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.
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.
The main objective of training was to gain understanding of postharvest losses cau... Read more
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,
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Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 28th May– 1st June 2018
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... Read more
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 28th May– 1st June 2018
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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, se... Read more
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
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 16th - 20th April 2018.
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... Read more
On May 7-11, 2018, IFDC will conduct an international training program entitled “Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Agriculture: Lessons from Country Assessments and Regulatory Systems in Africa and Asia.” The program will be held at the Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania.
Global One Health, a 3-week course offered by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, to be held between 05-16 November, 2018 in Wageningen , the Netherlands.
This course aims to teach you to enhance your competence enabling you to apply the principles to health challenges for humans, animals and plants. After the course you will be able to apply the Global One Health-approach, which you have fit into an action plan made by you during the training.
Application deadline for a OKP fellowship: 20 March 2018
Application deadline without a fellowship: 22 September 2018
For more information on this course and for application please, visit the website of the course https://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short_courses_2018/CDIcourse_GOH_2018.htm
Aeres Trainingcentre has this masterclass in June 2018. This Masterclass is intended for (Financial) Managers and trainers / advisors of medium-sized companies active in the livestock sector in emerging economies. These could be livestock production companies, food processors, feed companies and others active in the livestock input supply and services sector.
Innovations and development of companies in the livestock sector are slowed down due to the fact that the financial and economic aspects of the technical and operational improvements are not adequately addressed. Investments in new facilities and production improvements require a thorough assessment of the financial viability and economic feasibility before these can be approved and implemented.
Attracting loans and/or equity for businesses in the livestock sector requires a detailed understanding of the markets, economic, financial and operational aspects of the proposed investments. Investors req... Read more
Do you have a scalable innovation? Are you looking for impact investment opportunities? If you are interested, kindly send in your applications to participate in the Truvalu.startups pilot week training of young energetic entrepreneurs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 2nd March, 2018
Truvalu.startups, formerly iMPACT Booster, is a business accelerator that provides the expertise, hands-on support and connections to help your business enter emerging economies. We guide great innovations through the pioneer gap and turn sustainable ideas into profitable companies.Truvalu.startups successfully accelerates innovative startups through the so-called pioneer gap when few (impact) investors are willing to provide money and technical assistance to fund the startups to develop their business, get their first clients and get started. Truvalu.startups focuses on startups that want to enter emerging markets with their innovation.
Training dates: 12th to 16th March 20... Read more
In an effort of improving the online visibility of our members' businesses/activities/services (which is an important marketing tip in these increasing digital times). We will be providing this training (to a maximum of 14 participants/day) every Thursday after two weeks of each month between 05 April 2018 - 26 July 2018 (N.B: THE PARTICIPATION IN THIS TRAINING IS FREE OF CHARGE)
The AgriProFocus online platform is one of the main exchange and communication tool. With this tool, you can:
- Access useful local contacts through our Directory
- Market your products/services in our MarketPlace
- Market your organization/company
- Discuss agricultural issues with people from all over the world.
The online platform features new content on a daily basis with the latest news and information, an online marketplace to trade, a forum to discuss and an agribusiness directory where you can find all connected organisations and companies.
What will you learn?
This training will provide you with hands-on e... Read more
Kenya’s Agricultural Sector at a Glance
Agriculture in Kenya plays a vital role in contributing to its economy. The sector brings in 65% of total export earnings to the country and provides the livelihood for more than 80% of the Kenyan population (employment, income and food security needs). More remarkably, the sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya’s rural people. Agriculture in Kenya is large and complex, with a myriad of parastatals, non-governmental, private and public sectors.
The sector is also a main drive of the non- agricultural sector. Operations such as tourism, transport, education, construction and other social services are in one way or the other intertwined with agriculture. It is also important to note, that Kenya’s population has increased significantly (growing from 10 million in 1970 to 40 million in 2012) and it is projected that in the next 20 years, that number will double to 83 million. Becaus... Read more
The Agroecology Platform collaborated with the University of Padova (Italy) and with Catholic University (Ethiopia) to make the 6-day Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Agroecology course (Jan 22-27) a success, contributing particularly through expertise of the network members on the first day and by organizing the field visit to a Botanical Garden and Organic Farm on the 6th and final day of the course. On the opening day of the course three Agroecology network members made presentations:
• Dr. Fentahun Mengistu of AKLDP presented What is Agroecology? Issues and Examples from the Ethiopian context
• Dr. Zewdie Kassa of AAU presented on Ethiopian Agrobiodiversity
• Dr. Hailu Araya of Pelum Ethiopia presented recent Research Findings on Agroecological Practices in the Horn of Africa
AgriProFocus organized Agroecology Network member participation and the field visit learning activities. About 35 professionals p... Read more
The aim of the LEGS Training course is to build capacity to support the saving of lives and livelihoods
among livestock owning communities affected by disasters.
At the end of the training participants will be able to:
▪ Describe and apply the LEGS four-stage approach to response;
▪ Identify appropriate livelihood-based livestock interventions in emergency response;
▪ Design and implement response interventions according to LEGS standards and guidelines.
Welcome to the Inclusive Innovation training – a collaboration between SEED and IBA.
After the training you will appear as a trained inclusive innovation advisor on IBA and will be granted access to the full inclusive innovation toolkit.
NOTE: This training is dependent on reaching a minimum number of participants.
To secure your spot, please email Saskia Rotshuizen (email@example.com) with the following information:
Innovation is by definition uncertain, unpredictable and complex. It is therefore difficult to manage... Read more
Hi all, I found this module in the New Extensionist Learning Kit at the G-FRAS website. The Learning Kit contains 13 modules designed for self-directed, face-to-face, or blended learning and can be a useful tool for ao individual extension field staff, managers, lecturers and non-governmental organisations, and other training institutions.
In order to deliver on their mandates and contribute to positive change, extensionists need a well developed understanding of, and the skills necessary to address critical issues around gender in rural livelihoods. Men and women, young and old, all play vital roles in rural livelihoods, but assumptions are often made about who does what and who makes the decisions. These details of gender and decision making are critical to targeting efforts and helping everyone involved in rural livelihoods and agriculture benefit from innovations and improved technologies.
Every module has... Read more
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The purpose of the Agriculture apprenticeship is to fill the gap for skilled manpower in farms and to create employment opportunities for the rapidly growing masses of unemployed graduates of Kenya learning institutions.
For more information on the same or any referrals kindly contact;
Peris @ 0727 203 251
Christine @ 0716 431 054