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  • Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems @ University of Adelaide
    14:28 -14:29
    2021.01.01-2021.12.31

    Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems @ University of Adelaide

    Online Course (self-paced)
    Agriculture; Farming & Agribusiness

     

    Price: Free

     

    Length: 4 weeks
    Effort:  2–3 hours per week
    Level: Intermediate

     

     

    Learn about the dynamic business of food and agriculture, exploring value chain thinking and the role consumers play in our rapidly evolving food systems.

    Agribusiness is at the core of most economies around the world. The business of feeding people remains both complex and extremely important. According to the World Bank, food and agribusiness is a US $5 trillion industry that represents 10 percent of global consumer spending.

     

    In a global food system impacted by growing populations, economic growth, globalization, climate challenges, disruptive technologies, and evolving consumer demands, we must find smarter ways to produce food and to operate food businesses.

     

    Guided by the team at The Centre for Global Food and Resources, this course will introduce the concepts at the heart of agribusiness; including value chain thinking, the dynamics of markets, and the changing nature of consumer behaviour.

     

    You will learn what it is that sets agribusiness apart from other business sectors and the difference between supply chain and value chain thinking. You will gain an understanding of food markets and the distinctive factors that influence them.

     

    There will be a focus on the role that consumers play in the value chain – why they make the food choices they do and what changing food demand means for agribusiness. This course will showcase Australian agribusinesses, providing genuine insights into the concepts discussed. In an increasingly complex sector, this course will help you think differently about the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead for agribusiness.

  • e-Learning on Digital Agriculture @ World Bank Group
    14:39
    2021.01.01-2021.12.31

    e-Learning on Digital Agriculture @ World Bank Group

    Online Course (self-paced)
    Agriculture; Education Technology & E-learning

    Price: Free

     

    Length: 5 weeks
    Effort: 2–3 hours per week
    Level: Introductory

    Agriculture is no exception to digital revolution, going beyond a simple adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). According to ICRISAT, digital agriculture is defined as ICT and data ecosystems to support the development and delivery of timely, targeted information and services to make farming profitable and sustainable while delivering safe nutritious and affordable food for all.

    Digital Agricultural Technologies (DATs) are innovations that enable farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs to leapfrog to increase their productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness, facilitate access to markets, improve nutritional outcomes and enhance resilience to climate change.

     

    These technologies range from mobile apps to digital identities for farmers to solar applications for agriculture to portable agriculture devices. DATs are increasingly becoming indispensable in the global food and agriculture sector, from fast and convenient information delivery to providing virtual marketplaces.

     

    Considering the fact that digital technologies can accelerate agro-food outcomes is juxtaposed with low adoption rates of the same, the World Bank’s operations are increasingly incorporating digital agriculture as a critical element in its operations. Thus, it is important to study digital agriculture technologies in further detail.

     

    This five-week course will provide a high-level overview of DAT concepts, potential impact, range of technologies available, used cases as well as forward-looking technologies. The course will introduce the participants to different agriculture data platforms already available and will encourage them to discover the scope and utility of the open data platforms for analytics and intelligence in agriculture. Participants will be required to engage in discussion forums with their peers and complete quizzes throughout the course.

     

    What you’ll learn

    • Gain a solid understanding of core concepts of DAT and ICT in agriculture, with a focus on used cases and potential impact.
    • Learn about digital tools enhancing on-farm productivity.
    • Understand how to empower smallholder farmers through ICT/Digital Tools in market access and financial services.
    • Gain awareness of the forward-looking technologies and their scope in agriculture – artificial intelligence, remote sensing, crowdsourcing, and big data analytics.
  • Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability @ SDG Academy
    14:47 -14:49
    2021.01.01-2021.12.31

    Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability @ SDG Academy

    Online Course (self-paced)
    Agriculture; Sustainability & Recycling

     

    Price: Free

     

    Length: 7 weeks
    Effort: 3–5 hours per week
    Level: Intermediate


    How do we create a healthy and sustainable diet for the growing world population?

    Agriculture is more than waving fields of wheat; our ability to grow food from existing natural resources “and without decimating those resources “is key to sustainably feeding the world.

     

    In this course, learn about food security worldwide, the effects of malnutrition, how we manage ecosystems that provide food resources and more. You’ll emerge from this course with a clear answer to the question: What can I do to make food consumption and production more sustainable?

     

    This course is for: Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in agriculture, economics, international development and other fields who are learning about the intersectional factors impacting agriculture and food production/consumption Nutritionists, agriculture professionals and other practitioners interested in the latest developments in the field Sustainable development practitioners “including those who work for international aid organizations and non-profits in the realms of poverty, nutrition and agriculture “ who want to understand the lifecycle of food production and food security Private actors , such as those engaging in or investing in social entrepreneurship and the support of local agriculture Partners.

     

    This course is supported by faculty based at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Rothamsted Research, Tufts University, and Wageningen University and Research.

