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 - 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.
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For more information see the course webpage
Candidates can: APPLY HERE
Application deadline for candidates with funds is 15 March 2018
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.”
The 2017 Gender-responsive Cereal Breeding course covers the following learning objectives:
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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.
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... Read more
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... Read more