Indepth Research Services

Research & Training institution

Kenya

About Me

Indepth Research Services (IRES) is an international training and consultancy organization with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya.

IRES offers a comprehensive portfolio of technical training and education services designed for individuals, and organizations working in the agriculture; climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health; humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water sanitation and hygiene sectors.

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M&E,Data Management and Analysis for Agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  13 August 2018 - 09:00 to 21 December 2018 - 05:00
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The demand for data on impact of policies, programmes and interventions on food and nutrition security is rapidly growing. Both governments and civil society have a need for information on food and nutrition conditions and trends and the impact of policies and interventions.

Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment are undertaken by governments, NGOs, international agencies and donors. The course emphasizes the need for careful selection of indicators in designing information support systems at various administrative levels and the skills required for analysis and interpretation of data collected for policy making.

The courses are job-oriented and the training approach is interactive. They provide the participants with the possibility to learn from expert facilitators as well as from each other.

Indepth Research Services, Africa’s leading Training and Consultancy Center since 2003, Invites you to our trainings on:

AUGUST  

· M & E, Data Management & Analysis for Agriculture & Rural Developmen

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 July 2018 at 12:55

Join us for our Food Security Policies and Implementation Course.

Learn how constructive policies initiate sustainable food systems that provide people with high quality food, employment all together contributing to the long-term well being of the environment. 

Limited slots available.

Date: 30th July - 03 August 2018.

Register here

Venue: Steeps Hotel, Kigali Rwanda

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 9 July 2018 at 08:55

Hello Colleagues & Friends,

We are glad to invite you to take part in our Agriculture Training Programs that will be held at Indepth Research Services training facilities in Nairobi, Kenya & Kigali, Rwanda from July - September 2018.

In these workshops, you will learn how precision agriculture and modern-day farming practices impact farming operations and agribusiness around the world with regard to the #Envision2030 Sustainable Development Goal: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

By participating in one of our training programs, you will be able to strengthen your skills while learning new techniques.

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

Get started by selecting any of our Agriculture Training Programs Below!

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Posted By in Climate Smart Agriculture
Posted 3 July 2018 at 07:50

Climate Change and Agriculture Course

30th July - 3rd August 2018

Indepth Research Training Facility, Nairobi, Kenya. 

In recent decades, it has been observed that there is a rapid change in climatic conditions which has resulted to several negative effects on human activities and development especially in agriculture and the environment. There is little awareness and understanding of the changing world in the rural areas where majority of agriculture and rural development activities are carried out.

Officers involved in agricultural and rural development activities do not have adequate capacity to inform and manage issues resulting from climate change. Thus, there is need to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills in managing the effect of climate change for the development of agriculture and the environment.

This course is intended for audiences working in governments, funding agencies, and research and development facilitating non-government and Civil society organizations.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 27 June 2018 at 09:27

Proper Value Chain Development and Actor Empowerement Course

06th August - 10th August 2018

Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

The future of African small-scale producers depends on their ability to play an active and meaningful role in market dynamics. By effectively participating in and influencing the value chains that link them to suppliers, traders and consumers, smallholders will be able to earn more from their crops, livestock and small businesses. This 5 days training programme equips researchers, rural development practitioners and service providers with the competencies needed to assist small-scale farmers, traders and businesses to strengthen their position in value chains and, by so doing, contribute to economic development and poverty reduction. Overall the workshop consists of a mixture of brief interactive lectures to introduce various concepts, principles and approaches (questions and discussions encouraged during the presentation), plenary exercises, brainstorms, role

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Posted 19 June 2018 at 07:00

Posted by Indepth Research Services in AgriProFocus Rwanda 19 June 2018 at 07:00

We are in Kigali, Rwanda!

Program: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development

Venue: Kigali, Rwanda

Date: 23rd – 27th July 2018

Register as an Individual | Register as a group

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

Working with smallholder farmers to design and set up new income-generating enterprise opportunities on the other hand is complex. It requires taking time and dedication to ensure success. This training programme aims at building the agro-enterprise capacity of rural development practitioners to enable them facilitate the market integration of the most vulnerable beneficiaries. The participants will be guided through participatory processes for identifying market opportunities and developing viable agro-enterprises that are sustainable and which are geared towards improving the incomes of rural farmers, processors, and traders.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural exte

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 18 June 2018 at 11:39

Program: Agriculture Value Chains Course

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Date: 23rd – 27th July 2018

Register as an Individual | Register as a group

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

Introduction

Value chains are a key framework for understanding how products move from the producers to the customers. The value chain perspective provides an important means to understand the business to business relationships, mechanisms for increasing efficiency, and ways to enable businesses to increase productivity and add value.

