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8 July 2017 - 20 October 2017

Ireland

CECRA stands for Certificate for European Consultants in Rural Areas and is a competence development programme for advisors and consultants. The aim of the programme is to create a standard within advisory skills across Europe. CECRA helps participants to improve their advisory and extension techniques. Teagasc is an approved provider of CECRA training in Ireland. A series of advisory skills training modules have been developed for an Irish context and are now available for consultants and advisors in Ireland.

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.

20 September 2017 - 21 September 2017

Upsala, Sweden

There is today a rapid migration of the rural poor to swelling urban centers in search of better job opportunities and improved livelihoods. A large part of these rural migrants succeeds in finding better life, but for many the hopes of a better future often turns into a nightmare of economic and social insecurity. Rural-urban linkages may have a positive impact on the rural poor connecting them to economic incomes and development opportunities.  A rural transformation linked to pro poor inclusive growth and urban dynamics can thus be a critical component of sustainable development as a whole.

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.

27 September 2017 - 28 September 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

Africa’s economic future depends on success in agriculture, which in turn depends on empowering famers (especially smallholder farmers (with less than two hectares) - who constitute about 80% of all farms) - to increase productivity by adopting modern farming methods. However, success in agriculture which in turn ensures food security can be a daunting task. There are myriad factors and interrelated parts that, in combination, make food security a complex challenge.

This 2 day conference will kick start discussions addressing the needs of a dynamic food security program. Climate change, agri inputs, water scarcity, land rights, fairer agricultural policies, technological developments- all of these issues and more will be addressed as we seek ways to infinitely maximize the crop yields on existing resources in- face of ever-decreasing farm size due to land subdivision as Africa's population grows.

3 October 2017 - 5 October 2017

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

The Eurasian Food Security Conference is a platform to discuss the current state of food and nutrition security in the region, identify new trends and galvanize actions to unleash the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the agriculture and food sectors in the greater Eurasia region. Bringing together public and private sector leaders and policymakers, representatives of academia and civil society, the Conference provides a great opportunity to strengthen cooperation at local, regional and global levels.

24 October 2017 - 25 October 2017

Frankfurt, Germany

AAIS2017 is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue around the finance and investment strategies, intricacies and opportunities within Africa’s food and Agribusiness Sector. AAIS2017 draws together Africa's Agribusiness stakeholders, investment/finance executives, leading fund managers financial experts, government officials and commercial agribusinesses from around the world. With confirmed representatives from the following organisations : Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd, Rabobank, Old Mutual Agri Fund, Victus Global Capital, Netherlands Development Finance Company, Africa Commodities Exchange Limited and , Centre for International Agricultural Law and Food Security.

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.

1 July 2018 - 5 July 2018

Chania, Crete, Greece

The 13th European Farming Systems Symposium (IFSA – European Group) will be held in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, and hosted by the Lab. of Agricultural Extension, Rural Systems & Rural Sociology, Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens.

For this Symposium, we welcome a diversity of perspectives on farming systems and different narratives of pathways. We would particularly like to attract researchers and practitioners from both natural and social science backgrounds who are new to systems thinking and who may be able to contribute constructively to lively debates on how we can design and deliver more sustainable farming and livelihood systems for the future