The Netherlands launches 11 online courses on sustainable and inclusive food systems – African agribusiness professionals can apply to participate in online courses. Funded by the Dutch Orange Programme, the courses will be conducted by the Wageningen Development Innovation Centre.
The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP), a scholarship programme funded by the Dutch government, has opened applications for online training sessions to understand food systems in developing countries. The 11 courses cover various areas of agribusiness.
The courses cover the topics of climate action for food systems transformation, transforming a farmer-inclusive food system, improving food systems in urban areas, lost harvests and wasted food, plant protection resources and seed systems, and developing local agribusiness clusters.
Other topics include youth engagement in climate resilience, youth entrepreneurship in agriculture, responsible aquaculture development, multi-stakeholder collaboration for food, agriculture and nature, and human, animal and plant health.
In Africa, the courses are open to professionals from the following OKP eligible countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DRC, Guinea, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Mali, Somalia, Mozambique, South Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.
Applicants from these countries must have at least 3 years of experience and be working in a government ministry, secondary or higher education institution, the private sector, a commission or an NGO.
The Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation will be responsible for conducting the courses. The courses will start in September of the current year. The languages, duration and objectives vary from course to course.
Applicants should apply before 30 March.
The Netherlands launches 11 online courses on sustainable and inclusive food systems