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 in understanding current trends, implementing appropriate interventions, and evaluating the impact of those programs.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Gain basic skills in ICT in agriculture.
Appreciate the need for ICT integration in agribusiness development.
Understand current trends in ICTs as they pertain to agriculture and the contributions that ICT can make to enhance agricultural strategies and their implementation.
Design, implement, and evaluate appropriate and sustainable ICT components of agricultural projects.
Build effective public and private partnerships to promote ICT access and innovation for agriculture.
Include ICT in policy dialogue and planning with country counterparts on agricultural and rural development goals and priorities.
Understand the application of ICT in farm production, inventory management, and marketing and in extension services.
Gain knowledge on gender equitable skills in ICT development in agriculture which is a major player towards rural development.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Introduction to ICT in agricultural development
Making ICT Infrastructure, appliances, and services more accessible and affordable in rural areas
Mobile devices and services and their impact on agriculture and rural development
Gender-equitable, ICT-enabled agricultural development
Increasing crop, livestock, and fishery productivity through ICT
ICTs as enablers of agricultural innovation systems
Broadening smallholders’ access to financial services through ICT
ICT application in farmer organizations
ICT enabled agricultural extension
Strengthening agricultural marketing with ICT
ICT applications for smallholder inclusion in agribusiness supply chains
ICT applications for agricultural risk management
Improving food safety and traceability while empowering smallholders through ICT
Strengthening rural governance, institutions, and citizen participation using ICT
ICT for land administration and management
Inventory management with ICT
GIS and RS application in agriculture
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.
The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Mob: +254 715 077 817
Tel: 020 211 3814
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.
For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail email@example.com
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 17th July 2017.
Send proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.
1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.
Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.
|Event End Date||28-07-2017|
|Cut off date||17-07-2017|
|Individual Price (Kenyan)||KES 75,000.00|
|Individual Price (International)||EUR 1,012.00|
|Individual Price (International)||USD 1,100.00|
|Group Size||Kenyan Rate Per day (KES)||International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)|
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