The workshop is aimed to provide intensive training that will cover the fundamental concepts and tools for scanning and improving AVC. By attending this course, the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the AVC related support activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations will be built/ enhanced

Who should attend?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture value chain working

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 June 2018 at 11:37

Program: Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation 

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Date: 16th – 20th July 2018

Register as an Individual | Register as a group

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

Working with smallholder farmers to design and set up new income-generating enterprise opportunities on the other hand is complex. It requires taking time and dedication to ensure success. This training programme aims at building the agro-enterprise capacity of rural development practitioners to enable them facilitate the market integration of the most vulnerable beneficiaries. The participants will be guided through participatory processes for identifying market opportunities and developing viable agro-enterprises that are sustainable and which are geared towards improving the incomes of rural farmers, processors, and traders.

Who should attend?

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 14 June 2018 at 11:22

We are in Rwanda!

Program: Value Chain Development and Market Linkages
Venue: Kigali, Rwanda
Date: 9th – 13th July 2018

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

Visit our website for more details 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 June 2018 at 11:18

Program: Food Security in an Urbanizing Society Course

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Date: 9th – 13th July 2018

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NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

Introduction

With growing urbanization, sustainable city-region agri-food systems are essential in ensuring food security. Food production and market systems should increasingly be integrated into a holistic, systemic and spatial manner. Urban population rely heavily on all sorts of markets for their daily food needs. These are supplied through overstressed, complex agro-logistical networks often at risk of failure. This training program focuses on how rural production and urban market systems can be integrated such that urban dwellers can be assured better access to adequate quantities of nutritious food while sustaining the viability of the production areas.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agric

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  02 July 2018 - 09:00 to 13 July 2018 - 17:00
  Kigali, Rwanda

Event: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Food and Nutrition Security Programmes Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Kigali, Rwanda.

Event Date: 2nd – 13th July 2018.

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RECENT CLIENTS

INTRODUCTION This training programme aims to improve the effectiveness of Monitoring and Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition programs through identifying and disseminating successful methods, tools and practices. This will, in turn, improve the monitoring and evaluation skills of the personnel implementing food security and nutrition programmes in the implementing agencies.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This is a general training is targeting variety of programme staff, management team members and thematic staff, Project Management Officials, government officials, programme managers; policy makers and programme implementers; development practitioners and activists and NGO and CSO members, Research organizations among others for Agriculture support activities.

DURATION 10 days

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Value Chain Development & Market Linkages Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  02 July 2018 - 09:00 to 06 July 2018 - 17:00
  Kigali, Rwanda

Event: Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Kigali, Rwanda.

Event Date: 2nd – 6th July 2018.

NITA CERTIFIED

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

RECENT CLIENTS

INTRODUCTION

A value chain describes the full range of activities that are required to bring a product or service from conception, through the intermediary phases of production and delivery to final consumers, and final disposal after use. In agriculture, it can be thought of as a set of processes and flows from the inputs to production to processing, marketing and to the final the consumer. This includes activities such as design, production, marketing, distribution and support services up to the final consumer.

This approach combines the strengths of value chain analysis with the promotion of sustainable, market-based solutions (MBSs) that respond to the recurrent needs of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, (MSMEs) including farmers

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 23 May 2018 at 06:41

DISCUSSION ON FOOD SECURITY

When we last had this discussion on agriculture/food insecurity and what is ailing our production, we discussed planning or the lack of it. In this sector what has inhibited growth of it. Today I wish to discuss another aspect touching on the structures of management in this sector.

In most parts of the developing world, governments seem never to plough back proportionate resources to the agricultural sector as to its production. This has over the years made it difficult to retain or to recruit qualified staff in the sector. Let’s take extension services as an example of a service that’s responsible for disseminating Knowledge, technology, agricultural information and linking farmers to other actors of the economy. In most African countries except for a few, these services are as well as dead. Considering the importance of extension services in promoting and transforming of subsistence farming to modern and commercial agriculture, it would be considered unw

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Food Security Policies Formulation and Implementation Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  25 June 2018 - 09:00 to 29 June 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Food Security Policies Formulation and Implementation Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 25th – 29th June 2018.

NITA CERTIFIED

RECENT CLIENTS

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

INTRODUCTION

Community food security is the condition which exists when all of the members of a community have access in close proximity; to adequate amounts of nutritious, culturally appropriate food at all times, from sources that are environmentally sound and just. Food security policies are developed to nurture the development of a food secure state in which all of its citizens are hunger-free, healthy and benefit from the food systems that impact their lives. The policies also affirms the commitment to supporting sustainable food systems that provide people with high quality food, employment, and that also contribute to the long-term well-being of the environment.

