Agricultural research


4th Congress Hidden Hunger

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  27 February 2019 to 01 March 2019 - All Day Event
  University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart

Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development Phase II (PAEPARD II)  

 As in case of the previous congresses in this series, the 4th Congress Hidden Hunger with the title „Hidden hunger and the transformation of food systems: How to combat the double burden of malnutrition?“ will bring together members of different disciplines: nutritionists, agricultural scientists, economists and sociologists. Moreover, the congress will encourage the dialogue between scientists, policy-makers and
representatives of non-governmental organizations and the private sector. It is dedicated to review the available evidence on the double burden of malnutrition, present new research findings on underlying
causes and consequences, feature innovative strategies and discuss the roles and responsibilities of governments, development organizations, civil society and the private sector in combating the double burden of malnutrition.


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

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Gender-responsive Cereals breeding course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  07 August 2017 to 16 August 2017 - All Day Event

Overview of the 2017 GREAT course

The 2017 GREAT course focuses on Gender-responsive Cereal Grain Breeding. GREAT courses have a focus on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and are offered to multi-disciplinary project teams.

GREAT applied gender training for agricultural researchers offers tailored skills development in gender-responsiveness for the design, implementation, evaluation, and communication stages of agricultural research projects. GREAT courses are tailored to specific agriculture disciplines and value chains, offering gender training linked to practice in agricultural research, targeted to research communities. The courses are designed to balance the depth of theory needed to internalize concepts with practical tools to apply in ongoing projects. GREAT aims to equip research teams with tools and skills to act, and move beyond “gender sensitization.”

Course Objectives

The 2017 Gender-responsive Cereal Breeding course covers the following learning objectives:

  1. Increased understanding of t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 April 2017 at 10:23

Hello Agriprofocus community, 

Here is a training opportunity for agricultural researchers who would would want to enable #equitable outcomes. Registration for the #genderresponsive course on Cereal breeding is now open! 

Please find details at



Janine Schoeman Dear Elizabeth, thank you for sharing this on the platform. Would you be so kind to post it as an event? you can do this the same way as you have created this post, but than select the tab 'event'. Please include information about costs, who can register etc in the event post itself. When you post it as an event it will show up in the calendar as well. Kind Regards Janine

1 year 8 months ago

Elizabeth Asiimwe Thank you Janine,

I will post it as an event and include costs, who can register etc...

1 year 8 months ago


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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 August 2015 at 09:45

The Real Costs of Cheap Food

Interesting blog!

Hans R. Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.

Blog text:

The hunger suffered by a huge percentage of the global population is still one of the most pressing issues facing development policy. Many people hope that increasing agricultural production might solve shortages – maybe with the help of fertilizers and pesticides. Hans R. Herren promotes a different approach. He argues that agricultural productivity is high enough already; it is more a question of how and where food is produced. Therefore, in his work he takes an agro-ecological approach and focuses on the importance of smallholder farmers in ending global hunger. His work was honored with the Right Livelihood Award – also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. In June he was invited to Bonn as par

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Samuel Kenneth Ikopit ....back to basics. Why do we always seem to forget the traditional cultural ways of living? Those ways where environmentally friendly, sufficient, and yes.....with low production costs, not wasteful especially with resource utilization and engaged the community (families). Thanx Nicole.

3 years 4 months ago

Charles Kiinde Yep and it's amazing...the new age and its technology prowess is wasteful!

3 years 4 months ago