International short course: Rural entrepreneurship

Rural entrepreneurship has the potential to drive innovations that can reduce poverty, increase access to food and create employment. For this to happen, actors in agrifood value chains need to trust each other. However, local agrifood value chains are almost always characterised by protectionist behaviour resulting in very high marketing costs and a stalemate, instead of by a drive for positive change and development. This course is focused on breaking the deadlock these value chains are in. It hands you the tools to do that.

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (part of Wageningen University and Reseach) offers multiple courses throughout the year. All our courses have a fellowship opportunity.

Upon completion of the course Rural entrepreneurship you will:
- have become sensitive to imbalances within agrifood value chains and how these issues can be addressed;
- have strengthened your capacity to promote rural wealth creation;
- have strengthened your competence in the area of market access of microl entrepreneurs;
- have the ability to identify pro-poor, smallholder inclusive and/or gender-friendly agribusiness development opportunities;
- be able to apply the tools that support private sector driven innovations in agrifood value chains.

Target audience
The course is intended for mid-career professionals of government departments, NGOs and civil society organisations, businesses, development agencies, universities and colleges for higher education, and individual consultants working in the domain of private sector and/or market driven development.

Practical information
Date: 11 - 22 June 2018
Deadline: 30 April 2018
Deadline NFP: 18 October 2017
Location: Ghana
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