Sustainable Agriculture

FACTS
Course dates: 2 weeks, June 6-17, 2016
Country: All
Type of learning event: Interdisciplinary course
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Economic growth act as vehicle to improve our lives, health and education. Moreover, increased agricultural production will be necessary to meet the expected doubling of worldwide demand for food by 2050 as population, incomes, and consumption grow.

However, as not to deplete available resources, any increase in production will have to be brought about by promoting effective and efficient use of resource, in essence ‘to keep the books balanced’. Sustainable agriculture makes the case that we can ‘keep the books balanced’’ while still grow our agricultural businesses to the benefit of our economies – it builds the case that one does not rule out the other.

Our vision
Promote sustainable agriculture (idea and practices) to smallholder farmers, farmer associations, private entrepreneurs and advisors as well as civil society organisations enabling them to benefit from sustainable agriculture by improving productivity through optimizing use of resources (social, economic and environmental) and thereby progress their livelihoods and businesses.

The course will consist of five interlinked module clusters with sub modules

A) Introduction to course, course venue, participants and course facilitation team

B) Introduction and understanding of the concepts (definitions) of sustainable agriculture

C) Introduction and application of the principles and approaches to assess and evaluate sustainable agriculture including indicators and tools

D) Introduction to the broader framework to supporting and advocating sustainable agriculture

E) Action Plans to implement course learning in own work

Course Outcome
Ultimately the participants will be able to take the gained knowledge and integrate sustainable agriculture in their work tasks and responsibilities as well as promote the essence of the idea to support its further development.

Target Group
This course will target professionals in the agricultural sector including farmers, advisers in private advisory services, senior management representatives from farmer and producer organisations as well as other civil society organisations who seek to practice and promote sustainable agriculture. Participants should have some prior knowledge of general agricultural management (preferably both technical as well as some business experience).

Entry profile

  • Within the target group
  • Good working knowledge of English
  • Computer literacy
  • Affiliation with a Danida supported activity

 

Duration
Two weeks

Funding
The course is co-funded by the Danida Capacity Development Support Programme.

Programmes/projects/NGOs/organzations are charged DKK 3,500 per participant per study week. The funding needed for this course is DKK 7,000 per participant. The fee is all inclusive covering study fees, return air-ticket, accommodation, personal allowances, insurances, etc.

Place of Study
Kaløvig Course Center, Jutland, Denmark