enable participants to gain skills on how to prepare, measure, and respond to nutrition emergencies to sustain food security.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand classification of emergencies in particular famine and food crises. Food insecurity and malnutrition and how these have shaped operational response

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feb
04

Water Resources Management Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  04 February 2019 to 08 February 2019 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Water Resources Management

INTRODUCTION

Water is a key driver of economic and social development while it has a basic function in maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. Managers whether in government or private sectors have to make difficult decisions to apportion the diminishing water supplies with the ever increasing demands. Drivers such as demographic and climatic changes further increase stress on water resources. The traditional fragmented approach is no longer viable and a more holistic approach to water management is essential. This training is therefore designed to aid in the management of water resources in a more efficient, equitable and sustainable ways.

DURATION

5 days

COURSE OBJECTIVES
By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Learn basic concepts in water resource management.
  • Gain skills in participatory water management approach.
  • Gain skills on water quality, its components, and interventions.
  • Understand the causes of water resource conflicts and resolution

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feb
04

Food Security and Climate Change Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  04 February 2019 to 08 February 2019 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Food Security and Climate Change Training

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and climate change are the two major global challenges humanity is facing, and climate change is increasingly being perceived as one of the greatest challenges for food security. This is because reduces the productivity of the majority of existing food systems and harms the livelihoods of those already vulnerable to food insecurity. Conversely, agricultural activities including indirect effects through deforestation and other forms of land conversion account for about one-third of total global warming potential from GHG emissions today. This training is thus intended to equip participants with strategies to realize food security, reduce climate change effects in agriculture, as well as reduce the contribution of the agriculture sector to climate change presently and in the future.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension offi

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jan
07

Food Security and Climate Change Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  07 January 2019 to 11 January 2019 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Food Security and Climate Change Training

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and climate change are the two major global challenges humanity is facing, and climate change is increasingly being perceived as one of the greatest challenges for food security. This is because reduces the productivity of the majority of existing food systems and harms the livelihoods of those already vulnerable to food insecurity. Conversely, agricultural activities including indirect effects through deforestation and other forms of land conversion account for about one-third of total global warming potential from GHG emissions today. This training is thus intended to equip participants with strategies to realize food security, reduce climate change effects in agriculture, as well as reduce the contribution of the agriculture sector to climate change presently and in the future.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:
  • Integrate food security and climate change concerns.
  • Increase resilience of fo

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jan
07

Agribusiness Enterprise Development and Management Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  07 January 2019 to 11 January 2019 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Agribusiness Enterprise Development and Management Training

INTRODUCTION

The agriculture sector plays an important role towards rural development which in turn plays a vital role towards economic development being one of the major sources of income in developing countries. It is a major creator of jobs and plays a key role towards the realization of food security in any particular nation. This training program is intended to help the participants embrace agribusiness enterprise development to promote rural development, economic development and act a means to sustain their livelihoods.

DURATION

5 days

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand basic in agribusiness enterprise development.
  • Gain knowledge on agribusiness diversification.
  • Gain skills on the role of agribusiness growth in rural development.
  • Understand the gender role in agribusiness enterprise development.
  • Gain skills farm management planning.
  • Understand how the economic forces affect both agribu

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dec
17

Agribusiness Finance and Risk Management Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Agribusiness Finance and Risk Management Training

INTRODUCTION

Agribusiness finance plays a key role in setting up an agribusiness enterprise being a major factor of production. Therefore; this training explores the use of specific management tools to improve decision-making within an agribusiness firm so as to ensure effective sourcing and application of financial resources.

Agricultural risk management, on the other hand, is fundamental as it determines the rate at which an enterprise is to thrive and even last in the market. The aims of this training is to help participants realize their long-term organizational goals and objectives which are profit maximization which can only be achieved through cost minimization and output maximization.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agenc

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dec
17

Food Security, Safety and Quality Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Food Security, Safety and Quality Training

INTRODUCTION

Food security exists when all people have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life at all times. Food insecurity, on the other hand, is part of a continuum that includes hunger (food deprivation), malnutrition (deficiencies, imbalances, or excesses of nutrients), and famine. This training program is therefore designed to act as a guide on how to ensure access to safe and quality food is one of the human rights as well as a sustainable development goal.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand basic skills in food security, safety, and quality.
  • Understand the classification of food into different food groups.
  • Understand what constitutes an adequate diet and optimal feeding to children.
  • Understand the relationship between nutrition and health.
  • Gain skills in cro