     

    What you’ll learn
    • How the field has developed and shifted over time, and how recent developments like advanced technology impact farming.
    • What is food security? How do poverty, inequality and other factors affect the nutrition of not just individuals, but entire countries?
    • All about regulations influencing production, trade and other aspects of agriculture.
    • Examples from industries ranging from rice to livestock, and the experiences of smallholder farmers.

     

    Prerequisites: None.
  • Sustainable Agri-food Supply Chain Management @ Doane University
    14:57
    2021.01.01-2021.12.31

    Sustainable Agri-food Supply Chain Management @ Doane University

    Online Course (self-paced)
    Agriculture; Logistics & Supply Chain

    Price: Free

     

     

    Length: 8 weeks
    Effort: 10–15 hours per week
    Level: Intermediate

     Learn how to manage a sustainable agri-food chains that operates in a manner that exploits and optimizes the synergies among environmental protection, social fairness and economic growth.

    Sustainable agri-food chains should operate in a manner that exploits and optimizes the synergies among environmental protection, social fairness and economic growth. Today, societal stakeholders demand the management of a sustainable agri-food supply chain to incorporate a diverse and often inter-related set of issues relating to sustainable development.

    There is surmounting global pressure for corporate responsibility to transcend product quality and extend to areas of labor standards, health and safety, environmental sustainability, non-financial accounting and reporting, procurement, supplier relations, product lifecycles and environmental practices.

    Principles of accountability, transparency and stakeholder engagement are highly relevant to sustainable agri-food supply chain management. Sustainable agri-food supply chain management covers the concept of sustainability from the field to the supply chain level by providing learners with tools for improving their company’s competitiveness, sustainability and responsibility towards stakeholder expectations.

    A key priority in corporate strategic design is for an organization to emerge as socially responsible and sustainable through environment protection with a focus on maintenance of biodiversity and prevention of landscape damage. As well as reducing and controlling the environmental footprint of their agri-food supply chains.

    In order to develop sustainable and competitive agri-food supply chains the learner will explore the unique attributes of sustainable agri-food supply chains (SAFSCs) that differentiate them from other supply chains.

    Insight will be provided to the learner on the three dimensions of sustainability; economic, social, and environmental that competitive SAFSCs need to accommodate.

    In response to pressures for transparency and accountability, learners who take on the role of a sustainable agri-food supply chain manager, will need to know how to measure, benchmark, and report environmental sustainability performance of their supply chains. This course provides an in-depth examination of SAFSCs and the related decision-making.

    What you’ll learn

    • Apply supply chain management principles in a sustainable way that protects the environment
    • Measure environmental sustainability performance of supply chains
    • Analyze the importance of ethics and transparency in supply chain management

    Prerequisites

    • Bachelor’s degree or
    • 5 years experience in a related field
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    • Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems @ University of Adelaide
      14:28 -14:29
      2021.01.01-2021.12.31

      Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems @ University of Adelaide

      Online Course (self-paced)
      Agriculture; Farming & Agribusiness

       

      Price: Free

       

      Length: 4 weeks
      Effort:  2–3 hours per week
      Level: Intermediate

       

       

      Learn about the dynamic business of food and agriculture, exploring value chain thinking and the role consumers play in our rapidly evolving food systems.

      Agribusiness is at the core of most economies around the world. The business of feeding people remains both complex and extremely important. According to the World Bank, food and agribusiness is a US $5 trillion industry that represents 10 percent of global consumer spending.

       

      In a global food system impacted by growing populations, economic growth, globalization, climate challenges, disruptive technologies, and evolving consumer demands, we must find smarter ways to produce food and to operate food businesses.

       

      Guided by the team at The Centre for Global Food and Resources, this course will introduce the concepts at the heart of agribusiness; including value chain thinking, the dynamics of markets, and the changing nature of consumer behaviour.

       

      You will learn what it is that sets agribusiness apart from other business sectors and the difference between supply chain and value chain thinking. You will gain an understanding of food markets and the distinctive factors that influence them.

       

      There will be a focus on the role that consumers play in the value chain – why they make the food choices they do and what changing food demand means for agribusiness. This course will showcase Australian agribusinesses, providing genuine insights into the concepts discussed. In an increasingly complex sector, this course will help you think differently about the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead for agribusiness.

    • e-Learning on Digital Agriculture @ World Bank Group
      14:39
      2021.01.01-2021.12.31

      e-Learning on Digital Agriculture @ World Bank Group

      Online Course (self-paced)
      Agriculture; Education Technology & E-learning

      Price: Free

       

      Length: 5 weeks
      Effort: 2–3 hours per week
      Level: Introductory

      Agriculture is no exception to digital revolution, going beyond a simple adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). According to ICRISAT, digital agriculture is defined as ICT and data ecosystems to support the development and delivery of timely, targeted information and services to make farming profitable and sustainable while delivering safe nutritious and affordable food for all.

      Digital Agricultural Technologies (DATs) are innovations that enable farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs to leapfrog to increase their productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness, facilitate access to markets, improve nutritional outcomes and enhance resilience to climate change.

       

      These technologies range from mobile apps to digital identities for farmers to solar applications for agriculture to portable agriculture devices. DATs are increasingly becoming indispensable in the global food and agriculture sector, from fast and convenient information delivery to providing virtual marketplaces.

