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shared a post in Youth, Agriculture, Business
Posted 21 September 2018 at 09:31

Posted by Rolf Schinkel in Inclusive Agribusiness 21 September 2018 at 09:31

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?

Understanding the relations between jobs and skilled youth in agriculture and migration

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed during the Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV presented insights from their experiences, followed by a lively debate with organizations active in this field – aiming at creating a better understanding of the eclectic relation between job creation, better skilled and qualified youth and the root causes of migration.

The insights from both Edukans and SNV confirm that it is difficult to pinpoint to a direct effect of skills training and education on migration decisions, as there are so many influencing

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Natasha Marbun Hi, my name is NatashaI'm from in indonesiaI want to ask, how can we especially young people help develop agriculture? as is known Indonesia is rich in natural resources, as well as feed crops, but Indonesia is still export from abroad, what is the right way to develop agriculture, especially in the field of agribusiness? Thankyou

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MUBARAK INUWA Rolf Schinkel.It is unanimously believed that youth migration, mostly happened in poor nations of the world.This is due to the fact that youth, need to upgrade their life condition from local to more socialised better condition of life, where they would have an affluent life with every social infrastructure.This is not possible without job opportunity-Provision of employment to youth, would led them life upgrading to receive better education in more complex societies,where after graduation they would obtain a white collar job to purchase their life needs.

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 21 September 2018 at 09:23

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?

Understanding the relations between jobs and skilled youth in agriculture and migration

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed during the Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV presented insights from their experiences, followed by a lively debate with organizations active in this field – aiming at creating a better understanding of the eclectic relation between job creation, better skilled and qualified youth and the root causes of migration.

The insights from both Edukans and SNV confirm that it is difficult to pinpoint to a direct effect of skills training and education on migration decisions, as there are so many influencing

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Kenneth Opige I agree with this article like in Uganda there are many qualified youths but the potential to begin their own initiative is a prime challenge 

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Rural E-Commerce Development Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  16 October 2018 to 20 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Lancang-Mekong

We are pleased to inform you that Mekong Institute (MI) is organizing the modular training program on Rural E-Commerce Development in Lancang-Mekong from October 16-20, 2018 till March of 2019. 24 selected participants will be offered full scholarships covering the cost of round-trip air tickets between home cities to Khon Kaen (KK), Thailand, KK airport transfer, overseas travel insurance, accommodation and lunch during the training period.


The training will include participants representing key stakeholders involved in e-commerce and/or rural e-commerce development in the six Lancang-Mekong countries (China, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). It will be conducted in three phases.

Learning Phase - A one-week training program at MI, Khon Kaen, Thailand on Oct 16-20, 2018

Knowledge application phase – participants will design respective action plans and expected to implement action plans in his/her country over 4 months between Oct 2018 and Jan 2019.

Networking phas

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 7 September 2018 at 08:43

Workshops #Envision2030 SDG2

Registrations are now open!

In these workshops, you will learn how precision agriculture & modern-day farming practices impact farming operations and agribusiness around the world with regard to the #Envision2030 Sustainable Development Goal: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

Course fee: $999

Get started by selecting any of our Agriculture Training Programs Below!

Food Security in an Urbanizing Society Course (01st – 05th October 2018 Nairobi | Kenya)

Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course (01st – 05th October 2018 Kigali | Rwanda)

Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course (08th – 12th October 2018 Nairobi | Kenya)

Food Security Information Systems and Networks Course (29th October - 02nd November Nairobi | Kenya)  

View Our Agriculture Course Catalogue

For any inquiries, feel free to engage us at outreach

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 24 August 2018 at 06:26

Workshops #Envision2030 SDG2

Registrations are now open!

In these workshops, you will learn how precision agriculture & modern-day farming practices impact farming operations and agribusiness around the world with regard to the #Envision2030 Sustainable Development Goal: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

Course fee: $999

Get started by selecting any of our Agriculture Training Programs Below!

Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course (17th – 21st September 2018 Nairobi | Kenya)

Integrated Water Resource Management Course (24th – 28th September 2018 Nairobi | Kenya)

Food Security in an Urbanizing Society Course (01st – 05th October 2018 Nairobi | Kenya)

Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course (01st – 05th October 2018 Kigali | Rwanda)

Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course (08th – 12th October 2018 Nairobi | Kenya)

View Our Agriculture Course Catalogue

For any inquiries, feel free to engage us at outreach@indepthresearch.org or contact us o

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 16 August 2018 at 01:27

SEAD Entrepreneurship Training

Starting on 21st of May 2018, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) facilitated a training on entrepreneurship to lecturers of various Rwanda knowledge institutes focusing on the 10 steps Valorisation toolkit. The week was filled with various activities ranging from practicing using tools such as the Business Model Canvas to receiving guest lectures from entrepreneurs in Rwanda.

Monday was all about the introductions and business ideation which was addressed by focussing on agricultural value chains. By looking at the various agricultural value chains e.g. potatoes it becomes easier to identify related challenges and to discuss and propose possible opportunities.

After encouraging the participants to suggest potential business ideas, on Tuesday, a number of organisations were invited to present their own business. An ideal moment to strengthen the ties between the knowledge institutes and the private sector, and to showcase innovative entrepreneurs a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 15 August 2018 at 08:35

Registrations are now open!

In these workshops, you will learn how precision agriculture and modern-day farming practices impact farming operations and agribusiness around the world with regard to the #Envision2030 Sustainable Development Goal: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” 

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).

Course fee: $999

Get started by selecting any of our Agriculture Training Programs Below!

Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course (17th – 21st September 2018 Nairobi | Kenya)

Integrated Water Resource Management Course (24th – 28th September 2018 Nairobi | Kenya)

Food Security in an Urbanizing Society Course (01st – 05th October 2018 Nairobi | Kenya)

Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course (01st – 05th October 2018 Kigali | Rwanda)

Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course (08th – 12th October 2018 Nairobi | Kenya)

View Our Agriculture Co

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 July 2018 at 05:11

North farmers to get modern farming training

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka, July 5, 2018
THE Ministry of Agriculture targets to teach over 300,000 farmers in Northern Province in modern farming practices to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Northern Province agricultural coordinator Charles Kapalasha said most farmers in the area are practising old methods which are negatively affecting crop output.
In an interview yesterday, Mr Kapalasha said rice farmers are still using the broadcast method, which is a system that involves scattering seed, by hand or mechanically, over a relatively large area which does not give room for weeding.
He also said the ministry will teach farmers to adopt conservation farming to help them increase their production and CLICK TO READ MORE

https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/north-farmers-to-get-modern-farming-training/

This will be a good intervention and the same should be done in the other provinces too. Modernization of farming practices or rather modernization

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jun
03

Course: Integr. Pest Mgmt. & Food Safety

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  03 June 2019 to 21 June 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Public and private standards for pesticide residues have become stricter than ever before. Pesticide residues exceeding the maximum residue limits can hamper trade between upcoming economies and the EU. Implementation of Integrated Pest Management is necessary to minimize pesticide applications. But while there are plentiful technical solutions, the application of Integrated Pest Management is still a struggle for many farmers.

The course is aimed at creating mechanisms that will support Integrated Pest Management though looking at pesticides-related policies, the role of the various stakeholders and innovative (technical) solutions. Participants will enhance their ability to identify and solve problems in Integrated Pest Management and food safety. It entails a mix of lectures, discussions, group work, excursions and fieldwork. Meeting colleagues from other countries with similar interests leads to mutual learning.

Date: 03 - 21 June 2019

Registration deadline – general: 22 April 2019

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may
06

Course: Integrated Seed Sector Developm.

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Burundi
  06 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Integrated seed sector development (ISSD) is an approach aiming to increase farmers’ access to quality seed through the development of market-oriented, pluralistic and vibrant seed sectors. In this course participants learn how to design demand driven interventions tailored to specific crops, value chains and seed systems.

