Rural Development

dec
17

Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 - All Day Event
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Event Details: Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development Training

INTRODUCTION

Agriculture is central to the livelihoods of the rural poor and in the attainment of suitable development goals; gender equality further plays a crucial role in the achievement of these goals. However, gender differences arising from the socially constructed relationships between men and women affect the distribution of resources between them and cause many disparities in development. Consequently; gender issues must be addressed because agriculture can be the engine of growth that is necessary to reduce food insecurity and rural poverty. This training course is therefore intended to help participants address gender issues and integrate gender-responsive actions in the design and implementation of agricultural projects and rural development programs.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Gain basic skills in gender mainstreaming.
  • Understand the place of gender i

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aug
20

Rural Development Training Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018 - All Day Event
  The Clarion Hotel, Nairobi

Event Date: 20th – 24th, August 2018

Register online to attend

Organizer: Foscore Development Center

Course fee: $ 1,000, Ksh 70,000

Introduction

This training guide has been designed for use in introductory rural and microfinance training courses. While the fundamentals of development finance and approaches in microfinance apply to rural finance, there are particular issues and characteristics that must be understood and taken into account in order to address rural, and in particular agricultural, finance. Some knowledge of market development services would also be helpful.

Course Objective:

· Explain and critically review current debates in rural development regarding rural livelihoods and the respective roles of markets, the state, institutions, property rights, agriculture and the rural non-farm economy.

· Critically evaluate past and existing attempts to supply rural services, such as infrastructure, finance, research and extension, health and educatio

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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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jun
04

Short Course in Rural Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  04 June 2018 to 08 June 2018 - All Day Event
  The Clarion Hotel, Nairobi

View course content and register as individual or group

Introduction

This training guide has been designed for use in introductory rural and microfinance training courses. While the fundamentals of development finance and approaches in microfinance apply to rural finance, there are particular issues and characteristics that must be understood and taken into account in order to address rural, and in particular agricultural, finance. Some knowledge of market development services would also be helpful.

Course Objective:

· Explain and critically review current debates in rural development regarding rural livelihoods and the respective roles of markets, the state, institutions, property rights, agriculture and the rural non-farm economy.

· Critically evaluate past and existing attempts to supply rural services, such as infrastructure, finance, research and extension, health and education.

· Analyze critically alternative rural development policies in terms of th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 February 2016 at 07:10

African Farmers in the Digital Age: how digital solutions can enable rural development

This week an American journal called Foreign Affairs has released an excellent collection of essays entitled: “African Farmers in the Digital Age: how digital solutions can enable rural development.”

In this new report, 20 African and global experts discuss ways to transform African agriculture, with a focus on food systems and rural smallholder farmers. A quick summary of a few priorities to speed up change:

# Rethink agricultural policies;
# Expand access to digital technology (to help smallholder farmers carry out business transactions like banking, networking and sourcing info on inputs, innovations, pricing, markets, training, etc.); and
# Improve collaboration and information sharing.

__Most important of all is… wider access to valuable information, which is why I’m telling you about this new report right away!

The report is 141 pages long so I'll share just one excerpt written by Bill Gates (fo

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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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may
25

AgKnowledge Innovation Process Share Fair

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 May 2015 to 26 May 2015 - All Day Event
  Addis Ababa/ILRI Compound

On Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May this year ILRI, other CGIAR centres and programs, Full Circle Associates and Liberating Structures will convene a Share Fair in Addis Ababa to share and develop expertise and experiences in the areas listed above, with a main focus on agriculture and rural development. (The picture on the banner depicts the Share Fair held in 2010; Photo Credit: ILRI/Sewunet)

See more information about the AgKnowledge Innovation Process Share Fair

And read the message below from the organizers:

Organisations working in agriculture, rural development and related areas are transforming the ways they do business. These transformations call for us as individuals and in our institutions to cultivate much stronger capabilities to design and deliver truly effective ‘process’ improvements that lead to applied innovation, social learning and value for money. The improvements would help us to: 

 • tackle tough issues through collective actions 

 • collaborate acr

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