       

      Considering the fact that digital technologies can accelerate agro-food outcomes is juxtaposed with low adoption rates of the same, the World Bank’s operations are increasingly incorporating digital agriculture as a critical element in its operations. Thus, it is important to study digital agriculture technologies in further detail.

       

      This five-week course will provide a high-level overview of DAT concepts, potential impact, range of technologies available, used cases as well as forward-looking technologies. The course will introduce the participants to different agriculture data platforms already available and will encourage them to discover the scope and utility of the open data platforms for analytics and intelligence in agriculture. Participants will be required to engage in discussion forums with their peers and complete quizzes throughout the course.

       

      What you’ll learn

      • Gain a solid understanding of core concepts of DAT and ICT in agriculture, with a focus on used cases and potential impact.
      • Learn about digital tools enhancing on-farm productivity.
      • Understand how to empower smallholder farmers through ICT/Digital Tools in market access and financial services.
      • Gain awareness of the forward-looking technologies and their scope in agriculture – artificial intelligence, remote sensing, crowdsourcing, and big data analytics.
    • Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability @ SDG Academy
      14:47 -14:49
      2021.01.01-2021.12.31

      Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability @ SDG Academy

      Online Course (self-paced)
      Agriculture; Sustainability & Recycling

       

      Price: Free

       

      Length: 7 weeks
      Effort: 3–5 hours per week
      Level: Intermediate


      How do we create a healthy and sustainable diet for the growing world population?

      Agriculture is more than waving fields of wheat; our ability to grow food from existing natural resources “and without decimating those resources “is key to sustainably feeding the world.

       

      In this course, learn about food security worldwide, the effects of malnutrition, how we manage ecosystems that provide food resources and more. You’ll emerge from this course with a clear answer to the question: What can I do to make food consumption and production more sustainable?

       

      This course is for: Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in agriculture, economics, international development and other fields who are learning about the intersectional factors impacting agriculture and food production/consumption Nutritionists, agriculture professionals and other practitioners interested in the latest developments in the field Sustainable development practitioners “including those who work for international aid organizations and non-profits in the realms of poverty, nutrition and agriculture “ who want to understand the lifecycle of food production and food security Private actors , such as those engaging in or investing in social entrepreneurship and the support of local agriculture Partners.

       

      This course is supported by faculty based at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Rothamsted Research, Tufts University, and Wageningen University and Research.

       

      What you’ll learn
      • How the field has developed and shifted over time, and how recent developments like advanced technology impact farming.
      • What is food security? How do poverty, inequality and other factors affect the nutrition of not just individuals, but entire countries?
      • All about regulations influencing production, trade and other aspects of agriculture.
      • Examples from industries ranging from rice to livestock, and the experiences of smallholder farmers.

       

      Prerequisites: None.
    • Sustainable Agri-food Supply Chain Management @ Doane University
      14:57
      2021.01.01-2021.12.31

      Sustainable Agri-food Supply Chain Management @ Doane University

      Online Course (self-paced)
      Agriculture; Logistics & Supply Chain

      Price: Free

       

       

      Length: 8 weeks
      Effort: 10–15 hours per week
      Level: Intermediate

       Learn how to manage a sustainable agri-food chains that operates in a manner that exploits and optimizes the synergies among environmental protection, social fairness and economic growth.

      Sustainable agri-food chains should operate in a manner that exploits and optimizes the synergies among environmental protection, social fairness and economic growth. Today, societal stakeholders demand the management of a sustainable agri-food supply chain to incorporate a diverse and often inter-related set of issues relating to sustainable development.

      There is surmounting global pressure for corporate responsibility to transcend product quality and extend to areas of labor standards, health and safety, environmental sustainability, non-financial accounting and reporting, procurement, supplier relations, product lifecycles and environmental practices.

      Principles of accountability, transparency and stakeholder engagement are highly relevant to sustainable agri-food supply chain management. Sustainable agri-food supply chain management covers the concept of sustainability from the field to the supply chain level by providing learners with tools for improving their company’s competitiveness, sustainability and responsibility towards stakeholder expectations.

      A key priority in corporate strategic design is for an organization to emerge as socially responsible and sustainable through environment protection with a focus on maintenance of biodiversity and prevention of landscape damage. As well as reducing and controlling the environmental footprint of their agri-food supply chains.

      In order to develop sustainable and competitive agri-food supply chains the learner will explore the unique attributes of sustainable agri-food supply chains (SAFSCs) that differentiate them from other supply chains.

      Insight will be provided to the learner on the three dimensions of sustainability; economic, social, and environmental that competitive SAFSCs need to accommodate.

      In response to pressures for transparency and accountability, learners who take on the role of a sustainable agri-food supply chain manager, will need to know how to measure, benchmark, and report environmental sustainability performance of their supply chains. This course provides an in-depth examination of SAFSCs and the related decision-making.

