Deadline: 22 February 2016
Wageningen UR Center for Development Innovation (CDI) will conduct short term course on Agriculture in transition from 4 April 2016 to 15 April 2016 in the Netherlands. The group of participants will consist of a mix of technically, academically, and policy oriented participants from different countries.
This course offers a system perspective on agriculture as well as skills to design innovative and sustainable farming options. It looks at how to balance sustainable production practices and market demands within a changing policy environment.
The course will use a mix of lectures, discussions, group work and field trips to offer background, theoretical foundations, as well as practical approaches for production and market development. Taking the participants’ own rural situation with mixed crop-livestock farming as a starting point, mentors will analyze the current situation, explore options that are already available for further development and design new systems to produce farm products in a responsible manner.
Upon completion of the course participants will
- Have a deeper understanding of how global development, trends and patterns affect farming practices and policies at local and national levels;
- Be able to use various tools and techniques to analyze your own agricultural systems and identify critical issues for change;
- Have the ability to develop scenarios in search of alternative options and trade-offs in resource-scare situations, using state-of-the-art approaches;
- Design own transition paths for the introduction of innovative farming interventions that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.
- Applicants must have active interest in professional experience in the topics addressed.
- Applicants must have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification.
- Applicants must be proficient in the English language.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online through the website.
For more information, please visit CDI Course Agriculture in Transition.