More Events

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.

12 December 2017 - 13 December 2017

Washington DC, USA

Extension and advisory services are powerful means to enable smallholder farmers in breaking the cycle of low productivity, vulnerability and poverty. By providing farmers with knowledge and tools about modern agricultural practices and linking them to new technology, finance and market solutions, extension can be a critical force for ending hunger, achieving gender equality and promoting decent work and economic growth

 

15 January 2018 - 19 January 2018

Niala, Sierra Leone

The Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) project in Sierra Leone supports the US Presidential Feed the Future Initiative, and it is led by the University of Illinois, USA, funded by the USAID and sub-awarded to Njala University (NU), Sierra Leone. The project is housed in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Njala University.

2 April 2018 - 3 April 2018

Champaign, USA

This symposium will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and deliberate on:

  • How to highlight extension’s crucial role in international agricultural development
  • What works in agricultural/rural advisory services and why
  • How to effectively deliver extension services to smallholder farmers
  • What it takes to increase support for extension services
  • 14 May 2018 - 1 June 2018

    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.

    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

     

    10 August 2018 - 12 August 2018

    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    The conference will be held on 10-12 August 2018 at Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Organizing Committee would like to invite you to participate by submitting an abstract of a paper or poster for presentation at the conference and by drawing the knowledge and connections that the conference has in store.  Your participation is also an opportunity to have a glimpse of Siem Reap which is one of the World’s Top 3 Best Cities of Travel and Leisure in 2015. Siem Reap is Cambodia’s most famous destination, the gateway to the legendary Angkor Complex of the 15th-19th century Great Khmer Empire, and is situated near the Tonle Sap Lake – Southeast Asia’s largest lake where over 3 million people depend for their livelihood and food security needs.