Food systems: towards food security in an urbanising society

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  09 September 2019 to 20 September 2019 - All Day Event

The global challenge is to provide sufficient food for a nutritious diet for healthy living for the growing world population that can be sustained for generations. This course explores the role of food systems in the provision of healthy and sustainable diets at national, regional and global levels.

Upon completion of the course you will:

- Participants get well acquainted with the framework of city region food systems in relation to food and nutrition security in densely populated areas;

- Participants are able to use the concepts of city region food systems to analyse urban food and nutrition security issues;

- Participants are able to use different designs, methods and approaches, and their interrelationships, in planning for food and nutrition security in urbanizing societies

The course is open to international participants and to MSc students of Wageningen University, preferably active in one of the following fields: rural/urban/spatial planning, agribusiness development, rural/urban livelihood gov

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Course: Market access for food and nutrition security

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  26 November 2018 to 14 December 2018 - All Day Event

Local fresh food markets and value chains are potential vehicles to achieve inclusive development, food and nutrition security, and poverty reduction. This course provides a platform for professionals where experiences in these domains are shared, and strategic action plans for positive change developed.

Date: 26 November – 14 December 2018
Registration deadline – general: 15 October 2018
Registration deadline – Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Fellows: 20 July 2018
Location: The Netherlands

For more information and online registration please visit the website:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 28 December 2017 at 06:53

Opportunity to learn international short courses for mid-career professionals

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Wageningen University offer a wide range of courses which will help you to develop the capacities, leadership qualities needed to be creative, adaptive and responsive to the dynamics of a rapidly changing world. In the courses they connect WUR’s technical and scientific expertise with cutting-edge processes of innovation and learning.

Whether you are a development practitioner, an entrepreneur, or a policy-maker, their highly interactive training methods stimulate you to reflect and share your experiences to generate new insights. In the courses they offer a rich mixture of state-of-the-art theoretical insights and practical expertise.

Why not join one of the courses to widen your horizons, learn alongside others in your field, update your knowledge on curre

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 27 September 2016 at 03:47

ICRA courses for professional in agricultural education and research  

ICRA organises two interesting courses in March and May 2017 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. These courses are highly valued by professionals working in agricultural higher education, research, outreach, and agribusiness.

Scholarship application is now open for two courses:

Learning, action research and outreach - Making higher education boost food security

13 - 31 March 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands

For this course you can apply HERE.

Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges

15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands

For this course you can apply HERE.

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 16 May 2016 at 02:50

Three Social Science PhD positions in project 3R Kenya

Three social science PhD positions at Wageningen University (with scholarship) in project '3R Kenya - Resilient, Robust and Reliable - from Aid to Trade'


As part of the Dutch- Kenyan transition strategy from aid to trade, Wageningen UR will implement a project that assesses and validates to what extent lessons can be learned from the Netherlands Embassy’s Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security programmes.

The project will focus on the horticulture, dairy and aquaculture sectors. The 3R Kenya project (Resilient, Robust and Reliable - from Aid to Trade) will investigate whether these lessons can be transferred and scaled up, and as such better anchored within Kenya’s changing agri-food system and especially the dairy, horticulture and aquaculture sectors.

The project will also include the experiences of other related programmes in Kenya that are centrally funded by the government of the Netherlands and simila

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 February 2016 at 09:14

Job Opening: Business & Network Advisor

DairyBISS stimulates private dairy sector development in Ethiopia, with a focus on commercial farms. The project is carried out by Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia and Wageningen UR Livestock Research. It is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Running from 2015 till early 2018, the project will establish i) a dairy business platform that will initiate activities in business development and business information development, covering technical and organizational innovations like private farm advice, innovative housing systems, and forage production; ii) a dairy advisor network that will offer skill training and coaching to dairy advisors and trainers.

The Dairy Business Information Supply and Services project is looking for a Business & Network Advisor.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2016

Detail requirement and how to apply can be found in the full job advert linked below.

Job Description: Business & Network Advisor 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 16 February 2016 at 03:07

APPLICATION IS OPEN for ICRA courses (English and French) 

for professionals in Agricultural Education and Research, 

Oct - Nov 2016

ICRA organises three interesting courses in the near future in Wageningen, the Netherlands. These courses are highly valued by professionals working in agricultural higher education and outreach, research and agribusiness.


1. Learning, action research and outreach for inclusive development - Boosting competencies in higher education, 10-28 October 2016

2. Apprentissage, recherche action et services aux communautés pour un développement inclusif - Elargir les compétences dans l’enseignement supérieur, 14 Nov – 2 Déc 2016

Few places are still available on the following course with own sponsorship only: 

3.  Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 6 - 24 June 2016.

For a glimpse of one of ICRA's courses see:

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 August 2015 at 08:16

The soil is not the cause of problems, but the solution

Soil scientists gather in Wageningen this week for the second edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference.

They will discuss the role of the soil in themes like food security, climate change and biodiversity. See the opening speech of Louise Fresco by clicking the link in the Tweet below:

For more information on the work of Wageningen University and its institutions on Soil, see this video: Wageningen soil expertise portrayed

Louise Fresco states that the soil is often seen as cause of global issues, but should be seen more as a solution instead. She states that to change this perception, it is essential to start with improving education on soil in primary and secondary education.

Do you agree? How is education on healthy soils organised in your countries?


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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  12 October 2015 to 13 October 2015 - All Day Event
  Orion, Building 103, Bronland 1, 6708 WH, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Food Valley Expo provides a stage for the latest agro-food technologies, innovative companies and food clusters. The Expo offers you practical insights, the latest innovative ideas and enlarges your professional network. This annual event is a must for all professionals in the agro-food business and related industries.