      What you’ll learn

      • Apply supply chain management principles in a sustainable way that protects the environment
      • Measure environmental sustainability performance of supply chains
      • Analyze the importance of ethics and transparency in supply chain management

      Prerequisites

      • Bachelor’s degree or
      • 5 years experience in a related field
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  • NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL (NCC) 2021 BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCE
    11:44
    2021.01.05-2021.01.07

    NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL (NCC) 2021 BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCE

    Register Here.

    With the continued concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the National Cotton Council will replace the in-person 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conference in New Orleans, LA with a fully virtual meeting January 5 through 7 (Tuesday through Thursday). Paper and presentation requests will be handled similarly to previous Conferences utilizing Confex technology to assist with session organization.

    The virtual platform, utilizing existing on-line meeting technology, will include three days of live-streamed individual reports and panel discussions from the technical sessions along with poster presentations and seminars designed to provide attendees with information they need to help producers make key cotton production/marketing-related decisions. More information on the virtual meeting details will be available in the coming weeks.TextTexT

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  • 2021 4th International Conference on Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology (ICAFB 2021)
    14:27
    2021.01.06-2021.01.08

    2021 4th International Conference on Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology (ICAFB 2021)

    Conference / Summit (onsite)
    Farming & Agribusiness; Biotechnology

    Address: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Date: 06 to 08 Jan ’21

     

    Visit Event Website

     

     

    2021 4th International Conference on Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology (ICAFB 2021) will be held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam during January 06-08, 2021.

    HKCBEES takes great pleasure in welcoming you to Bali for the ICAFB 2021 under the theme “Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology”. It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Agriculture related techniques.


    Why to attend?

    With members from around the world focused on learning about Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology and its advances; this is your best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology community. Conduct presentations, distribute information, meet with current and potential scientists, make a splash with new advancements and developments, and receive name recognition at this 3-day event. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, developments, and the newest updates in Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology are hallmarks of this conference.


    Call for papers

    ICAFB 2021 is excited to invite you to submit original manuscripts for presentation with the theme “Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology”. Bringing out a perfect blend of three important domains of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology through the ICAFB 2021 will be a boundless place for researchers, Agriculturists, Bio-technologists, Food Scientists, Policy Makers, young individuals and especially for industry specialists to fold together, share experiences, discuss research findings and take the novel knowledge for practical

    outcomes.

    Paper Publishing:

    International Journal of Food Engineering (IJFE, ISSN: 2301-3664),which will be included in the Engineering & Technology Digital Library, and indexed by WorldCat, Google Scholar, Cross ref, ProQuest , CABI.Or International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (IJBBB, ISSN: 2010-3638), which will be included in the Electronic Journals Library, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Google Scholar, and ProQuest. or Journal about Agriculture, which will be included in the Engineering & Technology Digital Library, and indexed by Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Google Scholar, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Crossref and Electronic Journals Digital Library.

    Conference Chairs :

    Prof. Khaled M. Bali, University of California, San Diego, USA

    Assoc. Prof. HE Jie, National Institute of Education, Singapore

    Program Chairs :
    Prof. Hiroyuki Kudo, Meiji University, Japan

    Prof. Munir Aziz Turk, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordon

    Prof. Madya Dr Mohd Fadzelly Bin Abu Bakar, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia

    Assoc. Prof. Elena Saguer, University of Girona, Spain

    Assoc. Prof. Shyam S. Kurup, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

    Submission and Contact Methods:

    Submission Methods: http://confsys.iconf.org/submission/icafb2021

    E-mail: icafb@cbees.net

    Tel: +852-3500-0137 (Hong Kong) +1-206-456-6022 (USA) +86-28-88220101 (Chengdu)

    Conference Specialist: Ms. Erica Han

     

     

     

    ICAFB 2021 is excited to invite you to submit original manuscripts for presentation with the theme “Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology”. Bringing out a perfect blend of three important domains of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology through the ICAFB 2021 will be a boundless place for researchers, Agriculturists, Bio-technologists, Food Scientists, Policy Makers, young individuals and especially for industry specialists to fold together, share experiences, discuss research findings and take the novel knowledge for practical outcomes.

    Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
    Advanced Machine Systems
    Agricultural Biotechnology
    Agricultural Ergonomics
    Agricultural Production and Food Safety
    Agricultural systems
    Agricultural waste management
    Agro-industry
    Animal Agriculture in the Globe
    Animal Health & Welfare
    Animal Protein and fibre products
    Aquaculture and Biosystems Research
    Biological natural resource engineering
    Bio-machine systems
    Bioprocess and Biosystems
    Biotechnology for Livestock, Pests and Aquaculture
    Biochemical Engineering
    Biotechnology
    Product Engineering in the Bio Industries
    Self-organisation in the Bio-sciences and elsewhere
    Delivery of the final product
    Biotechnology applied to production of new and better quality food
    Physical chemistry and thermodynamics for life sciences and biotechnology
    Improvement of environmental remediation processes
    Food process technology and engineering
    The impact of bio-based polymeric materials
    Biochemical and bio-molecular engineering
    Bioengineering and biomedical engineering
    Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
    Energy and environment
    Forest product processing
    Milk product processing
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  • Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems @ University of Adelaide
    14:28 -14:29
    2021.01.01-2021.12.31

    Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems @ University of Adelaide

    Online Course (self-paced)
    Agriculture; Farming & Agribusiness

     

    Price: Free

     

    Length: 4 weeks
    Effort:  2–3 hours per week
    Level: Intermediate

     

     

    Learn about the dynamic business of food and agriculture, exploring value chain thinking and the role consumers play in our rapidly evolving food systems.

