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may
13

Milking to Potential course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Wageningen University and Research - Milking to Potential course

13th to 31th May 2019


Full scholarship application deadline : 16/10/2018


3 weeks in a friendly and international environment to discover the Dutch dairy sector, to learn to encompass the multiple aspects of dairy systems, and to design transition paths that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.

The course is conceived for dairy professionals from all around the world and full scholarships are available.

Learn more on : https://www.wur.nl/en/activity/CDIcourse_milking_to_potential_2019.htm

Hope to see you soon in the Netherlands!



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 September 2018 at 03:25

Take care when upscaling innovations

(Credits: Resource, WUR, author: Roelof Kleis)

Upscaling innovations without giving it due thought can go badly wrong. PhD candidate Seerp Wigboldus appeals for responsible upscaling, in which the possible effects are calculated beforehand and then monitored. 

Solutions to the world’s problems are usually sought in technology. Innovations are welcomed with open arms and rolled out on a large scale as quickly as possible, all in the interests of progress. But is that really so smart? No, says rural sociologist Seerp Wigboldus. In his thesis, To scale or not to scale – that is not the only question, which he will defend on 11 September, he seriously questions this approach.

Examples abound. Plastic packaging material was a fantastic invention. But it has now caused massive pollution all over the world. ‘Irrigating farmland in the Soviet Union led to th

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Richard Kanyarukiga Appraisals for sustainability (socio-economic, environmental & political) should be central to any plan.. Question is linking policy decisions to evidence based appraisals.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 September 2018 at 09:47

Dear Agriprofessionals,

This is a kind of reminder, tomorrow there is a workshop that aims to set up a stakeholder platform for soil fertility in Rwanda. Are you a stakeholder working on soil fertility management in Rwanda? You don't have to miss this please! The workshop will take place on tomorrow , September 11th, 2018 at Lemigo Hotel.

If you need more information, you can contact Pascal Murasira on pascal.murasira@gmail.com 


Emmanuel Gasigwa Good !

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 September 2018 at 08:43

E-conference : Responding to Fall Armyworm in Africa

22-26 October. Free online participation

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/responding-to-fall-armyworm-in-africa-e-conference-registration-47116199822

Two years ago, fall armyworm (FAW) arrived in Africa. What we have learned so far? What are effective strategies in reaching farmers across the continent? How effective have responses so far been? What are the long-term consequences of these responses? What innovative ideas might work better?

Find out and share your insights during our carbon-free e-conference on responding to the fall armyworm outbreak in Africa, from 22-26 October. Subscribe here to join daily sessions on various aspects of responding to the FAW outbreak in Africa and access an online platform to meet, share work and discuss with others. The e-conference and the online platform will result in a shared action agenda that everyone can contribute to.

Program summary, daily sessions from 13:00-14:30 GMT:

  • 22 October: Fall armyworm identifi

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Nicole Metz Dear Mubarak Inuwa, Thanks for your reponse to the post on the Foodathon at WUR. Sorry to hear your application was rejected. All outcomes of the Foodathon can be viewed here: https://foodathon-solutionsmarket.com/ I don't think there were formal papers presented though. You could also follow the conference website of WUR for further reporting and papers (probably these will come in the coming weeks) https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Sustainable-development-goals/SDG-Conference-Towards-Zero-Hunger.htm. Or else send further questions to the organisers of the Foodathon: e-conference.sdg@wur.nl 

1 month 1 week ago

MUBARAK INUWA Thank alot:Nicole Metze for answering my email on foodathon e- conference.

1 month 1 week ago

MUBARAK INUWA Please,kindly  let me know whether you can connect me with WUR. Charlotte Schilt for the issuance of my recently MOOC. Feeding Hungry Planet fro April 17 2018 to June 2018 .She is Co-chair of Agric ecology department to Ken Giller.

