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Integrated Seed Sector Development

Wageningen University and Research

2 months
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About

The Integrated Seed Sector Development course from Wageningen University and Research is designed for researchers, managers, policy makers and practitioners, working in a field related to seed sector development, employed by public, private, civil society, research, education and/or development organisations.

Overview

The Integrated Seed Sector Development course from Wageningen University and Research recognises the relevance of formal and informal seed systems and aims to balance public and private sector involvement. 

Course programme in more detail

Seed is an essential input for crop production. Access of farmers to affordable quality seed of improved and farmer-preferred varieties is key in increasing agricultural production and productivity. 

Supporting the development of a vibrant and pluralistic seed sector can substantially contribute to increasing food security and economic development in developing countries. If you strive to broaden your international experience and strengthen your competencies to support seed sector development taking an integrated perspective, this course is an interesting opportunity.

Programme Structure

What will you learn?

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • Be able to support farmer groups in taking an entrepreneurial approach towards seed production and trade;
  • Know how to strengthen private and public functions in seed sector development;
  • Know how to address through partnerships and innovation institutional bottlenecks in the seed sector
  • Understand how international agreements impact on domestic seed policies, seed laws and regulatory frameworks;
  • Understand the opportunities for putting the ISSD-concept into practice in your own work context

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 15 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is designed for researchers, managers, policy makers and practitioners, working in a field related to seed sector development, employed by public, private, civil society, research, education and/or development organisations. Applicants should have a BSc degree and have at least five years of relevant professional experience. Proficiency in English is required.

Technological requirements

Minimum technical and software requirements for online learning courses are:

  • Stable internet connection: required to access the online learning platform and assignments (at least 3G mobile network).
  • Hardware requirement: acces to a laptop, smartphone, tablet or a personal computer with webcam and microphone.

Tuition Fee

Funding

The scholarship applicant is a professional with at least 3 years of work experiences and at least a bachelor degree.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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