    Agribusiness is at the core of most economies around the world. The business of feeding people remains both complex and extremely important. According to the World Bank, food and agribusiness is a US $5 trillion industry that represents 10 percent of global consumer spending.

     

    In a global food system impacted by growing populations, economic growth, globalization, climate challenges, disruptive technologies, and evolving consumer demands, we must find smarter ways to produce food and to operate food businesses.

     

    Guided by the team at The Centre for Global Food and Resources, this course will introduce the concepts at the heart of agribusiness; including value chain thinking, the dynamics of markets, and the changing nature of consumer behaviour.

     

    You will learn what it is that sets agribusiness apart from other business sectors and the difference between supply chain and value chain thinking. You will gain an understanding of food markets and the distinctive factors that influence them.

     

    There will be a focus on the role that consumers play in the value chain – why they make the food choices they do and what changing food demand means for agribusiness. This course will showcase Australian agribusinesses, providing genuine insights into the concepts discussed. In an increasingly complex sector, this course will help you think differently about the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead for agribusiness.

  • e-Learning on Digital Agriculture @ World Bank Group
    14:39
    2021.01.01-2021.12.31

    e-Learning on Digital Agriculture @ World Bank Group

    Online Course (self-paced)
    Agriculture; Education Technology & E-learning

    Price: Free

     

    Length: 5 weeks
    Effort: 2–3 hours per week
    Level: Introductory

    Agriculture is no exception to digital revolution, going beyond a simple adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). According to ICRISAT, digital agriculture is defined as ICT and data ecosystems to support the development and delivery of timely, targeted information and services to make farming profitable and sustainable while delivering safe nutritious and affordable food for all.

    Digital Agricultural Technologies (DATs) are innovations that enable farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs to leapfrog to increase their productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness, facilitate access to markets, improve nutritional outcomes and enhance resilience to climate change.

     

    These technologies range from mobile apps to digital identities for farmers to solar applications for agriculture to portable agriculture devices. DATs are increasingly becoming indispensable in the global food and agriculture sector, from fast and convenient information delivery to providing virtual marketplaces.

     

    Considering the fact that digital technologies can accelerate agro-food outcomes is juxtaposed with low adoption rates of the same, the World Bank’s operations are increasingly incorporating digital agriculture as a critical element in its operations. Thus, it is important to study digital agriculture technologies in further detail.

     

    This five-week course will provide a high-level overview of DAT concepts, potential impact, range of technologies available, used cases as well as forward-looking technologies. The course will introduce the participants to different agriculture data platforms already available and will encourage them to discover the scope and utility of the open data platforms for analytics and intelligence in agriculture. Participants will be required to engage in discussion forums with their peers and complete quizzes throughout the course.

     

    What you’ll learn

    • Gain a solid understanding of core concepts of DAT and ICT in agriculture, with a focus on used cases and potential impact.
    • Learn about digital tools enhancing on-farm productivity.
    • Understand how to empower smallholder farmers through ICT/Digital Tools in market access and financial services.
    • Gain awareness of the forward-looking technologies and their scope in agriculture – artificial intelligence, remote sensing, crowdsourcing, and big data analytics.
  • Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability @ SDG Academy
    14:47 -14:49
    2021.01.01-2021.12.31

    Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability @ SDG Academy

    Online Course (self-paced)
    Agriculture; Sustainability & Recycling

     

    Price: Free

     

    Length: 7 weeks
    Effort: 3–5 hours per week
    Level: Intermediate


    How do we create a healthy and sustainable diet for the growing world population?

    Agriculture is more than waving fields of wheat; our ability to grow food from existing natural resources “and without decimating those resources “is key to sustainably feeding the world.

     

    In this course, learn about food security worldwide, the effects of malnutrition, how we manage ecosystems that provide food resources and more. You’ll emerge from this course with a clear answer to the question: What can I do to make food consumption and production more sustainable?

     

    This course is for: Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in agriculture, economics, international development and other fields who are learning about the intersectional factors impacting agriculture and food production/consumption Nutritionists, agriculture professionals and other practitioners interested in the latest developments in the field Sustainable development practitioners “including those who work for international aid organizations and non-profits in the realms of poverty, nutrition and agriculture “ who want to understand the lifecycle of food production and food security Private actors , such as those engaging in or investing in social entrepreneurship and the support of local agriculture Partners.

     

    This course is supported by faculty based at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Rothamsted Research, Tufts University, and Wageningen University and Research.