... Read more


dec
17

Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development Training

INTRODUCTION

Agriculture is central to the livelihoods of the rural poor and in the attainment of suitable development goals; gender equality further plays a crucial role in the achievement of these goals. However, gender differences arising from the socially constructed relationships between men and women affect the distribution of resources between them and cause many disparities in development. Consequently; gender issues must be addressed because agriculture can be the engine of growth that is necessary to reduce food insecurity and rural poverty. This training course is therefore intended to help participants address gender issues and integrate gender-responsive actions in the design and implementation of agricultural projects and rural development programs.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Gain basic skills in gender mainstreaming.
  • Understand the place of gender i

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dec
17

Value Chain development Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Value Chain Development Training

INTRODUCTION

A value chain can is a set of linked activities that work to add value to a product. It consists of actors and actions that improve a product while linking commodity producers to processor sand markets. In agriculture, this includes activities such as product design, production, marketing, distribution and support services up to the final consumer.

A market linkage is comprised of one or more organizations that facilitate end to end integration of the entire supply chain, it provides necessary infrastructure, supply inputs, provide capacity building and by back the finished products This training programme is therefore designed to help the farmers and all other stakeholders in agriculture to develop sustainable value chains.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Learn basic skills in value chains.
  • Understand the need for connecting farmers to market.
  • Understand and apply the value chain implantation tools

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dec
17

Food Security, Safety and Quality Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Food Security, Safety and Quality Training

INTRODUCTION

Food security exists when all people have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life at all times. Food insecurity, on the other hand, is part of a continuum that includes hunger (food deprivation), malnutrition (deficiencies, imbalances, or excesses of nutrients), and famine. This training program is therefore designed to act as a guide on how to ensure access to safe and quality food is one of the human rights as well as a sustainable development goal.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand basic skills in food security, safety, and quality.
  • Understand the classification of food into different food groups.
  • Understand what constitutes an adequate diet and optimal feeding to children.
  • Understand the relationship between nutrition and health.
  • Gain skills in cro

... Read more


dec
10

Water Resources Management Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

INTRODUCTION


Water is a key driver of economic and social development while it has a basic function in maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. Managers whether in government or private sectors have to make difficult decisions to apportion the diminishing water supplies with the ever increasing demands. Drivers such as demographic and climatic changes further increase stress on water resources. The traditional fragmented approach is no longer viable and a more holistic approach to water management is essential. This training is therefore designed to aid in the management of water resources in a more efficient, equitable and sustainable ways.

DURATION


5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?


This course is intended for various Experts in Agriculture; Extension Officers, Agricultural officials and Decision makers working with local people, in governments, donor organization, Non-profit oriented organizations for Agriculture Development programs.

COURSE O

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dec
10

Food Security and Climate Change Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and climate change are the two major global challenges humanity is facing, and climate change is increasingly being perceived as one of the greatest challenges for food security. This is because reduces the productivity of the majority of existing food systems and harms the livelihoods of those already vulnerable to food insecurity. Conversely, agricultural activities including indirect effects through deforestation and other forms of land conversion account for about one-third of total global warming potential from GHG emissions today. This training is thus intended to equip participants with strategies to realize food security, reduce climate change effects in agriculture, as well as reduce the contribution of the agriculture sector to climate change presently and in the future.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, sen

... Read more


dec
10

Farmer Field School Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Farmer Field School Training

INTRODUCTION

Farmer field school (FFS) is a group-based learning process that brings together concepts and methods from agroecology, experiential education and community development. It also involves regular field observations and group analysis. It is a major undertaking towards the realization of sustainable agriculture as it helps farmers make their own locally specific decisions about crop management practices. Special group activities encourage learning from peers, and strengthen communicative skills and team building. This training course is therefore intended to help participants to design and implement Farmer Field Schools as an extension practice to promote organic farming and agricultural productivity.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand well the concept of FFS and have skills to implement it.
  • Learn new technologies in agriculture.
  • Incorporate technologies of FFS according to

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dec
03

Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Trainin

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  03 December 2018 to 07 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Training

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and disasters are directly related; therefore, institutions dealing with food and nutrition security should be prepared for such adversities and device means to respond. Relief aid institutions also play part in maintenance of food and nutrition security in emergencies by providing relief aid. Food aid is all about providing food and related assistance to tackle hunger, either in emergency situations, or to help with deeper, longer-term hunger alleviation and achieve food security. Thus, this training programme is designed to enable participants to gain skills on how to prepare, measure, and respond to nutrition emergencies to sustain food security.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand classification of emergencies in particular famine and food crises. Food insecurity and malnutrition and how these have shaped operational response and practice.
  • Explore f

... Read more


dec
03

Agribusiness Enterprise Development and Management Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  03 December 2018 to 07 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Agribusiness Enterprise Development and Management Training

INTRODUCTION

The agriculture sector plays an important role towards rural development which in turn plays a vital role towards economic development being one of the major sources of income in developing countries. It is a major creator of jobs and plays a key role towards the realization of food security in any particular nation. This training program is intended to help the participants embrace agribusiness enterprise development to promote rural development, economic development and act a means to sustain their livelihoods.