In this course participants can broaden their international experience and strengthen their competencies to support seed sector development, taking an integrated perspective. The overall objective of the programme is to enhance the capabilities to translate the ISSD concept into strategies for making seed programmes and policies that seek enhancement by connecting to present practices. The training is experience-based and task-oriented and highly interactive. It includes lectures, visits to different Dutch seed companies and organisations, case studies, group discussions, assignments and field work.

Date: 06 - 24 May 2019

Registration deadline – general: 25 March 2019

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may
06

Course: Horticulture sector development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  06 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Course: Horticulture sector development for emerging markets

Current developments in emerging economies offer new opportunities for the horticulture sector. To seize these opportunities, a transition to a more professional sector is required. Enhanced value chain management and stakeholder collaboration play a vital role and are addressed during this course.

This course gives access to the latest insights of world leading Dutch knowledge organisations and private companies from the horticulture sector and covers the complete horticulture value chain.

Date: 06 - 24 May 2019

Registration deadline – general: 25 March 2019

Registration deadline - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)/MENA Fellowship: 16 October 2018

Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

For more information and online registration please visit the website:
https://www.wur.nl/en/show/CDIcourse_horticulture_2019.htm



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Course: Contemp. approaches to genetic resource conservation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  08 April 2019 to 26 April 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Large-scale production and marketing of agricultural crops depend on a limited number of genetically uniform varieties that deliver uniform food products. With this approach becoming global, genetic diversity is endangered. Worldwide, strategies are developed to conserve genetic resources for food and agriculture.

This course provides the latest development in plant genetic resources management strategies including the role of gene banks and on-farm management and relevant international policies that impact food- and nutrition security.

Date: 8 - 26 April 2019
Registration deadline – general: 25 February 2019
Registration deadline - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)/MENA Fellowship: 16 October 2018
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

For more information and online registration please visit the website:

https://www.wur.nl/en/show/Contemporary-approaches-to-genetic-resources-conservation-and-use-1.htm



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 April 2018 at 08:42

All Solutions & ProMEva training happening in Nairobi:

This week all AgriproFocus east-Africa teams are in training about combining communication, finance and PMEL in one system. The All Solutions & ProMEva system launch will enable the AgriProFocus network to communicate about new ideas and leads, register member investments and give information on financial relevance. With this app, the network will manage and share customer information, understand what members are interested in and also identify and know potential donors

The training encompassing APF teams from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Zambia and Kenya; will be conducted from 30th April through May 4th 2018 at WestWood hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

Anne Marie Kortleve Good luck to all colleagues in Nairobi this week! Looking forward to a stronger, better network ready for the future!

5 months 3 weeks ago

Janine Schoeman Thanks for sharing Gloria, great to see everyone!

5 months 3 weeks ago

Dorina Prech We are so happy to host all our colleagues from these countries. Working towards a stronger and more coordinated network! 

5 months 3 weeks ago

Kabunga James Welldone

5 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 23 April 2018 at 12:48

Training of Trainers Workshop organized by key stakeholders of Horticulture sector in Rwanda!

Funded by USAID, Horticulture Innovation lab (USA) and UCDAVIS (USA), Reducing Postharvest Losses in Rwanda Project (RPLR) is implemented by 3 institutions: The National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) under the MINAGRI and the University of Rwanda (UR) under the Ministry of Education. RPLR under University of Rwanda has organised a series of trainings from 3rd to 5th April 2018. The training of Trainers (ToT) including 15 University of Rwanda staffs, 5 district agronomists (Rulindo, Musanze, Gakenke, Gicumbi and Burera) and 10 moderate agribusiness entrepreneurs (individual and cooperative representatives) was hold at Western Mountain Hotel, Rubavu - Rwanda.

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Mr. Serge Ndayitabi, the project coordinator, speaking at the opening of the Training of Trainers Workshop.

The main objective of training was to gain understanding of postharvest losses cau

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear ELIAS NELLY, Thank you very much for sharing with the outputs of the ToT workshop!Keep empowering the key players of the sector!