     

    What you’ll learn
    • How the field has developed and shifted over time, and how recent developments like advanced technology impact farming.
    • What is food security? How do poverty, inequality and other factors affect the nutrition of not just individuals, but entire countries?
    • All about regulations influencing production, trade and other aspects of agriculture.
    • Examples from industries ranging from rice to livestock, and the experiences of smallholder farmers.

     

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  • Sustainable Agri-food Supply Chain Management @ Doane University
    14:57
    2021.01.01-2021.12.31

    Sustainable Agri-food Supply Chain Management @ Doane University

    Online Course (self-paced)
    Agriculture; Logistics & Supply Chain

    Price: Free

     

     

    Length: 8 weeks
    Effort: 10–15 hours per week
    Level: Intermediate

     Learn how to manage a sustainable agri-food chains that operates in a manner that exploits and optimizes the synergies among environmental protection, social fairness and economic growth.

    Sustainable agri-food chains should operate in a manner that exploits and optimizes the synergies among environmental protection, social fairness and economic growth. Today, societal stakeholders demand the management of a sustainable agri-food supply chain to incorporate a diverse and often inter-related set of issues relating to sustainable development.

    There is surmounting global pressure for corporate responsibility to transcend product quality and extend to areas of labor standards, health and safety, environmental sustainability, non-financial accounting and reporting, procurement, supplier relations, product lifecycles and environmental practices.

    Principles of accountability, transparency and stakeholder engagement are highly relevant to sustainable agri-food supply chain management. Sustainable agri-food supply chain management covers the concept of sustainability from the field to the supply chain level by providing learners with tools for improving their company’s competitiveness, sustainability and responsibility towards stakeholder expectations.

    A key priority in corporate strategic design is for an organization to emerge as socially responsible and sustainable through environment protection with a focus on maintenance of biodiversity and prevention of landscape damage. As well as reducing and controlling the environmental footprint of their agri-food supply chains.

    In order to develop sustainable and competitive agri-food supply chains the learner will explore the unique attributes of sustainable agri-food supply chains (SAFSCs) that differentiate them from other supply chains.

    Insight will be provided to the learner on the three dimensions of sustainability; economic, social, and environmental that competitive SAFSCs need to accommodate.

    In response to pressures for transparency and accountability, learners who take on the role of a sustainable agri-food supply chain manager, will need to know how to measure, benchmark, and report environmental sustainability performance of their supply chains. This course provides an in-depth examination of SAFSCs and the related decision-making.

    What you’ll learn

    • Apply supply chain management principles in a sustainable way that protects the environment
    • Measure environmental sustainability performance of supply chains
    • Analyze the importance of ethics and transparency in supply chain management

    Prerequisites

    • Bachelor’s degree or
    • 5 years experience in a related field
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    • Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems @ University of Adelaide
      14:28 -14:29
      2021.01.01-2021.12.31

      Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems @ University of Adelaide

      Online Course (self-paced)
      Agriculture; Farming & Agribusiness

       

      Price: Free

       

      Length: 4 weeks
      Effort:  2–3 hours per week
      Level: Intermediate

       

       

      Learn about the dynamic business of food and agriculture, exploring value chain thinking and the role consumers play in our rapidly evolving food systems.

      Agribusiness is at the core of most economies around the world. The business of feeding people remains both complex and extremely important. According to the World Bank, food and agribusiness is a US $5 trillion industry that represents 10 percent of global consumer spending.

       

      In a global food system impacted by growing populations, economic growth, globalization, climate challenges, disruptive technologies, and evolving consumer demands, we must find smarter ways to produce food and to operate food businesses.

       

      Guided by the team at The Centre for Global Food and Resources, this course will introduce the concepts at the heart of agribusiness; including value chain thinking, the dynamics of markets, and the changing nature of consumer behaviour.

       

      You will learn what it is that sets agribusiness apart from other business sectors and the difference between supply chain and value chain thinking. You will gain an understanding of food markets and the distinctive factors that influence them.

       

      There will be a focus on the role that consumers play in the value chain – why they make the food choices they do and what changing food demand means for agribusiness. This course will showcase Australian agribusinesses, providing genuine insights into the concepts discussed. In an increasingly complex sector, this course will help you think differently about the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead for agribusiness.

    • e-Learning on Digital Agriculture @ World Bank Group
      14:39
      2021.01.01-2021.12.31

      e-Learning on Digital Agriculture @ World Bank Group

      Online Course (self-paced)
      Agriculture; Education Technology & E-learning

      Price: Free

       

      Length: 5 weeks
      Effort: 2–3 hours per week
      Level: Introductory

      Agriculture is no exception to digital revolution, going beyond a simple adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). According to ICRISAT, digital agriculture is defined as ICT and data ecosystems to support the development and delivery of timely, targeted information and services to make farming profitable and sustainable while delivering safe nutritious and affordable food for all.

      Digital Agricultural Technologies (DATs) are innovations that enable farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs to leapfrog to increase their productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness, facilitate access to markets, improve nutritional outcomes and enhance resilience to climate change.

       

      These technologies range from mobile apps to digital identities for farmers to solar applications for agriculture to portable agriculture devices. DATs are increasingly becoming indispensable in the global food and agriculture sector, from fast and convenient information delivery to providing virtual marketplaces.

