training

Posted By in SEAD
Posted 3 December 2018 at 01:33

Outreach training on Poultry diseases and prevention

In the week of 10-14 September, the SEAD project organized outreach training in the poultry value chain at IPRC Ngoma. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Mark Bos, an expert of consortium partner Q-point and Mr. Jean Claude Ruzibiza.

Seven staff from UR/CAVM, IPRC Ngoma and IPRC Gishari participated in the three-day ToT workshop to customize training material so it is easily digested by Rwandan poultry farmers. To do this; the facilitators divided the ToT team into three groups and each group was assigned to work on a specific part of the training material as follows:

Group 1: Farmer’s farm management to prevent and control poultry diseases,

Group 2: Effect of failing prevention and control of poultry diseases,

Group 3: Poultry diseases prevention/ control put into practice.

On the second day of the training the participants went on a field visit to Kayiranga Seminari, a model poultry farmer in Ngoma district. The purpose of this visit wa

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 3 December 2018 at 01:32

Outreach Training on Potato Yield Estimation, harvesting, storage and market access and marketing

In the week of 1st through 5th October SEAD project under CED/RDB organized a 5-day training on potato production which covered a wide range of subjects from harvesting to postharvest handling. The training was given by Mr. Mink Vermeer, a senior project manager and potato value chain expert of consortium partner Delphy. The potato outreach training had two sessions: Training of trainers (ToT) and Roll out to farmers. Training was given to six male and three female participants from SEAD partner higher learning institutions and private sector as represented by the Seed Potato Fund (SPF Ikigega) and Imbaraga Farmer’s Federation; and Musanze District Agronomist. During the ToT training, participants were introduced to various aspects of potato production and given tools to prepare outreach training to farmers. On the second day of the ToT training a visit was organized to a farmer’s field situat

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains Uganda
Posted 1 November 2018 at 06:13

Farming together reaps benefits for Mubende family:

A farming project that ropes in both husband and wife has brought food security and cohesion to a family in Mubende.

Margaret Lutaaya managed to harvest more than 700kgs of beans from the land she has been cultivating in Kawagalo Village, Bukuya Sub-county in Mubende District 118km from Kampala. “I can even pay school fees for my daughters and take care of my husband.”

Painful history

Over a decade ago, Lutaaya was engaged in unfruitful mixed farming with poor harvests for more than 30 years. She recalls, with pain, the pressure of paying school fees for her seven children. She did not believe that she would become this self-reliant.

Convincing her husband who was doing odd jobs as a builder, she opted to go into farming on a large scale.

Starting out was a gamble. She first convinced her husband, Paul Lutaaya, who she has been married to for more than 30 years, to quit his job to join hands and increase yields.

The results were obvio

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dec
10

Farmer Field School Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018 - All Day Event
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Event Details: Farmer Field School Training

INTRODUCTION

Farmer field school (FFS) is a group-based learning process that brings together concepts and methods from agroecology, experiential education and community development. It also involves regular field observations and group analysis. It is a major undertaking towards the realization of sustainable agriculture as it helps farmers make their own locally specific decisions about crop management practices. Special group activities encourage learning from peers, and strengthen communicative skills and team building. This training course is therefore intended to help participants to design and implement Farmer Field Schools as an extension practice to promote organic farming and agricultural productivity.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Understand well the concept of FFS and have skills to implement it.
  • Learn new technologies in agriculture.
  • Incorporate technologies of FFS according to

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dec
03

Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Trainin

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  03 December 2018 to 07 December 2018 - All Day Event
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Event Details: Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Training

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and disasters are directly related; therefore, institutions dealing with food and nutrition security should be prepared for such adversities and device means to respond. Relief aid institutions also play part in maintenance of food and nutrition security in emergencies by providing relief aid. Food aid is all about providing food and related assistance to tackle hunger, either in emergency situations, or to help with deeper, longer-term hunger alleviation and achieve food security. Thus, this training programme is designed to enable participants to gain skills on how to prepare, measure, and respond to nutrition emergencies to sustain food security.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand classification of emergencies in particular famine and food crises. Food insecurity and malnutrition and how these have shaped operational response and practice.
  • Explore f

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nov
26

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food Security  Workshops

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  26 November 2018 - 09:00 to 31 December 2018 - 17:00
  Stipp Hotel Rwanda

Indepth Research Services welcomes you to attend our training courses on Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development to take place in Kigali Rwanda . These courses equip all Agricultural experts together with mid-level policy-makers, with knowledge and skills in understanding the context of the Agriculture Sector with the overall goal of strengthening technical capacity for increased consideration and use of Agriculture in decision-making aimed at tackling development issues.

Join us by registering for these scheduled training courses. These training courses will also give you an opportunity to meet and network with other monitoring and evaluation professionals’ and project management officials from NGOs, public and private organizations’ from across the world.

Resilient Livelihoods Course

This course takes participants through among other things how to improve home-based livelihood opportunities for the rural poor and develop and strengthen community-based livelihoods management a

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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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oct
16

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



apr
08

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!

7 months 2 weeks ago

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

7 months 2 weeks ago

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

7 months 2 weeks ago

Kabunga James Welldone

7 months 1 week 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!

7 months 3 weeks ago