AgriProFocus facilitated Dr. Alula Pankhurst Presentation on Rural Youth Dev. & Entrepreneurship
On June 1st 2017, a fireside chat event organized by AgriProFocus and BlueMoon Ethiopia was held at BlueMoon Ethiopia office in Addis Ababa.
Dr Alula Pankhurst and Catherine Dom provided their insights on youth transformation to adulthood and independence, Young women’s economic participation and successful youth entrepreneurship.
Please find the power point slides here
Some highlights from the presentation:
Work & community transitions: unleashing youth potential
• Youth work transitions affected by limited land access, un(der)employment leading to tensions between generation and siblings
• Non-agricultural youth cooperatives more successful; youth cooperatives faced problems of credit, training, leadership, management and compe... Read more
MDF Asia, Aeres and AgriProFocus Myanmar would like to invite you to participate in a workshop on Wednesday, June 28, on modernizing and diversifying the curriculum of State Agricultural Institute (SAIs) and assessing the requirements of the private sector for future students.
The Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its funding partner NICHE work together to strengthen agricultural schools in Myanmar. The NICHE programme in Myanmar concerns the strengthening of 5 pilot State Agricultural Institutes (SAIs) with an outreach to the 9 other SAIs. Hands-on support will be provided with curriculum review, teacher development and ICT needs. It also ensures that the SAI curriculum will be better tailored to job profiles and real job needs in the regions.
Capacity for curriculum development starts with a clear understanding of the requirements of the labour market. From June 27 to 29, five pilot SAIs will participate... Read more
The training complex whose ground breaking ceremony was performed in Nakasongola District over the weekend, is to train agriculturalists in Uganda and the East African region.
The implementation is being undertaken by Seohyun Foundation, a Korean Missionary NGO that is headed by its founder Dr. Lee Hyunsoo who is also the brainchild behind the project.
The first lady and minister for education and sports, Janet Museveni who was represented by the State Minister for Higher education, J.C.Muyingo, lauded the Koreans for choosing to establish the institution in Uganda and investing in training the youths as entrepreneurial farmers.
Mrs.Museveni said in her speech that was read for her by the State Minister for Higher Education, J.C.Muyingo that the proposed Nakasongola based Agricultural College could enable Uganda realize its agricultural potential and dream to become the food basket of the East African Region.
The grandiose ground breaking ceremony whi... Read more
To celebrate its 35th anniversary, vegetable seed company East-West Seed is launching a scholarship program that will enable 35 children of farmers to pursue undergraduate courses in agriculture.
The Simon Groot Scholarship will support farmers children that study agriculture related subjects. Named the "Simon Groot Scholarship Program for Agriculture", the program will provide an opportunity for 35 students - sons and daughters of farmers - to pursue an agriculture degree in public agriculture colleges and universities.
The scholarship pr
State Agriculture Institute (Shwebo) situated on Shwebo- Yeu older road of Shwebo in Sagaing Region. It was opened dated on 18-1-1982. There is 488 students in Academic Year 2015-16, and number of staff 107 inclusion teachers. It is total land area 200 acres and cultivated land is low land ( Paddy) 56 acres and Upland 8.8 acres, Animal husbandry 22.6 acre including fish ponds, Horticulture 22,6 acres and Fallow land 48 acres and rest acres 42 acres is Building and road.
Current situation is there is one library but no facilities, laboratories are lack of facilities For example- In Chemistry Lab, They needs pH meter for soil test box , moisture test , event balance is very old. Multimedia class room also empty materials even no tables and chairs. Although there is 5 computers, they can used 3 computer for only office uses. One projector was used only demonstration.
This year total students are 573 and male students 375 and female students ar... Read more
For application deadline and for detail information, click on the courses below:
ICRA is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture. ICRA’s goal is to help end poverty and hunger and to promote sustainable resource use, through inclusive innovation partnerships and by the strengthening individual, organizational and institutional capacities required to make these partnerships work.
ICRA is a member of the AgriProFocus and Agrinatura networks.... Read more
BARNEVELD, September 2016
PTC+ presents two innovative, international products on poultry knowledge and education, a blended learning (E-learning, distance learning) training on poultry management and the Poultry Innovation Lab.
YOUTH AGRICARETURE IAAS INDONESIA
"Membangun Indonesia dari Desa"
Pertanian dan lingkungan merupakan dua hal yang tidak dapat dipisahkan. Dalam menciptakan pertanian diperlukan kondisi lingkungan yang baik agar pertanian yang diinginkan dapat dicapai.