6 months 17 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 18 April 2018 at 07:59

Let me first introduce myself. My name is Frank Schaminee and I'm a consultant at Aeres Training Center International formerly PTC + in Barneveld the Netherlands. This saterday I will take part in an Impact mission on Poultry to Myanmar. Our goal is to educate the people in the Poultry and Feed sector from Myanmar.


We make this possible through cooperation with the governments, educational institutions, integrators, supply industry, but also the individuals. For this we have standard training courses but also tailor-made training courses. One of these trainings, for example is, "Access 2 Finance" a course that teaches the CEO or CFO to walk the correct road to obtain a financing by writing a business plan. for more information look on our website,


https://www.aerestrainingcentre.com/for-students/trainingsoffer/access%202%20finance

Kind regards Frank Schaminee

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Theint Yadanar Zaw can you post Franks message on social media as well? For some more outreach? Thanks!

6 months 5 days ago

Theint Yadanar Zaw Hi! Anne and Frank, sorry for my late response. I was in the holidays and training last few weeks. I will post it on our social media today. Thank you for reminding me Anne!

5 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:54

TRAINING SCHEDULE AT LIVESTOCK SERVICES - April - June 2018

may
28

Establishing & strengthening farmer

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 May 2018 - 09:00 to 01 June 2018 - 15:00
  00101

Event: Establishing and strengthening farmer organizations Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 28th May– 1st June 2018

NITA CERTIFIED

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INTRODUCTION

Farmers’ organization’s-FOs represent farmers’ own interests. They have emerged as a result of Farmers own, real expressed needs. They are effective channels of communication between the member-farmers. Without them, a situation of isolated voices would arise, that lack coordination and general power to affect the behavior of agricultural service providers. Farmer organizations therefore need to be strengthened. FO’s for instance do not have access to diverse sources of income, in some instances, there are no core cultural or economic activities that bind their members, FO’s in certain instances do not have access to capacity-building support, they sometimes operate in unfriendly institutional environment (lack of supportive legislat

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may
28

Value Chain Development and Market Linkage

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 May 2018 - 09:00 to 01 June 2018 - 15:00
  00101

Event: Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 28th May– 1st June 2018

NITA CERTIFIED

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INTRODUCTION

A value chain describes the full range of activities that are required to bring a product or service from conception, through the intermediary phases of production and delivery to final consumers, and final disposal after use. In agriculture, it can be thought of as a set of processes and flows from the inputs to production to processing, marketing and to the final the consumer. This includes activities such as design, production, marketing, distribution and support services up to the final consumer.

This training course aims at guiding participants towards development of sustainable value chains.

DURATION

5 days.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, se

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Beekeeping training by Malaika Honey

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  14 April 2018, All Day Event
  Lubowa, Kampala

This is a one day workshop of classroom training with presentations, videos, and suited up training in the apiary with the different types of beehives.Get ready for lessons on bee handling, economic benefits of beekeeping, the bee biology and much much more

The course also includes an introduction to permaculture study and tour where everyone will leave with a couple of seedlings of different plants

The cost is 60,000 prepaid and includes morning tea, lunch and a certificate This training will be at our apiary in Lubowa, Kampala. Call Phiona on 0701 071 535 to register



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Gender Approaches to Agricultural Extension Practices Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  16 April 2018 - 09:00 to 20 April 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi Kenya.

Event: Gender Approaches to Agricultural Extension Practices Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 16th - 20th April 2018.

NITA CERTIFIED


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INTRODUCTION

Gender sensitivity in agricultural practices and extension is an important area that affects people from all walks of life. It entails gender equity, gender roles and further implies that roles should not be ascribed for instance to the females alone, or the males exclusively as this will amount to set back to the progress of agriculture. Gender equality refers to equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for women and men, girls and boys. It is the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex in opportunities, in the allocation of resources and benefits, or in access to services such as agricultural advice. It implies that the interests, needs, and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration, recognizing the diversity among different groups o

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