       

      Considering the fact that digital technologies can accelerate agro-food outcomes is juxtaposed with low adoption rates of the same, the World Bank’s operations are increasingly incorporating digital agriculture as a critical element in its operations. Thus, it is important to study digital agriculture technologies in further detail.

       

      This five-week course will provide a high-level overview of DAT concepts, potential impact, range of technologies available, used cases as well as forward-looking technologies. The course will introduce the participants to different agriculture data platforms already available and will encourage them to discover the scope and utility of the open data platforms for analytics and intelligence in agriculture. Participants will be required to engage in discussion forums with their peers and complete quizzes throughout the course.

       

      What you’ll learn

      • Gain a solid understanding of core concepts of DAT and ICT in agriculture, with a focus on used cases and potential impact.
      • Learn about digital tools enhancing on-farm productivity.
      • Understand how to empower smallholder farmers through ICT/Digital Tools in market access and financial services.
      • Gain awareness of the forward-looking technologies and their scope in agriculture – artificial intelligence, remote sensing, crowdsourcing, and big data analytics.
    • Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability @ SDG Academy
      14:47 -14:49
      2021.01.01-2021.12.31

      Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability @ SDG Academy

      Online Course (self-paced)
      Agriculture; Sustainability & Recycling

       

      Price: Free

       

      Length: 7 weeks
      Effort: 3–5 hours per week
      Level: Intermediate


      How do we create a healthy and sustainable diet for the growing world population?

      Agriculture is more than waving fields of wheat; our ability to grow food from existing natural resources “and without decimating those resources “is key to sustainably feeding the world.

       

      In this course, learn about food security worldwide, the effects of malnutrition, how we manage ecosystems that provide food resources and more. You’ll emerge from this course with a clear answer to the question: What can I do to make food consumption and production more sustainable?

       

      This course is for: Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in agriculture, economics, international development and other fields who are learning about the intersectional factors impacting agriculture and food production/consumption Nutritionists, agriculture professionals and other practitioners interested in the latest developments in the field Sustainable development practitioners “including those who work for international aid organizations and non-profits in the realms of poverty, nutrition and agriculture “ who want to understand the lifecycle of food production and food security Private actors , such as those engaging in or investing in social entrepreneurship and the support of local agriculture Partners.

       

      This course is supported by faculty based at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Rothamsted Research, Tufts University, and Wageningen University and Research.

       

      What you’ll learn
      • How the field has developed and shifted over time, and how recent developments like advanced technology impact farming.
      • What is food security? How do poverty, inequality and other factors affect the nutrition of not just individuals, but entire countries?
      • All about regulations influencing production, trade and other aspects of agriculture.
      • Examples from industries ranging from rice to livestock, and the experiences of smallholder farmers.

       

      Prerequisites: None.
    • Sustainable Agri-food Supply Chain Management @ Doane University
      14:57
      2021.01.01-2021.12.31

      Sustainable Agri-food Supply Chain Management @ Doane University

      Online Course (self-paced)
      Agriculture; Logistics & Supply Chain

      Price: Free

       

       

      Length: 8 weeks
      Effort: 10–15 hours per week
      Level: Intermediate

       Learn how to manage a sustainable agri-food chains that operates in a manner that exploits and optimizes the synergies among environmental protection, social fairness and economic growth.

      Sustainable agri-food chains should operate in a manner that exploits and optimizes the synergies among environmental protection, social fairness and economic growth. Today, societal stakeholders demand the management of a sustainable agri-food supply chain to incorporate a diverse and often inter-related set of issues relating to sustainable development.

      There is surmounting global pressure for corporate responsibility to transcend product quality and extend to areas of labor standards, health and safety, environmental sustainability, non-financial accounting and reporting, procurement, supplier relations, product lifecycles and environmental practices.

      Principles of accountability, transparency and stakeholder engagement are highly relevant to sustainable agri-food supply chain management. Sustainable agri-food supply chain management covers the concept of sustainability from the field to the supply chain level by providing learners with tools for improving their company’s competitiveness, sustainability and responsibility towards stakeholder expectations.

      A key priority in corporate strategic design is for an organization to emerge as socially responsible and sustainable through environment protection with a focus on maintenance of biodiversity and prevention of landscape damage. As well as reducing and controlling the environmental footprint of their agri-food supply chains.

      In order to develop sustainable and competitive agri-food supply chains the learner will explore the unique attributes of sustainable agri-food supply chains (SAFSCs) that differentiate them from other supply chains.

      Insight will be provided to the learner on the three dimensions of sustainability; economic, social, and environmental that competitive SAFSCs need to accommodate.

      In response to pressures for transparency and accountability, learners who take on the role of a sustainable agri-food supply chain manager, will need to know how to measure, benchmark, and report environmental sustainability performance of their supply chains. This course provides an in-depth examination of SAFSCs and the related decision-making.

