The Transition to sustainable crop and livestock systems short course will be held from 19 November to 30 November 2012 in Los Baños in The Philippines.
The training programme is organized by the Centre for Development Innovation at Wageningen University and Research Centre. Candidates from the following developing countries can apply for fellowship opportunity to participate in this course through the Nuffic – Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP).
List of eligible countries for NFP: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, DR. Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The main aims of the course are to provide and
- generate insight and updates on:
- Issues for transition and integration of crop & livestock systems at global, regional and
- local level, with special attention toproblems raised by participants
- Recent animal production methods in terms of feed supply, farm design, biodiversity,
- health and welfare, and processing
- Modern system approaches to better analyse and design new interventions
- Understanding of major changes in global animal production with advantages and disadvantages for local level crop & livestock systems
- Setting of private and public research and development (R&D) for sustainable crop & livestock systems.