1 month 1 week ago

Nicole Metz Please contact WUR directly. Contact information is available through the MOOC or else the WUR website. Kind regards

1 month 1 week ago

MUBARAK INUWA I tried before, to get in contact with WUR.Directly, but it became abortive.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 September 2018 at 01:36

Youth teams develop solutions during Foodathon at WUR SDG conference

The Foodathon was a 36-hour event providing a digital platform through which youth teams worldwide could interact, exchange knowledge and create solutions to challenges related to SDG 2 Zero Hunger.  The solutions they developed are shown here 

MUBARAK INUWA Zero Hunger -Goal no.2,Deals with Agricultural development and its expantiation.Due to large number of popular we have in the world today,there is an immediate need to increase food production and also to multiply our domestic animal husbandry especially at the rural areas of Africa and South east Asia.United nation,has pledged to provide necessary incentive for the benefit of farmers for this intention.World bank and IMF.Have already started effecting these policies however, the real beneficiaries, do not get access to these benefit easily.

1 month 1 week ago

Nicole Metz Thanks for your comment. The following link to publications on inclusive business may be interesting for you http://knowledge4food.net/theme/inclusive-business/

1 month 1 week ago

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Posted 26 July 2018 at 08:14

Posted by Mahder Akalu in AgriProFocus Ethiopia 26 July 2018 at 08:14

Dear members,

Please find the attached Wageningen University – 100 Years Event - 
“Access to Healthy Food in Metropolitan Cities in Africa” report.  


A short summary of this Event can be found in this blog post published in Ethiopia Capital Magazine. 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 July 2018 at 09:22

Dutch Roots: Uganda; Small Country, big solutions:

Each year, the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), a non-partisan, professional association for agricultural journalists in more than 40 countries hosts an annual conference in one of its member countries.

This year, the congress was held from July 10 to 15 at Wageningen University and Research, a Dutch public university in Wageningen, Netherlands. The Dutch Roots Foundation, the organiser of the event, chose “Dutch Roots: Small Country big Solutions” as the theme for this year’s congress.

Lessons for Ugandan farmers

Rely more on technology

The Dutch agriculture is a world of genomics and robotics. The farmers are always looking for tools and technology that can help improve production. On Wednesday July 11, journalists visited Denkavit, a company in the Netherlands that specialises in the production of high quality feeds for young animals.

Journalists got an opportunity to see an automatic feeding robot that off

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 July 2018 at 07:26

Dear members,

Please find the attached Wageningen University – 100 Years Event - 
“Access to Healthy Food in Metropolitan Cities in Africa” report.  


A short summary of this Event can be found in this blog post published in Ethiopia Capital Magazine. 


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

Registration dea

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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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Posted By in Circular Economy Agribusiness
Posted 18 July 2018 at 07:55

High-tech packaging means less food waste

Rabobank, 19 April 2018

New types of packaging can extend the shelf life of produce, helping to combat food waste. Wageningen University & Research is one of the bodies worldwide testing prototypes to see what works best.

How can we reduce food waste through packaging? It’s a question research centers around the world are focused on. The answer is not straightforward, says Dr. Jenneke Heising, who specializes in smart packaging that monitors food quality.

Different packaging materials affect the quality of food differently, she explains. “At Wageningen we are conducting research into new solutions with extra features, like active and intelligent packaging.”

Active packaging: extra protection

Heising: “Active packaging protects food by reducing negative factors. For example, oxygen in the air affects the quality of many products. You can embed oxygen scavengers into the packaging material. These scavengers ensure the oxygen level inside th

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Posted By in Circular Economy Agribusiness
Posted 10 July 2018 at 11:08

Wageningen University & Research continues to support vegetable sector in Indonesia

9 July 2018, FreshPlaza

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) continues its activities to improve vegetable production and to strengthen private sector development in Indonesia. A two-year program funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta succeeds the vegIMPACT program that finished in 2017. The new vegIMPACT NL program was officially launched during the Wageningen Indonesian Network Exposure Scientific Meeting 2018 in Bogor, Indonesia, July 6th.

To read more about the vegIMPACT NL program, in which also AgriProFocus and members are involved, please follow this link.

For more information on the activities of AgriProFocus and its members regarding post harvest losses in shallots as part of VegImpact NL, follow this link.

oct
09

Post Harvest Technology Course

Event posted by in Circular Economy Agribusiness
  09 October 2018 to 12 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Postharvest technology course


Are you looking for an update on the latest technologies for storage, packaging and handling of fresh horticultural products? Would you like to broaden and deepen your knowledge of the biology of postharvest development, ripening and deterioration? Then this course might be something for you. 35% of all harvested crops is lost during storage and distribution. Increasing globalisation necessitates long-term transport and the demand for high quality products stresses the need for innovative and sustainable postharvest technologies. Prevention of postharvest losses therefore is of major importance for global food and nutritional security.

