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9 May 2017 - 10 May 2017

Kigali, Rwanda

The AgriFuture Days 2017 offer the possibility to get latest information about new technologies as well as new concepts how to use these technologies most efficiently. So every farmer, a large one on his own and a smallholder with the help of advisory services, both supported by Governmental Backbones, will benefit from technology integration and stakeholder cooperation. Around 15 presentations will give a great overview on technologies and business models. 
The 2nd day is mainly focusing on workshops.

15 May 2017 - 2 June 2017

Wageningen, Netherlands

Researchers must make their work relevant for the inclusive development of involved communities. Agricultural professionals, farmers and their organizations need up to date information on how to most effectively improve food security.

This course introduces you to new approaches and tools for designing and managing participation in rural innovation that help to resolve both problems and find complementary solutions. It enables you to create and support effective partnerships, collaboration and dynamic stakeholder networks to co-create new knowledge for better agri-business deals and higher farmer income.

15 May 2017 - 18 May 2017

Hyderabad, India

The annual ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development challenges.

13 June 2017 - 16 June 2017

Cali, Colombia

For achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular for meeting future global food demand that is projected to be 60% above 2006-levels in 2050 , a major transformation to sustainable agriculture will be needed with special emphasis on strengthening the resilience of smallholder agriculture to emerging changes such as climate change.

About 40% of the rural population worldwide (or 2.6 billion people) directly depend on agriculture. Poor land and water management at various levels, however, jeopardizes land resources by accelerating their degradation, which affects rural communities that directly depend on these resources as well as other communities indirectly further away. About 52% of the land used for agriculture worldwide is estimated to be moderately or severely affected by land degradation, and nearly 2 billion ha of land are seriously degraded. Sustainable Land Management (SLM) is essential for minimizing land degradation, rehabilitating degraded areas and ensuring the optimal use of land resources while sustaining ecosystem services. 

19 June 2017 - 23 June 2017

Lilongwe, Malawi

The theme for 2017 Extension Week is “Enabling agricultural extension and advisory services for agricultural transformation and growth”. The theme was selected in recognition of the fact that there are several innovations that have been developed and are being implemented. The aim then is to channel these innovations to agricultural extension and advisory services which will lead to the efficiency and effectiveness towards agricultural transformation.

Organised by the Malawi Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (MaFAAS)

4 July 2017 - 7 July 2017

Chania, Greece

ESEE 2017

The dominant Transfer-of-Technology model, despite its long history of innovations and increased effectiveness in food production, fails to respond to complex challenges and rapidly changing contexts - such as the increasingly complex and diverse modern agricultural systems as well as the shift to sustainable development implying trade-offs between environmental, social and economic sustainability. Therefore the conceptual evolution from the TOT model to network and systems approaches such as the agricultural knowledge and information systems (AKIS) and, more recently, to the agricultural innovation system (AIS) approach, embracing the totality of actors (and their interactions) involved in innovation. In this respect, ‘transforming’ extension, as an integral part of AKIS/AIS, involves a focus on co-designing rather than disseminating innovations implying, in turn, the building of networks, the articulation of the multiple dimensions of innovation and the ability to manage complexity, conflict and unpredictability.

4 September 2017

Wageningen, Netherlands

Today already more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will be risen to two-thirds. The continuous increase of urban population is due to factors like rural-urban migration, natural disasters or livelihood insecurities. Providing food and nutrition security for the rapidly expanding populations in the world’s cities is a pressing challenge in this changing world. Delivering nutritious food to cities is a complex problem that is also challenged by natural resource scarcity, climate change, and population growth, which affect food systems globally.

25 September 2017 - 13 October 2017

Wageningen, Netherlands

Researchers must make their work relevant for the inclusive development of involved communities if it is to have any value. And agricultural professionals, farmers and their organizations may lack up to date information on how to most effectively improve food security.

This course will introduce you to new approaches and tools for designing and managing participation in rural innovation that will help to resolve both problems and find complementary solutions. It will enable you to create and support effective partnerships, collaboration and dynamic stakeholder networks to co-create new knowledge for better agri-business deals and higher farmer income.

28 October 2017 - 30 October 2017

Nanjing, China

The 9th GCHERA World Conference will be held at Nanjing Agricultural University from 28 to 30 October 2017.  The conference will explore the role and contribution of agricultural and life science universities in research, education, outreach and engagement in policymaking to address the challenge of Global Food Security and Food Safety.  The target audience for the conference is senior university management who are concerned with the strategic development of their university or faculty relating to the agricultural and life sciences.

30 October 2017 - 3 November 2017

Durban, South Africa

AFAAS and SASAE together with DAFF will be holding a joint conference on the theme of “Scaling up climate smart agriculture (CSA): integrating youth, women, and the digital revolution”. 

The theme was selected in recognition of the fact that climate change is having grave impacts on resource-poor African farmers and increasingly contributing to food losses along the whole value chain. According to the World Bank Group, FAO and IFAD (2015), CSA is an approach that can help to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate. Hence agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) should reorient and re-equip themselves to provide farmers and other actors in agricultural innovation systems with the knowledge and technologies they need to identify agricultural strategies and practices suitable to their local conditions.

6 November 2017 - 24 November 2017

Wageningen, Netherlands

As a professional in tertiary agricultural education you are expected to prepare competent graduates for the job market. In addition, you are requested to do action research that contributes to innovation for food security, and provide services for rural communities that support inclusive development.

Get ready to make your courses more interactive and interdisciplinary!

How do you provide useful services to the surrounding community? How do you make research relevant for farmers and agribusiness so you better can attract funding?

Join ICRA’s course to find the answers to those challenges. Brace yourself for three challenging weeks with a range of activities such as trainer-assisted group sessions, role plays, case studies and excursions to education institutes.