      What you’ll learn

      • Apply supply chain management principles in a sustainable way that protects the environment
      • Measure environmental sustainability performance of supply chains
      • Analyze the importance of ethics and transparency in supply chain management

      Prerequisites

      • Bachelor’s degree or
      • 5 years experience in a related field
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  • NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL (NCC) 2021 BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCE
    11:44
    2021.01.05-2021.01.07

    NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL (NCC) 2021 BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCE

    Register Here.

    With the continued concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the National Cotton Council will replace the in-person 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conference in New Orleans, LA with a fully virtual meeting January 5 through 7 (Tuesday through Thursday). Paper and presentation requests will be handled similarly to previous Conferences utilizing Confex technology to assist with session organization.

    The virtual platform, utilizing existing on-line meeting technology, will include three days of live-streamed individual reports and panel discussions from the technical sessions along with poster presentations and seminars designed to provide attendees with information they need to help producers make key cotton production/marketing-related decisions. More information on the virtual meeting details will be available in the coming weeks.TextTexT

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  • 2021 4th International Conference on Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology (ICAFB 2021)
    14:27
    2021.01.06-2021.01.08

    2021 4th International Conference on Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology (ICAFB 2021)

    Conference / Summit (onsite)
    Farming & Agribusiness; Biotechnology

    Address: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Date: 06 to 08 Jan ’21

     

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    2021 4th International Conference on Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology (ICAFB 2021) will be held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam during January 06-08, 2021.

    HKCBEES takes great pleasure in welcoming you to Bali for the ICAFB 2021 under the theme “Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology”. It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Agriculture related techniques.


    Why to attend?

    With members from around the world focused on learning about Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology and its advances; this is your best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology community. Conduct presentations, distribute information, meet with current and potential scientists, make a splash with new advancements and developments, and receive name recognition at this 3-day event. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, developments, and the newest updates in Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology are hallmarks of this conference.


    Call for papers

    ICAFB 2021 is excited to invite you to submit original manuscripts for presentation with the theme “Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology”. Bringing out a perfect blend of three important domains of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology through the ICAFB 2021 will be a boundless place for researchers, Agriculturists, Bio-technologists, Food Scientists, Policy Makers, young individuals and especially for industry specialists to fold together, share experiences, discuss research findings and take the novel knowledge for practical

    outcomes.

    Paper Publishing:

    International Journal of Food Engineering (IJFE, ISSN: 2301-3664),which will be included in the Engineering & Technology Digital Library, and indexed by WorldCat, Google Scholar, Cross ref, ProQuest , CABI.Or International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (IJBBB, ISSN: 2010-3638), which will be included in the Electronic Journals Library, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Google Scholar, and ProQuest. or Journal about Agriculture, which will be included in the Engineering & Technology Digital Library, and indexed by Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Google Scholar, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Crossref and Electronic Journals Digital Library.

    Conference Chairs :

    Prof. Khaled M. Bali, University of California, San Diego, USA

    Assoc. Prof. HE Jie, National Institute of Education, Singapore

    Program Chairs :
    Prof. Hiroyuki Kudo, Meiji University, Japan

    Prof. Munir Aziz Turk, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordon

    Prof. Madya Dr Mohd Fadzelly Bin Abu Bakar, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia

    Assoc. Prof. Elena Saguer, University of Girona, Spain

    Assoc. Prof. Shyam S. Kurup, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

    Submission and Contact Methods:

    Submission Methods: http://confsys.iconf.org/submission/icafb2021

    E-mail: icafb@cbees.net

    Tel: +852-3500-0137 (Hong Kong) +1-206-456-6022 (USA) +86-28-88220101 (Chengdu)

    Conference Specialist: Ms. Erica Han

     

     

     

    ICAFB 2021 is excited to invite you to submit original manuscripts for presentation with the theme “Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology”. Bringing out a perfect blend of three important domains of Agriculture, Food and Biotechnology through the ICAFB 2021 will be a boundless place for researchers, Agriculturists, Bio-technologists, Food Scientists, Policy Makers, young individuals and especially for industry specialists to fold together, share experiences, discuss research findings and take the novel knowledge for practical outcomes.

    Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
    Advanced Machine Systems
    Agricultural Biotechnology
    Agricultural Ergonomics
    Agricultural Production and Food Safety
    Agricultural systems
    Agricultural waste management
    Agro-industry
    Animal Agriculture in the Globe
    Animal Health & Welfare
    Animal Protein and fibre products
    Aquaculture and Biosystems Research
    Biological natural resource engineering
    Bio-machine systems
    Bioprocess and Biosystems
    Biotechnology for Livestock, Pests and Aquaculture
    Biochemical Engineering
    Biotechnology
    Product Engineering in the Bio Industries
    Self-organisation in the Bio-sciences and elsewhere
    Delivery of the final product
    Biotechnology applied to production of new and better quality food
    Physical chemistry and thermodynamics for life sciences and biotechnology
    Improvement of environmental remediation processes
    Food process technology and engineering
    The impact of bio-based polymeric materials
    Biochemical and bio-molecular engineering
    Bioengineering and biomedical engineering
    Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
    Energy and environment
    Forest product processing
    Milk product processing
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