Refresher course: Designing sustainable horticulture value chains towards a food secure future

Agri-food systems in developing countries need to respond and adapt to current and future challenges such as population growth, urbanization, emerging middle class, changing dietary requirements or environmental impacts. Well-functioning value chains can cope with these challenges and meet the increasing demands (and requirements) for sufficient safe, healthy and sustainable produced food.

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Mon 2 October 2017 until Fri 13 October 2017

During this refresher course, attention will be given to pathways for development and transition from (semi-) subsistence horticultural production systems towards more advanced, efficient functioning and sustainable horticulture value chains. Accelerating this transition stimulates sector development and contributes to food & nutrition security, food safety and sustainability for the future.  

What’s included

This course is organized by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation in collaboration with NFP Alumni from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 

The course methods consist of interactive lectures by course facilitators and guest experts, case study group work, exercises & assignments, and excursions.  

A one day NFP alumni seminar is also part of this course, titled 'stakeholder collaboration within the value chain for a food secure future' and is organized in collaboration with the Holland Alumni Network Indonesia.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge on value chains, develop their planning skills and work towards advanced, efficient functioning and sustainable horticulture value chains.

This refresher course will provide a space for sharing of knowledge & experiences, discussion & reflection, and learning from case studies. 

Funding available

The course is financed by the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NUFFIC).