DURATION

5 days

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand basic in agribusiness enterprise development.
  • Gain knowledge on agribusiness diversification.
  • Gain skills on the role of agribusiness growth in rural development.
  • Understand the gender role in agribusiness enterprise development.
  • Gain skills farm management planning.
  • Understand how the economic forces affect both agribusine

... Read more


nov
19

Resilient Livelihoods Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  19 November 2018 to 23 November 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Resilient Livelihoods Training 

INTRODUCTION

Secure livelihoods are characterized by households that have different activities within the community that provide income, shelter, and other factors to ensure their well-being. This ensures that the society has adequate resources to fall back on in times of need.

Livelihood security can be promoted through improving diversity and security of resources, skills, and technologies that are available to agricultural communities. This training event is therefore intended to enable households, communities, and countries build resilience so as to strengthen their ability to manage change by maintaining or transforming their living standards in the face of shocks or stresses without compromising their long-term prospects.

DURATION

5 days

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Gain basic skills in livelihoods.
  • Improve home-based livelihood opportunities for the rural poor.
  • Acquire knowledge on agricultural livelihoods.

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nov
19

Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Trainin

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  19 November 2018 to 23 November 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Training

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and disasters are directly related; therefore, institutions dealing with food and nutrition security should be prepared for such adversities and device means to respond. Relief aid institutions also play part in maintenance of food and nutrition security in emergencies by providing relief aid. Food aid is all about providing food and related assistance to tackle hunger, either in emergency situations, or to help with deeper, longer-term hunger alleviation and achieve food security. Thus, this training programme is designed to enable participants to gain skills on how to prepare, measure, and respond to nutrition emergencies to sustain food security.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, fundin

... Read more


nov
19

Value Chain Development Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  19 November 2018 to 23 November 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Value Chain Development Training

INTRODUCTION

A value chain can is a set of linked activities that work to add value to a product. It consists of actors and actions that improve a product while linking commodity producers to processor sand markets. In agriculture, this includes activities such as product design, production, marketing, distribution and support services up to the final consumer.

A market linkage is comprised of one or more organizations that facilitate end to end integration of the entire supply chain, it provides necessary infrastructure, supply inputs, provide capacity building and by back the finished products This training programme is therefore designed to help the farmers and all other stakeholders in agriculture to develop sustainable value chains.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Learn basic skills in value chains.
  • Understand the need for connecting farmers to market.
  • Under

... Read more


nov
12

Agribusiness Enterprise Development and Management Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Agribusiness Enterprise Development and Management Training

INTRODUCTION

The agriculture sector plays an important role towards rural development which in turn plays a vital role towards economic development being one of the major sources of income in developing countries. It is a major creator of jobs and plays a key role towards the realization of food security in any particular nation. This training program is intended to help the participants embrace agribusiness enterprise development to promote rural development, economic development and act a means to sustain their livelihoods.

DURATION

5 days

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand basic in agribusiness enterprise development.
  • Gain knowledge on agribusiness diversification.
  • Gain skills on the role of agribusiness growth in rural development.
  • Understand the gender role in agribusiness enterprise development.
  • Gain skills farm management planning.
  • Understand how the economic forces affect both agribusine

... Read more


nov
12

Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development Training

INTRODUCTION

Agriculture is central to the livelihoods of the rural poor and in the attainment of suitable development goals; gender equality further plays a crucial role in the achievement of these goals. However, gender differences arising from the socially constructed relationships between men and women affect the distribution of resources between them and cause many disparities in development. Consequently; gender issues must be addressed because agriculture can be the engine of growth that is necessary to reduce food insecurity and rural poverty. This training course is therefore intended to help participants address gender issues and integrate gender-responsive actions in the design and implementation of agricultural projects and rural development programs.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Gain basic skills in gender mainstreaming.
  • Understand the place of gender i

... Read more