Pertanian pada dasarnya memiliki peranan penting sebagai penyedia pangan bagi manusia. Kebutuhan akan pangan yang terus meningkat seiring bertambahnya jumlah penduduk menjadikan pertanian perlu menjadi fokus utama. Saat ini kondisi pertanian dapat dikatakan cukup memprihatinkan mengingat kurangnya rasa kepedulian dalam mengembangkan pertanian. Di Indonesia khususnya pertanian umumnya hanya dilakukan oleh kalangan orang tua sehingga pertanian sulit untuk dikembangkan.
Youthagricareture merupakan sosial project yang diinisiasi oleh IAAS Indonesia sebagai wujud kepedulian anak-anak muda untuk meningkatkan taraf hidup masyarakat pedesaan dalam hal pertanian, pendidikan, dan sektor lingkungan. Youthagricareture dengan moto Membangun Indonesia dari Desa... Read more
Invitation for a Tailored Statistical Data Analysis Capacity building training –Kampala Uganda
Two weekend’s comprehensive training opportunity
This training program, is designed to empower organization staff on management of project/program data , boosting individual analytical skills as they are required in the job market, boost and improve the capacity of researchers on general research Analysis and conclusions among others, organized by WSA Innovations.
The training will be diversified in all fields (Health, Economics, and social, Agriculture, Environment, Legal, Crime, education, Finance M&E and all other forms of data you may think about, it may be your academic data). The training will borrow lessons from all disciplines to enable participants gain deeper knowledge on the applicability of the practice acquired.
If your office deals with Data, research, Management, consultancy, academic among others, then this is golden opportunity for you, as a company or an i... Read more
Makerere University entered a partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarships to 1,000 academically bright but economically disadvantaged youth from Africa to study at Makerere University from 2013 to 2023. This is a project worth US $ 20,989,965.15 implemented at Makerere University with the aim of developing the next generation of African Leaders and also to promote the strategic objectives of Makerere University and The MasterCard Foundation in contributing to Africa's higher education sector and development. The project is implemented under the leadership of the Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate.
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Makerere University will have six cohorts of Scholars with the first cohort of 50 Scholars beginning 2014/2015 Academic Year. The Program offers comprehensive student support, that include;
The global initiative “Powering Agriculture – An Energy Grand Challenge for Development” (PAEGC) is launching a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in cooperation with TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. The 8-week course, which will run from February 1st to March 27th 2016, introduces challenges and solutions for sustainable energy use in the agriculture and food sector.
About the Course
This MOOC will introduce participants to the Energy-Agriculture Nexus and introduces approaches for sustainably providing energy throughout all stages of agricultural value chains. Ch... Read more
Yesterday, June 9, the brand-new National Poultry Training Centre opened in Bishoftu in the presence of the State Minister of Livestock, HE Dr. Gebreegziabher Gebreyohannes; the Ambassador of the Embassy of the Netherlands to Ethiopia, Mrs. Lidi Remmelzwaal; the Director of the EIAR, Dr. Fantahun Mengistu; the chairman of the Ethiopian Poultry Development Association, Mr. Fanta Terefe, and many other Dutch and Ethiopian distinguished guests.
The success of establishing this first of its kind poultry center is the result of a cooperation between stakeholders the sector from both the Netherlands and Ethiopia. Holland-Africa Poultry Partners (HAPP), which has the major role for opening the center in Ethiopia, has provided various technological equipment. The training center will include housing, feeding, solar energy and hatchery equipment, which has been sponsored by HAPP members. Actors such as Ethiopian Institute of Agricultu... Read more
From chalk & talk to active learning, that is the summary of Edukans exchange visits for Dutch agricultural teachers. See the video on the exchange visit to Uganda in 2014: http://vimeo.com/116189744
In 2015, further exchange visits are planned for Uganda and Ethiopia. Topics include:
Le programme de formation post-récolte sera lancé en Janvier 2015 par la fondation pour l’éducation post récolte (PEF)et accueillera jusqu’à 40 jeunes professionnels de l’horticulture travaillant actuellement dans les pays en développement. La formation couvrira une période de 12 mois durant l’année 2015. les activités de formation incluront une gamme de lecture, d’apprentissage en ligne et des travaux de terrains à réaliser par chacun des stagiaires dans leurs pays d’origine.
Les participants peuvent choisir les cultures qui les intéressent le plus et se focaliser sur les technologies les plus appropriées et convenables pour leur région. Des frais d’inscription de 600 $ sont obligatoire pour le programme de formation 2015 avec une réduction de 50% disponible pour ceux situés dans les pays moins avancés. Ces frais donnero... Read more