Saskia Vleer

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jun
03

Course:  Making Innovation Work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  03 June 2019 to 14 June 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Course: Making innovation work 

                                     Coaching partnerships for inclusive agribusiness

For:  Professionals working in agricultural research, rural advisory services, farmer organisations and private  sector.

When:  more than two month programme that runs from the 1st of May until mid July 2019. The face to face part from 3 - 14 June in the Netherlands, is preceded and succeeded by online sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back. The online activities are expected to take you a few hours per week.

Where:  Wageningen, the Netherlands and online part in your home country

How to apply and more information you can find on the course page, see:  www.icra.global/courses

Application deadline: 1 April 2019

Earlier participants in this course are enthusiastic about the programme and characterise it as eye opening a

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mar
25

Course: Making Education Work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  25 March 2019 to 05 April 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Course: Making Education Work 

                                    Transforming education for youth employment in the agri-sector

For:  Lecturers, instructors or researchers working at universities or vocational training centres in agriculture            and rural development.

When:  more than two month programme that runs from the 1st of March until 13 May 2019. The face to face part from 25 March – 5 April in the Netherlands, is preceded and succeeded by online sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back. The online activities are expected to take you a few hours per week.

Where:  Wageningen, the Netherlands and online part in your home country

How to apply and for more information you can find on the course page, see: www.icra.global/courses

Application deadline:  1 February 2019

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apr
15

Faire Marcher l’Agro-business

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  15 April 2019 to 26 April 2019 - All Day Event
  Benin

Formation : Faire Marcher l’Agro-business

                                         Lier les producteurs aux marchés à travers des relations d'affaires durables

S’addresse :   Aux professionnels qui fournissent des services de soutien de l’agro-business et aux professionels des services de conseil rural et des universités qui soutiennent les agro-businesses

Quand :  15 - 26 avril 2019

Où :   Grand Popo, Bénin

Comment s’inscrire et avoir plus d’information? Voir www.icra.global/fr/formations



nov
19

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

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

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

For professionals providing agribusiness support services to small-scale farmers, processors and professionals working in agricultural education.

You’ll get practical tips on e.g. building trust and improving your negotiation skills. Watch this video demonstrating the two steps necessary to
negotiating a win-win situation.

A few places are stil available for our November 2018 course 

For details contact Irene Njogu:  irene.njogu@icra.global



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
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 



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



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



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



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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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



may
15

Linking research to inclusive development for food security

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  15 May 2017 to 02 June 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen

ICRA strengthens innovative capacity by providing training and coaching to individuals and teams from different backgrounds. We believe that food and nutrition security, inclusive development and sustainable rural livelihoods can be achieved when people and organizations address their collective challenges by sharing knowledge and by working together to create joint solutions. ICRA organizes courses for professionals in agricultural education and research, outreach and agribusiness. 

The following ICRA course is OPEN FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW :

Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges

All information on the webpage: http://bit.ly/2dg09uf 

Deadline for fellowship application is 19 October 2016.  

 www.icra-edu.org/courses | info@icra-edu.org    



mar
13

Learning, action research and outreach – higher education

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 March 2017 to 31 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen

ICRA strengthens innovative capacity by providing training and coaching to individuals and teams from different backgrounds. We believe that food and nutrition security, inclusive development and sustainable rural livelihoods can be achieved when people and organizations address their collective challenges by sharing knowledge and by working together to create joint solutions. ICRA organizes courses for professionals in agricultural education andresearch, outreach and agribusiness.   

ICRA course, Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 

Course OPEN FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW : http://bit.ly/2cn2EhA

Deadline for applications is 19 October 2016



Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 11 September 2015 at 04:05

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION OPEN FOR ICRA COURSES

feb
29

Programme ICRA:  Lier la recherche à la sécurité alimentaire

Event posted by in AgriProFocus International
  29 February 2016 to 18 March 2016 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Lier la recherche au développement inclusif pour la sécurité alimentaire -
Relever les défis d’innovation rurale, 29 Fév-18 Mar 2016


Cette formation s’adresse particulièrement à des professionnels agricoles de la recherche, de la vulgarisation, d’organisations paysannes et du secteur privé.

Pour la formulaire de candidature et plus d'information voir ce lien.  

Date limite pour la demande de bourse: 19 October 2015

Contenu de la formation

Semaine 1: L’innovation comme processus du changement et comme approche multiacteurs de l’innovation rurale. Principaux thèmes : La pensée systémique et la complexité des systèmes, lier la recherche au développement, encadrer des processus multiacteurs, les techniques d’apprentissage interactif.
Semaine 2: Etude de cas. Nous irons sur le terrain pour dénouer un processus multiacteurs complexe en s’engageant avec les différents acteurs impliqués dans des revendications de concurrence sur l'espace rural - un sujet brûlant dans la

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feb
29

ICRA Course: Learning, action research and outreach for HE

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  29 February 2016, All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Learning, action research and outreach for inclusive development -
Boosting competencies in higher education, 29 Feb – 18 Mar 2016


The course is specially designed for people working in tertiary agricultural and rural education. Candidates should be proficient in English, have at least five years professional experience, preferably in tertiary agricultural and rural education and related fields.  

Link to course webpage for more information and application form.  

ICRA application deadline (for scholarships): 19 October 2015


Structure of the course:

Week 1: Interactive teaching and training skills for competency based education. Main topics: competency based learning, interactive teaching skills, dealing with difficult dynamics, session design;

Week 2: Learning in real-life contexts and creating meaningful community services. Main topics: multi-stakeholder approaches, problem based learning, academic consultancy training, science shop, assessment of real life learning;

Week 3: Action research linki

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