Organised by Wageningen Academy, Horticulture & Product Physiology Group, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

Postharvest technology course our approach

This course gives participants an in-depth view on:

• The latest insights in the biology of postharvest development, ripening and deterioration processes in fresh horticultural produc

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Posted By in Circular Economy Agribusiness
Posted 6 July 2018 at 09:29

Circular agrofood: a zero-waste system

By definition, a circular agrofood system is ‘zero waste’. All products leaving an agricultural farm are used as an end product or raw material for one of the other links in the circular economy.

Take a look at this infographic:

Posted By in Circular Economy Agribusiness
Posted 6 July 2018 at 09:24

Towards a revolution in resource use?

Wageningen University & Research (WUR), January 2018

Resource Use Efficiency stands for the sustainable use of resources such as water, energy, fuel and soil. Although the term may sound new and complex, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) researchers have been working on this theme for years. They are always looking for ways to use renewable and green resources in the production of food and non-food, new and existing crops and technologies that can be used to this end, and feasible changes within the chain for a more sustainable production. All under the motto: Beyond recycling, towards upcycling. This long read explains how WUR is initiating a revolution in the use and reuse of resources, to allow our available resources to go a much longer way. 

This long read is a relatively long article on how WUR is contributing to Resource Use Efficiency. The article consists of the following chapters:

- What is Resource Use Efficiency?

- Towards a circular

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amos kingori Amazing ,I wish my felloy Africans can embrace

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amos kingori I meant fellow African's

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Posted By in Circular Economy Agribusiness
Posted 6 July 2018 at 09:11

Healthy soil is essential for a biobased & circular economy

dr. PJ (Peter) Kuikman, agriculture, land use, and emissions green house gas, Wageningen University (WUR), May 3, 2017.

All things considered, the entire biobased & circular economy starts with the soil, which provides the biomass that will form the basis for a post-fossil economy. It is therefore essential to keep the soil ‘in shape’; it is a storage cupboard that can only deliver what it contains and needs to be refilled at set times. Peter Kuikman recognises this analogy and takes it one step further: “The soil is in fact a finite, fossil station that provides nutrients for plant growth. If we do nothing, it will eventually run out,” says the soil specialist from Wageningen Environmental Research. And this also applies to the physical aspects, such as the sponge effect and water retention capacity. “Not only do we have to preserve the contents of the pantry, we also have to respect its construction by cleaning the cupbo

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Posted By in Circular Economy Agribusiness
Posted 6 July 2018 at 08:29

Let's make Waste History

Wageningen University (WUR), June 2017

A short movie (in English) about the approach and services of Wageningen University regarding Circular Economy in Food.

You can watch this short movie: 


Posted By in Circular Economy Agribusiness
Posted 6 July 2018 at 08:23

Circular Food Production

Wageningen University (WUR), September 2017

This short video (in English) shares ideas about how circular food production can contribute to the sustainable food security.

You can watch this short video:


Posted By in Circular Economy Agribusiness
Posted 6 July 2018 at 07:58

Informative video about Circular Agriculture 

Wageningen University (WUR) , Dec 2017


In this short video Mr. Martin Scholten, director of the WUR Animal Sciences Group, explains how Circular Agriculture can be a solution for producing sufficient, healthy and sustainable food production in the future.

Follow this link to see the video in Dutch on YouTube


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 July 2018 at 11:59

Potato Value Chain & Hybrid Potato Seed Workshop in Ethiopia

This workshop initiated by 2 researchers from Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and Utrecht University (UU) in cooperation with ENTAG BENEFIT- Partnership, the WUR project office in Ethiopia. The role of AgriProFocus Ethiopia network was to assist the facilitation of the workshop as part of its network building activities within the AgroFood Sector and with the SPCC Programme. 

Please find the full report of the Half-Day Workshop - Hybrid Potato Seeds in Ethiopia.