This five day training programme shall enlighten the parti

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Agro Enterprenuership & Market Facilitation Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event: Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 25th – 29th June 2018.

NITA CERTIFIED

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations.

RECENT CLIENTS

INTRODUCTION

Markets are important for rural transformation and poverty alleviation. They provide the direct means through which the poor participate in economic activity as producers (farmers, business groups); as employees (providers of labor); and as consumers (of goods and services).

Working with smallholder farmers to design and set up new income-generating enterprise opportunities on the other hand is complex. It requires taking time and dedication to ensure success. This training programme aims at building the agro-enterprise capacity of rural development practitioners to enable them facilitate the market integration of the most vulnerable beneficiaries. The participants will be guided through participatory processes for identifying market opportunities a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 9 May 2018 at 12:11

Dear All,

We are glad to invite you to take part in the Agriculture Training Month that will be held at Indepth Research Services from May 21st until June 15th, 2018.

Learn how precision agriculture and modern-day farming practices impact farming operations and agribusiness around the world as well as share experiences with regard to the following theme:

“Quality Assurance in Agriculture: Best Practices, Challenges and Opportunities”

By participating in one of our training programs, you will be able to strengthen your skills while learning new techniques.

You can undertake any of our Trainings in many spheres in any of our preferred location in: Nairobi, Kisumu, Naivasha or Mombasa.

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

Get started by selecting any of our Agriculture Training Programs Below!

· Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course (21st May – 25th May 2018) | Register Here

· Value Chain Development and Marke

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Promoting Entrepreneurship & Agribusiness Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  18 June 2018 - 09:00 to 22 June 2018 - 17:00
  00101 104289

Event: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 18th – 22nd June 2018.

NITA CERTIFIED

RECENT CLIENTS

INTRODUCTION

Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development are the best hope for reviving weak world economies. Entrepreneurs cannot do it alone; they need an enabling environment in which their business can grow. This course is designed to give insights into the basic requirements for increasing the level of entrepreneurship in communities at local and national levels.

In order to build the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the Agriculture and food security activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations to support efforts in improving survival rates of Agribusinesses that currently have a high rate of failure, (I.e. 70 to 80 per cent of new businesses end their operations in their first year. And of those that survive, only half remain in business af

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Food Security Analysis Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  18 June 2018 - 09:00 to 22 June 2018 - 17:00
  00101 104289

Event: Food Security Analysis Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 18th -22nd June 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

Before intervening in a country, the first priority for development actors is to understand the food security situation of the population. Food security analysts do a wide range of assessments in order to identify hungry and food insecure populations and to establish the underlying causes. They include Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analyses-CFSVAs, Emergency assessments and market analyses-EFSA.

To collect, manage and analyze data, they use advanced technologies such as satellite imagery, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mobile data collection platforms such as smart phones, tablets and Personal Digital Assistants.

Some actors for instance WFP, are working with partners to establish Food Security Monitoring Systems (FSMS) for continuous monitoring of food security conditions and market prices.

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Crop Biotechnology Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  18 June 2018 - 09:00 to 22 June 2018 - 14:00
  00101 104289

Event: Crop Biotechnology Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 18th – 22nd June 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

The 2016 Global Hunger Index report, jointly published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe (WHH), showed that the level of hunger globally remains high, with 795 million people still facing hunger, roughly one in four children affected by stunting, and 8 percent of children affected by wasting. Of the many strategies that have been suggested to address the issues of global poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, crop biotechnology is seen as a viable contribution to the solution. Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. Some of the potential benefits of biotechnology includes but not limited to environmental conser

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Value Chain Development and Market Linkages

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  18 June 2018 - 09:00 to 22 June 2018 - 17:00
  00101 104289

Event: Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 18th – 22nd June 2018.

NITA CERTIFIED

RECENT CLIENTS

INTRODUCTION

A value chain describes the full range of activities that are required to bring a product or service from conception, through the intermediary phases of production and delivery to final consumers, and final disposal after use. In agriculture, it can be thought of as a set of processes and flows from the inputs to production to processing, marketing and to the final the consumer. This includes activities such as design, production, marketing, distribution and support services up to the final consumer.

This approach combines the strengths of value chain analysis with the promotion of sustainable, market-based solutions (MBSs) that respond to the recurrent needs of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, (MSMEs) including farmers. Value chain analysis is important in understanding markets, inter-firm relationships, and criti

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