AGRICULTURE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COURSE

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24/06/2024 To 28/06/2024 Nairobi 1,000 USD 600 USD Register for Online Training Register for Onsite Training
22/07/2024 To 26/07/2024 Nairobi 1,000 USD 600 USD Register for Online Training Register for Onsite Training
26/08/2024 To 30/08/2024 Nairobi 1,000 USD 600 USD Register for Online Training Register for Onsite Training
23/09/2024 To 27/09/2024 Nairobi 1,000 USD 600 USD Register for Online Training Register for Onsite Training
21/10/2024 To 25/10/2024 Nairobi 1,000 USD 600 USD Register for Online Training Register for Onsite Training
25/11/2024 To 29/11/2024 Nairobi 1,000 USD 600 USD Register for Online Training Register for Onsite Training
02/12/2024 To 06/12/2024 Nairobi 1,000 USD 600 USD Register for Online Training Register for Onsite Training

AGRICULTURE, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COURSE

INTRODUCTION

The livelihoods of the world’s poor rise and fall with the fate of agriculture. Enhancing the ability of smallholders to connect with the knowledge, networks, and institutions necessary to improve their productivity, food security, and employment opportunities is a fundamental development challenge. Where once rural areas were largely disconnected from the greater world, today, networks of information and communication technologies (ICTs) enmesh the globe and represent a transformational opportunity for rural populations, both as producers and consumers. However, realizing this opportunity requires a long-term commitment to mobilizing appropriate resources and expertise.

This training programme is designed to support practitioners, decision-makers, and development partners who work at the intersection of ICT and agriculture. Our hope is that it becomes a practical guide to understanding current trends, implementing appropriate interventions, and evaluating the impact of those programs.

DURATION

5 days

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policymakers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

v  Gain basic skills in ICT in agriculture.

v  Appreciate the need for ICT integration in agribusiness development.

v  Understand current trends in ICTs as they pertain to agriculture and the contributions that ICT can make to enhance agricultural strategies and their implementation.

v  Design, implement, and evaluate appropriate and sustainable ICT components of agricultural projects.

v  Build effective public and private partnerships to promote ICT access and innovation for agriculture.

v  Include ICT in policy dialogue and planning with country counterparts on agricultural and rural development goals and priorities.

v  Understand the application of ICT in farm production, inventory management, and marketing and in extension services.

v  Gain knowledge on gender equitable skills in ICT development in agriculture which is a major player towards rural development.


COURSE OUTLINE

v  Introduction to ICT in agricultural development

v  Making ICT Infrastructure, appliances, and services more accessible and affordable in rural areas

v  Mobile devices and services and their impact on agriculture and rural development

v  Gender-equitable, ICT-enabled agricultural development

v  Increasing crop, livestock, and fishery productivity through ICT

v  ICTs as enablers of agricultural innovation systems

v  Broadening smallholders’ access to financial services through ICT

v  ICT application in farmer organizations

v  ICT enabled agricultural extension

v  Strengthening agricultural marketing with ICT

v  ICT applications for smallholder inclusion in agribusiness supply chains

v  ICT applications for agricultural risk management

v  Improving food safety and traceability while empowering smallholders through ICT

v  Strengthening rural governance, institutions, and citizen participation using ICT

v  ICT for land administration and management

v  Inventory management with ICT

v  GIS and RS application in agriculture


REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Afriex Training Ltd admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

This course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented

TRAINING VENUE, LOGISTICS AND PAYMENT

v  Training is residential and will be held at Afriex Training Centre.

v  The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

v  Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged upon request by the participant.

v  This training can also be tailor made for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training Centre or at a convenient location.

v  For further inquiries, please contact us on training@afriextraining.org

v  Payment should be made to Afriex Training Limited bank account before the start of the training and receipts sent to training@afriextraining.org

v  Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Afriex Training Ltd certificate.

Contact Details

Anniversary Towers 8th Flr, Nairobi
+254 715 310 685 | +254 732 543 623
info@afriextraining.org

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